Gananoque and the 1000 Islands is a boater’s paradise, fisherman’s playground, hiker’s haven and a cyclist’s waterfront adventure and it’s easy to see why it’s regarded as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Amid the spectacular scenery of lush woodlands, rock and cobalt-blue water, the 1,864 islands that make up the 1000 Islands truly lives up to its reputation as a world-class waterfront destination. Embrace the outdoors with freshwater fishing, cycling, golfing, kayaking, boating, hiking and events. Laugh a thousand times at Canada’s most beautiful theater settings. Step back in time with a visit through self-guided walking tours and breathtaking cruises and take full advantage of the rugged Canadian Shield on a renowned golf course. Gananoque and the 1000 Islands is a haven for adventurers of all ages. [Read more…]
When it comes to thinking about travel destinations, a lot of folks in the Northeast often turn to warm-weather locales such as the Caribbean or culturally appealing spots around Europe.
But our neighbor to the north isn’t a place void of interesting tourist attractions. It has abundant recreational options, great museums and historic sites, engaging metropolitan areas and fairs and festivals you won’t find elsewhere.
If you’re wondering where to look, here are some of the many fun things to do in Canada. [Read more…]
Atlanta is a destination city. The cosmopolitan capital of Georgia offers a variety of attractions for all sorts of travelers, from restaurants and shops to sprawling parks to historical homes and museums, all with Southern hospitality.
Whether you’re on a budget or enjoying the ATL in style, here’s where to stay in Atlanta, including AAA Diamond rated hotels.
On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, Sunday River Resort, in Newry, Maine, will host its annual Fall Festival. Like so many seasonal celebrations held around this time of year, the happening will include an arts and crafts fair, live music, children’s games and pony and wagon rides.
There will be one part of the festivities, however, that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere.
It’s called wife carrying, and it’s as popular as ever.
The 17th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship (a AAA GEM attraction) starts at 11 a.m. on Oct. 8. The event was founded at Sunday River in 1999, where it’s been held ever since. [Read more…]
What makes a burger great? Is it the toppings – the artisan pickles, fancy buns and special sauces? Or is it simplicity – the quality of the meat, the perfect doneness – that defines the best of the very many versions of America’s favorite sandwich?
It’s up to the eater to decide, but one thing is for sure: the difference between a good hamburger and a sub-par attempt is never hard to distinguish.
There are plenty of thoughts on where to go to get the best burger in NYC, and for some places that decision is more unanimous than others. With so many opinions floating around and so many places touting to be “the best,” you may not know where to begin.
AAA Diamond Ratings make it a little easier. Below we’ve highlighted one and two Diamond burger restaurants in New York City, each of which have been thoroughly evaluated by AAA inspectors and rated based on factors including quality of food, service and affordability.
Use the AAA Diamond Ratings as a guide and decide which burger is your favorite. [Read more…]
A performance series set under a bridge in the five boroughs and an event celebrating the history of scarecrows are among the diverse array of great things to do in New York this weekend. [Read more…]
There’s something undeniable about the ooey, gooey golden goodness of cheese that draws people in, makes them relish in its deliciousness and leaves them smiling, yet always wanting for more. Vermont, with its plethora of dairy farms, is a hub for cheese production, and – praise to the cheese gods – the Vermont Cheese Council has put together a Vermont Cheese Trail that offers visitors a look into the inner workings of dairy farms, cheese production and, of course, tips on where to taste and purchase some of the best locally-made cheeses.
While there are many stops on the Vermont Cheese Trail, we’ve focused here on farms and cheese making centers that are open most days, yet often seasonally. When planning a trip to these and other stops on the trail, be sure to call ahead to confirm operation hours. [Read more…]