Each year, April 6 is California Poppy Day. These breathtaking flowers overtake the rolling California foothills every spring and bring visitors from all over the world. While this didn’t happen this year due to the pandemic, here are some ways to celebrate next year.
Take a drive through the foothills. These golden flowers are just as beautiful from a distance as they are up close. In fact, the state had issues with visitors trampling the flowers in recent years, so a drive by is the perfect way to view them while respecting nature.
If you can’t get to California, plant your own. Poppies thrive in drier climates, but can bloom in most places in the United States. You’ll find packets of them at your local floral center and they can liven up any home garden or yard. Caring for them is pretty simple as long as you’ve got a little water to spare.
California Poppy Day is meant to be an educational holiday above all else. Take the opportunity to teach those around you about the importance of poppies, and all flowers, to our environment. There are numerous resources online where you can learn why they’re so vital to the local ecosystem and how you can encourage others to help protect them.
With more places lifting restrictions and welcoming back travelers, popular tourist destinations are pulling out all the stops to be better than ever. Simpson Bay, St. Maarten, is one of those destinations.
You probably didn’t know you needed to visit the Dominican Republic until you learned about the new, beautiful, modern, all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.
Fireworks join poolside hangs and refreshing cocktails for a fun summer at Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The hotel will celebrate its 50th anniversary in conjunction with July 4th by offering an exclusive hotel package, comedy shows and three nights of spectacular fireworks.
Puerto Rico is approximately 3,515 square miles of lush, tropical rainforests; sky-high mountains; and beaches all around. With a vast array of areas to explore, a road trip around the island is an ideal way to see it all. Make sure to visit these locations to get the full Puerto Rico experience.
Two friends and I recently visited Virginia wine country for a mini-bachelorette weekend to celebrate my friend’s upcoming wedding. A bachelorette weekend wouldn’t be complete without brunch. We decided to grab brunch at West End Wine Bar & Pub on our last day.
All-inclusive resorts can be a convenient way to travel. These tropical resorts normally include food, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and some water sports. Even though these amenities are all included in the original price, there are still things to keep in mind when staying at an all-inclusive resort.