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6 Sensational Reasons to Experience Relaxed Luxury at The Ivy Hotel Baltimore • McCool Travel

We stayed at The Ivy Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland in May, between the peak periods of Mother’s Day weekend and university graduation weekend. The Ivy …

Hotels

Great Ice Cream Places in US to Cool Off • McCool Travel

This article lists some great ice cream places around the United States.<p>I included my favorite ice cream place and suggestions from some travel …

Dessert

8 Great Things to Do in Charlottesville Virginia • McCool Travel

Charlottesville Virginia is one of the most historic areas of the United States, home to three of the first five US Presidents. Charlottesville is …

North America

Louisiana Bayou Tour at Greenwood Gator Farm • McCool Travel

Highlighting our trip to Louisiana’s Bayou Country was a visit to Greenwood Gator Farm. Learn all about the powerful and popular creatures, feed …

Florida

5 Minutes With Matt Gibson • McCool Travel

For McCool Travel’s 148th travel interview, I am thrilled to present Matt Gibson. I met Matt in Nepal (of all places) earlier this year and …

Travel

5 Fantastic Reasons to Drive the Subaru Impreza Sport • McCool Travel

You met my Subaru Forester, a wonderful road trip vehicle, in other McCool Travel articles. I also share Subaru Love as a Subaru Ambassador—one of …

Trucks

Surviving a Winter getaway overseas for Aussie's • Wyld Family Travel

When Mark told me we would be spending Christmas over in Europe my brain went into over drive. Visions from movies we have seen were the first …

Clothing

A Pocket Travel Guide to Florence Italy | Including a Day Trip to Montalcino

<b>Rich with history and artistic treasures, Tuscany’s capital Florence is a city that inspires every visitor in a unique way.</b> <b>Florence was at the top of</b> …

Europe

FLASH BACK FRIDAY - YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK PHOTOS - A National Park Gem

<b>FLASH BACK FRIDAY</b><p><b>Yosemite National Park – A National Park Gem</b><p><b>Welcome to Flashback Friday – Where we share previously published articles which were</b> …

National Parks

13 Awesome Places to Visit in Queensland

As far as I’m concerned:<p>Queensland is one of the best states to visit while travelling Australia! There’s a diverse range of activities to do …

Australia

Puerto Princesa Sabang X Zipline Adventure

At 800 metres long and 150 feet above sea level, the Puerto Princesa Sabang X Zipline will whizz you through the air along Sabang Beach, right next …

Asia Travel

How to Enjoy the Spectacular Drive from Anchorage to Denali?

When you visit Alaska, there is one thing that you just have to experience – a trip to Denali National Park! For most visitors, your introduction to …

National Parks

Teaching Abroad and Tour Guiding to Fund Travel to 75 Countries

<i>Teaching Traveling: Is it really possible to fund extensive travels by teaching abroad or running tours? It is if you do it right, like today’s</i> …

Travel

River cruising, what’s it all about?

River cruising is one of the fastest growing sectors in the cruise industry at the moment, and with good reason. A river cruise is one of the best …

Rome and the Vatican City - How we visited two countries in a day on a walking tour

Right from our school we have been taught how Roman Empire has been one of the influential and economically advanced empires. And the Idioms “Rome …

10 Things to do in Malta [Best beaches, where to eat and stay]

<b>Planning a trip to Malta and looking for the best things to do in Malta? You’ve come to the right place!</b><p>Malta is a beautiful island in the turquoise …

Quality Spa Breaks Can Help You Feel Healthier and Less Stressed

Stress is very dangerous, and dealing with it can be time-consuming. Though very few of us can afford to spend an hour a day meditating or doing yoga.<p>…

Wellness

8 Great Things to Do in Amelia Island Florida • McCool Travel

Eight different nations ruled the 13 mile long barrier island in northeast Florida called Amelia Island. Being the only place in the USA claiming …

Florida

Italy is giving away hundreds of historic castles and villas for free

Have you ever wanted to own your own castle – or perhaps an Italian monastery? Here’s your chance. As part of Italy’s Strategist Tourist Plan, the …

Europe

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson Shares the First Thing You Should Do in Every Hotel Room

Marriott's CEO, Arne Sorenson, says it best: “Traveling internationally can be exhausting—traveling domestically can be exhausting, too.”<p>In an …

Hospitality

Take The Pledge To Travel Better

7 rules–from eating with locals to avoiding all-inclusive resorts–to make your travel more impactful for you and the places you’re visiting.<p>What if I told you the best way to give back to local communities and create a positive impact is by having the time of your life when you travel? Simply by …

Travel

12 Exquisite Hotel Rooms That Include Private Pools

From Bermuda to Bali, private personal pools is where it’s at for the ultimate in luxury travel<p>On a relaxing vacation, the last thing one wants to worry about is setting an alarm to get up in time to secure a poolside chaise longue. When a private, personal pool exists just a step outside your own …

Hotels

The Best Podcasts for Road Trips and Long Flights

With so many podcasts out there, it can be hard to choose which to download in anticipation of a long trip—here are our top picks.<p>An unwavering, wide open road through the middle of the country; a 12-hour flight across the Pacific with nothing to look at it but sea and sky—that's a whole lot of …

Podcasting

16 Smart Luggage Options That Will Transform Your Travel Experience

16 Smart Luggage Options That Will Transform Your Travel Experience<p>Whether your next trip is to discover a country you've never been to, or simply to …

Travel

How to Live Like a Parisian: Even if You're Only Visiting For a Few Days

<b>Authored by Amy Donoghue</b><p>Paris is one of the world’s most iconic destinations, inspiring travel fantasies and capturing hearts and imaginations all …

Paris

11 facts about coast redwoods, the tallest trees in the world

<b>Sturdy, stalwart, and superlatively statuesque, California's coast redwoods stand out as some of the most impressive organisms on the planet.</b><p>Before …

Nature

5 Minutes With Roy Stevenson • McCool Travel

For McCool Travel’s 147th travel interview, I am happy to present Roy Stevenson. Roy has written hundreds of travel articles over the past 10 years …

Travel

Roaming Man: Convenient Wi

A recent McCool Travel article showed places where you can unplug, when you really want to escape looking at screens and totally disconnect from work.<p>…

Wi-Fi

8 Great Places to Eat in Charlotte North Carolina • McCool Travel

After a couple of visits to Charlotte, North Carolina, I am positively astonished by the culinary scene and will return any time to do more food …

Restaurants

8 Great Casual Places to Eat in Charlottesville Virginia • McCool Travel

There are certainly a variety of places to eat in Charlottesville, Virginia. The range of places to eat in Charlottesville range from typical fast …

Restaurants