budgettravel.com to learn more. Acadia National Park Maine's Acadia National Park may be small in relation to other national parks, but it has granite peaks, forest paths and a scenic beach. Acadia National Park is located where the Cadillac Mountains meet the Bay of Fundy. Carlsbad Caverns Adventurous children will enjoy crawling through passageways or making rope-assisted descents through curtains of stalagmites at New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns. The Big Room is the largest cave at the Caverns and could fit 6.3 football fields. Moon National Monument At Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve in Idaho, a 618-foot lava field, formed by volcanic eruptions 15,000 years ago, is the ultimate moon-surface simulation. These craters are about as close to walking on the moon as you can get without leaving Earth's atmosphere. Ellis Island The Great Hall at Ellis Island in New York holds historical associations and memories for millions of American families. … [Read more...] about 15 places every kid must see in the U.S.
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The main draw in this city on Florida's Gulf Coast is the outstanding sailing, along with boating, fishing, birding, and the other usual Florida vacation activities. Port Charlotte is just across the Peace River from Punta Gorda, between Sarasota and Ft. Myers, and it shares many of the advantages of those well-known vacation centers, but at a lower cost. The average nightly hotel rate is $93. The nearest mainline airports are Southwest Florida International in Ft. Myers (38 miles) and Tampa International (74 miles). The need for a car depends on what you want to do. The main draw in this city on Florida's Gulf Coast is the outstanding sailing, along with boating, fishing, birding, and the other usual Florida vacation activities. Port Charlotte is just across the Peace River from Punta Gorda, between Sarasota and Ft. Myers, and it shares many of the advantages of those well-known vacation centers, but at a lower cost. The average nightly hotel rate is $93. The nearest mainline … [Read more...] about 10 Best Value Destinations in the U.S.
Discover what makes these waterside cities better than most. While their pristine waterfront location sets them apart from other urban areas, their cultural, economic, and recreational characteristics also contribute to their popularity. These rankings are from Chicago Line Cruises’ world rankings which are based on a city’s Mercer Quality of Life Ranking (rankings based on political, economic, environmental, health, education, and transportation factors), Euromonitor Ranking (rankings based on tourist traffic), Numbeo Basket of Goods (the total amount for a pair of jeans, bottle of water, movie ticket, and a kilometer taxi ride), as well as cultural elements like arts and architecture, music, nature, sports, and dining. Image Gallery View as one page #10: New York City From the most visited urban park in the U.S. to its location along the Hudson River, NYC deserves a spot in the top 10. While its cost of living is high, the waterfront views from places like the … [Read more...] about The World’s Best Coastal Cities, Ranked
Not content with one free museum? How about 19 (plus a zoo)? The Smithsonian, surrounding the National Mall, comprises some of the best and most varied collections of art and Americana in the world. See contemporary works by Rothko and de Kooning at the groovy, cylindrical Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, lust after the Hope Diamond at the National Museum of Natural History, or fly an airplane simulator at the National Air and Space Museum. And, of course, don't forget the giant pandas at the National Zoo. Not content with one free museum? How about 19 (plus a zoo)? The Smithsonian, surrounding the National Mall, comprises some of the best and most varied collections of art and Americana in the world. See contemporary works by Rothko and de Kooning at the groovy, cylindrical Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, lust after the Hope Diamond at the National Museum of Natural History, or fly an airplane simulator at the National Air and Space Museum. And, of course, don't forget … [Read more...] about 10 Amazing Free Museums in the U.S.
Raising questions of both ethics and law, the chief executive of Donald Trump’s hotel company, Trump Hotels, has announced plans to significantly expand the company’s presence in the U.S. As reported by Bloomberg, Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger suggested that the company could eventually have properties in every major city. “There are 26 major metropolitan areas in the U.S., and we’re in five. I don’t see any reason that we couldn’t be in all of them eventually.” That would triple the number of Trump U.S. properties, with luxury Trump-branded hotels in the largest cities, and lower-priced Scion hotels in smaller cities. President Trump has refused to divest his interest in the hotel company, as many have recommended as the only way to avoid real and perceived conflicts of interest. Instead, Trump has turned over management of the company to his two oldest sons, Eric and Donald Jr. While the company has hired compliance experts to help maintain … [Read more...] about Trump Hotels to Expand U.S. Presence – Conflict of Interest?
