Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Let's Have Summer Fun in Logan Utah

   Located in a beautiful valley, surrounded by endless rugged mountains and terrain. Logan, Utah is a small, yet adventure-packed town to visit. There is an endless amount of things to do, if you dig just a little to find it. Anything from shopping in quiet little downtown areas, to hands-on excitement and thrills can be found when you visit Logan.

   Located in northern Utah, about an hour and a half from Salt Lake City, you’ll  find seasonal
activities that fit everyone's needs and wants. The warm weather brings festivals, fairs, cookouts, and lots of exploring to be done in the outdoors. Stay a little while, and you won't ever want to leave. Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway is 43 miles of uncrowded scenery through Logan Canyon, one of America's last unspoiled destinations. Your journey along this phenomenal route will take you past powerful limestone cliffs, colorful fields of wildflowers, and the Logan River on the way to indescribable waters of Bear Lake. You can also find yourself getting into some fun with skiing, rock climbing, canoeing, tubing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and MUCH more.

   Logan is about a 10-minute drive to the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, where you can hike, mountain bike, canoe, fish, bird watch, rock climb, and get all those memorable photos to keep and share with friends and family.

   Logan has a wide variety of unique and affordable locally-owned restaurants and eateries. Foodies will especially enjoy a true taste of Cache Valley by taking a self-guided Cache Valley Signatures Products Tour and visiting production facilities to sample some of their famous cheese, (Gossner Cheese is the largest Swiss cheese manufacturer in the nation) ice cream (Utah State University has been selling ice cream commercially since the 1920's, plus there's Casper's Fat Boy ice cream sandwiches and Premium Creamies also), internationally renowned Caffe Ibis coffee, Pepperidge Farm cookies, Cox Honey from fourth-generation beekeepers, Lower Meats, hand-dipped chocolates, and so much more.

   If you want some interesting Logan adventures, step back in time to experience the true
Old West at the American West Heritage Center where history comes alive and artifacts become real with your own eyes. Have a glimpse of what Western life was like from 1820-1920 at this 160-acre hands-on learning center. The memories will last a life time, and the adventures will just keep on going while you are here at the American West Heritage Center.

   Logan has more to offer than just a short vacation stay. Logan is also home to Utah State University. Getting an education is very important these days, and to find a great college in a beautiful place such as Logan, is an all-around great find.

   So whether you and your family are looking for a nice and relaxing journey or an action-filled
adventure, you can find what your heart desires when you visit Logan. For more information about visiting Logan and a detailed events calendar, please visit


Amanda Monique Green Travel Girl

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Top Travel Destinations of 2016

New York, NY, Jan. 7 – Ready to stoke your wanderlust? Budget Travel's Where To Go 2016 list is bigger and better than ever with amazing (and amazingly affordable!) destinations from around the globe.

   Expertly curated by the editors at Budget Travel, an 18-year-old multi-platform travel media and services company that empowers consumers to travel the world on any budget, the annual compendium is the go-to list of top travel locales from stylish cities to alluringly remote islands. Each destination is specifically chosen for its mix of natural appeal, culturally rich qualities and, of course, great value. 

   In 2016, Iceland—popular for its beautiful glaciers, volcanoes and hot springs—tops the annual Where to Go list.  Following Iceland at #1 are San Antonio, Cuba, Los Angeles, Greece, Vietnam, Martinique, Galapagos Islands, Portugal, and Mexico’s Isla Holbox.

  "Budget Travel editors keep an eye on culture, cuisine, and hotel trends around the world; monitor currency fluctuations, airfare, and room rates; and draw on their own experience and passion to deliver a list of 24 exciting destinations that can and should be on every traveler's list," Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor in chief of Budget Travel, said in announcing the list.

Where to Go 2016 Top Ten locations:

1.  Iceland is for everyone – long known among elite travelers for its exotic landscapes of icecaps and glaciers punctuated by steaming springs, it’s suddenly also become more accessible since Iceland Air instituted free layovers for American travelers on their way to and from Europe.

2.  San Antonio’s Spanish Colonial heritage recognized – Now the whole world will remember The Alamo and the city’s Spanish Colonial architecture, as they were recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

3.  Cuba is now open for visitors – It’s no longer a question of “if,” but “when” and “how” you’re going to visit Cuba! With U.S. travel restrictions easing, this once off-limits Caribbean island is ready for its close-up.

4.  Los Angeles is becoming a “get around” city – The capital of California sun and surf also has some of America’s greatest art collections, the most diverse cuisine anywhere in North America, and, of course, all those famous movie locations!

5.  Greece gets back its vibe – While the country’s well-publicized economic woes are getting better, the Mediterranean’s sunniest destination is still a tremendous value for American travelers who want an incredibly luxe vacation on a reasonable budget.

6.  Vietnam has become Southeast Asia’s friendliest face – The world changes, and so has Vietnam.  The once war-town country, with its beautiful miles of Pacific coastline, exotic mountain interiors, and charming cities, is now one of the friendliest destinations on the globe.

7.  Martinique has become a weekend destination, although you will want to linger–The dream of a three-day escape to Martinique is about to come true! Nonstop flights from the East Coast will begin soon, making this Caribbean island more accessible than ever.

8.  Galapagos Islands are still ‘evolving’ in their accessibility – Another of our once-remote recommendations is now within reach of nature-loving Budget Travelers, thanks to amazing package tours to Ecuador and the Galapagos.

9.  Portugal still has more undiscovered charms – Once Western Europe’s most-remote country, new air routes and super-highways have opened up both old wine regions within easy access of cosmopolitan Lisbon.

10.  Isla Holbox is the one part of Mexico’s famed Yucatan you still haven’t seen – Isla Holbox is a fantastic Mexican-Caribbean escape in its own right, nestled into the shoreline less than an hour north of Cancun."

Now that is one amazing list created by budget Travel and I thank you for sharing. 

About Budget Travel:

Budget Travel is an 18-year-old multi-platform travel media and services company that empowers consumers to travel the globe on any budget. Budget Travel-branded content reaches more than 5.5 million consumers monthly through the digital magazine/tablet edition, website, mobile apps, social media and newsletters. The Budget Travel brand provides consumers with the how-to advice they won't find elsewhere: how to get out there—through the joy, the thrills, the laughs, and secret spots—that all work together to make dream trips come true.  Find Budget Travel online at

Amanda Monique GTG

(this is a published list provided by

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