Miami is known for many things. It’s one of the most visited cities in the world and regularly tops the wish lists of travelers for future plans. The city is diverse and welcomes people of many different backgrounds with arms wide open. The nightlife is well known for crazy nights and parties that last all night long. The city is not known for being cheap or affordable, but there are, surprisingly, many activities people can participate in for free.
Fans of music can find many free shows or classes in Miami. For example, on the last Friday of each month, the Museum of Contemporary Art has a free jazz night. It’s open to the public and lasts 7–10 p.m. This is a great way to spend a nice and relaxing evening enjoying jazz music.
Athletic travelers who miss their daily workouts can bring a bike to tour the murals in Wynwood on Sundays at 11 a.m. It’s a 90-minute ride with a local artist who explains and points out the artwork. It’s a great way to see the city more and appreciate the art that comes with it. Or, head to Bayfront Park every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for a yoga class. The classes are taught by a certified yoga instructor.
Swim through coral for free at Biscayne National Park. For travelers who don’t have snorkeling gear it’s still fun to walk around the beach and take in the sights. If someone is looking for a great place to hike, Bear Cut Nature Preserve has 3.5 miles of trails for hiking and biking and great views of the marsh.
Start your explorations of Gettysburg with breakfast, but not just any breakfast. Gettysburg has many delightful bed and breakfasts worth a stay. If you book a stay at Baladerry Inn, you not only get a comfy, spacious guestroom in a historic home once a Civil War hospital, but you also dine on a scrumptious, hearty breakfast each morning, and it’s all included in your room rate.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
In recent years, Portugal has quietly become one of Europe’s top travel destinations. It’s inexpensive compared to some of its neighbors, it’s warm and sunny, and it’s easy to access from most U.S. cities. As a growing wellness destination, here are the country’s top spots for a relaxing vacation.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.