The calendar may say that we’re officially one month into winter, but winter came a long time ago to California. And that couldn’t be anymore evident then at California’s ski resorts, where most of them have already surpassed their total snowfalls for all of last year. But while many travelers may associate Lake Tahoe with skiing in California, it’s actually a couple hours south of Lake Tahoe, at Mammoth Mountain, where you can find California’s highest ski mountain summit, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. So today I’m bringing you a winter ski guide to Mammoth Lakes, California.Read More
We’ve probably all been sitting around with friends when someone said, “We should all just go in on a vacation home together.” Incidentally, many of us have probably said it while actually staying at a vacation rental with friends. However, for one reason or another, it often doesn’t happen. But for one group of friends in Austin, Texas, they went next-level and went in together on a unique spin on co-owning a vacation home. But before you dismiss it, it’s not as time-and money-intensive as you may think.Read More
Spring break may just be the most difficult of family vacations to plan. Winter break is often dictated by family engagements, while summer break is often the height of travel season, if for no other reason that it usually produces the best weather. Spring break, on the other hand, can be a little bit more unpredictable in the way of weather, crowds, and other factors. Nonetheless, there are some be-all spring break destinations in America that can bring all of the perks and sentiment of summer, but during spring. And few places seem to deliver for spring break like Los Angeles, California does. So today we share seven of the best reasons to travel to Los Angeles for spring break.Read More
Sharing is caring, right? Having always been told this, it’s something of a golden rule. Share your toys, share your food, and share the love are just a few of the “sharing” phrases we’ve probably heard (and even said) for as long as we can remember. But now we’ll share just about anything. But when is it too far? Is it too far when we start sharing our personal details, our personal space, or as Seinfeld taught us, sharing our toothbrush? But what about sharing our vacation?Read More
We know, hobbit homes are no new trend, especially since it’s been nearly 15 years (yes, 15) since the first Lord of the Rings movie came out. And with it, all of a sudden, “hobbit homes” were a thing, thanks largely to the small rural town of Matamata, New Zealand, which was the filming location of The Shire. Here, you can see the actual hobbit homes, and even the Green Dragon Inn, up close and personal.
However, Shire-esque homes like you saw in Lord of the Rings extend to more than just New Zealand. What’s more is that some of the most unique houses can be found in America. Bonus points that you can even spend the night in them, thanks to a number of hobbit homes listed on HomeAway.com. So today we take you on our own Lord of the Rings tour of America.Read More
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People go on vacation for several reasons – to relax, recharge or reflect. However, it's when we travel to feed our soul that we seem to have the most memorable trips. For the wanderer who wants to connect to something more than just a resort activity agenda, we've rounded up the top 10 spiritual destinations in the world!Read More
Imagine this: you’re at home, planning a trip with your family and friends. You’re gathered around a high-definition screen in your living room, swiping through photos of gorgeous vacation homes for rent around the world, hunting for the perfect space that everyone will be excited to call their own.
Now imagine arriving at that perfect rental with your loved ones. The house is amazing, with all the space and amenities you need for the perfect vacation. Dad loves the kitchen – mom’s excited about the pool. Best of all, there’s an Apple TV displaying all the information you need for an unforgettable stay at your new home away from home.
It’s that time of year again. No, we’re not talking about the return of eggnog lattes or Dolly Parton Christmas specials, per se, though in their own right, certainly have a place during the holidays. More relevant for our discussion, we’re talking about the return of holiday travel.
For the 2015 holiday season, we surveyed thousands of people from around Europe and the USA about their holiday sentiment and customs. And needless to say, the results were nothing short of fascinating. For example, nearly 15 percent of the people we surveyed claim that relatives have overstayed their welcome for the holidays as soon as they arrive. That means that for many people, the cards are stacked against granny before she even arrives.Read More