Sandia Peak Tramway: A Great Way to See New Mexico

Sandia Peak TramwayThe landscape of New Mexico is both unique and beautiful.  If you want to experience the views of this great state from a different angle, head to Albuquerque for a ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway.  This aerial tramway extends from the northeast border of the city to the Sandia Mountains.  With an ascension of over 3,800 feet, the Sandia Peak Tramway is truly a wonderful way to take in a new view of New Mexico.

 

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Siuslaw National Forest Activities

Siuslaw National ForestThe Siuslaw National Forest in western Oregon is forest of over 630,000 acres which encompasses a wide variety of ecosystems and geographical features.  The variety and vastness of the forest make it a prime destination for those wishing to explore the wilds of Oregon and partake in activities like hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and more.  Plus you can get the best of both worlds: exploring the rugged Oregon coastal environment and then retiring to the luxury and comfort of a Select Registry Member Inn.

 

 

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Things to Do in Eureka Springs This Fall

Things to do in Eureka SpringsEureka Springs, Arkansas is a true gem of a town located in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas.  The town is home to beautiful and historic Victorian homes and boasts interesting history that combines with innovative culture to create a truly desirable getaway destination.  Make one of the Select Registry member properties in town your home base as you explore all the things to do in Eureka Springs this fall.

 

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The O’Briens Take on California! Part 1

Vacation of a Lifetime winners Bill & Pam O’Brien are visiting 15 California inns in 16 days! Check out the first part of their journey:

 

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Enjoy Olympic National Park This Fall

Olympic National ParkWith so many beautiful places to explore in the Pacific Northwest, we here at Select Registry know it can be daunting to choose where to visit.  One place that should be at the top of your list is the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State and in particular, Olympic National Park.

 

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Explore Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National ParkAt Select Registry, we love being able to explore many of the different National Parks in the US while still being near the fantastic accommodations provided by our members. In Southern California, Joshua Tree National Park is a majestic region of desert that takes visitors into what seems like another world.

 

Natural Features of Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is an incredible 790,636-acre desert park in Southern California, located about an hour outside of Palm Springs. A National Park since 1994 (and a National Monument since 1936), Joshua Tree takes its name fro the indigenous tree that populates the area.  Both the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert have presences in the park. The Mojave in the western part of the park the higher and cooler of the two and features the Joshua tree forests and magnificent rock formations.

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Mount Mansfield: The Tallest Mountain In Vermont

Mount MansfieldThe Green Mountains of Vermont are beautiful to behold. After all, they are where the state gets its name – from “les Verts Monts”, the French name for the range. Along with history and beauty, they also provide visitors with many opportunities for viewing local flora and fauna as well as hiking and mountain biking. Mount Mansfield is the tallest mountain in the state of Vermont and is a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts, whether their hobby is hiking, mountaineering, climbing, or snow skiing. And with the inns in Vermont from Select Registry nearby, you can “rough it” on the mountain and come back to luxurious comfort.

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5 Mouth-Watering Kansas City BBQ Restaurants

Kansas City BBQ RestaurantsKansas City is a great destination for people looking to enjoy the famous Kansas City jazz, Kansas City blues, and of course, Kansas City style barbecue. And with a stay at the city’s Select Registry member property, you can be sure that your experience in “KC” will be memorable.  This city that spans the Kansas-Missouri border has a rich history that includes an important part in the Civil War, and one of the largest and longest lasting farmer’s market in the central United States.  With an active cultural scene and entertainment options, Kansas City is a great midwest getaway destination.  And while your there, you definitely need try the local delicacy of barbecue.  Kansas city barbecue is marked by its slow smoked meat cooked over various types of wood.  When cooked, the meat is then slathered in a thick tomato and molasses sauce.  So, be sure to check out these five mouth-watering Kansas City BBQ restaurants.

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New Jersey Travels with VOL Winners Bill & Pam O’Brien

Take a look at a bit of what our Vacation of a Lifetime winners Bill & Pam O’Brien were up to this summer:

 

The Candlelight InnIn the middle of June we decided to venture down  for a 2 night stay in North Wildwood and Cape May, NJ.  Our first stay was at the Candlelight Inn in North Wildwood NJ.  This Inn is only minutes to the boardwalk and all of its excitement.  Innkeepers Bill and Nancy were excellent hosts.  Their B&B is very nice and Hereford Lighthouseoffers great rooms.  The Seashore Suite was lovely an offered an in room Jacuzzi and separate large sitting room for relaxing and preparing food and drinks.  In the afternoon enjoy the cool sea breeze outside on Seashore Suites in the Candlelight Innthe large wraparound porch.  After a nice breakfast in the morning we drove northward to the explore the historical Hereford Lighthouse.

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What to Do in Victoria BC this Fall

What to Do in Victoria BCVictoria, British Columbia is a beautiful city on the waterfront.  With great arts, culture, history, and tasty cuisine, its the perfect vacation destination in the Pacific Northwest.  Whether you want to take in the waterfront, visit a museum or historic site, or wander around a park, Victoria has something to keep even the pickiest travelers occupied. And with a Select Registry member right in the middle of all the action, you’re sure to have a good time. There is always a lot going on in the area, so we’ve come up with a few ideas for what to do in Victoria BC this fall.

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