Welcome to Paradise in Port Aransas, Texas

Port Aransas, Texas

The Life of a Beach Lover By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG Tired of your routine vacation? Then, now is the time to pack flip-flops, sunscreen, and an appetite. Spice up your life with a trip to Port Aransas, Texas. Let the sun energize your soul and the food nourish your body. Although the dozens of options for fantastic cuisine are abundant, plentiful seafood joints and Mexican restaurants are just the beginning. How would you like to picnic by the rolling waves? […] Read more »

Time to Explore the Outdoors in Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah, for Vacation Rental Homes

Park City, Utah’s Expansive Luxuries By Sara Winner, VRTG Publishing Coordinator The swarm of travelers booking private homes instead of hotels has led to a wider range of vacation homes. Selections now include superb varieties—from pet-friendly and lakeside vacation homes to destination wedding-ready venues. However, with such quantities, it is a job to find the perfect match. Let me suggest–narrow your search by location: Park City, Utah. Why this town? First of all, Park City hosts dozens of film screenings, […] Read more »

Cape San Blas: Most Dog-Friendly City

Ca[e San Blas

No Longer Undiscovered Coast By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG In-between the Gulf Coast of Mexico and St. Joseph Bay at the southernmost tip of Florida sits the beautiful, yet hidden Cape San Blas. This barrier peninsula stretches along 17-miles of sugary white sand beaches and gentle, clear waters. Now, if you love to pick vacation spots based on honors and awards, here are some reasons to visit Cape San Blas. In 2002, Dr. Beach rated Cape San Blas as […] Read more »

Get Back to Nature—Welcome to Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole, Wyoming Downtown, vacation Rental Homes

The Old West Awaits By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG Few places in the United States are as excellent for the outdoors as Wyoming. The state features impressive mountain views with beautiful hiking opportunities as well as one of the best skiing spots in the country. However, this is just the beginning. Wyoming is also an outstanding choice for travelers interested in the history of the Old West. Awaken your spiritual being through unharnessed rivers, wild plains, and stunning peaks. […] Read more »

Smokey Mountains Blend Nature with Affordability

Great Smokey Mountains, Tennessee

Great Deals and Greater Experiences By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG If outdoor activities and affordability are two of your main priorities for a vacation, you just found a hit. Have you heard of the Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee? Besides being a gigantic national park, the so-called “Smokies” include over 75 family activities. To give you a taste, visit the NASCAR SpeedPark, go-cart race tracks, Dollywood, Wonderworks, miniature golf courses, a jungle boat ride, movie theaters, indoor skydiving as […] Read more »

Lake Tahoe: Where Everyone Finds A Home

Lake Tahoe in Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.

Storybook Lake Tahoe By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG Can snow-capped mountains and beaches exist in the same place? They sure do, but you might know that. However, did you know you can ski, hike, swim, and golf all in one yet still shop till you drop or go wild at night? Yes, this power-packed destination spot is tucked amongst the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Lake Tahoe, California offers the ultimate vacation every season. Whether you are traveling through the heat […] Read more »

Family Treasures at Secluded Sea Islands, SC

Sea Islands, NC

Sea Islands Serves Secluded Magic By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG Are you looking for a secluded island getaway for your next vacation? The Sea Islands of South Carolina are proud to attract families and beach lovers year after year. Each barrier island expresses a unique personality and charm. Therefore, the isolated beauty of these islands brands them as enchanting and enduring. Harbor Island, for example, is a 1400-acre barrier island, 15 miles outside of Beaufort City. Famous for their […] Read more »

Beauty and No Beast at Lake Gaston

Gaston’s New Character By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG Believe it or not, Lake Gaston is not named after the arrogant hunter in the story of Beauty and the Beast. However, when I think of Lake Gaston I cannot help but think of the dashing, yet wicked character, Gaston, from the story. Nevertheless, Lake Gaston does actually share one characteristic with Belle’s ruthless admirer—beauty. And just as Gaston was overflowing with attractive masculinity, Lake Gaston flourishes with abundant watersports. Like […] Read more »

