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The city of San Francisco is known around the world, but cross the Golden Gate Bridge and in less than an hour’s drive you can leave city life behind. Home to the West Coast’s only national seashore, West Marin is may be best known for its beaches, but there’s plenty here for folks not interested in getting their feet sandy.
When you think of a mountain getaway, snow might be the first thing that comes to mind. But in Snowmass, Colorado, fall is when you pack your sunscreen.
Just nine miles from Aspen, if you like being outside, you’re going to like Snowmass.
British Columbia’s Vancouver and Whistler have always been popular getaway spots, but if you’re willing venture a bit off the beaten path everything from beaches and waterfalls, to mineral hot springs are waiting for you during the fall season in the Kootenay Rockies.
Surfing is the state sport of California. And last year, the Assembly and Senate passed a Resolution designating September 20th as California Surfing Day. But if you’re really looking to celebrate all things surfing, a road trip, might be in order.
Mention Vail and skiing is first thing that comes to many folks minds. But if you’re not thinking about Vail as a warm weather destination, you’re missing out.
Spots like London, Paris, and Rome have star power, but they’re not the only European cities worth your summer vacation. Geneva is one of those spots that can fall off of the radar when folks start planning a European getaway.
I typically don’t have to work very hard to convince folks that Maui is a good vacation spot. But during the summer, Kā‘anapali Beach really stands out for folks who like to be on the water.
Yosemite National Park is home to a long list of spots that know how to get your attention, but Lower Yosemite Fall is putting on an extended show for visitors this summer. It’s almost August and the waterfalls are still flowing. No one really knows how long they’ll last this year.
More and more folks are turning to cruising as a way to see the world. But cruising isn’t just about big, fancy ships. Barge cruising is an idea that’s not very well known with American travelers. Popular in France, it’s somewhat similar to a river cruise. I was sailed with CroisiEurope, and my barge, the Raymonde, had just 11 cabins, with a maximum of 22 people and six crew. For folks that have never even considered cruising because they don’t like the idea of crowds, barge cruises can be a game changer.