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) is introducing the 'Thailand CONNECT' brand in the U.S. market. TCEB’s latest global marketing campaign targets buyers from around the world, focusing on Thailand’s three key industry pillars: a diversity of destinations, unrivalled business opportunities, and the high quality of Thailand’s MICE professionals. In 2014 Thailand expects to attract 987,000 MICE travelers from overseas, with revenues reaching Baht 96.9 billion ($3.2 billion).Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, TCEB’s President, said, “The U.S. MICE market is one of the prominent markets from around the world that helps TCEB maintain its growth. TCEB will work together with our Thai team counterparts in bringing together the most profitable MICE platform for both buyers and visitors from the United States. With the ever-changing competition in the MICE industry, Thailand will continue to adjust and reposition itself to stay atop of the … [Read more...] about TCEB launches ‘Thailand CONNECT’ brand in U.S. market
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is lengthening its long established lead in China as one of the largest four and five star hotel operators here with 62 existing hotels and a pipeline of 86 new hotels. Now through 2011, one in every three new Starwood hotels will open in China, including new brand flagships for eight of its nine brands. China is now Starwood's second largest hotel market in the world, behind only the United States. "China is one of the world's fastest growing domestic and outbound travel markets," said Frits van Paasschen,"Demand continues to outpace supply in China, and there is still a long runway for growth especially when you consider that China has 171 cities with populations of more than one million, most of which do not yet have a major international branded hotel. It is not hard to imagine that we will ultimately have as many hotels in China as we do in the United States, which is more than 450." First Mover Advantage Key to Starwood's Dominance … [Read more...] about China becomes Starwood’s second largest hotel market behind U.S.
HOUSTON - From May 7th to May 11th, 2017, Yunnan Provincial Tourism Development Commission joins hands with American Society of Travel Agents(ASTA), one of the world's largest and most influential travel trade associations, to promote and market Yunnan tourism in the U.S.. The first stop of the promotion was in Houston, the biggest city in Texas, where a high-level delegation of officials from Yunnan Provincial Tourism Development Commission attended Southwest ASTA 2017 Tradeshow held by ASTA on May 8th to promote Yunnan tourism to the American market. Over 100 American travel agents attended the event. As the only invited Asian destination to the 4-hour tradeshow, Yunnan set up a booth to demonstrate its high-quality tourism resources, and to market its diverse tourism products. During the tradeshow, Mr. Chen Zhenlong, Deputy Director General of Yunnan Provincial Tourism Development Commission, delivered a speech first, expressing his vision towards Sino-US bilateral tourism, "Yunnan … [Read more...] about Yunnan Tourism promotion concluded successfully in the U.S.
For vegans and vegetarians, eating on the road used to be a challenge. Today, not so much.Decades ago, when I was in my 20s, for ethical and health-related reasons I decided to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle. And it was a lifestyle, not just a diet. In those days, to cut meat out of your diet meant living in a fragile subculture supportive of veggie living. It also meant subsisting on grilled-cheese sandwiches, rice and beans, and omelets. Even in Los Angeles, an ostensibly vegetarian-friendly city, it was tough to stick to the regimen, and ultimately I failed.Fast forward to 2017, and the picture for vegetarians and vegans is much brighter, whether at home or on the road. And not just in Los Angeles.Today, with around 8 million vegan or vegetarian adults in the U.S., maintaining a veggie-only diet has become much easier, as restaurants and grocery stores have embraced and aligned themselves with the lifestyle. It is the rare restaurant that doesn’t include on its menu options … [Read more...] about Vegetarian? Here Are the 25 Most Accommodating U.S. Cities