20 Historic Sites in Virginia

Canal Walk (Richmond)

Location: Middle o’ Virginia

Statues, exhibits, and medallions mark this Canal Walk through Richmond’s four centuries of history. From things like the first [“commercially successful”] streetcar system to cool railroad crossings, this walk is both scenic and fun. George Washington was a big fan of canals, and numerous engineers throughout history had their hand in the Richmond canals’ design. Also along the way, you’ll find shops and restaurants and relaxing places to rest your feet.

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The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Location: Northern Virginia

The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial is a solemn place to visit a piece of America’s more recent history. Each of the 184 victims is remembered with a bench engraved with their name. The benches are ordered by age, from Dana Falkenberg (3) to Jon Yamnick St. (72). If you face the Pentagon, you will be able to read the names of people who died inside the building. If you face the opposite direction, you can follow the victims from the plane along the route it took before it crashed. Under each bench is a shallow lighted pool of water, which makes for a haunting image at night. Soak in the quiet and sit here for a bit.

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American City Guide: New York City

New York City is the most populous city in the United States and has a reputation as the most vibrant and thrilling vacation destination on the continent. It’s the home of New York Fashion Week, the United Nations, Broadway, Wall Street, and the Statue of Liberty. Its fast pace inspired the phrase “New York minute” and even if you only have $5 per day to spend, you can still enjoy every aspect of this incredible metropolis.

Extravagant Hotel Pools You Need to See

For a lot of us, the pool is the holiday and the holiday is the pool. The success or failure of a getaway in the sun is determined by just how good the pool is. Knowing this, many hotels have some truly absurd swimming pools. Absurd for their grandeur and extravagance, these pools alone would make an unforgettable holiday.

Total Relaxation: 10 Best Wellness Retreats

Depending on what kind of relaxation you are looking for, a wellness retreat can offer an extraordinary vacay away from daily distractions of life, while enjoying incredible cuisine, along with fun activities to keep your body moving. Whether you love the idea of some hiking, yoga, meditation, or massages, there are a variety of wellness retreats all across the globe that help you relax, find your inner self, and feel rejuvenated.