When it comes time to plan your winter vacation, a lot of people think about heading south to the beaches of Florida, or hitting the coast of California. But, what better way to experience winter than in a place like Boston?
Not only does Boston sparkle with all the white holiday lights and a little dusting of snow, but there are actually a ton of fun (and inexpensive) things to do in the city during the winter.
By: Melanie Warner
I lived in Los Angeles for ten years, but never made it to Oxnard. I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to go check out this area for the first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought it would be more industrial, but was pleasantly surprised at the warm and inviting, burgeoning travel experience that Oxnard has to offer. With its nautical themes and maritime feel right on the ocean, I was often reminded of other charming locations, like Kemah near the Gulf in Texas, or Marina Del Rey and Venice Beach in Los Angeles The view of Channel Island from the beach was so beautiful at sunset, we were practically moved to tears. The beach was empty, but far from lonely. I was also impressed with all of the local culture, art, talent, cuisine and history that is displayed and easily accessed in this town.
By: Melanie Warner
If you are looking for an interesting diversion while on a road trip in California, I would suggest going to Paso Robles, California. It is located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and can break up your long drive.
When most people think of Portland, Maine images of lobster boats and lighthouses most likely come to mind. Maine is synonymous with the traditional New England Yankee style of beach culture and life. But did you also know that Portland consistently ranks as one of the best foodie cities in America?
And we’re not talking chowder and clam rolls here. There are many high quality restaurants in Portland, so many in fact, that there are actual culinary and ‘foodie’ tours offered around the city.
Thanksgiving in New England means more than just pilgrims and cranberries, it is also the unofficial start of ski season! Each year, around this time, skis and snowboards around the region come out of the basement, and off for a tune up. Of all of the resorts in the New England region, Killington is one of the most popular.