Relaxation Nation: ‘Just Ahead’ Audio Tours Add to Road Trip Enjoyment

Just Ahead’s new Interstate 15 audio guide amuses driver and passengers with anecdotes of gunslingers, crazy characters and history along 400 well-traveled miles of Interstate 15 from Los Angeles to St. George, UT, by way of Las Vegas and Hoover Dam. Time to detour? The new I-15 tour guide segues into other Just Ahead audio tours for Zion National Park and Death Valley National Park.

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Daytona Beach Adds Golf into the Mix

Travelers to Daytona Beach now have a great golf package offering. The words, “Daytona Beach” conjure up thoughts of two things: beached and NASCAR racing. Not anymore. Daytona Beach has been an underrated golf destination for years, but that is about to change. Two of Central Florida’s most popular courses have partnered to create the Daytona Beach Double Feature, a value-laden package that delivers outstanding golf and perks that have made it one of the Sunshine State’s best.

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The Most #Hashtaged Tourist Attractions on Instagram

TravelBird loves inspiring travelers to seek out new adventures and create memories that can be shared with friends and family. Many people, especially those in the Millennial demographic, use Instagram to both seek and share #wanderlust #inspo. Hashtags are used not only to document journeys, but to make it easier for those interested to find content they love.

Instagram is a barometer of where Millennials are traveling to. By using common hashtags of popular sights, monuments and attractions, we created a rank of the most hashtagged destinations in the US and around the world.

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Relaxation Nation: Americans Prefer a Relaxing Vacation

A GfK global study in 17 countries reveals that more than half (54%) of people in the US prefer a vacation where they “relax and take it easy”— while another 38% would opt for “an active vacation where I do or see lots of things.”

These levels are comparable to the worldwide averages; across the 17 countries, well over half (59%) of people say they prefer an easygoing vacation – with Brazil posting the highest level (71%), followed by South Korea and Japan (66% each).

In contrast, Italy has the highest percentage (45%) of consumers who prefer an active vacation, followed closely by France (44%) and Spain (43%). These levels compare to a global average of 35% who say they want a relaxing getaway.

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Relaxation Nation: Santee, South Carolina

It doesn’t get much better than the state of South Carolina when it comes to finding a relaxing getaway. Now, one of the hidden gems of South Carolina is putting itself out there as an affordable resort destination and than means it’s to our advantage to book now for the spring, summer and fall. It’s be beautiful lakeside town of Santee, South Carolina.

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