In case you haven’t noticed, wine has gotten pretty big in the US. There are new winemaking valleys popping up all over the country, from Upstate New York to Central Oregon.
But, chances are, when you think about wine in America, there is one state that automatically pops into your mind…that’s right, California.
Even though it might feel like Halloween just passed, once we hit November, many cities across the country begin to focus on Christmas. Even though you might still be going through all that extra candy, many are excited to start thinking about the holiday season.
And while it might not just be snowing just yet, that doesn’t mean people aren’t excited to start getting out the tinsel, wrapping presents, and thinking about their Christmas trees. So, in this post, we’re going to tell you all the best spots across the country to catch some Christmas tree lighting events.
For many, Nevada is all about the bright lights and casinos of cities like Las Vegas and Reno. However, there is another part of Nevada that most people don’t often take the time to experience; the natural side of the state.
There are a number of parks and reserves both completely within the state and touching its borders, but one beautiful (and recently added) gem is the Pine Forest Range Wilderness. Created only in 2014, and run by theBureau of Land Management (BLM), it covers just over 24,000 acres of varied terrain.
Maine might be best known for its beaches, but there is a lot of incredible nature to be found once you venture just a few miles inland from the ocean.
One such place is the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. It was named after Rachel Carson, a very popular and world-renowned marine biologist, who was also a very outspoken environmental activist during her lifetime. She was also editor in chief of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
You’ll find Hilton Head in the beautiful low country area of South Carolina. It’s right on the Atlantic Ocean, and beyond being a beach town, it offers a ton of natural beauty, food, and activities. So, it’s no wonder that millions of people flock to Hilton Head every year.
Hilton Head is actually a barrier island that’s just about 42 square miles and is located just off the South Carolina and Georgia borders. It’s a great destination that is especially popular with people who are looking for a truly relaxing place to spend time, let’s take a look.
Raise your hand if you love a ghost tour!
That’s right, we thought there would be a few of you. The fact of the matter is, ghost tours are not only incredibly fun (in a really scary way), but they are also great ways to learn about a city.
Oftentimes, when you’re on a ghost tour, you’re being taken to all sorts of little nooks and crannies around a city that you didn’t even know existed in the first place. It’s really having the opportunity to look at a city in a truly different way.
While there are few thing in life as great as a week (or two) away from the office relaxing on vacation, many people don’t realize just how refreshing a weekend getaway can be.
Therefore, if you are short on vacation days, or just don’t have the ability to take a full week, break up the time you do have into a couple of long weekend stints. Having a three or four day mini-break can be incredibly fulfilling and lots of fun, plus you rarely need to travel too far from home.
When anyone hears the words “Las Vegas” their mind immediately goes to one image: The Strip. That long stretch of road called Las Vegas Boulevard that is lined with flashing lights, mega hotels, and casinos.
Now, there is no doubt that The Strip is the biggest draw to Las Vegas. It’s where you can see incredible shows and musical performances, eat at the restaurants of some of the best chefs in the world, and partake in (just a little bit of) gambling.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is the mecca of caving and exploring cave systems in the United States. Taking up an area of approximately 73 square miles, it features over 100 underground caves that are hidden beneath the Chihuahuan Desert in southern New Mexico.
For people who’ve been able to visit Carlsbad Caverns, it’s not unusual for them to be so awed by the caves, that they want to find more places just like it. If you haven’t been there yet, but would love to check out some awesome caves and caverns, turns out there are lots of places around the country to explore, so we’ve got you covered too.
Here are five more places you’ll need to check out if you want to see more places like Carlsbad Caverns.