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September 26, 2017

What are the 5 Most Expensive vs. Affordable Cities for Hotel Stays?

Hotel prices fluctuate throughout the year depending on the season. Hotels tend to be more expensive during the holiday season and prices go down outside of peak season.

Large cities like Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Boston have some of the most expensive hotel prices per night.

Orlando, Houston, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, and Reno have more affordable prices per room and per night according to our friends at hotels.com.

The national average cost of a hotel room per night is $135.

Whether you’re traveling out of town to a conference, wedding, party or any other occasion, make sure you know the cost of hotels where [...]

 
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September 22, 2017

What Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S.?

Are you ready to find out if things really are bigger and better in Texas? Have you always wanted to live somewhere sunny like Florida or Arizona? Grab your bags, we’re sure you’ll find your own paradise in one of the cities listed below. These 10 featured cities are busting at the seams when it comes to being the fastest growing municipalities by population.

Conroe, Texas

Half of the cities that make our list hail from the Longhorn state. Conroe had a 7.8 percent increase in population from 2015-2016. Conroe hosts a slew of festivals, fairs, and cultural events to fit every lifestyle. Conroe is also a “gateway to Texas history” and Montgomery County [...]

 
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September 19, 2017

Where are the Most Scenic Road Trips in the US?

1. Pacific Coast Highway

California’s longest highway tops many of the world’s most scenic highway lists. The 657 miles from California’s northern border down to San Diego offers travelers an outstanding variety of coastal vistas, seaside villages, city views, mountain wilderness, surfer spots, and sunny wine districts.

2. Blue Ridge Parkway

The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway connects Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. As a favorite of leaf watchers, the magnificent fall views of trees turning attracts tourists & locals alike. At its highest point, you’ll be driving at an altitude of 6,000 feet with fantastic valley [...]

 
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September 14, 2017

Where’s the Best City to Celebrate Oktoberfest?

You may have a little German heritage, or just like the sounds of accordions and trombones – either way, you’ll love some of these US cities who go all out to celebrate this traditional German beer, food, & fun festival!

Best City to Celebrate Oktoberfest Fredericksburg, Texas

Oktoberfest, October 6, 7, 8 A celebration of German heritage that includes: oompah bands, bratwurst, and lots of beer! Their Strassen Zelt (street tent) features loads of family fun & music! Cincinnati, Ohio

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, September 15 – 17 Presented by Samuel Adams, America’s largest Oktoberfest event showcases the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio [...]

 
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September 11, 2017

City Spotlight: Virginia Beach, Virginia

If you’re are looking for a fun, vibrant city with beautiful summers and mild winters, Virginia Beach, Virginia might be just what you are looking for! This wonderful resort city includes a famous three-mile boardwalk that stretches along the oceanfront, offering easy access to a fabulous array of shops, restaurants, museums and attractions. The city also sits near the meeting point between the saltwater Atlantic Ocean and freshwater Chesapeake Bay, creating a unique ecosystem for turtles, fish and rays.

Weather and Climate

Virginia Beach has a humid climate, with cold winters that often have light snowfall and hot summers. Spring and summer are the wettest seasons. The [...]

 
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September 8, 2017

5 College Towns with the Best Tailgating

‘Tis the season for layering our clothes, watching the leaves turn to their signature dusty orange and of course, college football. College football games draw fans from all walks of life and they’re the perfect time to get together with friends and family. If you can’t get enough of college football season check out these college towns that offer the best tailgating.

1. University of South Carolina: Columbia, SC

The Gamecocks know how to get down on game day. South Carolina is famous for its tailgating scene and for Columbia residents and college students alike, home games at the Williams- Brice Stadium rarely disappoint. School spirit is high as Gamecock [...]

 
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September 6, 2017

Cities that Offer the Best Fall Foliage

Fall is quickly approaching and nothing excites Fall lovers more than beautiful scenery. The fall season is full of golden-orange colored leaves covering the ground like a blanket, mountain and hill-lined cities and cooler weather. These cozy cities offer the best of the best for an awesome autumn getaway or a new comfy home.

Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville is a quaint Virginia city nestled along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville offers a glimpse into the past with its historic Monticello mansion and University of Virginia campus. Residents and visitors alike enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, camping and apple and peach harvesting. Charlottesville [...]

 
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August 23, 2017

5 Cities for the Most In-tents Campers

There’s something deeply satisfying about camping. People go camping for spiritual experiences, a way to commune with nature or to just get away from it all, but for me, camping just feels human. The human race spent tens of thousands of years living in nature with only a cave or mud hut separating us from the elements and yet look at us now – comfortable, safe, cozy, well-fed, healthy. It makes me (and others, I suspect) feel… restless.

If you’re like me and you begin to feel an itch to pitch a tent every few months, you might want to seek out somewhere that makes it easy. Here are just five cities that will help satisfy your need for campfires, sleeping [...]

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