Vacation season is upon us with Spring Break winding down and the opening of the traditional travel season for most. From May to September individuals and families alike will be searching for their perfect destination for travel and working hard to find those awesome deals online for accommodations. While July is the most heavily traveled month of the year, 51% of reported travel takes place in this month, August, June and September run neck in neck for monopolizing the ma
Why Use Yelp When Traveling? How often when traveling do you wish you could just find a local spot that seems to embody all the flavors of the region. Sometimes when mass consumed chain food just is not what you are looking for you just want to taste what makes the region different from your own home. Why would you want to eat fast food when you can have real soul food or why eat generic pasta when you can find a quaint little spot where a family has been hand rolling thei
Never have a been a traveler which enjoys spending the majority of my trip seeking parking on the street or winding around looking for sometimes hours for a parking garage. Instead I have always sought out other modes of transportation which make travel a bit more simplistic, as was the case when I recently took a short trip to New Orleans during one of their biggest festivals of the years. Street parking in the Quarter is mostly residential, meaning for the non-local only
We all come to Vegas wanting to see the lights, hear the sounds, possibly catch a show or a club or maybe even strike it rich, however while in Vegas you don't always have to be a high roller to have fun. In fact finding the deals can be half the fun in the city which doesn't often waiver in prices because simply they know they do not have to. But where in this city that never sleeps can you get a little price break when it comes to your booze?? Simple, "The Five O'Clock Some
When you think of Virginia, several things might come to mind including the scenic coastline, historic cities or the Shenandoah National Park where you an meander your way through the skylines peering off into natural beauty. But while exploring the great state, you will not want to miss a slightly lesser known natural wonder, the Natural Bridge State Park. Known for beautiful natural parks and outdoor spaces to rival that of many neighboring states with views that seem to
So you aren’t much of a gambler but still want to take a trip to one of the cities that never sleeps. You have an obsession with seeing the lights and taking in a show but aren’t one for just the party scene and actually want to do a little tourism while visiting the city famed for its torrid roots in old Hollywood and mobster culture. But where do you go?? When I visited Las Vegas, my mind was all a swirl looking for just such options. Though I had been before I w
Amongst National Landmarks and stops must see for travelers when passing through Arizona and Nevada is the Hoover Dam. This mammoth manmade feat which began construction in 1931 and ran for 5 years stands an astounding 726 feet in height and at its thickest portion is 650 feet. But why stop? The sheer numbers alone are astounding!! Sure the $49 million of the time which now would be the equivalent of $811 million are pretty substantial. As are the 10,000 workers the pro
When traveling on a budget one of the most cost effective practices you can employ is packing for not only your camping and adventures but also bringing food along the way. Food and gas typically are the majority of any budget when travel and curving that cost through pre-packing can be one of the best ways to stretch your dollar. One thing most forget to consider however is altitude. So you might be asking yourself: how this impacts your travels and why it even is a con
After driving the majority of the day from Denver to Moab and managing to escape the upcoming winter weather blowing into the Colorado I-70 corridor, there was nothing I wanted more than to find a campsite which was dry and warm. Traveling with my friend, which had not been camping with me before it was imperative that we found a campground that would have facilities which were both accessible and acceptable. Entering Moab we found a great fit in SlickRock Campground, just
Full Video Overview of my trip to Silver Dollar City!! When traveling to Branson, Silver Dollar City is a must stop for all families and individuals. Boasting the oldest ride in the area, the park was founded on family values and fun and since its inception has grown into not only a theme park but a family friendly get away which hosts festivals, shows, crafters, delicious treats and holiday festivities which are to be rivaled by none. I have been traveling to the park since
Check out this video from my recent journey and see why I decided this is one of the best art museums I have ever visited! (More photos and complete text about the Museum coming soon...) #crystalbridges #museumofamericanart #art #artmuseum #bentonville #arkansas #ozarks #chihuly #budgettravel #bujdgettrips #freemuseums
Commissioned in 1943 the USS Lexington served the United States Navy as one of the leading aircraft carriers of the times. Throughout its many years of service, the carrier held as many as 3,000 as its infrastructure supported a floating city of those seeking to defend our country during both war and peace. Serving during WWII, it served in every major operation yet was damaged and reported sank time and time again to be one of the most resilient of the American fleet.
I always enjoy a good pass through Austin, though typically I am never there for long, I always enjoy the sights and sounds of the unique city. Though it happens to be the capitol of Texas, it is unlike any other capitol city you will find as its culture paves the way to a city of innovation and art which cannot be surpassed. The first time I heard the phrase “Keep Austin Weird” I was a little confused, I knew two things to be in the city, the University of Texas and all of
If you ever find yourself in San Antonio with a late night craving, Mama Margie's and it's 4 locations might just be the stop for you. Unlike typical breakfast establishments which serve up anything from hash to pancakes in diner style fashion, this late night eatery focuses on food with a Mexican flare with large plates and bold flavors.
I was looking for something after a long day out which would be filling and flavorful when I happened upon this restaurant. What I wasn
On a hot day at the North Shore Beach of Corpus Christi nothing beats a cool break from fun in the sun. As we traveled down the seaside sidewalks looking for just that place, Fajitaville emerged with its brightly colored bold colors from the sand and lured us in with its welcoming appearance.
A multi level restaurant and bar, Fajitaville makes its mark on the beach as it transitions from dining to night spot at 10 p.m. for those wanting to keep the party going til the beac
Just outside of Corpus Christi in a slightly more remote stretch of Texas coast rests Padre Island National Seashore, a beachfront land preserve operated by the United States Park System that offered a variety of camping and recreation options.
Amongst those, Malaquite Beach Campground, a small but nice facility less than a quarter mile up the beach from the visitors center. This campground boasts around 50 campsites, many featuring a picnic table, BBQ and shade structure.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the days long since passed, when things were without electronics and far more simplistic? Have you thought about what it would be to have to create stories on hides or source a buffalo for all its parts just to survive? Or what would it be to live on the wilderness and rope and ride your way through the west? If any of these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, then the Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, Oklahoma
A huge thanks goes out to everyone today who supports my blog!! I am excited to announce that today I hit 3,000 followers on Facebook, just a little closer to my goals for the blog as a whole. This makes my overall footprint of subscribed outreach just over 6000 (this includes various social medias as well as the blog landing page itself) I would love now to improve the subscriptions to YouTube so that I eventually can finalize the domain name for that and start providing e
When traveling, a major misstep of many adventurers is not being prepared for all scenarios. Upon researching many of the local campsites we quickly realized, many modern conveniences are not available for primitive tent camping sites. As a result, I quickly began exploring options for how to power all of our devices along the way so as to not miss any of the vast photo opportunities around every corner of this amazing earth. Learning more about all options for charging d