Visiting Niagara Falls is a classic American experience. For most kids growing up in the Northeast, it was an obligatory trip, either with classmates or on a family vacation. I remember resenting the half-day drive my family made to this place when I first visited as a child. Aside from the 3D experience, which resembled a ride, I wasn’t enthused in the slightest. It’s funny how little we appreciate these sights as children, and how…

View Post

Hollywood Beach has traditionally been an overlooked area in south Florida, playing second fiddle to big names like South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. That’s changed now that the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort has come into town. With more than 300 rooms, 3 separate pool complexes, 8 different dining options, a spa and even its own surfing simulator, it’s a destination in its own right. I had the pleasure of being hosted by Margaritaville for…

View Post

Vegas is great! It’s one of the few places in the world where you can go really go wild and let loose. But after a few days of it, it can be draining. You start to lose track of time, incur gambling debt and walk around with a constant hangover. That’s when it’s nice to pack up and recharge with some of the amazing landscapes surrounding the Vegas area. Nevada borders Arizona and Utah and…

View Post

The Grand Canyon is America’s most famous natural wonder, and there’s no better way to see the South Rim than by hiking the South Kaibib Trail. Though there are many other routes you can take, the South Kaibib Trail offers a combination of secluded hiking and canyon views that can’t be beat. The best part is, you can hike as little or as much as you want. It’s a great trail for beginners and those…

View Post

Just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada lies a whimsical art installation called Seven Magic Mountains. Like something out of Alice in Wonderland, these 7 pillars of rainbow colored rocks stand out amongst their desert landscape and have become a major point of interest for those coming and going from the city. Unfortunately, the art installation is not permanent. If this is on your must-see list, you should start planning a trip to Vegas in the…

View Post