Vacationing In The Hamptons

September 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Top Vacation Destinations

Located on the North and South Fork of Long Island the area known as the Hamptons is one of the most popular vacation spots in New York. The Hamptons has a deep rich history that goes back to the 1600’s. Like many other New England colonies it was originally farmland, over the years it port of trade, Revolutionary War staging point, refuge for artists and poets, and favorite vacation spot. There are even legends the infamous pirate Captain Kidd visited its shores and left buried treasure still waiting to be found.

If you’re looking for treasure in the Hamptons there’s no need to get out your shovel and start digging, just take stroll through any of its quaint towns and shops and you’ll be rewarded. Many of the towns in the Hamptons such as Amagansett, Bridgehampton, and Quogue are filled with historical landmarks, museums and other cultural centers. To get the most out of the Hamptons you’ll need to visit during peak season which runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. During this time every town and village will have artist’s exhibits, traveling museum exhibits, and photography and music concerts.

Many people who choose to vacation in the Hamptons choose to stay for two to three weeks and there is a wide range of lodging choices to choose from. The most basic will be the Bed & Breakfast Inn’s. Run by the owners and a small staff there is no way you can beat them on service and price. If you are looking for something a little more private there are many traditional motels and hotels all across the Hamptons that can accommodate you. When you want get the most out of a Hampton’s vacation consider renting a beachfront house or cottage. The styles range from small intimate cottages, to large palatial modern mansions. Beachfront properties are the most sought after locations. Nothing can quite compare to watching a sunrise from a private balcony every morning. The next time your looking for a place to get away from your daily stress unplug and recharge your batteries, a vacation to the Hamptons may be just the ticket.

Vacationing On Hawaii

September 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Travel information

Vacationing on Hawaii’s Big Island: Where You Should Stay

Are you looking to take a family vacation or even a romantic getaway? If so, have you decided on a vacation destination yet? Each year, millions of individuals spend days, even weeks, search for the perfect place to spend their next family vacation or romantic getaway. What many people do not realize is that the perfect destination is a lot closer than they think, in Hawaii.

If you are interested in visiting Hawaii, you will need to choose an island to visit. Of course, you can always schedule an inter-island Hawaiian vacation, but it might be better to just focus on one for now. Your choices will likely include Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Big Island, and Lanai. One of the most amazing things about Hawaii is each of the islands is amazing all on their own. Although this may seem nice, it may make choosing your next Hawaii vacation destination a little bit harder. It is sometimes hard to choose which island to visit, since they are all perfect. As nice as Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai are, you may want to think about making your next Hawaii trip be to Hawaii’s Big Island.

When it comes to Big Island vacations, one of the first things vacationers what to know is what you can do on the island. It is important to concentrate on the fun island activities that you may enjoy, but, perhaps, it is better to focus on where you can stay on Hawaii’s Big Island. You can’t enjoy an extended vacation without overnight accommodations; therefore, those accommodations should be one of the first things that you focus on, when planning a Big Island vacation. Luckily for you and the rest of your traveling party, you have a number of different options, when it comes to choosing your Big Island overnight accommodations.

If you are like many other travelers there is a good chance that you chose Hawaii, not only for its beauty, but also for the seclusion. Positioned away from the United States, Hawaii often feels as if it is a country all on its own. If the privacy and seclusion is what brought you to Hawaii’s Big Island, you may also want to incorporate that into your overnight accommodations. If you are looking to enjoy your Big Island vacation, in a relatively calm and peaceful matter, you may want to examine Big Island vacation rentals. Big Island vacation rentals are available all across Big Island. You may also enjoy the fact that vacation rentals come in a number of different sizes and styles. Whether you are looking for a luxury Big Island vacation rental or one that can accommodate a large family, there are multiple vacation rentals out there that could give you just what you need.

As popular as Big Island vacation rentals are, there are some individuals who wish to stay at other locations. Whether you are traveling to Big Island with your family or just with your romantic partner, you may want to examine Hawaii Big Island vacation resorts. Hawaii Big Island vacation resorts are also positioned all across the island; however, they tend to be most popular along the cost. What is nice about most Hawaii Big Island vacation resorts is that you aren’t just given a place to stay. Resorts are designed to give travelers everything that they need, all in one place. This means that by choosing to stay at a Big Island vacation resort you should have access to onsite swimming pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, golf courses, restaurants, souvenir shops, and beauty salons. For fun and convenience, a Big Island vacation resort may be able to give you just what you need.

As nice as Big Island vacation rentals and Big Island vacation resorts are, they can get quite costly. If you are looking to save money on your next Big Island vacation, you may want to think about staying at a hotel. While most hotels are not as nice as most vacation resorts, you will find that they do offer great accommodations and services for an affordable price. In fact, on Hawaii’s Big Island, most vacation hotels come equipped with onsite restaurants, fitness centers, laundry facilities, and swimming pools. With a little bit of research, you could easily find a Big Island hotel that makes you feel as if you are staying a vacation resort, without having to pay the full price.

As you can see, if you are planning a Hawaii Big Island vacation, you have a number of different places to stay. Whether you are traveling in December or July, you are advised to make your reservations, no matter where they are, ahead of time.

Log Cabin Vacationing In Blue Ridge Georgia

July 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Destinations

One of the lesser know but most relaxing vacation destinations in the southeastern United States is Blue Ridge, Georgia. Blue Ridge is located in the most northern part of Georgia nestled in amongst some of the most scenic mountain areas in the southeastern United States.

Blue Ridge is a really small town with a picturesque little downtown area and some of the nicest antique shops in all of Georgia. Blue Ridge is referred to by some as the antique capital of Georgia. It is located about 90 miles north of Atlanta and is about 30 miles from the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. This quaint little town is known as the Gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The serenity you experience in Blue Ridge will make it hard to believe you are only an hour and a half outside of Atlanta. It is nothing like the busy metropolis of Atlanta nor the more touristy mountain vacation areas of the southeast.

While the more touristy type places like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are very nice places to visit if you’re looking for a mountain vacation, Blue Ridge is a place to get away from all of those arcade type attractions and just enjoy nature and the beautiful surroundings the mountains have to offer.

Not to worry if you want something to do though, the downtown Blue Ridge area has many specialty shops, some of the best antiquing in all of Georgia as I mentioned earlier, a theater, art galleries, many tasty restaurants and much more. One of the biggest attractions around is to take the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway around a 26 mile loop throughout Fannin County. It stops right in the middle of the downtown area so you can’t miss it.

A vacation in Blue Ridge Georgia is all about relaxing and if you want, you can just sit downtown all day, watch the train go by and sip a cup of coffee. Right across from the train station is a great little cafe that serves the best coffee and coffee drinks in town. You will enjoy the atmosphere, as this unique little cafe is a refurbished bank, complete with a vault and a large steel door. Of course the vault never closes. You can grab a cup of coffee to go or spend the morning or afternoon in one of their plush couches or chairs.

Earlier I referred to Blue Ridge as a really small town because its population is about 1,100 people. However, Blue Ridge and Fannin County boast some of the nicest cabin rentals with the best mountain or wooded views to enjoy a weekend getaway or a week long vacation. You will never have trouble finding a place to stay around Blue Ridge because there are actually more cabin rentals in Fannin county then there are people living in Blue Ridge.

If you are looking to get away from everything and have a nice quiet vacation in a beautiful log cabin, then Blue Ridge Georgia is definitely the place to go.

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