Acadia National Park

Breathtaking views and local fun Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 3 Days Must See: Cadillac Mountain, lunch at Jordan Pond House, anyplace you can take in the shore and cliff views Time of the Year to Visit: Fall (we visited in mid-September) Audience: Everyone (variety of trails, beautiful views)     About Acadia People have been […]

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Vieques, Puerto Rico

The United States’ untapped paradise.   Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 4 Days Must See:  Pata Pieta (Secret Beach), Bio Bay Night Kayaking, Snorkeling at Mosquito Pier and the Sugar Mill Ruins Time of the Year to Visit: Spring/Fall (high season – Winter) Audience: Everyone     About the Island of Vieques Vieques is a […]

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Redwood National Park

There’s more to see than just big trees   Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 3 Days Must See: Fern Canyon, Chandelier Drive-thru Tree Time of the Year to Visit: Spring – Fall (we visited in the Fall) Audience: Everyone (variety of trail lengths and levels of difficulty)   About Redwood Most people know Redwood as […]

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Machu Picchu, Peru

The trek of a lifetime Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 8-9 Days Must See:  Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Ollantaytambo, Moray Time of the Year to Visit: Fall-Spring (we visited at the beginning of March) Audience: Everyone (train), Adventurers (trek) About Peru and Machu Picchu Peru is located on the western coast of […]

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Death Valley National Park

The big park of beautiful surprises   Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 3 Days Must See: Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palatte Drive Time of the Year to Visit: Winter (we visited in late December) Audience: Everyone (short trails, mostly drivable to the highlights)     About Death Valley In this below-sea-level basin, steady […]

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Virgin Islands National Park

Paradise is where you can hike to the beach Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 4 days Must See: Snorkeling with Sea Turtles at Maho Bay, Caneel Hill Trail, Reef Bay Trail, Honeymoon Beach Time of the Year to Visit: Spring/Fall Audience: Everyone (variety of trails, small and large beaches, not all activities require […]

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