The Ultimate Guide to Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas
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by Haley Plotkin
1w ago
Everyone’s heard of Arizona’s Grand Canyon, but have you ever wondered where the 2nd largest canyon in the United States is located? This rugged, remote, and stunningly beautiful corner of west Texas conceals a humble and surprising secret – the home of the “Grand Canyon of Texas”! This is the nickname lovingly given by locals to Palo Duro Canyon State Park, which is, in fact, the largest canyon after the Grand Canyon. This red rock haven houses endless outdoor adventures, from hiking trails, camping and glamping, wildlife watching, participating in informative ranger programs, catching an out ..read more
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10 Best Things to Do and See in Mallorca, Spain
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by Haley Plotkin
1M ago
Many people only know the Spanish island of Mallorca as a party tourism destination, but this beautiful place has so much more to offer: wonderful nature, traditional mountain villages, hidden bays, and beautiful long sandy beaches.  As a regular guest on the island, I can tell you that you won’t be able to explore everything in one visit. To decide what to prioritize, check out below some of my favorite things to do and see in Mallorca, Spain! Palma de Mallorca Palma de Mallorca is the beating heart of the Balearic Islands. The main attraction of Mallorca’s capital is undoubtedly the mag ..read more
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Tips for Traveling Solo for the First Time
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by Haley Plotkin
2M ago
If you’re traveling solo for the first time and you’re not sure where to start planning your trip then you’ve come to the right place. Here, you will find the best tips to begin your journey as a solo traveler. First of all, well done to you for taking the plunge and planning your first solo trip. Not everyone is brave enough to do it and we can assure you that you will have an incredible experience. There will be many people that will tell you that you’re crazy or out of your mind for going on a solo trip. We are here to tell you that they’re wrong, you’re not crazy, well you may be a little ..read more
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9 Ski Resorts Near Texas Worth Visiting
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by Haley Plotkin
2M ago
While Texas isn’t known for snow-covered slopes, there are some ski resorts within a reasonable drive or short flight that offer a winter wonderland if you are seeking a ski or snowboarding adventure.  From the stunning mountains in New Mexico to the beautiful Rockies in Colorado, these ski resorts are the perfect place to explore for a memorable winter vacation.  I’ve been to most of the popular ski spots near Texas, so I can give you the lowdown on the best ones that are close by! Whether you’re a seasoned skier or just starting out, these ski resorts near Texas promise a mix of ..read more
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The 10 Best Things to Do in Frisco, Texas
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by Haley Plotkin
2M ago
Welcome to Frisco, Texas – a city bursting with energy and many exciting activities waiting to be explored. Nestled in the heart of the Lone Star State and just 25 minutes north of Dallas in the DFW Metroplex, Frisco offers an array of attractions that cater to every interest and age group. Frisco promises an unforgettable journey packed with excitement and discovery from family-friendly museum adventures to exhilarating sports spectacles. Check out these ten fun things to do in Frisco, Texas! The Star: Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters Situated proudly in Frisco, The Star is a testament to ..read more
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5 Reasons I Love Cruising With Virgin Voyages
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by Haley Plotkin
3M ago
I’ve now been on two different Virgin Voyages sailings, on the Scarlet Lady and the Valiant Lady, and I find more and more things to love about the cruise line every time. From the food to the staff to the overall vibes, here are some of the top reasons I love cruising with Virgin Voyages! The Food Is Top-Tier I can’t rant enough about how much I love the restaurants onboard Virgin Voyages. While there is no buffet, you’re unlikely to miss it, as you can get the same sort of offerings from The Galley – their version of a food court. My favorite restaurant by far is their Korean offering, G ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to Madrid, Spain
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by Haley Plotkin
3M ago
After Berlin, Madrid is the largest city in the European Union and sits higher than any other European capital at just over 2,000 ft. Madrid is the country’s geographical center, where all the roads in Spain begin. Spain’s underrated capital beautifully blends historical and modern and is full of history, art, culture, great food, and countless activities.  You’ll experience all four seasons with numerous days of sunshine year-round. The best times to visit Madrid for ideal weather are from mid-April to the beginning of July and from September to the end of October. Getting To the Heart ..read more
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Spending A Night at the Original Ice Hotel in Lapland
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by Haley Plotkin
3M ago
Do you think you could spend a night in a hotel room made of ice? The Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi right near Kiruna, Sweden, is the OG ice hotel in the heart of Swedish Lapland, making it a bucket list adventure for many. And they’ve been around for a while – they’ve been rebuilding the ice hotel for most winter seasons since 1989! So I figure, if you’re going to stay in an ice room anywhere, this is the place to do it. About the Icehotel Every year, the Icehotel rebuilds the ice section of the property. They also have regular warm cabins you can stay in year-round or buy a day pass on-site to ..read more
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The Best Dog-Friendly Glamping Near Austin, Texas
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by Haley Plotkin
3M ago
One of my most frequently asked questions is about whether the glamping spots I visit around Texas are dog-friendly! So, I teamed up with my friends at Hipcamp to showcase a few of my favorite pet-friendly glamping spots near Austin. And if you’re new to Hipcamp, you can sign up here for $10 off your first stay! One of my favorite things about Hipcamp is that they actually have a “pets allowed” filter you can apply while searching for camping and glamping spots on their site or app. Which makes it really easy to find pet-friendly glamping! Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Hipcam ..read more
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What It’s Like to Go Ice Floating in Lapland
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3M ago
Ice floating is an activity I discovered in Lapland, and I have to say, it’s pretty unique! When you visit Finnish Lapland in winter, they offer day and night floating options (with nighttime being for the hopes of spotting the Northern Lights as you float). Your tour will pick you up and drive you out to a frozen lake with minimal light pollution, where they’ve cut a hole in the ice that they keep open for the season with a boat motor. The size of the hole changes constantly, so you may have a bigger hole that will fit your whole group, or a smaller one where they’ll send you in one or two p ..read more
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