Short But Sweet Summers Better at Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore
By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer The Jersey Shore Offers More! Summers on the east coast are short but sweet. Looking forward to a summer full of beaches and ocean waves? Jersey Shore is an ideal place for making the best use of summer. For visitors coming from nearby locations including Philadelphia and New York, this is an easy weekend trip, especiall...
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North Carolina Rolling Hills, Big Cities & Breathtaking Coast

North Carolina Full of Diversity By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer With enough diversity to make your vacation memorable, one of the top places to enjoy the southern hospitality, is North Carolina. The state offers mountains, ocean activities, and cities saturated with intriguing attractions. However, finding wonderful beach houses to rent in North Carolin...
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The Exotic, Romantic, and Magnificent Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Islands, The Vacation Rental Travel Guide
The Hawaiian Islands By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer When people begin to plan their next vacation, a multitude of places come to mind. Climate, attractions, budget, and tourist populations are considerations when choosing your vacation destination. Do you seek to vacation in a spot where sunshine and scenic views are abundant? The Hawaiian Islands, hist...
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Exploring the Beautiful Beaches: Gulf Coast of Florida

Destin, FL, in the gulf coast of Florida
Gulf Coast of Florida By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer Are you a beach lover? The Gulf Coast of Florida runs the entire west side of Florida. Most of the state sits on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, and Straits of Florida. Extending north into a panhandle shape along the northern Gulf of Mexico, the gulf coast covers two...
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Discover South Florida Climate, Beaches, Islands

Introducing Sunny South Florida By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer With its sublime weather and the serene atmosphere, you can't help but to feel relaxed pretty much anywhere in South Florida. Pleasant climates attract hundreds of thousands of tourists annually. With proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, South Florida is paradise for all. South Florida boasts o...
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Getting Your Head & Heart into the Smokies

Great Smokies: The Smoky Mountains, Tennessee By Sara Winner, VRTG Travel Writer Here you are -- seeking something new for your adventurous soul. Would you like to surround yourself with an endless range of mountains and forests -- to the point where you are struggling to take in all the beauty? That is exactly how you might feel when you set foot in the Great Smoky Mountai...
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SEAGROVE BEACH, FL–#3 Beach Area Vacation Destination

Seagrove Beach, Emerald Coast By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer Casual but luxurious, Seagrove Beach is a pleasant destination full of nice surprises. From upscale boutiques, and serene environment, to outdoor boutique cafes, Seagrove offers something for everyone. In addition, this beach neighborhood is home to Grayton Beach State Park,  two rare coastal ...
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ORANGE BEACH, AL-#4 Beach Area Vacation Destination

Imagine Drinks at Orange Beach, AL
Orange Beach, Alabama's Best: Golf & Glamour By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer When it comes to offering a wide range of options for guests–entertainment, attractions, shopping, and nightlife – Orange Beach offers some Alabama's best. An elegant, modern community with a small-town feel, Orange Beach is a lovely arts community blended with numerous high...
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TOPSAIL BEACH, NC–#5 Beach Area Vacation Destination

Topsail Beach By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer Welcome to Topsail Beach. At Topsail beach you may choose to stay in the comfort of a vacation rental home while you watch the waves roll on and on. And, you may explore this beautiful place like a local and without limitation. Get up close with the locals! Learn more about its history and culture. Topsail i...
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SANDBRIDGE BEACH-VA-#6 Beach Area Vacation Destination

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Sandbridge Beach & Quiet Surf Vibe By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer Sandbridge Beach. Want something different than the popular and crowded Virginia Beach? Pack your bags and head just a few miles from Virginia Beach’s resort strip to Sandbridge. Bear in mind, Sandbridge is isolated from the circus by Camp Pendelton. This isolation, however, makes San...
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MIRAMAR BEACH, FL-#7 Top Beach Area Vacation Destination

Miramar Beach Near Destin, FL By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer Vacationing in Miramar Beach is like strolling back in time. Expect to experience great pleasures with lovely beach roads, exotic restaurants, and world-class vacation rentals. Consider staying at one of the beachfront vacation homes to catch scenic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Contemporary fa...
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND–#8 Beach Area Vacation Destination

Anna Maria Island Beaches By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer If finding the best beaches is number one on your vacation list, be sure to include Anna Maria Island. For many, Anna Marie Island is the top place to enjoy a pleasant vacation to the Gulf Coast of Florida. With proximity to lovely beaches, and fabulous vacation rentals, it is likely that Anna Mar...
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ORLANDO, FL #1 Top Family Focused Vacation Rental Destinations

Orlando, Florida, Great Family Vacations
Orlando is for Families - and Family Vacations By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer My first impression of Orlando had always been that it was a city primarily for family vacations. However, when I recently visited Orlando, FL for a speaking engagement, I formed a new impression. It is true that Orlando is geared to accommodate family fun and family vacations...
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CAPITOLA, CA–#10 Top Beach Area Vacation Rental Destination

Capitola--A Great Little Historic Sleepy Seaside Resort By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer If planning the ideal beach vacation, we invite you to explore the idea of Capitola, CA. Situated on the Pacific Coast of Northern California, this lovely town is one of the finest resorts in the area. And, voted as one of the happiest seaside towns in USA by Coastal ...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Sun-Song-Snow Starts in Key Largo

WARM PLACES GOT TASTE—Key Largo & Islamorada for Warmth & Taste, Destin for Taste in Music, and Deadwood for Show on Snow By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer Calling all Foodies! Whether you are a seasoned "foodie" or a foodie wanna be, consider pairing the warmth of Key Largo with the ultimate taste fest at the Uncorked Food and Wine Festival. Select...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Nov. Beach, Mountains & Islands

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer What is sand sculpting? It is a beautiful and irresistible excuse to make a trip to the Siesta Key coast--just when winter starts to nip at your heels. This sand sculpting event began six years ago in 2010. The first year was an overwhelming success! The Crystal...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Hooked, Fish & Free Fall Festivals

Hooked for Life: Destin, Florida Fishing Rodeo By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer The Destin Fishing Rodeo welcomes locals and visitors alike to enjoy and experience ‘the world’s luckiest fishing village.” Running through all of October, the Destin Fishing Rodeo hosts some 30,000 anglers who compete for $200,000 in cash prizes. Anglers may compete in various ...
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Holden Beach–#5 Top Family Travel Destinations

The Town of Holden Beach--Just What the Doctor Ordered! By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer What do Holden Beach, and Dr. Beach have in common? Dr. Stephen P.  Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, has named Holden Beach Best Family Beach, now nationally recognized as one of the premier "Family Beaches" in the United States. Holden Beach is primarily a reside...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Labor Day Music Festivals

By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer SILVER SCREEN, ALL-GIRL, ALL-BOY MUSIC FESTIVALS Martha's Vineyard Jazz & Blues Music Festivals Labor Day 2016 Martha's Vineyard Jazz & Blues Music Festivals labor day weekend promises excellence! It brings a stunning line-up of star-studded female musicians. Last but not least, Grace Kelly who performs on Sun...
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RUIDOSO: #6 Top Family Travel Destination

By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer The Wild, Wild West: Ruidoso lies in the scenic Sierra Blancas, a 12,000-foot mountain range of Southern New Mexico. Situated near a million acres of wilderness, it borders Lincoln National Forest. "Ruidoso" translates to "noisy river", due to a stream that snakes all the way through the village. Surrounded by the drama from ...
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