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Baseball Spring Training: Arizona’s Fields of Dreams
Professional Sports / Spring / West

Baseball Spring Training: Arizona’s Fields of Dreams

When the spring months arrive, many baseball fans travel to watch their favorite teams train for the upcoming season. Contributing writer David DeVoss recently visited Arizona to see 15 different… Read More…

Santa Fe: A City of Firsts
West

Santa Fe: A City of Firsts

It’s the first month of the year and one of the most affordable times to travel. If you want to start the new year with history, art, culture and, of… Read More…

Travel Tip: Visiting Sacred Native American Sites
Cultural Immersion / Midwest / National Parks / South / Travel Tips / USA / West

Travel Tip: Visiting Sacred Native American Sites

When someone refers to sacred Native American sites, you might think only of burial grounds or closed-off archeological areas. But the fact is, there are a number of important sites… Read More…

Peter Greenberg Worldwide–Willamette Valley, Oregon–August 3, 2013
Culinary Travel / Radio Show / USA / West

Peter Greenberg Worldwide–Willamette Valley, Oregon–August 3, 2013

The wine industry may be a young business in Willamette Valley, but it’s come into its own, and Peter takes a closer look as he interviews the founders and owners… Read More…

Bring the Spa Home: Challenge Yourself with Miraval
Luxury Travel / Spa Travel / Travel Contest / USA / West

Bring the Spa Home: Challenge Yourself with Miraval

Dreaming of a summer escape at the spa? Even if you can’t afford that five-star resort, you can recreate the spa experience at home…and not just with a DIY facial…. Read More…

Image credit: Daniel Schwen
Eco Travel / National Parks / USA / Voluntourism / West

Voluntourism Spotlight: Forest Service Volunteers in Santa Fe

One of the best parts of New Mexico is the landscape. But don’t just go to admire the view when you can actually volunteer to help maintain and preserve the… Read More…

2013 Family Travel: G-Rated Family Adventures in Las Vegas
Family/Kids Travel / Travel News / USA / West

2013 Family Travel: G-Rated Family Adventures in Las Vegas

Las Vegas may not be the obvious destination for a family vacation but when Margot Black, her husband and 5-year-old son decided to head to Sin City, they found that… Read More…

2013 Family Travel: Discover Dinosaurs in Utah
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / National Parks / Travel News / West

2013 Family Travel: Discover Dinosaurs in Utah

What kids don’t love dinosaurs? There’s an allure to those long-extinct creatures, some the size of small buildings, and others, like the raptors made famous in Jurassic Park, ferret-like and… Read More…

One-Tank Trip: Los Angeles to Temecula Wine Country
Car Travel / Culinary Travel / Culture / One Tank Trips / Videos / West

One-Tank Trip: Los Angeles to Temecula Wine Country

You might think that driving in Los Angeles is just about traffic, but if you hit the road at the right time and with the right route you can go… Read More…

Travel Tip: Bike Share Programs in the U.S.
Health & Fitness / Midwest / Northeast / Travel Tips / Travel Tools / USA / West

Travel Tip: Bike Share Programs in the U.S.

Bike sharing programs are no longer just a European phenomenon. They’re popping up in cities around the United States. In Denver, B-Cycle has 500 bikes you can rent from 50… Read More…

Legoland or Bust(ed):  A Green Road Trip to the Theme Park
Car Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Theme Parks / Travel News / USA / West

Legoland or Bust(ed): A Green Road Trip to the Theme Park

With Halloween at the end of the month, theme parks are ramping up their scary offerings. Legoland outside San Diego is no exception with its month-long Brick or Treat events…. Read More…

Planning a Successful Mother/Daughter Weekend Getaway
Family/Kids Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA / West

Planning a Successful Mother/Daughter Weekend Getaway

Last time we checked in with 2012 contributor contest winner Marie LeRose, she had just returned from a summer voluntourism trip to Africa with her family and offered tips on… Read More…

Girlfriend Getaways: Hiking, Galleries and Natural Spas in Santa Fe
Culinary Travel / Destinations / Luxury Travel / Spa Travel / Travel News / USA / West / Women's Travel

Girlfriend Getaways: Hiking, Galleries and Natural Spas in Santa Fe

Not every girlfriend getaway begins or ends in Las Vegas.  Not that you can’t have a lot of fun there, but instead of the traditional shopping and cocktails, we sent… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Nevada Bird Habitat Project
Eco Travel / Travel News / USA / Voluntourism / West

Voluntourism Spotlight: Nevada Bird Habitat Project

Casinos may be the obvious attraction of Nevada tourism, but there is more to the state than testing your luck at the slots. In this week’s Voluntourism Spotlight, find out… Read More…

Radio Guest List–Cheyenne Mountain Resort–July 14, 2012
Radio Show / USA / West

Radio Guest List–Cheyenne Mountain Resort–July 14, 2012

These past few weeks have been challenging for Colorado due to the recent destruction caused by the Waldo Canyon fire, but now that the fires have been tamed, it’s time… Read More…

Relive Dallas: 5 Travel Ideas Inspired by the Iconic Show
Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Destinations / Pop Culture Travel / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA / West / Women's Travel

Relive Dallas: 5 Travel Ideas Inspired by the Iconic Show

For the last 20 years, the ghosts of JR, Sue Ellen and Bobby Ewing have cast their shadows over Dallas, while Southfork Ranch has become an iconic landmark. Thanks to… Read More…

Beat the Heat: 4 Unexpected Summer Activities in Arizona
Adventure Travel & Sports / Budget Travel / Destinations / Eco Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Romantic Travel / Spa Travel / USA / West

Beat the Heat: 4 Unexpected Summer Activities in Arizona

Temperature of 110 degrees mights not seem like an ideal vacation, but it can be great for your wallet as well as your sense of adventure. From spas to shooting… Read More…

Travel Deals: Off-Season Value from the Mountains to the Beach
Beach Vacations / Budget Travel / Culinary Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Italy & Greece / Romantic Getaways / South / Travel Deals / USA / West

Travel Deals: Off-Season Value from the Mountains to the Beach

School is out and summer is right around the corner. For added value this year, look beyond the common travel spots for some off season savings. Whether you’re traveling to… Read More…

Wheelchair Accessible San Antonio: The River Walk & Beyond
Accessible Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / West

Wheelchair Accessible San Antonio: The River Walk & Beyond

Historic cities often pose unique challenges for accessible travel. Our accessible experts Barbara and Jim Twardowski travel to San Antonio to navigate the Alamo and beyond with Barbara’s electric wheelchair… Read More…