Holly Riddle

Dragon Hill Spa in Seoul. Photo: Nanadites | Dreamstime.com

Desert. Photo: Galyna Andrushko | Dreamstime.com

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. Photo: Jason P Ross | Dreamstime.com

Beach access ramp for wheelchair on South Beach, Miami. Photo: Alkan2011 | Dreamstime.com

Royal Caribbean. Photo: Pressfoto | Dreamstime.com

Golden Gate of Constantinople in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Scaliger | Dreamstime.com

Sep 11, 2019

Turkey’s Best Sites Without Crowds

“Travel is an investment in time and money. Istanbul has cultural and historical treasures that extend beyond the Blue Mosque. So why waste hours just to get inside a building you have been told you must see?” said Kurt Kutay, CEO and president, Wildland Adventures.


The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

Ocean City, New Jersey. Photo: Jon Bilous | Dreamstime.com

Sep 10, 2019

Vrbo Predicts Best Shoulder Season Destinations

According to new data from Vrbo, prices drop to 29 percent for vacation rental homes in premiere destinations in the month of September. This makes post-Labor Day an excellent time for a late summer, shoulder season beach getaway as temperatures, historically, are likely to only drop by an average of 1 percent from August to September in many beach destinations.