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Ozark Mountain Autumn

Nothing compares to autumn in the Ozarks. The air is filled with the sounds of critters storing up acorns for the winter and the smell of ripening walnut hulls. A few wisps of smoke from a hickory wood fire drifting up from stovepipes and mingling with the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves. In the woods around Branson, the vivid red of sassafras leaves and twinge of orange on the sugar maples is already hinting at the glorious display that these hills bless us with each fall. And with the abundant rainfall the region has experienced this year, the  show promises to be a good one.

For an absolutely stunning view of the magnificent fall foliage, take to the sparkling blue water of Table Rock Lake. From your serene position on the sapphire lake, you’ll have 360 degree views of the hills and hollers. Climb aboard the Showboat Branson Belle and in addition to the splendid natural show, you can enjoy the live entertainment and a delicious meal. You’ll have ample time to take in the view from the open deck for some postcard-perfect scenery.

HarvestFest Makes Autumn the Perfect Time to Visit Savannah

Visit the Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah, GA for their exciting HarvestFest event. This event takes place on November 13th and features hay rides, crafts, and games as well as delicious fall foods like apple butter and hearth baked corn. It’s a great way to enjoy some of the local life of Savannah while also fully enjoying autumn. All of the proceeds from the event benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank, so you will be supporting a great cause while you have a good time.

While you’re in Savannah enjoying the lovely fall weather and scenery, take the time to taste some true Southern cooking. Savannah is known for its delicious foods and no cook from the area is more well-loved or well-known than Paula Deen. Take the Paula Deen Culinary Tour to find out what foods in Savannah influenced her palate. You will also get to visit some of Paula Deen’s own restaurants to taste some of her legendary recipes. Paula Deen’s Culinary Tour is perfect for the food connoisseur or the devoted fan!

After enjoying the great outdoors and Savannah’s delicious Southern foods, you have to explore the history of Savannah. As one of the oldest cities in Georgia, this city has a lot of interesting history to share. The Savannah Historic Overview Trolley Tour is a great way to learn the most interesting history facts about Savannah in one comprehensive experience. This tour will take you through the Historic District, Historic Squares, River Street, and the City Market to help you learn all about Savannah’s past.

Oktoberfest in Chattanooga Gives Visitors a Taste of Germany

Visit Chattanooga, TN for the 9th Annual Oktoberfest at the Chattanooga Market where you will get the chance to experience authentic German foods and music. The music is live, the food is delicious, and the entertainment is fun for the whole family. It’s the perfect reason to take your family to charming Chattanooga for a weekend. Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday, October 23rd, so get your family together and head on down to Chattanooga!

While you’re visiting Chattanooga for Oktoberfest, take advantage of the perfect opportunity to see some of the gorgeous fall scenery the area is known for with the Chattanooga Riverboat Lunch and Dinner Cruises. These cruises will take you down the Tennessee River where you will get to see beautiful trees in their fall colors all around you. Some of these cruises offer dinner and others offer meals and entertainment. Each cruise will give you a relaxing experience and the chance to see some lovely views.

Of course, you can’t visit the area without visiting the famous Lookout Mountain Attractions. Rock City, the Incline Railway, and Ruby Falls are especially impressive during autumn with the vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges of the fall leaves creating a beautiful backdrop at Rock City and the Incline Railway. This is one of the best times of year to visit the area. Even if you’ve experience Lookout Mountain Attractions in the summer, you won’t want to miss out in seeing them this fall. It’s an entirely different and wonderful experience.

Experience Breathtaking Beauty in Chattanooga this Fall

If you would like to spend some time enjoying the beauty of fall, there is no better place to visit this time of year than Chattanooga. Known for its scenic views and lovely countryside, Chattanooga is peaceful retreat where you can relax and soak in the beauty of fall foliage. Each of these activities gives you a different way of enjoying the season that will help you create great memories and give you the opportunity to take some stunning photos.

Lookout Mountain Attractions

If you’re interested in visiting some of the area’s most popular natural landmarks during your time in Chattanooga, you must plan on getting tickets to the Lookout Mountain Attractions. This activity gives you access to Rock City, the Incline Railway, and Ruby Falls. Each place has its own charm no matter what time of year you visit, but in the fall, there are some particularly gorgeous views of each place with the leaves’ vibrant colors as a backdrop. Bring your camera and some extra film as each place offers you some photo opportunities you won’t want to miss!

Blue Moon Fall Colors Cruise

Relax and take some creative photos from the river on the Blue Moon Fall Colors Cruise. This cruise is designed to really show off the changing of the leaves from the famous Tennessee River Gorge. A naturalist tour guide will be with you to provide you with information and stories about the things and places you pass during this cruise. A buffet meal is included, so there is no need to pack a lunch. Just bring yourself and your camera and plan for a lovely experience that will refresh and revitalize you.

