Tag Archives: Leisure

Travel & Adventure: Overnight Stays At Idaho Fire Lookouts (Video)

The outdoors in Idaho can be a lot of different experiences. In Idaho, there are a dozen fire lookouts that can be booked online. With views for days and ample peace and quiet, a stay in an Idaho fire lookout will be a bucket list trip leaving you with memories for a lifetime.

While staying in an Idaho fire lookout is stunning with surrounding views and solitude, some may require small hikes to get to, and depending on the time of year certain vehicles may be needed. This video gives you a good look at the experience.

Travel Guide: Great Places To Stay & Eat In San Diego

Travel may be changing but that does not mean you can’t experience a little adventure. San Diego has a lot to offer and we explore some of the top places that are still eagerly awaiting your visit. From the best places to stay like the Tower 23 Hotel named after lifeguard post 23 to the modern Pendry San Diego Hotel. We also explore some of the best restaurants that are sure to please.

Video timeline: 00:00 Introduction 00:33 Tower 23 Hotel 01:36 Little Italy Food Hall 02:42 The Baked Bear 03:25 Pendry San Diego Hotel 04:39 Born & Raised Restaurant 05:15 The Lodge at Torrey Pines 06:13 George’s Ocean Terrace

Compact Camping: ‘2021 Toyota TRD-Sport Trailer’ “All-In-One Convenience”

The TRD-Sport Trailer features a scissor-lift that raises an innovative rigid platform several feet out of the bed. There’s a Yakima four-person tent with an awning and fly fishing-pole holders, a custom-built toilet and trash can, a refrigerator, a hot water heater, a shower with curtain, a generator, an Optima Yellow Top battery, a 16-gallon fresh water reservoir tank, a 15-gallon grey water holding tank, and a slide-out sink and stove. And that’s just for starters!

Toyota, a brand known for its deep off-roading roots and rugged reliability, unveiled the TRD-Sport Trailer, a creative ‘basecamp’ solution concept vehicle allowing overlanding explorers to quickly set up camp and then continue on their remote adventure.

Overlanding is an extremely popular and growing trend, providing adventures in a year when many have faced challenges taking traditional vacations. The TRD-Sport Trailer’s inspiration began when Bob Kupina, Senior Program Manager, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development, saw a trailer made from a Toyota Tacoma at the Overland Expo WEST in Flagstaff, Arizona. Kupina and team got the ball rolling with a cool base concept, but then Toyota turned to Marty Schwerter and the team at Motorsports Garage to take the concept to the next level… and beyond.

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Innovation: The ‘Top Ten 2021 Camper Vans’ (Video)

When you want the freedom and adventure of the outdoors, without the size and price tag of a motorhome, modern camper vans are an increasingly attractive option. From compact, tech-filled campers through to fully-equipped, rugged 4WD’s – there’s a lot to get excited about in the world of outdoor escapes. Let’s check out 10 of the most innovative camper vans coming in 2021

Dining: ‘New Orleans Magazine’ (Dec 2020 Issue)

New Orleans Magazine – December 2020

Food Lovers Guide

New Orleans is a food town, with a dedicated population that holds on tightly to old favorite haunts, while embracing and celebrating new traditions and new faces. For our annual December list of restaurant, food and drink “bests,” our team…

From the Editor

In New Orleans, we have a special relationship with food and dining (and, of course, imbibing). This year, due to COVID-19, our love affair with food took on especially new meaning, as many of us turned to comfort food, take-out…

Christmas Unwrapped

You can always tell who, in a Zoom meeting, is not wearing a bra. They are the ones you see just from the eyeballs up. My sister-in-law Gloriosa goes to a lot of them meetings, being socially active and all.…

Home Tour Videos: ‘Villa Vedramar’ – Ibiza, Spain

VILLA VEDRAMAR is located at the south west coast, one of the most protected nature reserves of Ibiza where the magical rock Es Vedrá rises out of the sea like a majestic sculpture. Cala Carbó beach offers two restaurants with great fish specialities. It’s one of the most relaxing beaches of Ibiza, with comfortable sun loungers and palm leaf parasols. On entering Cala Carbó, you will find our HARISSA office, a supermarket and our tapas bar LA SARDINA LOCA for food and drinks.

Ibiza is one of the Balearic islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s well known for the lively nightlife in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, where major European nightclubs have summer outposts. It’s also home to quiet villages, yoga retreats and beaches, from Platja d’en Bossa, lined with hotels, bars and shops, to quieter sandy coves backed by pine-clad hills found all around the coast. 

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TOP HOTEL VIDEO TOUR: ‘DAIOS COVE RESORT & VILLAS’ IN CRETE, GREECE

Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, Crete is a brand new luxury 5* resort, which opened in April 2010 and is nestled on a hillside overlooking the exclusive Daios Cove. Located right on the waterfront with a private sandy beach, masterfully blending the surrounding landscape together with a unique private bay and direct access to the crystalline waters, the Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas has become the unsurpassed destination. Designed by esteemed architecture firm 3SK Stylianidis, Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas evokes the intimate charm of the traditional villages found throughout the Greek isles, expressed in an elegant, contemporary aesthetic.

All 300 spacious rooms, suites and villas, most with private heatable pools range from 42m2 to 560m2 , boasting spectacular views of the Mediterranean. The unparalleled choice of accommodation that includes Deluxe Sea View Rooms, Deluxe Sea View Rooms with Individual Pool, Junior Suites with Private Pool, One Bedroom Suites, One- or Two-Bedroom Villas with Private Pool, Wellness Villas with Private Pool, and Two- or Three-Bedroom Family Villas are conceived to meet any expectation.

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Top New Campers: ‘2021 Dreamer Van D68 Limited’

  • Panoramic SKYVIEW roof for greater light and a modern, stylish exterior
  • TOUCH reading spotlight in cab
  • Metallic bodywork paint (choice of Aluminium Grey or Iron Grey)
  • Lithium battery pre-wiring
  • Reinforced rear tyre suspension for greater driving comfort
  • 16” light alloy FIAT rims
  • New LIMITED chrome strip on rear number plate trim
  • COMFORT + pack as standard
  • +L2H1 CUSTOM FORD TRANSIT base vehicle
  • +Compact 5.34 m
  • +Dual interior access with double sliding door
  • +Face-to-face dinette with panoramic view
  • +Clean-up area with shower cubicle
  • +18-litre cassette toilet with removable tank
  • +Kitchen with separate hob and sink
  • +Pop-up roof as standard
  • +Storage under refrigerator
  • +Dinette storage chest
  • +WEBASTO DIESEL heating as standard

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Top Hotel Video Tour: ‘Abaton Island Resort & Spa’ In Crete, Greece (2020)

Bask in the chic surroundings of this Cycladic-style resort. Located on Crete’s northern coastline, Abaton offers elegant accommodation and panoramic sea views. Indulge mind, body and soul at the best Elemis spa together with a collection of restaurants offering Greek and international cuisine.

Crete, Greece’s largest island, is known for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains. Mt. Ida, the tallest of the range, is home to the Ideon Cave, which was the birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology. The capital, Heraklion, is home to the renowned Heraklion Archaeological Museum, housing Minoan artifacts, and Knossos, a Bronze Age settlement.

Camping Design: ‘Top 10 Mini Camper Trailers, All Under 15′ & $10,000’ (Video)

Looking for the best mini camper trailers under 10,000 dollars, we have you covered with these remarkable designs. Coming up are the 10 best American made mini campers under 15-feet that won’t cost you a fortune. I’m Glenn, and let’s see what we found.