Indulging her passion for vacation vagary through the written word on a full-time basis since 2010, travel funster Jodi Thornton-O'Connell guides readers to the unexpected, quirky, and awe-inspiring.
Manatees swim en masse to coastal wetlands where freshwater springs in bays and rivers provide enough warmth for these large marine mammals to sleep away the winter months. You can passively swim in some areas where these great beasts lurk, but you have to be careful not to touch or disturb them.
From diving with sharks to snorkeling with stingrays, there’s plenty of once-in-a-lifetime adventures to check off your bucket list.
As every hipster knows, Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood brims with cool shops, hangouts and galleries. But as tourists flood the artsy neighborhood, locals are sneaking off to quieter, offbeat locales around the city.
There’s more than 80 million Millennials in the U.S. alone, and they’re coming into the years of their prime buying power. Today’s savvy DMO won’t want to overlook this enormous niche market!
If the thought of searching through dozens of websites while planning your vacation makes your head spin, you can relax. With a minimal amount of Internet or smartphone savvy, a few easy hacks will help you iron out all your vacation details quickly.
Proximity to one of the country’s national parks and monuments can offer a unique opportunity to attract visitors to your town with a little strategic planning and creative content marketing.
Escape dreary winter weather with a last-minute Caribbean vacation to the usually sunny, always warm Virgin Islands.
There's never been a more opportune time to book your meeting in a city that is a “best of” on many surveys from restaurants to natural beauty.
Known as the Apple Capital of the World, Winchester is home to a wide array of orchards where you can bring the whole family to pick your own apples and enjoy a tasty treat. Plus, you’ll love checking out all the traditional colonial buildings in and around this Virginia town for a taste of local history.
Venture into Old Havana for a fusion of the latest musical trends mixed with old Cubano style.
Nicknamed the "Valley of the Sun," the Greater Phoenix area sees more sunshine than any other metro area in the country. That in and of itself is enough to entice people to lay down roots, but Arizona's capital also features a desirable combination of a thriving job market, a relatively low cost of living and plenty of ways to enjoy the nice weather.
Tucked among the attractions, you'll experience food as remarkable as the local sights.
The entire city is part of the Aiken Citywide Arboretum, where you'll find a mind-boggling array of rare trees from around the world—including the often-photographed oak canopy on South Boundary Avenue.
The second Sunday of each October, thousands of white sails billow across the Gulf of Trieste while hundreds of thousands of spectators look on.