When you think of Las Vegas, the mind conjures up images not only of the casinos, skyscrapers and entertainment venues, but also wide expanses of Nevada desert and red-rock peaks silhouetted against the setting sun. In other words, it feels a bit like summer in the mind’s eye. Yet this destination continues to buzz even as winter falls. In fact, it thrives, given that many of the fun activities are based indoors –– and it's still pleasant outside anyway.
The latest incident involving a physical altercation between a passenger and flight attendant has caused the arrival of a critical tipping point. The penalties must get stronger and drastic steps need to be taken by the airlines, the airports and the federal government to keep flight crews and the fellow passengers safe. Read more after the jump or watch the video here: https://youtu.be/XZjxci7nGvM
Planning your next getaway and looking to learn more about the two carriers Frontier vs. Allegiant...then this is the article for you! ? Today, I am comparing and discussing cheap flights on both. Both of these airlines are considered “low cost carriers” and fly to and from major leisure destinations without having to connect through a hub city which is sometimes referred to as “point to point” flying.
I have flown on both airlines over the years and have never had an issue with either of them. My most recent trip was on Allegiant Airlines from NYC to The Great Smoky Mountains. But here are points to consider.
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NEW YORK, N.Y. – (October 1, 2021) – Beyond Your Backyard, hosted by Erik the Travel Guy (www.erikthetravelguy.com) which is broadcast on public television will continue national distribution with NETA for Season Four consisting of nine episodes. See full list of episodes here.
Visiting New York City and seeing the sights is especially exciting in the fall. October is my favorite month to visit and below you’ll find a few of my reasons I love strolling around the five boroughs in the autumn months.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – (August 25, 2021) – Beyond Your Backyard, hosted by Erik the Travel Guy (www.erikthetravelguy.com) which is broadcast on public television stations is now available on more VOD channels/platforms.
Newly added VOD platforms include: Pluto, Premo, Tubi, LocalNow, Glewed TV and Distro TV.
What was once known as the “honeymoon capital of the world” has evolved into a full on family destination. We’re talking about visiting the Pocono Mountains! If you’ve never been, it’s a quick drive from New York City, Philadelphia, D.C. and other bigger cities on the East Coast. Many go there as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. In the Poconos, you’ll be greeted by mountains and valleys, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, hiking trails, and wildlife. When you dig a little deeper, you’ll start to learn of the area’s rich history in railroads, coal, and agriculture. For families, it can be a fun and enriching experience for all ages.
The long weekend (or three day weekend) is an excellent option for a quick vacation that can be fun, convenient, relaxing and easy on the budget. But please consider COVID restrictions and quarantine requirements as we continue to deal with the pandemic. That being said, here are the factors (or steps) to consider when planning your next short getaway.
This is such good news in a time when the cruise industry NEEDS good news. Carnival Cruise Lines will be adding two new ships to their fleet to set sail by 2023. I spent a few minutes chatting with my friend Vance Gulliksen to discuss the state of the cruise industry in a post-pandemic world. You can listen to the podcast, or read the transcript below. You can watch the TV episode Vance references of Beyond Your Backyard, below.
Erik: Vance, it's always good to talk to you, my friend and I haven't seen you in a while, which kind of, you know, breaks my heart a little bit.
Vance: Same here. You know, it's been a long, uh, 15, 16 months, but, uh, we're looking forward to, uh, getting back on the water soon
I am so freaking excited to discuss this topic. I love the National Parks. I’m not even a “huge nature guy”, but I just love these parks! As we make our way through COVID-19 pandemic, you may be needing a little time away but wish to travel within the United States for now. I have a solution. Our National Parks. The National Park Service manages 420 park sites in the US and 63 of those sites are designated “National Parks”. The video we made shows every single one of those 63 parks! My personal favorites include (but are not limited to) The Great Smoky Mountains, Haleakala, Yosemite and The Grand Canyon. We’ve made videos about the National Parks and we’ve featured National Parks in episodes of Beyond Your Backyard.
But remember, to be prepared whether you are flying or driving, you may be asked to mask up at certain business or public spaces with a standard face covering such as these.
So, watch the video to get the inspiration cranking and take a couple of notes so you can continue your research using the list below. Each park name is a link to the official National Park Service page. That list can be found again on my website here. Happy national parking!!!!
Acadia National Park, Maine
Arches National Park, Utah
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Big Bend National Park, Texas
Biscayne National Park, Florida
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
Channel Islands National Park, California
Congaree National Park, South Carolina
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada
Denali National Park, Alaska
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
Everglades National Park, Florida
Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska
Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri and Illinois
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
Glacier National Park, Montana
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Great Basin National Park, Nevada
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana
Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Katmai National Park, Alaska
Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Kings Canyon National Park, California
Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska
Lake Clark National Park, Alaska
Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
National Park of American Samoa, American Samoa
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, West Virginia
North Cascades National Park, Washington
Olympic National Park, Washington
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Pinnacles National Park, California
Redwood National Park, California
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Sequoia National Park, California
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands
Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota
White Sands National Park, New Mexico
Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska
Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
Yosemite National Park, California
Zion National Park, Utah
I am on a mission to get you traveling more often. As the host of the Emmy award- winning, nationally syndicated television television for PBS and the Create channel, "Beyond Your Backyard," I travel (on average) 25 weeks per year. I am very grateful for the opportunity to meet cool people, experience new places, eat delicious food and work with the best production crew in the world. Hopefully, through this blog, you will join me on my travels and be reminded just how exciting it is to be alive!
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