The Temazcal Experience

The Temazcal Experience Part of the ancient Mayan experience is alive and well at the TAO Wellness Community near Akumal on the coast. The Wellness Center is a sanctuary for health, relaxation, and a soothing of the body, mind, and spirit in a community that stresses fitness and living well. The facility includes a fully…

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ideal destinations Bluffton 2016

Bluffton: A Unique State of Mind by Emily Colin Ask any longtime resident to describe the town of Bluffton, SC, and more than likely they’ll reflect on the easygoing pace of life, the beauty of the May River, the sense of community and the kindness of the people who call Bluffton home. Dig a little…

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ideal destinations Chattanooga 2016

Chattanooga: High and Mighty The story of a city that finds itself, and one man who follows suit. By Jamie Penn Growing up in Kentucky, “See Rock City” billboards were nearly as prevalent as exit signs along Interstate 65. And, the way Chattanooga rolled off my seven-year-old tongue made me want to live in Rock…

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ideal destinations Arkansas 2016

Fresh Air and Folksy Therapy: An Atmosphere Only Found in Arkansas By Emily Hackeling A trip to Arkansas brings you to the crossroads of rural charm, hip Southern twang, and true appreciation for Mother Nature. The state is home to such unique attractions as the highest mountains between the Appalachians and the Rockies, the nation’s…

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Grand Beach Vacations

by JG Walker Grab your flip flops, swimsuits, and sunscreen because there’s no greater delight than a beach trip with the grandkids. You already know about the big-name destinations, so this edition of “Grand Vacations” highlights some locations that are slightly off the beaten path, but sure to delight every seeker of seaside sun and…

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Hop Along for the Ride

Exploring the Explosion of America’s Craft Breweries by Fanny Slater If it looks like a beer, pours like a beer, and tastes like a beer—it’s probably a duck. Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout, that is. Gone are the days where you could belly up to the bar and simply say, “I’ll take a beer, Sam.” (Although to…

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Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula

Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula Not everything on the Yucatan Peninsula revolves around white sand beaches, endless sun, partying, and the world-class amenities of huge resorts and hotels. by William Burr The region in and around the Riviera Maya also has some of the best Mayan ruins to be found anywhere in Mexico. From…

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Arizona Ultimate Excursions

PHOENIX LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! April 7 – 14 | The Phoenix Film Festival | PhoenixFilmFestival.com Named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine, the 16th annual  Phoenix Film Festival is held in this thriving and culturally diverse city and is guaranteed to be any film-lover’s heaven. The eight-day event screens around 150…

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Utah Ultimate Excursions

ST. GEORGE GO FLY A KITE! Saturday, April 23 
 | Dixie Power Kite Festival
 | DixiePowerKiteFestival.com Tear the grandkids away from their screens and experience the simple magic of flying a kite at St. George’s 17th annual Kite Festival. Nothing is quite as joyful as seeing hundreds of kites of all shapes and sizes…

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Las Vegas Nevada Ultimate Excursions

Las Vegas Nevada Ultimate Excursions PEACE OUT IN NATURE Red Rock Canyon, NV 
| RedRockCanyonLV.org Red Rock Canyon is the perfect antidote to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Only 20 miles away, but a world apart, this National Conservation Area soothes the soul with 13 miles of stunning unspoiled landscape, relaxing nature trails, and…

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