An American Road Trip to New England

The four of us, piling into our SUV, craving the magic of Fall and the beauty of #Autumn colors, agreed that New England was the place to go. It was a 6 hour ride for us, but as friends for many (many) many years ; ) we knew it would be a blast no matter what. According to all sources, it was “PEAK” time to head up there, which was mid October, and did we ever time it right. I have headed out in the past where we hoped for the same, but was disappointed. Not this time. We chose to make our first stop in Burlington, VT before heading to #Stowe. Burlington is a beautiful town, located 45 miles south of the #Canada–United States border and 94 miles south of #Montreal. Its the perfect blend of old New England charm, arts, culture and nature. During our time there it was bustling with “leaf peepers” who come to view the vibrant autumn colors as well. Its no secret and every year the attraction to VT doesn’t disappoint at all. (Its our 4th year in a row.) We had fun walking along the 4 block, brick tiled, smoke free environment. We came across the spectacular waterfront of Lake Champlain and grabbed a picnic table and had lunch, and a few cold beers! The second day we were in the quaint little village of Stowe. Being avid skiers, were here mostly in the winter, where it truly transforms into a Winter wonderland. But in October, its still a wonderful, picturesque town to hike and take in Mother Natures beauty. We walked for hours and came across one of the most beautiful Waterfalls I have ever seen, Honey Hollow Falls. What I loved about this particular Falls is that its not well known and we practically had the Falls to ourselves. Not very crowded at all. We also had a treat at the Stowe #Theater Guild. They really did a great job. It was a Perfect night out to complement our day in Stowe. As we enter into the Holiday Season of 2016, and prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving/Christmas with our loved ones, in the back of my mind I’m already thinking about next Fall, 2017, mainly because its my favorite time of year, and am sooo looking forward to my next Fall #adventure with my “crew”. Hopefully I gave you all a few ideas. I love hearing from other Travelers as well on personal notes along with their experiences. Its more personal & insightful with small hidden treasures! Love and Peace to all!

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10 Of The Best Bars In NOLA

We Love #NOLA! A truly unique melting pot of culture, food and of course music! #JAZZ clubs galore. New Orleans is particularly Magical, not only during Mardi Gras, but their also getting ready for a holiday season like no other. With one-of-a-kind #Holiday #traditions, feasts, specialty cocktails and more, there’s no better way to celebrate #Christmas than New Orleans style! And one of our favorites is the Cocktail Crawl and below, we have a list of the 10 of the best bars to definitely check out while visiting this beautiful city! Cheers!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlaalindahao/2016/10/23/new-orleans-travel-guide-featuring-the-best-bars-in-new-orleans-2016

http://instantworldbooking.com/countries-places/Louisiana.best-hotels.php

 


Travel Tips For Your Pets

We ALL love our Pets, they’re considered our “Best Friends / Family”. And just like traveling with a small child, it can be a wonderful and bonding experience or a not so pleasant one. Its all in the planning! One great tip I got from my neighbor was, if you’re planning on a long drive for instance, before you actually take that Road Trip, is to take a trial run to see how your pet responds. Does he get car sick? Anxious? Its a really good idea to find this out first, believe me! Not all pets are good with traveling. Could be because of age or they’re just too excited. Below you can read up more about traveling with your pet and  the article also offers the tips to help you prepare for a safe and smooth trip, as well as the steps you can take to make traveling a pleasant experience, for both you & your pet!

https://www.tripswithpets.com/pet-travel-tips

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Beautiful Towns, Right in Your Own Backyard!