Nantahala Rail and Trail

Excitement and adventure await you on the Nantahala Rail and Trail tour which will take you by jeep and railroad through the Great Smoky Mountains. The tour starts off at the train depot in Bryson City and gives you a scenic train ride past Fontana Lake, the Tennessee River Gorge, and other beautiful terrain. After your train experience, hop into the jeep to see waterfalls and beautiful lakes with the warm reds, deep yellows, and sunny oranges of the fall leaves surrounding them. You won’t be able to put your camera down as you explore nature with your guides!

Ring in Autumn with the Colors of New England

While autumn paints vibrant views of nature across much of the United States, few areas are as renowned as New England, and with the limited capacity Colors of New England vacation package you will find a conveniently guided getaway to the area that comes complete with 7 nights’ lodging, 10 meals and a variety of experiences ranging from exploring the big city sights of Boston to the Queche Gorge and quaint settings of Vermont.

Best of all, the entire experience is led by a knowledgeable guide to ensure that you and your travel companions are able to kick back, relax and simply enjoy the scenery as it unfolds!

However, Colors of New England is scheduled to depart one day only (October 7) in 2010, so those interested are encouraged to quickly set reservations.

Additionally, you can view both other fall vacations and New England vacations taking place throughout the year online as well!

Stunning Grand Canyon Views Keep Away the Autumn Blues

Now that the heat of summer is starting to fade into the coolness of autumn, it’s the perfect time to visit the Grand Canyon. Take in gorgeous views of the area from helicopter, train, jeep, or water with some of the popular tours the area has to offer. You will find that these tours are perfect way embrace the coming of the new season.

The Majestic Helicopter Tour – North and South Rim gives you panoramic views of the Grand Canyon that you will never forget. You will see the deepest part of the gorge, the Colorado River, Dragon Corridor, and many other amazing views of the Grand Canyon during this tour. With all of the scenery spread below you, you have the perfect opportunity for pictures that will remind you of the incredible experience each time you see them.

After your exciting helicopter adventure, see more of the Grand Canyon in a more sedate style with the Grand Canyon Railway Budd Coach Train Tour. This relaxing train tour will give you great views from the comfort of a train coach. The train tour takes you through 65 miles of rugged, natural landscapes and gives you another chance to capture the unique beauty of the Grand Canyon on film to show your friends and family when you return home.

You haven’t fully experienced the stunning beauty of the Grand Canyon until you’ve seen it lit with the vibrant fire of a colorful sunset. The Grand Sunset Safari Jeep Tour will give you those views and a fun tour by jeep. Your tour will take you through the Kaibab National Forest for sightings of wildlife and the forest before you head to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. At the rim, you will be taken to an 80 foot observation tower to watch the sun set over the Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, and San Francisco Peaks. This is another perfect opportunity for pictures, so don’t forget your camera!

One more tour remains to complete your Grand Canyon adventure, so get ready for the Antelope Canyon Tour. This relaxing cruise experience gives you the chance to take in awe-inspiring views of the Grand Canyon. The tour begins at Wahweap Bay and takes you through the Canyon on the Navajo Nation and then through the Glen Canyon Dam. Your cruise is a great opportunity to get pictures of the canyons contrasting with the water, so don’t forget to put more film in your camera after your other tours!

Autumn Puts on a Spectacular Show in the Vancouver Area

Explore the beauty of Vancouver and the surrounding areas as autumn turns the countryside into a tapestry of brilliant fall colors. With tours that cover Whistler, Victoria, and Vancouver, you don’t have to miss out on any of the wonderful sights that the area has to offer. Bring your camera and take pictures to go along with the memories that will last you a lifetime.

Start out your journey with the Vancouver Island, Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour. This tour will give you the chance to see both Vancouver and Victoria as well as the famous Butchart Gardens. Different seasons dictate the flowers that are used throughout the gardens on this tour, so you can expect to see fall flowers and plant life everywhere you go. Don’t forget to take pictures of the famous places you see as well as the incredible gardens. This tour will take you on a relaxing journey that will fill your whole day with wonderful scenery and experiences.

If you feel you haven’t seen enough of Victoria and you want the chance to see some of the whales the area is known for, make sure to go on the Victoria Bus Tour and Whale Watching Cruise from Vancouver. This tour will combine the best of both worlds, so you get to see some of the famous places in Victoria like the Inner Harbor as well as the awe-inspiring killer whales in the ocean. During the whale watching portion of your time, you will be aboard a ship with the capabilities to allow you and the other guests to listen to the whales communicate. It’s an incredible adventure that will give you plenty of opportunities for photos.

Don’t forget to see the charming town of Whistler while you’re in Vancouver. The Whistler Tour via Sea to Sky Highway will give you the chance to see the wilderness and resort attractions that the area is known for. Gorgeous views and history await around every corner in Whistler. You won’t want to put your camera down as you take in scenic views throughout the experience. It’s a lovely way to round out your knowledge and appreciation of the area.

