The Best Western Rewards program has been nominated for two awards this year in the Frequent Traveler Awards: “Best Loyalty Credit Card” and “Program of the Year (Hotel)” We need your help in getting votes because voting is open to the public! Follow the link below to show your support for the Best Western Rewards…Read
I can’t say this is a passion of mine, but my father is bird watcher. I have spent some afternoons driving out to beautiful areas and relaxing while my dad pulls out his binoculars, bird book and rattles off the names of different types of birds while I take in the scenery. I am not an expert, but I have enough experience to know that this is a great passion for many people. It offers a great way to relax, enjoy nature and see new and beautiful places around the world. The great thing about birding is it is accessible to everyone in almost any location. All you need is some transportation, bird book and binoculars and you are ready for birding.Read
Ok, so I didn’t coin this phrase, but every time I hear Hank Williams, Jr. or Faith Hill sing this song at the beginning of Sunday night and Monday night football, I get goose bumps. I’ll just say it once, I LOVE FOOTBALL. Everything about it: looking ahead at the schedule for my favorite teams; checking on the weather to see if it’s going to be hot or just merely hot (I live where it’s always hot); what I’m going to wear (either the team jersey that’s for hot weather or the team jersey that’s for merely hot weather) and the all important questions – what time does the tailgate party start and what food are we going to have?Read
And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound.
The summer sun is faint on them —
The summer flowers depart —
Sit still — as all transform’d to stone,
Except your musing heart.
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
This year, I’m recommending that everyone head to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in late September or early October for a spectacular view of the Earth in autumn splendor. The peninsula is heavily forested so any road you take will be a treat, but I’m going to offer up some ideas of things to see while you bask in the glory of the leaves. Specific driving routes can also be found at www.michigan.org.Read
Summer isn’t over yet! There’s still time to treat your family to a cool treat.
USA Today put together a roundup of our country’s best ice cream parlors. They asked local travel experts to name one great ice cream shop in each state and the District of Columbia. Here’s a sampling of the top 50, and click here for the full story.Read
Who’s Gonna Win?! Anyone could win this weekend in Kansas, as the Chase for the Cup races on. Do you have a guess on who will edge out the competition and win this Sunday? Leave your prediction of “Who’s Gonna Win” in the comment section below and if you guess correctly, you will have a…Read
Submit a Photo for a Chance to Win $800 in Prizes! Washington state is one of the most beautiful places in the world; with activities like hiking, biking, skiing and kayaking, the state produces some amazing photo opportunities and we want to see your pictures! Do you have a photo from your trip to Washington?…Read
As a lifelong cat lover and owner, I’ve had to move/travel with cats on several occasions across the state and even across the country. While traveling in a car with a cat is significantly more nerve-racking than traveling with dogs, it doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience. Below are some tips when you have to take your feline friend out and about:Read
If you’re like me and you’re fortunate enough to travel quite a lot, you likely find yourself looking for new ideas for destinations to get away too. Come summer time I find myself not so much looking for an exotic tropical paradise (I’d rather save that for the grey blah winter months)…. I tend to look for more urban destinations to enjoy and explore new experiences. Here are a few of my suggestions for summer cities worth dropping in on that you might not think of visiting.Read
Ever since the 1999 model year, Harley-Davidson has produced a limited number of very special, premium motorcycles out of their Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) unit. More than just mules for bolt-on accessories, the CVO bikes are showcases for the talents and abilities of Harley designers and engineers. They feature unique paintjobs, hopped-up powertrains and acres of chrome. Each CVO bike has become an instant collectible.
The first CVO bikes were the 1999 FXR2 and FXR3. Two CVO models followed each year until 2005, when the program expanded to three models. In 2007, the number of CVO models increased to its current level, four models.Read