Best Places to Practice Canyoneering

Best Places to Practice Canyoneering

After watching James Franco’s heroic part in the movie ‘127 Hours’ I decided to write a post about canyoning (or, how Americans call it, canyoneering). As the name tells you canyoneering is a sport that involves crossing a canyon and requires multiple techniques and challenges: hiking, climbing, rappelling, rafting etc. Of course, after watching '127 Hours' you might not feel encouraged to take up this sport, but I must say that danger is fully compensated by the adrenaline and breatht... [ read more ]

Favorite US Waterparks

Favorite US Waterparks

With the hottest month in the Northern hemisphere just a few days away, it’s time we considered some fun ways to cool off and make of the best of the often too short summer. The most at hand solution – and also the one with the maximum of fun and thrill – is going to a water park. Water parks are summer’s alternative to theme parks and a great way to benefit from water and sun without getting to far from home. There’s a great chance to have one of these quite close to your home, bu... [ read more ]

San Francisco in a Day

San Francisco in a Day

Allowing just one day for San Francisco sightseeing might be a little unfair towards the ‘City by the Bay’, but with a little bit of luck and good planning you’ll be able to squeeze in quite a lot of attractions. San Francisco is very tourist-friendly and quite small compared with NYC or Los Angeles, so you won’t have to drive 50 miles from one attraction to another. Booking a hop on-hop off tour bus, a segway or bicycle tour can save you precious time, but if you want to be independ... [ read more ]

The Most Popular Rides in Orlando

The Most Popular Rides in Orlando

With summer already here, we thought you might use an inventory of the most popular rides in Orlando's theme parks. There are very few other – if none – resorts in the world that can compare with Orlando in terms of fun and thrills. While Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are the most famous theme parks in town, there are plenty of other parks and entertainment facilities you might try, from water sports to balloon rides. Orlando is the kind of place where kids will never get... [ read more ]

Picturesque Small Towns in the US

Picturesque Small Towns in the US

With cities like NYC, San Francisco or Las Vegas, the United States doesn’t lack breathtaking cityscapes, nor urban sophistication. While areas like New England, Louisiana or Colorado are reportedly scenic, an unexpectedly picturesque small town can pop up in any of your travels. Some of these might be a reminiscence of the Old West, some might have colonial-style institutions and some can be simply nice and harmonious. In selecting today’s most picturesque small towns in the US, we used... [ read more ]

Best Festivals in the month of June

Best Festivals in the month of June

The paradox of June is that despite the kids being out of school and the sun inviting you outside, this is not quite the employers’ favorite month when it comes to summer vacations. But even you won’t be able to take the week off and fly to the Caribbean with an early bird ticket, there are plenty of outdoor activities and events you can enjoy in the US. June is a month rich in festivals and fairs, make it arts festivals, ethnic fairs, music fests or simply bizarre fests. While it would ... [ read more ]

Best Places to Travel in Early Summer

Best Places to Travel in Early Summer

Booking a vacation in June or September means, by most standards, that you are traveling off season. And it’s also the oldest trick in the history of travel on how to obtain a cheaper vacation. If you ever traveled during these months, you’ve probably become frustrated on how prices double and even triple during peak season. But lower rates are not the only advantage you get as an early bird. You’ll enjoy the best destinations without having to deal with the heat, the crowds or the ove... [ read more ]

Historic Amusement Parks in the US

Historic Amusement Parks in the US

The vintage style is back in fashion this summer, and we’re only one step far from traveling vintage style, as well. After all, why not give your weekend escape or even your summer vacation a chic vintage polish? As far as I see it, it couldn’t be easier: America was not born in the 50’s, so forget Disneyland, Vegas and Myrtle Beach. This summer the typical family trip to the theme park takes an unexpected turn. In today’s post we’ll try to present some historic amusement parks in ... [ read more ]