Everything You Need to Know About Kittatinny Valley State Park

Father and son fishing at Kittatinny Valley State ParkWith glacial lakes, limestone outcroppings, and an award-winning butterfly and hummingbird garden, Kittatinny Valley State Park is a must-see in Newton, New Jersey. This 5,656-acre area is ideal for outdoor recreation and is accessible year-round. The park supports a variety of wildlife including beavers, wild turkeys, and white tail deer. It’s also home to many species of songbirds. No matter what time of year you visit, a trip to Kittatinny Valley State Park will leave you with lasting memories! Here are some of our favorite things to do there.

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Some of the Best Exhibits at the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum

Train tracks near the Hagerstown Roundhouse MuseumIf you hear someone talking about the “Hub City,” chances are they’re referring to Hagerstown, Maryland. This historic town was once home to a large number of railroads. It was the center of the West Maryland Railway and an important city on the Pennsylvania, Norfolk and Western, Biltmore and Ohio, and Hagerstown and Frederick Railroads. It’s also a vital location for numerous routes today. To learn more about the Hub City’s fascinating railroad heritage, look no further than the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum.

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Why You Need to Visit the Mississippi Petrified Forest

People hiking through the Mississippi Petrified ForestIf hiking through an ancient forest is on your bucket list, start planning a trip to Flora, Mississippi! The Mississippi Petrified Forest is the only petrified forest in the United States and is a spectacular sight to behold. It’s believed to have been formed 36 million years ago when fir and maple logs washed down an ancient river channel and became petrified. Now a National Natural Landmark, the forest features a variety of attractions including a nature trail, campground, museum, and more. Here are some of the things you’ll discover there.

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Select Registry and TripAdvisor Recognize 290 Select Properties

The votes are in and more than 290 Select Registry properties – nearly 90% of the entire collection – earned TripAdvisor’s 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award.

To celebrate such a phenomenal accomplishment, these exceptional properties will display a co-branded Select Registry / TripAdvisor flag or window decal, helping travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service.

tripadvisor2016certificateofexcellenceMany TripAdvisor reviews support the fact that Select Registry helps travelers find hospitality experiences that deliver a level of personalized service unheard of at large hotel chains and a quality experience only a select few independent properties can attain.

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A Dozen Hidden Travel Gems In Michigan

The 11th largest state by size, Michigan is surrounded by the massive Great Lakes and also boasts more than 26,000 inland lakes greater than an acre in size. So, when it comes to raw materials, this state is a veritable water wonderland. Beyond the lakes, though, there are many travel gems in Michigan for new visitors, including some top notch accommodations.

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The Top 3 Things To Do In Napa Valley If You Don’t Like Wine

Wine is to Napa Valley what jelly is to peanut butter. The legendary, Northern California town an hour north of San Francisco has been inseparably linked to vino since the 1800s. While it is a wine lover’s paradise, there’s also plenty to do for those who don’t drink.


Mild, sunny weather year-round makes Napa a great destination to enjoy its many outdoor adventures, boutique accommodations, and stylish restaurants. That said, each season has its benefits. Hillsides come alive in spring. Special events and festivals fill out the summer calendar. Fall is a good time to experience Napa Valley’s Michelin-starred restaurants. And winter is the perfect time for holiday shopping.  

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5 of The Most Romantic Things to Do in Vermont

From its vibrant fall foliage and white winters to its cool summers and colorful springs, Vermont is the perfect place to take a romantic getaway any time of the year. If you’re wondering why couples flock here, we’ve put together a few of our favorite romantic things to do in Vermont to help you plan the perfect romantic itinerary.

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Here’s 5 of the most romantic things to do in Vermont

1. Cruise through one of the romantic towns in Vermont

Vermont is well known for its natural beauty and romantic towns. One of our favorite places is Sunderland, Vermont. Do not miss the incredible Mount Equinox Skyline Drive. The drive features breathtaking vistas that are the perfect backdrop for a picture of you two.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Chautauqua Institution

Every year, the Chautauqua Institution puts on an incredible 9-week long celebration of arts, education, religion, and recreation during the summer. From the end of June to the end of August, the Chautauqua Institution offers a variety of festivities including education programs for the public, as well as popular entertainment for all ages like theater shows, symphony, ballet, opera, and visual arts exhibitions.


Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Chautauqua Institution

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4 of the Most Beautiful Events at the Sonnenberg Gardens

Just steps from downtown Canandaigua, New York, is the lovely Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park. This Queen Anne Style Mansion has deep historical roots. It was built in 1887 by Frederick Ferris Thompson and his wife, Mary Clark, the daughter of the New York State Governor in the mid-1800s. 

Today, you can admire this 40 room mansion and its 50-acres of gardens and grounds when you visit the scenic Finger Lakes region any day in May through October. Explore the vibrant grounds on a tour of your own or attend one of the lovely events held at Sonnenberg Gardens throughout the year!

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3 Ways To Celebrate The Natchez Tricentennial

Cue Happy Birthday, Natchez turns 300 this year! Known as the “Jewel of the Mississippi,” this charming, little city is celebrating her birthday all year long. Since there’s no better time to visit Natchez than her birthday year, we’ve put together a list of some of the best ways to celebrate the Natchez Tricentennial.

Natchez Tricentennial.

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1. Catch a few of the best Natchez Tricentennial events

Even though the Natchez Tricentennial technically lands on August 3rd, 2016, this little city is celebrating with events throughout the year. Over the last couple hundred of years, Natchez, Mississippi has become a diverse melting pot of Native American, African-American, and European cultures.

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