Five National Monuments In And Around The San Francisco Bay Area

California Redwood Forest

      Of America’s 73 national monuments, 11 are located in California. In the San Francisco Bay Area, there are just three national monuments. But what may seem as a surprise, Alcatraz Island isn’t part of these select few. Nevertheless, where are these fascinating Bay Area spots that were deemed national monuments by presidential […]

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Haunted Places In America To Visit In 2020

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From classic horror films to paranormal television programs, Americans have long been fascinated with haunted places and the afterlife. While the existence of ghosts has largely been debunked, a large percentage of Americans still believe that earthly spirits may exist. Part of this rationale can be attributed to many of the world’s cultures and religions, […]

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Five Supernatural Small Towns To Visit For Halloween

Halloween pumpkins

      It’s October and that means renewed interest in ghosts, mystical spirits and the supernatural. Although cities like New Orleans and Salem get widespread attention for ghosts and goblins, smaller communities also deserve notice as we approach Halloween. Moreover, ghosts and haunted houses gets more public interest than other quirky oddities like unexplained […]

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Five Virginia Wineries To Visit This Fall

Beautiful fall weather at Jefferson Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia

    Fall is one of the best times of the year to visit Virginia wineries particularly October, when Virginia Wine Month is celebrated. Despite the absence of large scale events, wineries across the Commonwealth are welcoming wine lovers in search of a pre-holiday getaway. But with many of Virginia’s 300+ wineries entering a new, […]

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Q&A With Nisreene Attassi – Host Of The Expedia Podcast “Out Travel The System”

Getting Ready to Listen to A Podcast On an iPhone

    The highly anticipated new season of the Expedia podcast “Out Travel The System” has finally launched. This means listeners can expect to enjoy more valuable travel advice from host Nisreene Atassi. Unveiled last September, “Out Travel The System” is an insightful podcast that features leading experts who discuss current trends and insider tips […]

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San Simeon, California: Where To Stay Near Hearst Castle

Sunset over San Simeon Beach

            Although its most popular attraction remains temporarily closed, San Simeon is still a fascinating and very affordable California destination. Just minutes from the world-famous Hearst Castle, San Simeon is a historic seaside town filled with spectacular ocean vistas and friendly locals. While Hearst Castle takes much of the national […]

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The Clifton: Finest Luxury Boutique In Charlottesville, Virginia

Manor House

    Clearly, the Clifton is an undeniable choice for overnight stays and fine dining in picturesque Charlottesville, Virginia. With arguably the richest history of any other local lodge, the Clifton sits near the gateway to Shenandoah National Park and is directly associated with the city’s most famous former resident – Thomas Jefferson. With a […]

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Where To Stay In Virginia’s Hunt and Wine Country

Fall colors in Loudoun County, Virginia

Virginia’s Hunt and Wine Country is really deserving of more than a day trip from Washington D.C.. With the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance, this captivating region is home to an abundance of world-class wineries, stunning accommodations, and fine dining that clearly show that it’s poised to receive multiple Michelin star ratings. Whether […]

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Where To Dine In The Fabulous Northern Virginia Wine Country

Wine & Dine at Goodstone Inn Loudoun County Northern Virginia

Just an hour’s drive from the nation’s capital, Northern Virginia’s Wine Country is truly an amazing experience to behold. And with October designated as Virginia Wine Month amid a vivid fall foliage nearing peak colors, it’s definitely one of the best times of the year to enjoy one of the state’s most prominent wine regions, […]

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