“Kiva” Golf Courses at the Alabama Gulf Coast

alabama gulf coast

Prestige and Privacy By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG Do you love to golf? Love beach? Maybe even, perhaps,  you love both? If so, let us welcome you to the Alabama Gulf Coast—home of the pristine Kiva Dunes Golf Course. Kiva Dunes Golf and Resort lies at the southern tip of Mobile Bay on the Gulf Coast. Notably, the course was designed by Jim Edgemon, friend of the former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate. Obviously, the layout is one of […] Read more »

How Fort Morgan, Alabama Welcomes All

Fort Morgan, Alabama

Peaceful Paradise of the Alabama Gulf Coast By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG Will you be traveling with a pet, large group, or even a boat? Perhaps, you dream of a private pool, beach front, or a summer home. If so, keep in mind this single destination offers all. Hidden on the secluded Alabama Gulf Coast, Fort Morgan is blessed with natural wonders. Notably, the Gulf Shores hosts a 6000-acre wildlife refuge, miles of beaches, and exciting outdoor fun. Fort Morgan […] Read more »

Why the Closest Families Revere Edisto Beach

Edistro Beach

South Carolina’s Ultimate Family Vacation Spot By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG Every parent wants the best for their children. So, Edisto Beach might inspire you to redefine your concept of vacation. While vacations are undoubtedly meant for relaxing, consider treating them as bonding and learning experiences. Therefore, restructuring your family vacation does not make time off from your regular routine any less valuable. Keep in mind, Edisto Beach is no “Orlando.” In some ways, South Carolina’s calm local beach might be a better vacation spot than the […] Read more »

Escape Reality to St. Simons Island, Georgia!

St Simons Island, Georgia

Real Escapes Properties on St. Simons Island, Georgia What if you could escape to another reality? If so, consider choosing a reality of endless beaches, nature trails, historical landmarks, and delicious dining—all to satisfy your vision of a dreamy vacation. If you enjoy sunset walks, art galleries, leisurely shopping, golfing, boating, and countless other adventures, your destination must be St. Simons Island. Located off the Georgia coast this breathtaking barrier island is a hotspot for history buffs, romantics, and those seeking […] Read more »

Scottsdale, Arizona: For the Urban Cowboy

Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale’s Western Charm By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG Declared by The New York Times’ as “The West’s Most Western Town,” Scottsdale, Arizona enjoys a multi-faceted reputation. The same publication also dubbed Scottsdale the “desert version of Miami’s South Beach.” Along those lines, Scottsdale is packed with parks, concert halls, museums, and extensive shopping areas. A leading cattle ranch community of citrus farms, Scottdale has been transformed into an exclusive blend of golf courses and lavish spas. Notably, Scottsdale in recent years, […] Read more »

Exclaiming Bravo! Park City Mountain Vacation!

Park City Utah, downtown

Mountaintop Luxuries By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG Do you appreciate luxury? Do you feel at your best while breathing in the cool mountain air? Well then, know that luxury and mountains go hand-in-hand in Park City, Utah. Nestled just outside Salt Lake City, Park City offers a refreshing twist from its metropolitan neighbors. Combining recreational activities with extravagant touches and the arts makes Park City intriguing. Notably, Park City is recognized by its Victorian mining cabins preserved and located on the […] Read more »

Desert Paradise in Palm Springs

Joshua Tree Near Palm Springs, CA

An Unforgettable Desert Vacation By Deborah S. Nelson, Author/Publisher VRTG Palm Springs, California: the place to go for an easy-going vacation. Are spa treatments, glasses of  fine wine, and relaxing pool days calling your name? If that is the case, Palm Springs provides outstanding opportunities to unwind under its all year sunshine. However, despite this area’s calm atmosphere Palm Springs is far from boring. Surrounded by Coachella Valley, Palm Springs offers canyon hikes, cross-country skiing, world-class golf, horseback riding, and outstanding […] Read more »