Hipmunk Hotels: Period-Style Northeastern B&Bs in Ithaca, Stamford, Newport, and More!

Written by Gretchen Filart Dublin

The post below was originally published on Filipina Explorer on April 14, 2016.

With its contemporary suburbs, ultra-modern skyscrapers, and historic architecture, the Northeastern USA, is among the most eclectic U.S. regions. These period-designed Northeastern B&Bs will show you just how harmoniously the past and the present thrive here. Continue Reading . . .

MatD’s Ultimate Florida Bucket List

Florida is the state of beaches.  It has the most coastline of any state in the lower 48 states.  The state was founded by the Spanish in 1500.  It is home to the oldest European city in the United States.  The state is virtually flat, the highest point is only 345 ft (105 m) high.  The state is called the sunshine state due to the sunny year around weather. Here is my Florida Bucket List. Continue Reading . . .

Getting stuck exploring Los Angeles’s La Brea Tar Pits

I step out of my rental car and the smell hits me. I can recognize that smell anywhere. I can smell the freshly laid asphalt. Despite the smell, the parking lot isn’t freshly paved. It’s the smell of the nearby tar pits of Hancock Park or more famously known as the La Brea Tar Pits. La Brea is world-renowned for its collections of ice age fossils. The site is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, California. This place is amazing for anyone who is interested in experience LA for themselves, and there are a lot are some great places to stay, for example, somewhere like StayTony or any of the other amazing places that LA has to offer. Even “the La Brea Tar Pits”. Continue Reading . . .

4 Ways to Explore Music and More in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee, commonly called Music City, USA, is a city of music. Several of the city’s small cafés and bars have set the scene for the early careers of many of country musicians. While the city notably focuses on music, its many different facets also offer visitors much to explore, being the state capital of Tennessee — and home to a world-class art museum. Continue Reading . . .

15 Traveler Regrets About Hometown Attractions

There is a world of things, attractions, and places to visit.  During college, I started to notice a trend.  Many people have traveled far and wide and yet haven’t done the traditional activities that are their hometown attractions. I attended college in Florida and many of my classmates hadn’t been to Disney or Kennedy Space Center.  I couldn’t believe that they grew up a couple of hours from the site and had never been.  Although it’s not like, I am innocent in this either. Continue Reading . . .