7 Spots for the Best Homemade Ice Cream

Ice Cream 3Did you know July is National Ice Cream month? Most people think of fireworks, the Fourth, and America when they think of July. Not ice cream lovers though. Every July, ice cream lovers unite to celebrate the joy this cool, creamy dessert brings to their lives. Maybe you’re a fan of the chocolaty goodness of a double fudge brownie sundae! Or maybe you’re more into the classically smooth and endlessly creamy vanilla. As July comes to the a close, we ask ourselves why can’t the celebration continue through the remainder of the summer?


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Special Summer Getaways for Teachers

Teachers, you are so much more than just an educator. Every day, you are a mentor, friend, confidant, and motivator to your students. Wearing so many hats can be exhausting. With school out of session, it’s time for YOU to be taken care of by someone else! At bed and breakfasts, inns, and small hotels, you’ll find a unique, pampered lodging experience that puts your needs first.

With the following getaways for teachers, you can take that much-needed vacation this summer without breaking the bank! Whether you’re in need of peaceful mountain views or hot sandy beaches, here are several different ways you can spend your summer vacation across the United States (just mention you’re a teacher when you make your reservation, and show your teacher ID when checking in!)

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5 things not to do at a Bed and Breakfast

If you’ve stayed at a bed and breakfast, inn, or small boutique hotel, you know the experience is the farthest thing from your standard overnight stay at a chain hotel. Most bed and breakfasts are independently-owned, and all are extremely unique, offering an experience far superior from anything you’d get at a chain hotel.


We like to think we know a thing or two about bed and breakfasts and inns. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of things you shouldn’t do when you stay at one. Consider it your guide to proper bed and breakfast etiquette.


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5 Unique Cities to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Fireworks. America. Barbecue. Declaration of Independence. Red, white, and blue. Summer. These words remind us of time spent with friends and family every Fourth of July. It’s almost that time of the year again. So pull out your American flag and blast Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” or your own personal July 4th anthem. Celine Dion’s “God Bless America,” anyone?

So, where will you spend the fourth this year? If it’s the same place as last year, and the year before, maybe it’s time for a change. We’ve made a short list of spectacular cities you may not have thought of when considering where to celebrate the Fourth of July; if they’re easy to get to this weekend, you should go!

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Summertime in the Southwest: What To Do

Summertime isn’t just about laying on the beach with a cool drink in your hand. There’s plenty of other things to do that will keep you cool in the hottest months of the year. Sometimes, all it takes is the decision to pack your bags and go on an adventure. However you prefer to cool off, we’ve put together a few things to do in the Southwest during the summertime.


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Five Lakes to See This Summer

Think nature is the best escape from the stresses of daily life? Take a weekend to rest and recharge surrounded by the natural beauty of America’s Pacific Northwest. We’ve mapped out a few of our favorite spots, all you have to do is just set a date and pack your bags.


Lake Crescent1. Lake Crescent, Washington is the epitome of peace and natural beauty. The surrounding Northern foothills of the Olympic Mountains are absolutely breathtaking. Lake Crescent is located only 18 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington. Grab your kayak and glide along the calm waters or read your book on the dock while water laps against the shore.

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Six Perfect Road Trips through Central United States

Six Perfect Road Trips through Central United StatesWhen you need an adventure this summer, take a road trip through central United States. According to Shareably.net, there is actually a perfect road trip that stops in each one of the 50 states. Since your time isn’t exactly limitless, we decided to simplify matters and focus on the cities located in central United States. So which cities does the perfect road trip hit in central United States?

We’ve broken down the road trip into six different routes, all under a day’s worth of driving time. This means you could take one summer road trip, or go on all six if you’re feeling adventurous. All you need to do is pick a date and pack a bag.

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Summer Music Events in the Southeast

You know summer is officially here when the list of music events seems endless. That’s because music is one of the sounds of summer. A day spent cooling off at the beach or on the boat isn’t complete without some great tunes. To help you plan your summer, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite summer music events in the Southeast. All you have to do is pack a bag and hit the road.


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Summer Events in the Mid-Atlantic

Geneva on the Lake

Guests relaxing at Geneva on the Lake

When you need to get away this summer, hit the road and take an adventure to the Mid-Atlantic. Leave your worries behind and escape to the quieter parts of New York. Take a step back in time and lose yourself in Pennsylvania’s rich history. Breathe in the natural, scenic beauty of Virginia, or walk along the shores of New Jersey at sunrise. Explore beautiful gardens of Delaware, or finally taste Maryland’s crabs for yourself. Wherever you go, the Mid-Atlantic is the perfect place for you to relax and recharge.

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Summer Events in the Northeast

When you need to get away this summer, hit the road and take an adventure to the Northeast. Lose yourself in the charm of quaint, beach towns on the Connecticut shore. Let Vermont’s cool, mountain air whisk you away from the summer heat and the daily noises of life. Capture scenic sights while exploring New Hampshire’s beautiful parks and forests, or immerse yourself in the rich historical past of Massachusetts. Witness Rhode Island’s colorful sunsets, or find yourself where the mountains touch the ocean on the coast of Maine. Wherever you go, the Northeast is the perfect place for you to relax and recharge.

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