Big Rig Resorts

5 Lighthouses Worth a Climb This Summer

During the heyday of lighthouses in the late 1800s and early 1900s, close to 900 manned lighthouses dotted the shores of the United States, serving as sentinels for sailors and seafarers long before the advent of high-tech navigation. While American lighthouses have long been automated, a resurgence of interest in these historically significant beacons has made them popular stops on summer vacations. [Read More]

At Derby time, Louisville's hospitality hits its stride

Next Saturday, when millions of worldwide fans raise their mint juleps in a salute to the 139th Kentucky Derby and what novelist John Steinbeck called "a race, an emotion, a turbulence, an explosion — one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things I have ever experienced," there will be no disagreement with Nash's other Run for the Roses lesson. The best part of the Derby, she says, is that "anything can change at the drop of a (big and flouncy) hat."   [Read More]

10 Lakeside Getaways

The simple pleasures of life can be found at lakeside retreats. Float, fish, swim, sail. Or simply relax with a good book. Here are 10 lake locations to consider.
Lake Powell. Page, AZ.
Spectacular red-hued rock formations rise from water's edge. Sunny days fade into star-filled nights on this vast blue lake created when the Glen Canyon Dam stopped the waters of the mighty Colorado River. A houseboat holiday on Lake Powell promises adventure, unparalleled beauty and a host of opportunities for on shore hiking, rock climbing and exploring...[Read More]

America's 10 Best Tourist Towns For Families, According To FamilyFun

Last week we took a look at the 10 best U.S. destinations for families, courtesy of FamilyFun magazine. We're back with another ranking from FamilyFun, this time of the top 10 tourist towns. As with the previous list, this ranking was decided by a survey of 2,000 moms with children aged 3 to 12, who were asked to rank 360 popular destinations. [Read More]