This Midwest American Town Is Turning 350 Years Old

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/03/2018, 7:15 PM

You might have heard that New Orleans and San Antonio are each celebrating a 300th birthday this year. Both cities made our list of the Best Places to Go in 2018 for that very reason.  But it's likely you missed the news about another riverside municipality's big milestone—even though it bests the other two by half a century.  Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan turns 350 this year.  The Soo, as it's kn...

Free Admission at Wisconsin State Parks on the First Weekend of June

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/12/2018, 12:00 AM

Wisconsin is giving locals and visitors alike a good reason to experience the state's considerable outdoor charms on June 2-3.  That weekend, admission will be free at all Wisconsin state parks, encompassing forests, hiking trails, lakes, bluffs, and beaches. You can hit the trails to see picturesque cascades at Copper Falls (pictured above) in the northern part of the state, survey the mighty M...

Boatbound Aims to Be the Airbnb of Boats

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/29/2016, 1:00 PM

A boat rental company called Boatbound, which aims to be the water-based equivalent of home rental sites like Airbnb and VRBO, appears to be catching on. Founded in 2013, the business provides boat owners a way to make money off a notoriously cash-draining investment, while allowing the rest of us a chance to enjoy being on the water without the responsibilities of boat ownership. Mark...

Active Vacations Without the Sticker Shock: How To Save on Ski Trips, Bike Vacations, Weight Loss Spa Getaways and More

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/27/2015, 10:45 AM

Sunlight, the breeze at your back and, perhaps, a bit of sweat on your brow? Those can be pricey commodities in the world of vacations. As anyone who’s ever tried to charter a boat, book a ski trip or plan some other form of outdoorsy vacation knows, sometimes getting close to Mother Nature, or getting in shape while you holiday, means anteing up big bucks. But there are resources on the w...

Vacation Savings That Will Float Your Boat: How to Find a Boat Rental Anywhere

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/10/2014, 5:00 PM

The internet is all wet. And that’s a good thing. In the last 2 years, or so, a number of companies have brought digital order to the fractured world of boat rentals, allowing would-be sailors to rent all sorts of vessels easily, and more important, more cheaply than before. One of the forums where seafarers are finding savings is, a platform that connects vacationer...

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