In the second edition of the ‘Great American Ride’ hosted by Sports Backers in partnership with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, participants in teams of four, eight, or 12 will attempt a virtual ride across America. The virtual route tracks along the developing 3,700-mile Great American Rail-Trail™, a signature project of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the nation’s largest trails advocacy organization. The Great American Rail-Trail™ is over 53% complete and connects more than 145 trails between Washington, D.C., and Washington State. The ride kicks off on March 20, and teams will have two months to complete the east-to-west course. Registration is now open!
There was nothing typical about 2020, and 2021 seems to be making some statements of its own. Now more than ever, many couples are looking to get away, even for a quick weekend trip. What better time to plan a trip than Valentine’s Day weekend? To make it a truly special and memorable event, change up the ordinary getaway: Try a tiny house vacation. You can skip the shared spaces of a typical hotel: Glamping getaways are the ideal way to celebrate special moments together. Follow local and state Covid-19 orders and social distancing protocols in the check-in process to limit interaction between guests and staff, in cleaning protocols for common areas and a redesign of on-site events and activities to accommodate social distancing guidelines. Enjoy your vacation while skipping the typical crowded hotel elevator or passing shoulder-to-shoulder with other guests down long hotel hallways. Take a look at these romantic tiny house destinations across the country.
2020 has really made us cherish the little things, like hanging out with friends IRL. This holiday season, Hotels.com® is giving your quaran-team something to be extra thankful for with the ultimate Friendsgiving upgrade. Imagine this: You and your five besties can escape to a vacation home bubble on "Friendsgiving Island" — an entirely private island off the coast of Florida — for a week of fun in the sun. Hotels.com is making it happen.
When you grow up in the haunt business, like the Queen of Haunts, you learn what makes a beating heart tick and draw upon fears and laughter. It's the business of fright after all, but 2020 has the best haunted attractions honing their operations to reduce the chance of spreading anything but fear. Beyond the entertainment value, safety has always been a measure of professional haunts. See the haunts' safety measures on their respective websites. This year the Queen of Haunt reviewed attractions that made the most of haunting and safety to give haunt enthusiasts the top 13 TERRORific haunts in the U.S.
Whistler Adventures - a one-stop activity booking site - has launched in Whistler following the resort’s snowiest December. A record 384 centimeters of snow fell in the month of December, and generous snowfall has continued into January, attracting a surge of tourists ahead of Martin Luther King Day and the annual Winter Pride event. The Whistler Adventures site is ideal if you are planning trips around those events.
The platform allows booking of extensive (and locally recommended) itineraries for family adventures, business trips, celebrations & parties, and special events, with the most popular activities all in one place. Activities include skiing and snowboarding, bear watching, zip lining, golf, motorsports, axe throwing and white-water rafting to name a few.
In addition to activity bookings, the site also has recommendations for sightseeing, places to stay and places to eat, and has handy guides to plan a trip to Whistler at any time of year. Created by Canadian entrepreneur Jenny Anderson, the platform makes travel planning in Whistler easier, and eradicates the need for separate booking websites.
For further inspiration, you can contact the Whistler Adventures team too who will create the perfect itinerary just for you! I haven't visited the area yet but sure will be using some of the information from this site to plan.