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Best Summer Mountain Destinations

June 17, 2014

Rocky Mountain Range in Summer

There are several reasons why vacationers pack up and head to the mountains for the summer, some of which are they want to cool down and beat the heat, embark on a great hiking or mountain biking adventure, tee off at 9,000 feet with a great game of golf, or they are just simply mountain lovers stuck in city life. Whatever the reason is for wanting to gain altitude this summer, some of our favorite mountain destinations { Keystone, Big Sky, Crested Butte, and Beaver Creek} will be sure to offer a plethora of activities, events, and fantastic cuisine.

{Keystone}

  • Snow-tube in your summer clothes at Adventure Point tubing!
  • Check out the famous Bluegrass and Beer Festival August 2&3.
  • Participate in an adult GPS Scavenger Hunt through River Run Village or Dercum Mountain.

{Big Sky}

  • Plan your vacation to attend the Vine and Dine Festival August 15-17.
  • Choose from 5 blue-ribbon trout rivers to cast off in and test your angler skills.
  • Take the short 1.5 mile round-trip hike to Ousel Falls and experience true beauty in nature.

{Crested Butte}

  • Stay in town July 7-14 for the famous Crested Butte Wildflower Festival.
  • Enjoy the local’s farmer’s market every Sunday for fresh produce and handmade goods.
  • Check out some of Crested Butte’s fine cuisine, with the most fine dining restaurants per capita than any other town in the U.S.

{Beaver Creek}

  • Join the locals at McCoy’s for summer movies under the stars in July and August.
  • Beaver Creek is famous for their Rodeo, happening July 3,10,17,31 and August 7,14.
  • Take a scenic 4 X 4 tour through the mountains to view Beaver Creek’s terrain.

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

 

Top 3 Scuba Destinations

June 16, 2014

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One of the best and most amazing perks of choosing a beach destination is the possibility of scuba diving and snorkeling. Imagine submerging yourself in a world unlike anything you have ever experienced where the water is crystal clear, schools of fish swarm around you, and the discovery of marine life is unforgettable. All of this is 100% possible in our Top 3 Scuba picks for this summer: Destin, FL, Maui and Kauai, HI, and St. Martin/Sint Maarten, Caribbean. Explore natural limestone ridges on the Emerald Coast in Destin, take a twilight dive in an old volcanic crater in Hawaii, and find shipwrecks (both purposefully and accidentally) in St. Martin/Sint Maarten.

Click here to learn more about our Top 3 Picks and search guide books for Destin, Maui, Kauai, and St. Martin.

Safe Travels

The VacationRoost Team

Top Summer Mountain Activities

June 12, 2014

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Do you have that favorite hiking trail that you love to go on, every weekend possibly? Or perhaps you are an avid mountain biker and you have exhausted all your different trail options. Summertime activities can be fun, but boring if you are doing them all the time. However, lucky for you, we have compiled some of the top mountain activities available in several different vacation spots. These are activities so much fun, even the locals enjoy participating. From zip lines to alpine slides, take the day off from your routine outdoor activities and try something new! Whether you live in or are visiting Park City, Mammoth Lakes, Jackson Hole, Vail, Lake Tahoe, or Whistler…there is an activity awaiting for you!

Click here to read more about our Top Summer Mountain Activities!

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

 

Top Vacation Homes for Summer Cookouts

June 12, 2014

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Picture this: you are on vacation, relaxing and catching up on some most needed rest. It has been a perfect day so far filled with hiking, outdoor activities, maybe even some swimming. But alas, it is now time for dinner so naturally, like most vacationers, you pack up the group and head to town to check out one of the many recommended restaurants. Unfortunately, it’s summer season which means every restaurant is packed and the waits are almost unbearable to your hungry stomach. Or perhaps you are just a family on  a budget, taking a small vacation without breaking the bank at all the delicious (yet very expensive) restaurants. So why not stay in for the night and have a cookout. Put on some good tunes, open up a pack of beer, and fire up that grill! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite 9 locations, all with homes available that have great outdoor decks for barbecues.

Click here  to read more about our Top Vacation Homes for Summer Cookouts!

Safe Travels

The VacationRoostTeam

Experience Summer in Breckenridge

June 11, 2014

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At VacationRoost, we absolutely love Breckenridge and the many vacation opportunities they have to offer. Although its usually associated with being the perfect winter ski village, Breckenridge is also an outdoor enthusiasts dreams in the summer season. Breck is full of pristine trails for biking and hiking, hidden goldmines available for touring, skylines waiting to be viewed from a hot air ballon, and so much more! If you book during the right times, you will get to experience the Summer Beer Festival on July 26 or Breckenridge’s own rendition of Oktoberfest in mid September. The possibilities really are endless here, so enjoy a cold beer at 9,600 feet and GO BRECK!

Click here to read more about Breckenridge activities, events, and opportunities.

Safe Travels

The VacationRoost Team

From Mexico to Hawaii…

June 10, 2014

It’s June, and that means it’s time to start planning your summer vacation right now! We all love a great beach destination, especially somewhere far away which make Mexico and Hawaii your perfect options! We have incredible deals going on in both places in the Mayan Riviera, Puerto Vallarta, Maui, and Kauai.

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Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide

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Riviera Maya Travel Guide

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Kauai Travel Guide

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Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

 

 

Experience Kaua’i this Summer

June 3, 2014

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One of the most tranquil (and arguably the prettiest) of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is an outdoors-lover’s paradise, with pristine beaches, working farms, and numerous eco-conservation programs in place. On our travels, we chose Kauai for the abundance of hiking, kayaking, and wildlife viewing.

Kauai’s East Coast is home to the largest urban area, Wailua. Visitors arrive via Lihue Airport, and stay for the beaches of the Coconut Coast (so named for the numerous coconut groves). Surfers swarm to Kealia Beach in this region, and great snorkeling for first-timers can be found.

The North Shore of Kauai is home to Hanalei Forest Reserve (additional reserves are located in the interior of the island) and the town of Kilauea. Quiet and beautiful, the North Shore is dotted by fresh farm stands, shaved ice stations, and hiking trails. Visitors find fewer commercial offerings here, and more wildlife.

The sunnier South Shore is home to Poipu Beach Park, once named ‘America’s Best Beach’. Humpback whales agree: visitors see them here frequently. The west coast of the island commemorates James Cook, who landed in Hawaii at Waimea Bay in 1778. Art loves will want to make the west side their home base, and nature lovers won’t want to miss Waimea Canyon.

Click here to read our full travel guide for Kaua’i!

Safe Travels

Destination Expert Amy Whitley

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