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Haines Alaska Bald Eagle

Haines Alaska Bald Eagle

Witnessing scenic views along the Alaska Highway, visitors are instantly at awe with the beauty of the community of Haines in Alaska’s southeast.  Established by missionaries, gold prospectors, and the US Army, Haines has been able to mix the American infrastructure with the rich cultural heritage by the indigenous Tlingit people.  Long been dismissed as an isolated town, the creation of Haines Highway and the Alaska Highway has enabled this small community to be connected with the rest of North…

City of Portland Maine

City of Portland Maine

It is the largest city in the easternmost state of the United States.  Visiting Portland, Maine, is a treat of the senses, with a ménage of eclectic sights, soothing sounds, and the moist, salty air.  It also brings together the bustling city atmosphere with a cozy, vintage appeal. Portland is located only 1½ hours from Boston.  It is on a peninsula in Casco Bay on Maine’s southern coast.  The city offers all the establishments one can find on big cities such as arts district, museums, parks, el…

America's Greenest Luxury Hotel

America's Greenest Luxury Hotel

Last January 29, the 11-year project which will turn a 4-acre family home and vineyard into America’s ‘greenest’ hotel was finally realized Bardessono – that’s the name of the US’ most eco-friendly hotel – is a 62-room hotel, a 92-seat restaurant and spa that’s currently in full swing at Yountville. Early last January, Phil Sheburne,a Seattle developer, discussed the hotel’s environmental features and pains taken to make sure its “footprint” is small and fits into the site where it now stands. S…

The Iconic Brooklyn Bridge

The Iconic Brooklyn Bridge

The beautiful Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is one of the most iconic bridges in the world. Completed in 1883, it is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. The Brooklyn Bridge was the world’s longest suspension bridge when it opened.One of the most stunning sites in the city, the Brooklyn Bridge stretches 5,989 feet or 1,825 meters over the East River. It connects the boroughs of Brooklyn (on Long Island) and Manhattan. The bridge was originally known as the New York and B…

St. George Utah: A Rising Metropolis

St. George Utah: A Rising Metropolis

Just because America is suffering from a very depressing financial crisis does not mean families across the country do not deserve to take a nice vacation.  If you are living in the Southwest, why not take a drive to one of America’s fastest-rising cities?  Located in Utah’s Dixie region is its largest city, St. George.  Formerly a sleepy agricultural town, it has since adapted an atmosphere reminiscent of California’s Palm Springs, thanks to its benign climate and peacefulness that have attract…

Englewood Florida: A Quiet Town by the Gulf

Englewood Florida: A Quiet Town by the Gulf

If you do not prefer taking a vacation in a bustling and busy tourist town in the United States, perhaps it is best that you visit a relaxed town on the country’s East Coast that still have a lot to offer to travelers.TripAdvisor.com has listed Englewood, Florida-a census-designated place (or a group of small communities) that runs through the state’s Sarasota and Charlotte counties-as one of the Top 10 Destinations in the United States for 2009.  Many travel experts wondered:  Why a place that …

Top U.S. Eco Cities

Top U.S. Eco Cities

There are always places that care for the environment and there are those that do not. And with the current environment in disarray, people seem to long for a place to live in that would be taking care of the environment better before it even gets worse than it is now. Living in the cities may not be the greatest idea for this, but is seems to be the next best thing. The problem now is choosing which US cities offer more environmentally friendly measures to ensure that Mother Nature has a bit of…

Vacation Rentals In Vancouver BC

Vacation Rentals In Vancouver BC

British Columbia, one of the provinces in Canada, has the largest city found in the country. And that’s Vancouver. The third largest city in British Columbia, the region of Greater Vancouver alone is home to 2 million people. Located on the north of this city is the Coast Mountain Range, while on all sides it is surrounded with water. Home to a wide variety of beautiful sceneries, it is a metropolitan city in itself. What is even better is the fact that it has a mild climate. This makes Vancouve…

Top 5 Healthiest Cities in Canada

Top 5 Healthiest Cities in Canada

Canada is one of the healthiest countries in the world, according to the United Nations. In fact, the 2008 Human Development Index for Canada is 0.967, ranking third out of 177 countries. This shows a lot about the well-being of people living in the country.There’s no doubt that Canada is a healthy country, but which are the top cities when it comes to health? The Best Health magazine used data from Environment Canada, Statistics Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and other d…

Victoria Bed and Breakfast

Victoria Bed and Breakfast

Victoria, British Columbia is home to several elegant, classy and homey bed and breakfasts or B & Bs. If you get to go there on vacation, you can choose in any of those that are available while there. Of course, the sight itself is secondary only to the amenities offered to vacationists so make sure you get to lavish the most of it. Below are some of the bed and breakfasts that you may want to check out while in Victoria in British Columbia. Aviawest in Rosewood Victoria InnIf you are an art dil…