October 26, 2011

How You Can Broaden Your Horizons with Travel

Instead of just sitting on some tropical beach and sipping pina coladas during your vacations, it is very possible to get a ton of personal growth from your travels. But in order to do this, you will have to get off those all-inclusive beach resorts and five-star hotels. Although there might be some exceptions, most of these resorts will be too comfortable — unless there are some attractions nearby that offer some type of personal growth opportunities.

Even so, the reality is that the majority of tourists who stay at all-inclusive resorts will never go off site during their entire vacations. If you want to go to the most rewarding travel destinations offering the most personal growth, you have to steer clear of the places that are too “touristy” and aimed for the masses. You have to find less-traveled locations where you may not have the comforts and conveniences of luxury travel.

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October 20, 2011


When the weather turns crisp and the foliage starts to change to brilliant hues, it’s time to plan an autumn adventure. Harvest festivals, hayrides, leaf peeping, apple-picking, pumpkin-picking, and corn maze exploring are all seasonal activities that can be enjoyed right here on Long Island as well as further afield. On the right side of the Travel Hub is a section of web links to help you plan that perfect fall excursion.

October 7, 2011

I Love New York: Wild New York

Insightful essays combine with more than two hundred full-color photographs to reveal the rich natural wonders of the Empire State, in a volume that explores the unique landscape of diverse regions of the state and captures everything from Niagara Falls and the Hudson River Valley to the Adirondack Mountains and Montauk Point, Long Island.

October 2, 2011

I Love New York: Short Bike Rides in and Around New York City

Most people wouldn't think of using the terms 'New York City' and 'bicycling' in the same sentence. But believe it or not, the city offers a wide variety of options for the clever urban cyclist. This book will take you on a cycling tour of New York's five boroughs, giving routes for both the urban sprawl of downtown and the wondrous countryside surrounding this hustling, bustling city. Whether you choose an urban, suburban, or rural route, every ride in this book has been chosen on several criteria, such as amount of traffic, road surface quality, terrain, scenic beauty, historical significance and general interest.