Find Your Happy Place—Aruba Attractions & Activities

Try this Action-Packed Island Paradise for Aruba Attractions By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher No island is too small to pack a punch--especially when it comes to fun and adventure in Aruba. What this little island lacks in size, it makes up for in Aruba attractions and fun. North of Venezuela, Aruba is 20 miles long and six miles wide. Indeed, this small isla...
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Ice Cream & Bicycles—Seagrove Beach Activities & Attractions

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By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Sugary white sand, blended with spicy flavored popsicles at Seagrove Beach really does say "sugar and spice and everything nice." From thrilling roller coaster rides, vast sandy beaches, and action-packed cities, families may take a nostalgic break at this little beach nook. Tucked away, along the Emerald Coast of Florida, Seag...
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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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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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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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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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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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Exploring the Beautiful Beaches: Gulf Coast of Florida

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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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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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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 Miramar Climate Choosing Accommodations in Miramar Beach, Florida Miramar Beach Activities Shopping & Annual Events in Miramar Find Vacation Places To Stay around the Destin Area Miramar Beach Near Destin, FL By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer Vacationing in Miramar Beach is like strolling back in time. You may ...
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ORLANDO, FL #1 Top Family Focused Vacation Rental Destinations

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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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