Virtual Reality and travel

Tech Takes the Lead on Shaping Travel

A new study by Hilton Honors reveals that one in two travelers (50 percent) would immerse in virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) tours of their destination to get inspiration for their holidays. According to the study, VR and AR are the most-considered sources of travel inspiration for the future, outstripping other sources, such […]

Travel and sports events

Blood Sports: Game Fans Will Pick Team Travel Over Honeymoon Plans

A recent survey conducted by across 29 global markets revealed that among US sports fanatics 89 percent confirm they’ve completed between one to five trips in the last year alone to cheer their team on. In fact, nearly one in five (17 percent) said they would happily cancel their honeymoon or risk their job […]

London Flower Festivals

Winter Orchid Festivals Abloom from London to Ft. Lauderdale

By Susan McKee     Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers. Botanical gardens tend to have the most extensive orchid shows. Here are a few to consider: An orchid show takes place January […]

light Fests and gardens

Gardens Around the Globe Set Aglow for the Holidays

By Susan McKee   As the daylight dwindles, city centers, botanical gardens and other public outdoor venues turn on fanciful light shows to attract visitors. November and December are the prime months for such extravaganzas. Now through December 29, the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland, features a one-mile winter trail with a laser garden, […]

State fairs and Festivals summer 2019

Fairs, Fests and Roadside Attractions for Summer 2019

Ah! Summer! A time to enjoy being outdoors. Festivals take advantage of the season to entice visitors with unique experiences and local food. State fairs are iconic events across the country. They’re a great stop on a road trip, especially if there are kids in the car. (It’s a good time to show the little […]