Florida • Biking Around the South Walton Beaches

Florida consistently has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether you prefer the white sands of the Gulf coast or the big waves of the Atlantic Coast, every beach seems to have something unique to offer and every beach town has a different vibe. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the several towns along…

Florida • Kayak in Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is home to one of the most stunning arrays of wildlife and plant species in the world. When you visit the national park, you might encounter a manatee, crocodile, alligator, roseate spoonbill, or the highly endangered Florida panther. You might see pine, cypress, or mangrove trees. One of the best ways to…

West Virginia • A Lively Mountain Music Joint

This tip comes from Greg Buzulencia at ViaHero. Funky, eclectic, free-spirited, honky-tonk and energetic are a few words that describe this live music venue in the middle of nowhere, West Virginia. Tucked away in a small ex-coal mining town is a lively mountain music joint called The Purple Fiddle, where the beer flows into mason jars…

Maui, Hawaii • The Road to Hana is Paved in Coconut

At first glance, Coconut Glen’s may appear to be your regular run of the mill rainbow colored, lawn ornament splattered, side of the road stand, but it is much, much more. In every photo we took, we’re smiling from ear to ear, a result of a strange but beautiful experience.  First off, their coconut ice cream…

New York City • Brunch Like a Southern Gentleman

Two words… Biscuit. Bomb! This delectable mainstay at Chelsea’s Tipsy Parson is comprised of a buttermilk-chive biscuit, stuffed with homemade sausage and local cheddar, and it’s as good as it sounds. For brunch, they also make a mean burger, chicken & waffles hushpuppies and shrimp & grits. Whether you’re from the South and missing that…

Page, Arizona • Canyons by Kayak

While most people come to Page, AZ to see the Antelope Canyon, there is more to see and do around the area. One of the thing you can do is going on a kayak tour by Kayak Powell. Kayak Powell offers a wide variety of guided kayak tours including a Lone Rock Canyon Morning Tour…

Brooklyn, NYC • A Secret Skyline Spot

New York City has a million-dollar skyline and for that reason, most places you can go to enjoy said skyline cost you almost a million dollars per drink. Well, not quite, but you get the picture, they’re expensive! Head to any rooftop bar in Manhattan or Brooklyn and you’re easily looking at $20 USD for…

New York City – Presidential Party Headquarters

Nestled in the lowest part of Manhattan, Fraunces Tavern has been operating as an American Colonial Tavern since 1762, making it older than the country itself! This also makes it the oldest bar in New York City. The tavern looks great for it’s age though, considering it has played a prominent role in pre-Revolution, American Revolution and…

New York City – True Sicilian Is Hard to Find

You may know what Italian food is in general, but a select few can actually point a finger on what Sicilian cuisine stands for. Having visited Sicily last December, I can give you a quick rundown of what you are looking for: culturally diverse, passionate, fresh, abundant, and rich food. Think of Sicily’s soils, one…

Arizona – The Magical Lights and Curves of Antelope Canyon

If you’re driving from Arizona to Utah and decided to stop at Page for an unplanned visit to the Antelope Canyon, getting an Upper Antelope Canyon tour can be quite a challenge, especially during the holiday season. Getting a tour around 10 am – 12 pm without having made prior reservation, is proven to be hard. Luckily, Lower…

Fairbanks, Alaska – An Iditarod Champion’s Winter Wonderland

This tip comes from our Explorer: Bernadetta Handayani Fairbanks might not be the city you have in mind when you’re planning on a trip to Alaska. But there are a lot of activities you can do, like drive up to North Pole (the city) for early Christmas shopping, soak up on some natural hot spring goodness, or even…

New York City – Ribalta Brings the Heart of Naples to Manhattan

If you are still thinking about how delicious the pizza in Naples was, then you need to head to Ribalta, a Neapolitan, stylish pizzeria near NYC’s central square Union Square, sit down and enjoy their deliciously authentic menu. The owner, Rosario Procino previously launched the other famous NYC pizzeria Keste’ and then left to partner…