Salt Lake City Day Trip — Antelope Island

Why Go: Get up close and personal with Mother Nature less than 30 miles north of Salt Lake City. View wildlife and migrant birds, hike and/or comb the aspirin white beaches in these surreal remains of an inland sea. Note that wildlife viewing opportunities vary by season so take note.What you will do: The best way to get the most from your trip to Antelope Island is to plan a hike and, upon completion, relax a spell on the pristine beaches. We recommend the Frary Peak hike, the highest point on ...

LocaHot In Denver

Sometimes you experience a food or beverage item that deserves attention. Well we just discovered one such item during a trip to Denver.While attending a trade show, some colleagues and I decided to have dinner at Rioja, one of Denver's finest. With reservations at 7:30pm, we arrived early and negotiated ourselves to the bar though the typically packed house at Rioja. One of the ladies in our group struck up a conversation with a gentleman sitting at the bar from San Francisco. He was a salesman ...

Snowbirds

We've all heard of people heading south in the middle of winter to escape the frigid temperatures and grey skies. Many apparently head for Florida, Arizona, Hawaii or the Sunbelt for their winter vacation. Some folks spend all winter away. People that make these journeys to warm climates are called Snowbirds.But what about people trying to escape the sweltering heat and humidity of summer?As a travel enthusiast, I find myself interested in the weather. I want to know what the weather is going to ...

Boston Day Trip - America's History

Lexington, ConcordWhy Go: This is a "must do" day trip for American history buffs. You can follow the route taken by Paul Revere to the Revolutionary battlegrounds.What you can do: In Lexington, you can visit the town's historic landmarks such as Buckman Tavern, Munroe Tavern, and the Hancock-Clarke House. These are all tied to the early stages of the American Revolution. Once you leave Lexington you can enter Minute Man Historical Park. You can learn about the early stages of the Revolutionary ...

Boston Day Trip - Cape Cod

Provincetown, Cape Cod Why Go: Cape Cod is so close you would not want to miss the beauty of the coastline, the beach, the villages and the history. Provincetown offers all that and more. You could even spot some whales at the right time of year. This trip is best in May through September.What you can do: Take the Provincetown ferry to the Cape, stroll the coastline, walk the streets of Provincetown, enjoy the seafood, the galleries and the shops. This is the perfect day excursion to enjoy Cape ...

Boston Day Trip - East Coast Beaches

Cape Ann, Gloucester, Rockport, Good Harbor Beach, Wingaersheek Beach (Also Essex, Ispwich, Newburyport), then home through Salem Why Go: These east coast beaches are not as crowded, full of history and fishing villages. (Inspired the movie, The Perfect Storm)What you can do: In Rockport and In Gloucester, America's oldest seaport, visit historical venues and shops. Stroll the beaches and wonder through museums and galleries. The key beaches are Good Harbor Beach and Wingaersheek Beach. In Salem ...

Austin Day Trip - New Braunfels/Gruene

New Braunfels/Gruene Why Go: Central Texas was settled by German settlers back in the mid 1800's. New Braunfels and Gruene, Texas have roots in this historic migration, but these towns have grown into key tourist destinations because of their history, character and water. Both have the Comal River running through it just below Canyon Lake Dam. The Comal River provides great rafting/tubing, a hill country attraction in the hot Texas sun. Of course, there are plenty of other attractions in both to ...

Austin Day Trip - Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Why Go: Experience the unique Texas German flavor visiting the Hauptstrasse (Main Street) which is full of boutiques, antiques, restaurants, bakeries and generation-old peach orchards. In the middle of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg boasts one of the largest viniculture areas in the US, with more than 10 wineries in the region.What you can do: Fredericksburg has an abundance of boutiques and specialty shops lining its main streets. Visit Enchanted Rock State Natu ...

Houston Day Trip - Old Town Spring/The Woodlands/Conroe

Old Town Spring/The Woodlands/Conroe Why Go: This Day Trip will take you the North of Houston into the Big Thicket and Piney Woods region of Texas. That will be the backdrop as we escape to town centers and activities to the north of town. It is a great trip for those who want to browse antique and modern shops, and even throw in a little bit of Mother Nature in between.First Stop is Old Town Spring. There are more than 150 small shops housed in old homes and selling a variety of goods and servi ...

Houston Day Trip - The Birthplace of Texas

The Birthplace of Texas: Brenham, Round Top, and Chappell Hill Day Trip Why Go: This day trip from Houston includes historical treats, shopping opportunities, delicious pleasures and wildflower bouquets. This is Texas Wild Flower country, a rural Texas journey through towns large and small. Set out early and you'll maximum the value of this day trip.What you can do: About an hour out of Houston, you stumble across the small Texas town of Chappell Hill, founded in 1947. Visitors will find a delig ...