News from South Dakota – March 2018


For art lovers looking for a day trip, or groups wanting to explore South Dakota in a new light, the South Dakota Sculpture Trail invites you to visit our communities and enjoy the unique arts, culture and people. The trail is a free public art museum that covers the state and includes world-class sculptures like the four iconic United States presidents carved into the mountain at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the famous depiction of Native American Chief Crazy Horse at Crazy Horse Memorial, the largest sculpture-in-progress in the world. Make sure to check out the City of Presidents in historic downtown Rapid City, and the Trail of Governors in South Dakota’s capital of Pierre.


New in New York City – March 2018

Country music has found a home in New York City at Opry City Stage

Country music has found a home in New York City at Opry City Stage, one of Times Square’s newest attractions and a sister venue to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Visitors can enjoy both live and prerecorded performances while they dine on specialties like catfish and chips and Southern-style barbecue. The multilevel space also features celebrity photos, costumes worn by country-music greats and a songwriters’ performance space on the fourth floor.

The Hayes Theater—Broadway’s smallest, with just 597 seats, and home to The Merv Griffin Showin the 1960s and early ’70s—reopened this month after extensive renovations with a revival production of Lobby Hero, starring Chris Evans and Michael Cera.

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Clearwater Beach Regains TripAdvisor’s Crown / New & Now in 2018

Clearwater Beach Regains TripAdvisor’s Crown As America’s Best Beach

St. Pete Beach Ranks No. 7 On Media Giant’s Annual List Of Visitors’ Favorites
St. Pete/Clearwater (Feb. 21, 2018) – Clearwater Beach is on top again.

For the second time in three years, the famous white sands of Clearwater Beach have taken top honors in the U.S. and set a new personal high of No. 7 in the World as voted by TripAdvisor.

St. Pete Beach came in at No. 7 in the U.S., reaffirming St. Pete/Clearwater’s reputation of America’s Best Beaches.


New & Now in St. Pete/Clearwater – 2018

With new hotels, a thriving arts community and a continually expanding craft beer scene, here’s the latest news from the most popular tourism destination on the Gulf of Mexico: St. Pete/Clearwater.
Cutting-Edge Culture Continues with New Museums and Exhibitions
The arts are alive in St. Pete/Clearwater with new museums and exhibitions on the horizon for 2018, affirming the area’s reputation as an arts mecca and cultural destination. Opening Jan. 23, the Imagine Museum will bring more than 580 pieces of studio glass art to St. Pete, displaying the explosive growth and diversification of the contemporary American glass movement.

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Winter Fun, Alaska Style – February 2018


Winter heats up with Alaska traditions and a final dose of snow fun before spring. Join the locals for two of the biggest events of the year: Anchorage Fur Rendezvous and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Fur Rendezvous is one of the area’s most beloved events. An Anchorage tradition for 80 years, “Rondy” fills two weekends with snow sculptures, outhouse races, softball on snowshoes, the Mr. Fur Face Beard contest and a dash through the streets of Anchorage with live reindeer.

As Rondy reaches top speed, another event races up. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts in downtown Anchorage each year. The world’s premier sled dog race, it’s billed as the “Last Great Race.” The 100-mile course stretches across rugged Alaska landscape, but the awe-inspiring race begins in the heart of the city on the first Saturday in March.


‘Loving winter in Idaho – February 2018


Spring is less than a month away, but there’s still plenty of winter in Idaho. Hit the slopes, pull on a pair of snowshoes for a mountain hike or take a dip in a mountain hot spring to enjoy a few quiet moments. Once you’ve worked up an appetite adventuring, you’ll find that Idaho really knows how to deliver on the culinary front. With so much to do before spring arrives, where will you start.

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Oregon Trip Ideas 2018


Next time you’re in the mood for a beer-cation, there’s an Oregon hot spot worth exploring. Sisters — the rustic, outdoorsy haven 20 miles northwest of Bend — is home to the United States’ first beer spa, where you can enjoy a pint while you soak in a rejuvenating hops-filled hot tub.

You can also make Sisters your homebase for Zwickelmania (Feb. 17-24, 2018), when brewers across Oregon open their doors for public tours and events. All year-round you can partake in brewers’ dinners and special release parties, and there’s a not-to-miss fresh hops festival for the biggest craft beer nerds in Sisters each fall.

Here’s some inspiration for your Sisters beer-cation:


New in New York City Jan 2018 – “Bowie is”

Bowie is at the Brooklyn Museum

Bowie is at the Brooklyn Museum
March 2–July 15
This exhibition will showcase hundreds of objects spanning the career of legendary entertainer and pop star David Bowie. Visitors can see costumes, handwritten lyric sheets, original album art, photographs and videos that chronicle Bowie’s teenage years in England, his decades-long pop career and his years in New York City.

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52 Oregon Adventures in 2018

52 Oregon Adventures in 2018

Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? We’ve got 52 ideas for you — an adventure each week of 2018. Whether it’s visiting Oregon’s most famous landmarks or finding new secret spots, practicing your mountain bike skills or riding a new scenic bikeway, sipping award-winning wine or digging for razor clams, Oregon has an incredible experience waiting for you every week of the new year.