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January 16, 2018

Best Places to Find Your Zen!

Ah, the sweet state of relaxation! Are you overworked and ready for a much-needed vacation? Or maybe you’ve been planning a girls trip and have been thinking, “what will be the perfect retreat?” You’re in luck! Nothing says “new year, new me” like finding your zen. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best meditation centers for aligning your body, mind, and soul. These wellness centers will be the yin to your yang!

Shambhala Mountain Center, Boulder, Colorado

Nothing says “long-overdue retreat” like a wellness center nestled in the Colorado Rockies. You heard us correctly: this breath-of-fresh-air will give you the best [...]

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January 11, 2018

Cities that Honor the Legacy of Dr. King

On January 15th, the US honors a man whose dream paved the way for equality for millions of Americans regardless of race, creed, and gender. That man was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and we celebrate him for his many contributions to human rights and world peace. Take a look below to see the ways in which some major US cities commemorate Dr. King’s legacy.

Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial

This memorial opened in August 2011 and was the first memorial ever given to an African American at or near Washington D.C.’s National Mall. The effort to erect a memorial was birthed as an initial effort of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in which Dr. [...]

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January 9, 2018

Cities with the Fastest-Growing Economies

Raise your glasses to these fast-growing cities! According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, these cities had the largest number of employment growth this past year.

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids had a great year and is fast becoming one of the most popular cities in the country. Located on Michigan’s largest waterway, the Grand River, Grand Rapids is fast-growing in more ways than one. This bustling West Michigan city has some booming industries including manufacturing, information technology, life sciences, food processing, and aerospace and defense according to The Right Place. This metropolitan region had a 4.4% increase in employment. Orlando, [...]

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January 4, 2018

Best Winter Wonderlands Across the Country

Winter is here and many of us at are still trying to adjust to the brutally cold weather coming in from the north. Despite the weather, we all love a good winter activity! Whether it’s building a snowman or warming up with a hot beverage, winter is a great time to enjoy all that the season has to offer! We’ve compiled a list of the best winter wonderlands across the country that the whole family can enjoy.

Global Winter Wonderland, San Diego, California

This event, produced by the International Culture Exchange Group offers top-of-the-line fun for attendees of all ages. Not only does this wonderland have a Circus of Lights, it also features rides like [...]

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January 2, 2018

The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the US

These cities put the “B” in bad when it comes to being the most dangerous cities in the US, according to data by Statista. These 10 cities, on average, have the highest number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Most of these dangerous cities are in the Mid-West.

Topping the list is Detroit, the most populous city in Michigan. Although Detroit has made many efforts to recover from its economic downfall, the city still struggles with unemployment, demographic imbalances, abandoned neighborhoods, poverty, and high crime rates. Annually, Detroit has about 2,047 reported violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Although the streets of Detroit can be rough, [...]

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December 28, 2017

The 10 Snowiest Cities in America

Are you ready for Snowpocalypse 2017-2018? These U.S. cities get the most snowfall annually. Although those of us here at can do without another super scary North American blizzard, these cities come prepared when it comes to snow! Snowpocalypse, Snowmageddon, and Snowzilla – meteorologists have coined these phrases when describing monstrous snow storms. With blizzards producing enough snow to trap you inside for more than a few days and dangerous, icy roads, its no wonder heavy winter storms get a bad reputation.

Despite the dangers winter storms can bring, the occasional snowy winter day is perfect for those who love making snow angels and snow cream! If [...]

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December 21, 2017

U.S. Cities with the Best Christmas Light Attractions

How do you plan on having a holly, jolly Christmas? One way that millions of Americans enjoy the holiday season is by venturing out to enjoy a Christmas light attraction. Many of these spectacles are put on by local communities and they are nothing short of spectacular. While a lot of cities and towns offer drive-thru light displays, others have walking tours of lights, light festivals, and major city landmarks and special locations are designated for these events. Here are some of the most festive Christmas light attractions across the country.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada

This drive-thru light attraction offers millions of lights for Las Vegas residents and [...]

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December 21, 2017

The Best Pet-Friendly Lodging Across the US

Bow wow wow yippy yo yippy YAY! In light of all of your hectic Christmas and New Years travel plans, have you secured a place for you and your furry friend(s) to lodge this holiday season? If you haven’t, have no fear. has compiled a list of some of the best pet-friendly lodging across the country.

Edgemere Cottages

Located in sunny Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, your pooch will go crazy for the amenities offered at Edgemere Cottages. This quaint bed & breakfast has a country, cottage style with lush gardens and is just a mere one mile from the beach – perfect for an evening walk! For humans, the cottages offer homemade breakfast, cottages available [...]

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