Ice Cream & Bicycles—Seagrove Beach Activities & Attractions

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By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Overall, Florida is an active paradise for vacation time for any of those who love the beach. Teeming with thrilling roller coaster rides, vast white sandy beaches, and action-packed cities, one might take a break in the little beach nook of Seagrove Beach. Tucked away, along the Emerald Coast of Florida, Seagrove sits on a qui...
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The Wild West Lives on in The Black Hills, SD

The Black Hills and the Badlands of South Dakota By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Where are The Black Hills of South Dakota? For anyone outside of the state, South Dakota is located smack dab in the center of the northern United States. In fact, millions of people who travel from the East to the West Coast have likely flown over this expansive prairie. Howe...
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Life of the [Western] Party: Deadwood Events

Deadwood Events Make this Town Lively By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Although literally named after a few dead trees, the town of Deadwood, South Dakota is far from dead. Indeed, an abundance of creative and stimulating Deadwood events keep this town hopping. Due to the antique buildings from the Gold Rush era, the city itself is a designated National His...
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Asheville—North Carolina’s Multi-Talented City

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Asheville, North Carolina is a Nature's Wonderland By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Asheville, North Carolina is well-loved for a number of reasons—its culture, food, art, and more. However, one of the city’s most notable traits is its breathtaking outdoors. The stunning Blue Ridge Mountains stretch out across the North Carolina woodlands--and open up to do...
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Washington D.C.–More than America’s Capitol

Washington D.C.—America’s Living History Book By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher The United States Capital, Washington D.C. is a monument rich city, as well as a museum hot spot. You could spend hours walking from the Lincoln Memorial, to the White House, the Washington Monument, and many other official historical exhibits. However, the museums steal the spot...
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Family Vacations: Part 2 Families Together

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Five Main Types of Family Vacations By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Type Three: Blended Family Vacations Family vacations consisting of blended families can be tricky. Have you ever visited blended family relatives or in-laws in another state and felt trapped in their home? Ever felt like you were wearing out your welcome? If so, vacation rentals propose a br...
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Family that Plays Together Stays Together

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Can You Guess the Five Types of Family Oriented Vacations? By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Traveling with family is a special situation that presents extra challenges. Therefore, we would like to offer three key family travel tips. Thoughtfully packing clothing and snacks is our first tip. Secondly, while you probably cannot count on lower gas prices, or canno...
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Wheelchair Accessible Vacation Rentals

By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Two invaluable characteristics among top vacation rental homes include flexibility and consideration. Travelers often search for family-friendly or pet-friendly rentals. However, the real finds are the disability-friendly vacation properties. Remember, a wheelchair does not have to control your life or your vacation. The list o...
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Vacations for Wine Lovers in the United States

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By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Try a Wine Tourism Vacation Just imagine enchanting valleys, galloping horses, and magnificent vineyards with the aroma of fine wine in the air. The United States proudly presents some of the world’s greatest wineries. From the northern coast of New York to the renowned California, try a vacation for wine lovers! Taste the dozen...
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How to Find Last-Minute Vacation Rentals

By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Learning the Art of Landing Last-Minute Vacation Rentals Steals & Deals Are you searching for miraculously low-priced last-minute vacation rentals? Travelers search for last-minute vacation rentals because they expect a substantial discount. This is a good approach when negotiating price with vacation rental managers--as o...
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Art of Finding Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

By Sara Winner, VRTG Travel Writer East Coast Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals Going on vacation is an exciting part of life. From packing to deciding where to go, you are brimming with positive energy. Are you already daydreaming about feeling the sand between your toes or the adventures you will encounter? However, your happiness fades upon thinking about leaving your belove...
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Bragging Rights and Luxury Vacation Rentals

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Looking for Luxury in all the Right Places For some, vacations are all about bragging rights. Their goal is to see and do as many activities and attractions as is humanly possible. For others, vacation means to do nothing. Do nothing, that is, except to soak up the warm sun on the beach sipping cocktails. Indeed, for others, vacation is all about social media--posting photos a...
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New York’s Hidden Snow Paradise: Ellicottville

Just What Makes Ellicottville Tick? By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Most skiers have likely already heard the raves about the Holiday Valley Ski Area in Ellicottville, New York. Notably, the ski resort recently ranked third busiest in the Eastern United States by Ski Magazine, trailing behind Tremblant, Quebec, and Killington, Vermont. The Holiday Valley...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Soulful Days, Ellicottville, New York

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Discovering Colorful, Eclectic Ellicottville, New York By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Even the best travel writers struggle to select the most appealing options from fabulous travel worthy events in Ellicottville, New York. These, without a doubt, include the annual Summer Music Festival, Rock n’ Roll Weekend, and the Christmas Stroll. Nevertheless, these a...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Living the Pirate’s Life in Florida

Destin, Florida Stands for Fun, Flavor, Fantasy, and Festivals By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher With an average of over 200 days of sunshine per year, Florida is known as the Sunshine State for a reason. Yet, Florida is not only home to snow birds and retirees. Florida is home to relaxation, fun, food, and entertainment for all ages. Destin, in particular, is...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS–Tuning into Top Michigan Events

By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer Do you love food, festivals, and music? Michigan certainly does--and they make the effort to show off their own festival style. Although the entire state is filled with greater and greater events, certain events stand out more than others. Nevertheless, it is impossible to take away the uniqueness of any Michigan event. To gi...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Plethora of Events in Maryland

Events in Maryland By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer Regardless of when and where you go on vacation in Maryland, do not miss at least one fabulous annual event that sparks the attention of countless visitors. Maryland hosts countless free weekly events such as movies, concerts, and light shows, as well as major festivals and celebrations. Indeed, the variet...
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Short But Sweet Summers Better at Jersey Shore

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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, especially ...
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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

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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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