Whether you are looking for great places to retire or just looking to get away for a weekend, our writers have got you covered. They continue to scour the world for the most unique small towns and relaxing retirement locales to ensure you have all the information you could need at your fingertips. Here are our 15 most popular articles from the past month as read by you, our readers.
15. The Least Touristy Islands In Greece
You have most likely heard of the Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos — and so has just about everyone else. Don’t get me wrong, you should make time for these gems as they are certainly worth a visit. However, if you are looking to escape the crowds, Richard Nahem shares five of the least touristy islands in Greece for you to consider on your next trip.
14. Grand Canyon North Rim Vs. South Rim: 9 Key Differences
Taking my family to see the Grand Canyon is high on my list of road trips to plan in the coming years. One thing that I had never really stopped to consider was where I wanted to view it from: the north or the south. I had no idea until recently just how difficult it is to get from one side to the other — five hours by road! Arizona native Cindy Barks, who has explored both rims countless times, shares nine key differences between the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon to help you make your decision.
13. Quaint Towns To Visit In Nova Scotia
12. Perfect Restaurants For Outdoor Dining In Boca Raton, Florida
You won’t go hungry easily in Boca Raton, Florida with countless eateries of all price ranges. And with the pleasant year-round weather, it is easy to find a great outdoor eatery to provide the perfect tropical backdrop to any meal. SJ Morgensen shares her favorite Boca Raton restaurants that are perfect for outdoor dining.
11. These Mouth-Watering Cookies Are All The Rage At Walt Disney World
If you are in the mood for a half-pound of sweet sugary goodness, you won’t want to pass up this unique purveyor of delectable baked goods during your next trip to Disney World. Read more to discover where you too can consume one of these colossal cookies that are all the rage at Walt Disney World.
10. Must-Visit Quaint Towns In Upstate New York
Once you have had your fill of the hustle and bustle of New York‘s downtown, head upstate and see just how different the two extremes can be from one another. In an area littered with a long history and beautiful scenery, consider one of Sage Scott’s 13 suggestions for must-visit quaint towns in Upstate New York for your next getaway.
9. Quaint Towns To Visit Near New Orleans
Just a short drive from the streets of New Orleans, you have the opportunity to discover unique and memorable cultural experiences. From cajun cuisine to zydeco music-filled streets, explore these five quaint towns near New Orleans and the Great Mississippi River Road as suggested by Peggy Cleveland.
8. Buy A Home In Beautiful Sicily For As Little As 1 Euro
If you have a euro laying around that you brought back from your last trip to Europe, we have a great tip on how to spend it: Buy a house in Italy — seriously. The mayor says he will even offer a “restyle bonus” to fix it up. Intrigued? See how and where you can buy your very own home in beautiful Sicily for only a euro.
7. Arizona National Parks Road Trip: The Best Stops From The Grand Canyon To Saguaro
If you are looking for the ultimate road trip guide to explore all three of Arizona’s distinct and unique national parks, we have got you covered. In addition to the three big parks themselves, Cindy Barks has offered up other great stops to enjoy while you are en route from one to another. Here are her picks for the best stops on an Arizona national parks road trip.
6. The Spectacular ‘Underwater Waterfall’ In The Middle Of The Indian Ocean
From above, this Indian Ocean island oasis appears to melt into the ocean around it, creating what appears to be a waterfall under the very ocean itself. How can this be? you might ask. Learn more about this spectacular underwater waterfall in the middle of the Indian Ocean and how you can experience the phenomenon for yourself!
5. Unique Small Towns In The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
For a truly ‘gorge’ous travel experience, look no further than the rugged border between northern Oregon and southern Washington along the Columbia River. Explore both the natural and cultural beauty of the area, from cascading waterfalls to charming towns. Peggy Cleveland shares her recommendations for five great small towns to experience in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
4. How To Avoid Looking Like A Tourist In France
Likely the biggest faux pas that a tourist can commit while traveling is, well, looking and acting like a tourist. You will encounter unique cultures and social norms and it is important to embrace the subtle nuances of the region to experience the location at its purest. Richard Nahem — a Paris resident originally from New York — shares nine ways to avoid looking like a tourist while in France, tips which he came by through some missteps of his own over the years!
3. Reasons Retirees Are Falling In Love With Vietnam
If you have not considered vibrant and vivacious Vietnam while processing through potential retirement destinations, you should. The tropical climate and low cost of living are clear draws for many to this Southeast Asian nation, but they aren’t the only reasons that so many are singing its praises. Kara Williams shares eight reasons retirees are falling in love with Vietnam.
2. The Best Islands In The World To Retire On In 2021
Continuing the discussion on best places to retire, we move to the ultimate retirement escape: island living. Islands bring a remoteness and flair to retirement that certainly has its appeal to quite a few. Join Kara as she explores 15 of the best islands in the world to retire.
And the most popular article from the month of April was …
1. Why We Prefer A Camper Van To An RV
Travel looks different for everyone: Some prefer planes, ensuring a speedy arrival and more time to enjoy the time away, while others enjoy the freedom to explore that comes with traveling by RV and camping. RV trips became quite popular in the last year as social distancing was the norm. However, Louisa Rogers shares 10 reasons she prefers a camper van to an RV that may have you reconsidering your next camping trip and the wheels you choose to get you there.
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