Near & Far

Your Bradenton Bucket List for Insane Adventures and Insatiable Bites

Your Bradenton Bucket List for Insane Adventures and Insatiable Bites

Blessed with warm weather and miles of unspoiled coastline, Bradenton is a touch of old Florida where casting a line and sunset chasing and popular pastimes…especially in winter.

Instagram Lovers: St. Petersburg / Clearwater is Photo Heaven

Instagram Lovers: St. Petersburg / Clearwater is Photo Heaven

St. Petersburg/Clearwater is one of those unicorn destinations that has it all – top-rated beaches, award-winning attractions, and incredible weather. The blue skies, pastel buildings, and waterfront are a photographer – and snowbird’s – dream.

Animals, Adrenaline and Adventure: 9 Quirky Yet Totally Awesome Things to Do in Auckland

Animals, Adrenaline and Adventure: 9 Quirky Yet Totally Awesome Things to Do in Auckland

Most people who make the trek to Middle Earth will inevitably pass through Auckland. But instead of using it as a jumping off point to get out of town there are plenty of adventures to be had right in Auckland.

10 Colorful Natural Wonders in the US... You Simply Have to See to Believe

10 Colorful Natural Wonders in the US… You Simply Have to See to Believe

Many believe you have to fly around the world for otherworldly landscapes, but there are plenty of wonders to be right in your own backyard.

Hava Happy Holiday Season in Lake Havasu City

Hava Happy Holiday Season in Lake Havasu City

They say, “The best summer you’ll spend is a winter in Havasu.” While the city certainly lives up to its reputation as one of the craziest spring break destinations in the U.S., in the offseason, the city is a quiet reprieve while the rest of the country is blanketed by snow.

Beach, Please: Why Corpus Christi Should Be Your Next Gulf Coast Getaway

Beach, Please: Why Corpus Christi Should Be Your Next Gulf Coast Getaway

Corpus Christi can seem a little anticlimactic upon arrival because unlike most beach towns, there’s no obvious boardwalk or touristy area. It’s enormous and encompasses multiple beaches, cities, and habitats. Once you get a lay of the land and stop to marvel at just how massive it truly is, you’ll begin to appreciate just how much room you have to play.

Uncover the Best of Texas on a Scavenger Hunt Through Baytown

Uncover the Best of Texas on a Scavenger Hunt Through Baytown

A place for experiential travelers to check some unique items off their bucket list, this waterfront city is a literal treasure trove of attractions from annual grape stomps to legal drag racing.

What Can’t You Do (or Eat) in Spokane?

What Can’t You Do (or Eat) in Spokane?

Spokane is one of those cities you don’t hear a lot about. In fact, you could say it’s unspoken, really. But as Washington’s second largest city (after Seattle), it’s one of those places that under promises and over delivers.

9 Unmissable Photo Ops in Arizona (Plus Insider Tips for Shooting and Visiting!)

9 Unmissable Photo Ops in Arizona (Plus Insider Tips for Shooting and Visiting!)

While most people think of the desert as barren flatland or dusty sand as far as the eye can see, that’s hardly an accurate picture. You may not know it, but Northern Arizona used to be completely volcanic, which actually […]

Southeast Texas...A Northerner's First (and Unabashedly Raw) Take

Southeast Texas…A Northerner’s First (and Unabashedly Raw) Take

For anyone born outside of Texas, Texas comes with a lot of stereotypes and to be honest, is the butt of many jokes. Unless you’re from the there, it’s hard to truly understand their intense “Texas Forever” pride (despite being […]