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by Terry R

Combining Travel and Golf

October 8, 2018 in Blog

There are many places in the US where you can golf during your vacation. Those who golf often sometimes plan entire vacations around certain gold courses they may have always wanted to play. Depending on the time of year, you can play in warm places like Phoenix, Arizona, Hilton Head, South Carolina, and in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are plenty of courses for you to play on. All inclusive vacations are available that will allow you to play on various courses during your vacation.

For many people, a golfing vacation is a great way to relax, spend some time improving one’s game, and the chance to see a different part of the country. If you live in an area that is cold during the winter, a relaxing gold vacation in a warmer climate may be what you have been looking for. In Phoenix, for example, you will be able to choose from over 100 golf courses. When you are not golfing, there is much to see. Museums, galleries, ancient ruins, and beautiful desert landscapes are available for you to see.

If you want to gold near the ocean, you should head out to Hilton Head, South Carolina. With over 22 gold courses, you will never be bored. Hilton Head is a small island off the coast of South Carolina. It is also home to historic landmarks such as the Palmetto Dunes Plantation and the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Preserve. You will be able to take a break from golfing and enjoy some of the beauty of Hilton Head.

Las Vegas offers many activities for you to engage in besides golf. While the golf courses are challenging, you may be distracted by the casinos, clubs, and shows that are taking place around you. Staying in one of the casino hotels will give you a front row seat to everything that is happening in Vegas.

While most people enjoy golfing in warm weather, if you are looking for crisp autumn breezes, golfing in Chicago or Colorado may be the answer. If you want to travel and golf, visit places that are far from home. This will give you a great opportunity to challenge yourself and improve your game while seeing the many sites that these towns and cities have to offer. If you are traveling with people who are not as passionate about golf as you are, they will have plenty to do while you hit the green.

Golfing on different courses is a good way to improve your game. Since each course has its own terrain, you will be able to gain experience playing on flat and hilly surfaces. This is a good experience for anyone who is serious about their golf game.

by Terry R

North America: A World of Travel

September 19, 2018 in Blog

Spanning over 25 countries, islands and territories from the Arctic Circle to the Tropics, no other continental region is as uniquely diverse as North America. There are as many snowy retreats as there are beachside utopias; an abundance of modern metropolitan centers as well as a multitude of inspiring historic sites. Canada, Mexico and the United States comprise the majority of North America, but the smaller nations of Central America and the Caribbean are also considered part of the enormous continent.

Wilderness to Go Wild For
Many of the world’s most spectacular National Parks and protected wilderness areas are scattered about North America, as it was one of the last regions to be colonized by Europeans. Death Valley National Park, located in California’s Mojave and Colorado Deserts, is the hottest, driest and lowest (282 feet below sea level) place in North America, with summer temperatures averaging over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and annual rainfall under 2 inches. The best time to visit is mid-Spring when the weather is mild and the wildflowers are blooming. The soaring geysers and vibrant blue-green geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, make it the ultimate destination for the nature lover. Herds of the once endangered North American Bison graze the rolling grasslands and the mythic Grizzly Bear forages through pristine mountain forests. Travel North America’s expansive protected lands and discover why this region is synonymous with the modern definition of wilderness.

Sandy Beaches, Cascading Peaks
Baja California is one of Mexico’s most beautiful resort destinations. The peninsula divides the tranquil waters of the Sea of Cortes to the East and the deep Pacific Ocean to the West. Baja’s subtropical tip is dotted with the popular vacation spots of La Paz and Cabo San Lucas. To the East, the Gulf of Mexico draws northerners and foreigners to the tantalizing white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Cancun, the Bahamas and southern Florida. North America also boasts an incredible collection of winter ski and snow resorts. For the thrill-seeker in you, the two top-ranked destinations are the ferocious pinnacles of Whistler, Canada and the intimidating jagged crest of the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Enticing International Cities
Travel North American cities for an intensely multicultural atmosphere, which blossomed from the tumultuous history of the region. The diverse ethnic makeup of cities like Montreal, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles has created profoundly rich art and music cultures as well as unparalleled international cuisine. Other cities like Mazatlan, Mexico and Washington D.C. tell a more intimate history of their specific regions through extensive museums, archeological sites and monuments.

North America is a bastion of fascinating cultural heritages, historic dramas and pristine wilderness. Nearly 40 million people inhabited the continent by the time Europeans arrived and there is evidence to suggest humans have been present for over 15,000 years and potentially as far back as 50,000 years. The blending and clashing of indigenous populations with sea-farers, explorers, slaves and religious refugees from the Old World has created the dynamic and wondrous landscape of modern North America.