Traveling the world is a beautiful thing. But sometimes, right in your own backyard, there are amazing / beautiful places to visit, without even getting on a plane. Road trips, in my opinion, can be exciting. My husband & I take many. Less stress than flying & were at our own pace, and October can also be a perfect Month to plan your adventures (if you plan it right, most States have their beauty due to the leaves changing). These 40 American towns that are highlighted below, are probably towns that most of us haven’t even heard of. Take a look & get out there to enjoy the beauty of these few amazing beauties! Right in our own backyards!

http://www.countryliving.com/life/travel/g3557/small-american-town-destinations/?src=arb_fb_d&mag=clv&dom=fb

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Adventure Off To South Africa’s Tswalu Kalahari

Heres 5 great reasons to choose South Africa’s Tswalu Kalahari for your next adventure!
1) Conservation
Tswalu Kalahari in Northern South Africa boasts some of the most advanced and successful conservation initiatives in South Africa.

2) The luxuryThe South Africans really know how to run a good safari property. Both properties on Tswalu (Motse and Tarkuni) are ultra chic and extremely luxurious

3) The activities

The red dusty rolling hills here are breathtakingly beautiful and you can walk, ride or game drive.

4) The Malori sleep out

This is certainly one of the most luxurious sleep outs in all of Africa.

5) The tranquillity

As Tswalu is so remote and wild you can guarantee your game drives will not encounter other people.

For more great reading on South Africa’s Tswalu and Kalahari, read the below link:

http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2015/08/07/5-great-reasons-to-choose-south-africas-tswalu-kalahari/

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Make The Best of The Fall Season With A Few Tips

Its always a good idea to keep up with Travel, Travel Tips, and Vacation ideas as you plan your vacations ahead. Fall just so happens to be my favorite time of year & as those warm days just basking on the beach, and the last rays of sun lingering late into the evening are winding down. Crisp, cool temperatures and crunchy leaves make fall our favorite time to wander through Central Park in New York City for example. Also,
lets go walking in the woods and enjoy the dramatic fall colors — without the summer crowds. Theres nothing like biking under a fiery orange canopy of trees! So reading up on the latest, is certainly something we suggest, as we approach the upcoming Season. It could be just for fun, or educating yourself on safety, travel laws, ect.  Enjoy!

http://www.independenttraveler.com/blog/index.php/2016/09/08/top-travel-stories-of-the-week-39/

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Explore New England This Fall

We LOVE Fall in New England. Besides Apple picking & hiking the colorful trails, the best way to take in the beautiful landscape and make the most of the autumn colors is to seek out an overlooked vista, a hidden gem, or a new adventure! You can start in Northern part of Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine and follow peak foliage south over the course of a week or two. Midweek is the time to hop between towns. For a vintage and very scenic travel experience, hop on a New England railroad car and cruise along the countryside. TIP: Do consider making your reservation as much as two months in advance, (which means now!) especially if you’ve got your eye on a particular room at a particular property.

For more information, please read the article at:

http://archive.boston.com/travel/explorene/specials/foliage/galleries/best_fall_fol

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IRELAND

Ireland, a land of endless enchantments.  Without a doubt, her history, traditions, cities, and with varying and captivating landscape, her language and her art and above all, her people, make Ireland a extremely awesome place to visit. She has no neighbor on her right and nothing at all on her left but the desolate ocean, not one dry step until you get to America.

Its a land full of beauty, warmth and surprise. If you ever have an opportunity to visit this beautiful part of  the world, you wont be disappointed. I will hope that you will also share your photos/experience with us.

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ERIN GO BRAGH!


Think You Know About Bed Bugs? Think Again!

 

In Conclusion

When you enter your room, place your suitcase/belongings in the bathroom & hang up your coat instead of placing things on your bed at first.

We also highly recommend that you do a quick overall inspection of the bed & even headboard.  By this we mean “un-tuck” the corners of the bed & check the mattress, especially in the corners. You probably won’t see the bugs, but you just might see eggs (yuck) – dead shredded skins and there might even be a slight odor (raspberry).  Don’t be shy to complain & insist on changing rooms. In my experience, most Hotels are willing to accommodate your needs.

And finally, when you return home, open your luggage in your garage & wash your travel clothes immediately!

Happy Travels!