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5 Summer Road Trips Worth Filling The Gas-tank For

July 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

When making your final vacation plans for this Summer, take our recommendation: skip the stop to your preferred airline booking website and haul out the road atlas to create yourself a Great American Roadtrip. This is a great way to see our beautiful country — and have a bit more control over experiences (and photo ops) that will last a lifetime.

Okay, we know this isn't the fasted way to get from point A to point B, but with gas prices on average about $1 cheaper than last Summer, packing up the car and hitting the road won't break the bank.

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Prepare Your Spin-the-Bottle Skills: Here's a Summer Camp Series for Adults

July 1, 2015 at 3:51 PM | by | ()

Sleep away camp is way more fun as an adult — at least that's what Camp No Counselors is counting on.

This series of adult getaways, which temporarily takes over campgrounds near Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and in New York's Adirondack Mountains, invites adults to spend the weekend doing old-school activities — like water skiing, slip n' slide, archery, dodge ball, ping pong, and talent shows — only this time around, each is infused with plenty of booze.

Just like a kids' camp, guests sleep in bunks and eat meals cafeteria style. But unlike the summer camp most people remember from their childhood, this one encourages mingling between the sexes, offers co-ed bunk beds, serves breakfast with a Bloody Mary, and even throws nightly happy hours and dance parties that last until 2 AM.

The concept is so popular that most of this summer's camps are already sold out. But you can still snag a spot at for the Los Angeles camp (October 1-4) and one of the New York camp sessions, the weekend of September 17-20.

Prices start at $475.00 including accommodations, meals, snacks, an open bar and activities. To make a reservation, visit campnocounselors.com.

[Photo: http://campnocounselors.com]

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Hitting The Road? 5 Travel Trends for Summer 2015

June 12, 2015 at 4:10 PM | by | ()

Summer travel season is almost here. As you pack your bags and plan your trips, the Citi ThankYou Premier Summer Travel Survey reveals what trends summer travelers can expect. Conducted by Wakefield Research, the survey recently polled 1,000 U.S. adults ages 35-54, reports TravelPulse.

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Uber Launches On Cape Cod and The Islands, But Needs More Drivers

June 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM | by | ()

Just before Memorial Day weekend, Uber announced it would be bringing its car share service over to New England's summering spots of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. Good news, right? Well maybe if they had enough drivers for all those folks looking for a weekend ride.

According to Boston.com, things came up a little bit short during the service’s summer debut. Bringing up the app seemed to only reveal a car or two at times, not really enough to keep up with demand — especially, we assume, after last call at all those beach bars.

Uber promises that they’re adding drivers to their platform, so more cars should be available sooner than later. But if you’re headed out to Cape Cod and the islands any time soon, better program a backup number into your phone — you know, for a traditional taxi — just in case.

[Image from Uber Facebook]

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Snap the Skyline: It's Manhattanhenge Weekend in NYC

May 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM | by | ()

How many were #caughtgramming in this shot? #manhattanhenge2015 #nyc #manhattanhenge

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Just in case you happened to be around 42nd Street in New York City last evening and noticed crowds of pedestrians with their smartphones held high, seemingly looking off into the horizon, and wondered what was going on...it's Manhattanhenge!

Two weekends every year, during the summer, the setting sun perfectly lines up with the grid of the city's east-west streets, creating a straight beam of sunset through the urban canyons of the streets. Photographers who wish to capture this phenomenon typically stake out the west end of of wide 42nd Street, and even head over the East River to Long Island City to capture the whole of the skyline.

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Love to Travel, Live to Give? This Group is Offering Discounts On Summer Volunteer Trips

Where: Ghana
May 22, 2015 at 12:37 PM | by | ()

If you're worried that you waited too long to book a volunteer vacation for this summer, worry not. There's actually no better time than the present. India-based, internationally-recognized outfit Volunteering Solutions is giving $100 off all summer programs booked by May 31, which includes trips to Delhi, India, Thailand, Ghana and Tanzania.

