Downhill Bicycle Ride Mt. Haleakala Volcano, Maui, with Sunrise Viewing


Are you an adventure traveler? Do you love participating in crazy outdoor adventures? If you’re ready for an experience of a lifetime, your next great adventure-based getaway just may include biking down a volcano. What?! Yes, it’s true. Adventure travel is getting more popular these days as more and more people are looking to experience a thrill or two (or a hundred!) in their lifetime. And bicycling down a dormant volcano definitely fits the definition when it comes to a thrilling adventure, right? Right!

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Mermaid Show at Weeki Wachee Spring

Mermaids have been a roadside attraction in Spring Hill, Florida since 1947 – yes, mermaids. At Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, you can watch the famous Hans Christian Anderson’s story of “The Little Mermaid” come to life.

Not only will you hear the tale of the mermaid who makes a deal with a sea witch to have legs like the prince she loves, only to have given away her beautiful voice.  The mermaids perform underwater acts, including eating and drinking underwater.

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Hiking Zion National Park solo

Located near Springdale, Utah, Zion National Park is 229-square miles of stunning views, unusual plant and animal life and mountains, canyons, rivers and arches to explore. In other words, it’s a hiker’s dream.

The beautiful dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park have even been documented in great artworks around the world, from such artists as Frederick S. Dellenbaugh and Howard Russell Butler, whose works you can see at the Park’s museum after your hike where you will enjoy the Park’s wonder and beauty first-hand.

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5 Ways Travel Makes Your Life Better

Travel is fun and exciting and definitely can be educational, but can it improve your life? Of course it can. Here are 5 ways that travel makes your life better:

You experience new cultures. Often times, people are raised in one culture and stick with it for the rest of their lives, rarely venturing out to new places. Taking the time to travel to new countries and experience someone else’s culture can be an eye-opening experience. It can help to broaden your perspective sand realize that there are so many different cultures and worlds and people out there and, although they are different, they are all good people. It can also be a refreshing getaway from the everyday life you are used to, and help get you out of a rut.

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Taking a Break from Social Media on Vacation

Social media has quickly become a staple of modern-day culture. Wherever you go, it seems people are always on their phones, checking Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and so much more. While social media is a great way to check in with friends, share important memories, and catch up on the latest news, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Everyone needs a break from social media sometimes, and especially on vacations. Here are some reasons why you should consider a social media break on your next vacation:

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How to be a tourist in your home town

Call it a staycation or just a vacation close to home, but traveling doesn’t mean that you have to pack up the suitcases and pack on the miles. We’re so anxious to escape the daily grind that we forget that there are things to see and do right in our own backyard. If your budget or your time is tight, you can still enjoy some memorable vacation time by exploring your city or your state.

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San Antonio River Walk

travel makers mdYou know what they say in Texas, “Go Big or Go Home”? We bet that you won’t want to go home when you visit the San Antonio River Walk, which is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of San Antonio, Texas. There’s never a dull moment at the San Antonio River Walk. You can fill up your vacation with how much there is to do here:

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