Fall in Love with Boston this Fall

Boston is a beautiful place to visit when the leaves are changing to their vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows during autumn. Come and experience it first hand, and explore the many exciting attractions and activities Boston has to offer during your next getaway. The history, beauty, and relaxation that you can experience in this city are too good to pass up!

USS Constitution and Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Do some sighting in unique fashion with the USS Constitution and Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise. This cruise takes place aboard a classic ship with full sails and beautiful decks, so you will enjoy sights of your ship almost as much as you enjoy your narrated tour along the harbors of Boston. Your tour stops at the Charleston Navy Yard where you can relax and explore some of the vessels before getting back on the cruise for more scenic views of Boston. If you want fantastic views of Boston in the fall, this is a great option.

Old Town Trolley Narrated Tour

For more lovely views of Boston during autumn as well a chance to learn some of the city’s fascinating history, take the Old Town Trolley Narrated Tour. This fully narrated tour allows you to hop off and hop on the bus at various attractions throughout the city. Some of the places you can choose to stop at include the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Historic North End, Beacon Hill, and Newbury Street. You can spend an entire day enjoying the city with this tour option.

New England Aquarium Whale Watch Cruise

Of course it’s not just the gorgeous fall foliage and history that brings visitors to Boston. Many visitors come to the area to see whales on the New England Aquarium Whale Watch Cruise. This cruise is designed to take you to places where whale sightings are common. You may see many different types of whales including the famous humpback whale as well as other marine life like dolphins while you’re on this cruise. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon in Boston.

Fall Vacation Ideas in British Columbia

Butchart GardensFall is a beautiful time to visit Vancouver and British Columbia. The leaves change as the temperatures drop, creating an atmosphere with crisp fall air and beautiful foliage. In addition to the great activities found year round, if you time your vacation right you can enjoy the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival.

The Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival will take place October 18 through 25 on Granville Island. This annual event is in its 22nd year and draws thousands of visitors and award-winning writers each year. This year, headline speakers and writers include Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and David Sedaris. Other authors scheduled to appear are Alistair MacLeod, Michael Crummey, and Elaine Arsenault. Special features of the festival include special French readings by writers from Quebec and a writing contest. Of course, there will also be book vendors on site. A variety of books and readings will be available, with everything from non-fiction to children’s books. Readings and events will be held at various venues on Granville Island, including Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island Hotel, and the Revue Theatre.

To take advantage of the changing foliage of the season, a trip to Butchart Gardens in Victoria on the Vancouver Island, Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour will reward you with a garden in full bloom with vibrant reds, oranges, and golds. The Butchart Gardens is a 55 acre garden that has foliage that changes seasonally. Beginning in October, the highlight of the gardens is the Japanese Garden. In autumn this garden features red, russet, and golden maple trees accompanied by arbutus and copper beech trees. Chrysanthemums are also in bloom. In addition to admission to the Butchart Gardens, this tour also features a guided tour of Vancouver Island and Victoria. In total, the tour takes 13 hours to complete.

Washington, DC Vacation Packages Make Planning a Fall Vacation Easy

Washington DC Sightseeing Tour PackageDid you not have time to make it up to Washington, DC this summer? Fall is a wonderful time to visit the United States’ capitol city for many reasons. Crisp fall weather will make long walks and sightseeing pleasant, and views of the Virginia foliage provide a beautiful backdrop to the buildings and monuments of DC. We offer a variety of vacation packages that come with lodging, tours, and more that will make planning your fall vacation as easy as one click of the mouse.

Washington DC Sightseeing Tour Package

This package is a comprehensive vacation experience perfect for visitors who are enjoying a first trip to the city. The package includes four nights’ or more lodging in the hotel of your choice, the Washington DC All Day Combination Tour, and the DC in a Day Tour. The DC in a Day Tour features museums, monuments, and more in the city, including the Smithsonian museums, the Library of Congress, the Lincoln Memorial, and more. The combination tour provides more sightseeing opportunities at additional attractions in Washington, DC. This package provides the ultimate is sightseeing tours, and you will be sure not to miss a thing during your vacation.

Washington, DC Family Vacation Package

This package is perfect for a weekend of family fun. The package includes three nights of lodging in Washington, DC, a three-day DC Power Pass, and the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. The Power Pass provides three days of discounted or free admission to a number of attractions in Washington, DC, including tours, museums, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and more. The whole family will love an evening spent at Medieval Times in Hanover, Maryland. The evening includes a four-course Medieval-style meal and a live knight jousting tournament. The experiences you and your family will have during this vacation are sure to last a lifetime.

If you would prefer to build your own vacation package, we also feature an easy-to-use vacation package builder for Washington, DC. Choose your dates, lodging, and activities and your vacation is ready to go!