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A State Snack Tour: Everything You Need to Eat On Your Next Wisconsin Road Trip

May 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM | by | ()

Hey, you guys! It's road trip season, and no trip through America's heartland is complete without snacking your way from state to state. So when we hit the road in Wisconsin with a full gas tank, we wanted to make sure our bellies were just as full — with delicious treats that are synonymous with Dairy-land.

Naturally, the majority of our snacks featured homegrown dairy from any number of farms that call the state home. This is Wisconsin: Don't forget the cheese, glorious cheese! But we'd also recommend treating your taste buds to other special fare like tasty fruit, fresh fish and local beef. Here were some of our favorite bites, and where to find them.

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Opening Day at Coney Island's Cyclone Didn't Go as Planned

March 30, 2015 at 9:04 AM | by | ()

Even though the temperature where you call home might not be supporting the concept, spring has finally arrived across the top half of the globe. That means more time outdoors, more sunshine, and most importantly theme parks and roller coasters opening their turnstiles for the first time in months.

Over in New York some of the rides and attractions at Coney Island starting doing their thing for the first time in 2015; however, apparently there are still quite a few kinks to still work out. On Sunday the famous Cyclone got stuck at the top during its opening day, and riders had to climb down the lift hill to get back to the ground.

The roller coaster is celebrating year 88 of doing its thing, and we’re hopeful that this opening day mishap is only a hiccup in Luna Park’s—and the coaster’s—summer season. All in all there were 24 riders that were forced to take a different way down, and thankfully no one was injured. So a good story for those involved albeit a scary one in the moment!

[Photo of a better day: Todd Crusham]

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Last-Minute Labor Day: Road Trip to These Classic American State Fairs

August 29, 2014 at 10:24 AM | by | ()

Fried food, Ferris wheels, and fun are on the schedule at state fairs across the country, and Labor Day Weekend is the last great weekend during summer fair season. There’s at least ten different fairs doing their thing this weekend, so one more summer road trip might just be a great way to end the season.

We’ve broken things down for you below, so just pick a state near you—we’re thinking Vermont—and type the address into your phone.

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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals: Hilton Head Island Before It Gets Brisk

August 26, 2014 at 9:34 AM | by | ()

We hate to alarm you, but the summer is quickly coming to an end. Before you know it, the cooler weather will be trickling in, and those pumpkin-flavored lattes will be hitting the bar at your favorite coffee shop. That’s why it’s time to plan one last quick getaway, and Labor Day Weekend is the time to do it.

There’s plenty of sunshine and warmth to be had in South Carolina, so we say skip out of town and head to Hilton Head Island. It’s a nice spot for both those with families and those without, and if golf is your thing you won’t be short on courses from which to choose. They even have that snazzy red and white lighthouse—it’s actually only like 90-feet tall—for selfie opportunities.

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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals: A Long Flight to the Land Down Under

Where: Australia
August 22, 2014 at 10:50 AM | by | ()

We hate to alarm you, but the summer is quickly coming to an end. Before you know it, the cooler weather will be trickling in, and those pumpkin-flavored lattes will be hitting the bar at your favorite coffee shop. That’s why it’s time to plan one last quick getaway, and Labor Day Weekend is the time to do it.

We'll be the first to admit that Australia isn't the easiest destination to travel to, but sometimes all a bucketlist vacation needs is a holiday off to get the ball rolling. And, naturally, a our tips to making the best of the 14-hour flight. All things considered, this might be the time to score a great deal on a package to explore this beautiful country.

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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals: The Islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard

August 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM | by | ()

We hate to alarm you, but the summer is quickly coming to an end. Before you know it, the cooler weather will be trickling in, and those pumpkin-flavored lattes will be hitting the bar at your favorite coffee shop. That’s why it’s time to plan one last quick getaway, and Labor Day Weekend is the time to do it.

We have had awesome times on both Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, so that’s why we’re suggesting you close summer out with a bang and visit both. Sure, it might be a bit to pack in over just a few days, but when there are ferries involved, how can you resist?

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