Taking in the View

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Tag: day trips

Top Ten Things to do in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a great place for a quick getaway. From the east coast of the US it is an easy flight to San Juan and, with consistently reasonable ticket prices, it is a great Caribbean pick for the budget traveler. As a US citizen no passport is required which means no time lost at […]

San Fran’s Giant Redwoods

California is known for its great weather, relaxed and friendly vibe and its wonderful natural parks and resources. One of California’s unique draws is its Redwood Forests, home to the tallest trees on earth! California Redwoods can be up to 2,000 years old, 12-16 feet in diameter, and up to 378 feet tall. Since they […]

The Beaches of Vieques

If you are looking for a vacation destination with warm sun, friendly people and miles and miles of amazing, untouched beaches, look no further than Vieques, Puerto Rico! The beaches of Vieques are the number one reason most visitors venture to this gem of an island. And they do not disappoint! There are over 20 […]

Vieques’ Biobay

The BioBay (Mosquito Bay) on Vieques, Puerto Rico is the brightest bio-luminescent bay in the world and it is so easy to get there and experience this world-class natural attraction! The glowing in the bay is caused by the dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense, which lights up with the slightest agitation. The water in Mosquito Bay contains […]

Destination Inspiration: Vieques, Puerto Rico

I love Puerto Rico for a quick, easy and relaxing winter escape. Because of the ease of travel (no passport, yay!), the quick and cheap direct flights, the great food and culture, Puerto Rico remains a top of the list destination. For those willing to go a bit off the beaten path (but still keep […]

Six Best 4000-foot White Mountain Day Hikes

Hiking is the best way to experience the beauty and power of the White Mountains. White Mountain trails provide fantastic views and great opportunities for fun, fitness and adventure. For the experienced hiker the White Mountains offer a variety of challenging trails including multi-day treks and of course the famous Appalachian Trail. For most of […]

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