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Family Vacations in Asheville North Carolina

Looking for the best family vacation ideas? Let your children (or your inner child) run wild in Asheville's eight million acres of playground. Immerse yourself in an Appalachian adventure filled with scenic beauty, secret swimming holes and the coolest family-friendly attractions in the southeast. Learn more at Song: Wild and Free by Jaime Lauren Webb Find more songs by this Asheville musician at Video Produced by Amplified Media for the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau Special thanks to these tourism partners for taking place in our video. Experience these adventures with your family by visiting Biltmore, WNC Nature Center, Sliding Rock, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bellyaks, Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School at Chimney Rock State Park, Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures, and Asheville Treetops Adventure Park. Likes: 2 Viewed: 265 source


Colorado Video Producer, Henry McComas, worked with Denver's new ad agency, Grit. To produce, shoot and color this exotic spot. Another Colorado crew that worked on the spot was Bryce Boyer Photography. Bryce and his team not only captured amazing stills for Portico’s promotional materials, but Bryce added his skills as another video shooter. Henry McComas provided great post-production for the edit while Coupe, recorded the voiceover and sweetened the final video. It’s safe to say that Colorado video production talent made this final product stunning. Producers: Portico, Grit, Bryce Boyer Productions, Henry Darrow McComas Production: Bryce Boyer Photography, Henry Darrow McComas Post: Henry Darrow McComas Likes: 2 Viewed: 1090 source

Pathetic: American Cuts Free Main Cabin Extra On Full Fare Tickets

American has just announced that they’ll no longer be offering complimentary Main Cabin Extra seating to full fare passengers. For those of you not familiar, Main Cabin Extra is American’s extra legroom economy section, offering up to an additional six inches of legroom. It’s available to elites (different elite tiers get access to it at different points in the booking process), you can pay extra to sit there, and up until now, full fare passengers could select a Main Cabin Extra seat at no additional cost. However, as of August 30, 2017, those booked in the “Y” fare class on American will no longer receive complimentary Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seating. This includes those on revenue tickets, as well as those booked on AAnytime awards in the main cabin. This only kicks in for tickets booked as of August 30, 2017, so you still have some time to book under the old rules. This is such a pathetic change on American’s part. Let’s look at one-way Los Angeles to San Francisco fares, just as an example: A discounted flexible ticket costs $214 A fully flexible ticket (in the “Y” fare class) costs $1,011 A first class ticket costs $321 So the flexible economy ticket costs more than three times as much as the flexible first class ticket, but now they’ll want you to pay $27 for the privilege of assigning a Main Cabin Extra seat. To me it even seems ridiculous to make this change to AAnytime awards, given how expensive some of these awards are nowadays. 120,000 miles for a one-way economy ticket from Los Angeles to Sydney? Really? However, even if they decided to change the policy on award tickets, how the heck do you justify this on revenue tickets, where people are paying a huge premium to book a “full Y” ticket? How low can you go? There must be some bean counter at American who’s giving him/herself a big pat on the back today. There’s nothing quite like paying more than three times as much to fly economy as first class, only to be asked for $27 to get an extra legroom economy seat. Source link

Just back from: Japan

Wanly and a travel buddy exploring the Golden Palace (Kinkaku-ji) in Kyoto, Japan © Wanly Chen Wanly Chen, an intern at Lonely Planet’s New York office, recently returned from a trip to Japan. In a nutshell… Japan masters tourism without making you feel like a tourist. Not once was I hassled, which made this such a peaceful trip and allowed me to focus on the culture and lifestyle. Tell us more… Known to be one of the most technologically advanced countries, Japan still treats the past with reverence. Each city I explored reminded me of this respect for their heritage; walking through the grand ancient palaces offered a glimpse of times gone by. Fish-shaped taiyaki cakes are one of many delicacies on offer at Japanese street food stalls © Wanly Chen Good grub? It was difficult to order food without knowing Japanese, but there’s no need to worry! Conveyor-belt sushi is a tourist-friendly option; just grab what you want and pay for what you eat. If you want really authentic sushi, however, then the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo is your best bet. There, you can get sushi from little pop-up stores that make it fresh from the morning’s catch. And if sushi just isn’t your thing, Japan has you covered with lots of street food. We ended up following our noses one time and found street stalls loaded with delicious gems such as takoyaki (balls of minced octopus) and taiyaki (fish-shaped cake filled with chocolate or red bean). You’ll need to hike up a mountain to reach the colourful shrine of Fushimi Inari-Taisha, but this is one of Japan’s ultimate photo opportunities © Wanly Chen You’d be a muppet to miss… If you go to Japan, you have to do the shrine: the only place on Earth that makes orange look cool, Fushimi Inari-Taisha is a tourist staple for good reason. It’s a two-hour hike up a mountain that heaves with tourists, but there are plenty of quitters on this hike, which means you’ll have a chance to enjoy this fascinating structure free from the hordes. And when you reach the top, treat yourself to some ice cream while you enjoy the view. Bizarre encounter: Imagine if Mario Kart were real. Crazy, isn’t it? I thought my mind was playing tricks on me when I saw five life-size Mario Karts racers speeding down the street, but this happened multiple times in different cities. Unfortunately, I have no photos because they were sporadic, fast and before I overcame the shock, they were already gone. After poking around, we found out that a go-karting company called MariCar puts a twist on the typical sightseeing journey: tourists can rent karts and costumes, then race their way around Japan’s attractions in style. Japan’s vibrant cities are fascinating enough at ground level, but don’t forget to look up for the Bladerunner-like electronic billboards © Wanly Chen Souvenirs? You can’t possibly leave Japan empty-handed as the souvenirs are unique. Of course, you can still get fridge magnets and so on, but make room in your suitcase for one-of-a-kind goodies. For example, Japan

New York travel infographic. After staying in New York for 3 months I decided to…

New York travel infographic. After staying in New York for 3 months I decided to compile a list of the best things to do in new york for free or for next to nothing! #travel #travelgram #instatravel #traveling #travelling #travelphotography #traveler #travelingram #igtravel #mytravelgram #travelblogger #discover #vacation #summervacation #vacations #vegasvacation #vacationtime #familyvacation Source by jillrockwood

Family Vacations – Rocky Mountains, Canada / GoPro

This year we decided to show our kids Rocky Mountains during winter time. We had a blast on the skiing hill, hot springs, tubing and many others. To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. Enjoy our memories! Thanks for watching. Likes: 2 Viewed: 198 source

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Hawaii (Infographic)…

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Hawaii (Infographic) #travel #travelgram #instatravel #traveling #travelling #travelphotography #traveler #travelingram #igtravel #mytravelgram #travelblogger #discover #vacation #summervacation #vacations #vegasvacation #vacationtime #familyvacation Source by theculturetrip

Inside Iberostar

The exact distance to the dartboard, the perfect temperature for a massage, the right point of the flesh and the same number of petals in each bath. Every detail is taken into account to create an amazing holiday. Thanks to infographics we could to transmit all this care and precision. My participation in the project was to design, animate and integrate graphics with the real image. Commissioned by Freelance For Free for Sra. Rushmore and directed by: David Salaices. Likes: 21 Viewed: 1269 source