Top 9 Inexpensive Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta

A large percentage of visitors to Puerto Vallarta go the all-inclusive route, opting to simplify their vacation by combining their accommodation, food and beverages all into one tidy plan. In terms of convenience, this strategy makes sense, I guess. However, those who tie themselves down this way miss out on so much that Puerto Vallarta has to offer, not the least of which is the plethora of fantastic restaurants in this oceanside city. Puerto Vallarta has literally hundreds of restaurants,...

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Top 8 Places to Visit in Portugal

Though it is but a fifth of the size of neighboring country Spain, Portugal holds its own against its bigger neighbor when it comes to tourism, due to its beautiful weather, fantastic food, culture and history, and perhaps most important of all, its affordability – a rare trait in a Western European country. Portugal’s treasures extend beyond the mainland, as its reach encompasses both the Azores archipelago and  the island of Madeira, both popular vacation destinations,...

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Top 8 Places to Visit in Oregon

For outdoor enthusiasts there are few places that offer as much to see and do as the state of Oregon. The 10th largest state in the union, Oregon hugs the Pacific Coast, but as beautiful as that windswept coastline is, it is just a small fraction of the many wonders offered throughout this Pacific Northwest wonderland. Here are our picks for the 8 best places to visit in Oregon: Bend Located on the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountain Range, and with the Deschutes River running through it,...

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Top 9 Small Towns and Villages to Visit in Spain

As a followup to our article on the best small towns in Italy we thought we’d shift our focus to another immensely popular European destination: Spain. Like Italy, Spain has its must-see major cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada etc. And, like Italy it has its fair share of charming towns and villages that the majority of travelers never get to see. We thought we’d shed the spotlight on a few great picks for those travelers who wish to get off the beaten track and see...

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Top 9 Small Towns and Villages to Visit in Italy

First time visitors to Italy will naturally gravitate to the big cities and who can blame them? Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan and Naples are oozing with history, culture and amazing food and nightlife. Activities abound at all of those fabulous destinations, and rare indeed is the traveler who can claim to be bored in any of Italy’s major cities. However, while boredom might not be an issue, not everyone craves the sensory overload that a visit to Rome brings. Some travelers,...

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Top 9 Day Trips from Miami, Florida

Miami is not only one of the most vibrant cities in the United States it holds its own as an international destination. There are literally hundreds of activities to partake in throughout this thriving city. However, for those who want to get out of the city for a day or two opportunities about for quick day trips. Here are our picks for the best 9 days trips out of Miami: 9 – Take an Island Hopping Cruise from Miami Beach Spend the day exploring several of Miami’s offshore islands...

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