Researching Your Perfect Vacation Getaway

For many people, the ideal getaway involves traveling to and staying by the coastline of the eastern seaboard. People who live in landlocked states in particular find enjoyment and adventure in vacationing in locales like gulf coast towns, the quiet beaches in North Carolina, and tropical islands off the coasts.

However, before you arrive, you may want to know exactly what lies in store for your upcoming vacation. You can find out about the accommodations, amenities, recreational opportunities, and more by visiting the company’s website today.

Local Dining

Part of the fun of traveling to a new city or state is checking out the local cuisine. You may want to try fare that is unlike any meal that you can get at home.

The website offers visitors a list of local places you can sample during your visit. The local eateries have food and beverages that are made from ingredients that are native to the area. You could try seafood dishes made from freshly caught fish, lobsters, scallops, and crabs, all of which may be next to impossible to get at home.

Further, you might want to dress up for dinner during your vacation rather than visit a place where jeans and tee shirts are acceptable. The website shows you what eateries are formal or semi-formal so you can enjoy a fancy night out instead of a meal inside your hotel room.

Local Shopping

What would any vacation be without bringing back some souvenirs and mementos by which to remember the trip? When you want to venture into local stores for some shopping, you might wonder where these businesses are located.

The website provides the address of local stores and also gives you a preview of what kind of products you will find in each one. You can head to stores where you can find clothing, keepsakes, and more during your travels.

Local Activities

Finally, you might want to indulge in some of the recreational opportunities found in the resort town where you will be staying. You can check the website to find where you to enjoy some of the best bird watching, fishing, swimming, and other outdoor activities.

The site tells you if you need a permit or what the local laws are regarding viewing and approaching wildlife. You can get pictures, videos, and other images to remember the outdoor fun you enjoyed during your vacation.

Spring Break in Broken Bow

Hey, hey, hey!  It’s the month of March already.  What’s the plan for Spring Break?  My family and I are heading to Oklahoma again this year for Spring Break. My daughter misses being at Beaver’s Bend State Park where there is stable rides and train ride. We enjoy being there.  It’s a very relaxing and quiet place away from the busy city.  The Broken Bow Lake is very pretty, and the weather is cool enough to do some hiking in the woods. 🙂  I hope those rides are operating already.

We are planning to book our room accommodations with Best Western Hotel in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. We’ve been there before and I think their rooms are nice and the customer service is satisfactory.  My family and I are just gonna take it easy and enjoy nature while adventuring in the woods. And maybe we’ll be able to do a night investigation (finding Bigfoot?). Haha.

How about you?  What are your activities this Spring Break?

Vacation in Punta Cana- Special Things to do

The Caribbean country of the Dominican Republic is a fantastic tropical island destination that offers white sand beaches to stroll along, great seafood dishes to try, water sport activities galore, friendly locals and spa opportunities. In addition, the Punta Cana hotels are hard to beat with great prices throughout the year and with most offering spectacular views. If you’re thinking about planning a trip to this island escape, you’ll find that there are plenty of activities and attractions to choose from, making it so that you’ll have trouble deciding which ones to partake in. To help you decide, here’s a list of some of the best things to do.

Go Golfing

If you love a good game of golf, you’ll find plenty of those around here. In fact, Punta Cana is known for its beautiful ocean front golf courses that offer views of the Caribbean ocean during your entire golf game. You’ll also find that most of the courses were designed by top golf designers, making for some rather good games. Most courses also offer drinks and food, as well as a club house of some sort.

Manati Park

A half day activity, Manati Park is great for the entire family with lots of different birds and reptiles on display. Here you’ll find a Taino dance performance and a playful parrot show along with flamingo, iguana and crocodile exhibits.  Prices here are a bit on the high side, but in the end worth the cost.

Ziplining

There are several companies within Punta Cana that offer ziplining tours, and all of them seem to get great reviews. If you’re not afraid of heights, or at least looking to get over that fear, then ziplining through the jungle is perfect for you. Generally these tours last a few hours and are a great way to build up an appetite before heading to the beach for some lunch.

Whale Watching Tours

During part of the year, hundreds of humpback whales gather in the Samana Bay, offering guests and locals alike a chance to see these gentle beauties up close and personal. On a whale watching tour, you’ll board a boat where the crew’s knowledge about whales will be on display the entire time, allowing you to ask questions about their behavior, size, eating patterns and migration paths. This is a great opportunity to learn more about these creatures and tours are kid friendly.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is great for those who don’t mind strolling along beaches, on jungle paths and through town. With a horseback riding tour, you’ll find yourself enjoying some time in nature as you take in the area from a different point of view. These tours also vary in time length, making them an easy activity to fit into your day.

Remember, the longer you make your trip, the more activities you’ll be able to enjoy. This means that even though weekends getaways are great, a week or two in the country will allow for a lot more exploring.