Travel Blog Posts by Mariele Ventrice

Things to Do in NYC for College Students

food on foot

A college student on a budget in NYC? Check out these 15 must-see places!

Bustling with diverse cultural life and a vibrant youth scene, The Big Apple is one of the most exciting destinations for college students.

5 of the Best Chicago Family Attractions


One of the great things about Chicago as a vacation destination is that there are endless things to do for travelers of all ages.

Dozens of museums and landmarks are fun for kids & parents, & family-friendly hotels and restaurants make your Chicago family vacation all the more convenient.

Where to Buy Souvenirs in NYC

NYC Pride Parade 2011 - 001

Did you know that over 50 million tourists from all over the world visit New York City each year. Be one of them. Looking for that perfect memento from your trip to the Big Apple, but uncertain what to take home and… [Read More]

Things to Do in New York City in the Winter


Visiting New York City during the holiday season is a unique experience. The spirit of the season permeates through every inch of the city—around ice skating rinks, in the museums and the shops, and at tree lightings. On Thanksgiving Day, the holiday… [Read More]

Fun Things to Do in Boston in the Winter

ice skating in the city

Though it may be a bit chilly, winter is a wonderful time to visit the historic city of Boston. Not a fan of the cold? Me either, but that’s okay! We can still embrace the fun things to do in Boston this winter.

Discount Hollywood Attractions Pass

Los Angeles Attractions

Wondering what’s going on in Hollywood these days? August is a wonderful time to be in Los Angeles, as the summer is wrapping up and autumn is just around the corner. Of course, the weather is still generally hot and sunny around… [Read More]

Top New York City Tours


With five boroughs, 304 square miles of land, and 8.5 million inhabitants, there’s no doubting New York City is a big place. It’s no wonder that tourists have so much trouble deciding what to do and see in the city—it’s hard to… [Read More]

Shark Week at the Shedd Aquarium

great white shark

Deep in the waters of the earth’s massive oceans, more than 300 species of sharks live in a shroud of mystery and myth. From coral reefs in the Indian Ocean to Caribbean Sea, sharks hunt their prey, scavenge for food, and stealthily… [Read More]

Cheap Oahu Attraction Tickets

Oahu spring break

It’s hard to believe it’s already August, but with only a month left before the inevitable start of the school year, we’ll all soon be wrapping up our summer vacation plans. However, as the days get cooler and shorter in most of… [Read More]

Art in San Francisco: de Young Museum Ticket Discount

San Francisco Pass

San Francisco’s thriving arts scene is one of the biggest draws of this vibrant and eclectic city. The Bay Area’s first big manifestation of its artistic prowess came in the 50s and 60s at the height of the Beat Generation. While Eastern… [Read More]

Adventures at LEGOLAND San Diego

legoland pirates

Looking for an attraction that will keep kids entertained all day in San Diego? Perhaps one that you’ll enjoy as well? LEGOLAND San Diego, an entire theme park dedicated to the colored building blocks we all knew and loved as children, may… [Read More]

Kennedy Space Center Ticket Discount

kennedy space center

When planning Orlando vacations, many tourists are looking for fun attractions their kids will love other than the giant theme parks. Whether you’re avoiding Disney World and its contemporaries because the prices are too high, the lines are too long, or the… [Read More]

Summer at Knott’s Berry Farm


A Southern California vacation often involves a trip to one or more of the area’s top theme parks. However, summertime in places like Disneyland means lots of crowds and long lines – not to mention the astronomical prices. This summer, enjoy short… [Read More]

Metropolitan Museum of Art Ticket Discount

Travel Giveaway / Met

With prime real estate on the Upper East Side of Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art exudes a grand presence in its Manhattan home. As the largest art museum in the United States, the Met, as it’s affectionately called, holds a… [Read More]

Statue of Liberty Ticket Discount


New York City’s most iconic landmark is a sight to behold in the summer. Tourists from around the world flock to New York to catch a glimpse of Lady Liberty or to climb the stairs to her Crown. The historic monument pays… [Read More]

Cheap Miami Attraction Tickets


If you’re vacationing in Miami this summer, you can expect the weather to be HOT! The best idea for a summer vacation to Florida is to balance your itinerary with some outdoor activities (preferable in or near the water) and some indoor… [Read More]

Germaine’s Luau: A Hawaiian Tradition


As the sun sets over Oahu’s Leeward Coast, a slight breeze ripples through palms silhouetted against the ocean. When you hear the sounding of the conch shell, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a native Hawaiian festival – where food, music,… [Read More]

Cheap Chicago Attractions Tickets

A view of the bustling Navy Pier.

Whether it’s the summertime glimmer of Lake Michigan or the exciting urban playground atmosphere that draws you to Chicago, you’re in for a vacation as dynamic and spirited as the city itself. Beautiful urban green spaces collide with cutting-edge architectural feats to… [Read More]

Summer Sensations at the Boston Museum of Science

Boston museum of Science

There’s a lot happening this summer at the Boston Museum of Science. As usual, the museum curators have stepped up their game for the summer months, bringing you an array of exhibits, events, and shows for a summer filled with exploration and… [Read More]

US Summer Attraction Discounts

Cape Cod Sunset

If you’re a budget sightseer like I am, you’re probably looking for the best deals when it comes to travel—whether it’s local or long distance. Often times, travelers only pay attention to finding the best deals on accommodations and transportation, forgetting about… [Read More]

Top San Diego Tourist Attractions

san diego zoo panda

When it comes to planning a family vacation, you’ll find that no destination beats San Diego for ideal weather, quality of attractions, and variety of things to do. Seventy miles of pristine beaches, an average year-round temperature of 70.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and… [Read More]

San Francisco Vacation Tips

San Francisco Attractions

San Francisco’s surreal beauty and picturesque charm will steal your heart from the moment you set eyes on it. Whether it’s the cable cars and the Victorian Painted Ladies or the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge half obscured by the rolling fog, there’s… [Read More]

Top Los Angeles Tourist Attractions

venice beach

Though Los Angeles remains an extremely popular tourist destination, it’s also gained the somewhat unwarranted reputation of being a bit too gimmicky or too commercial. While the Los Angeles landscape would not be complete without its share of glamour and glitz (it… [Read More]

2014 Boston Marathon Tourism

Boston Marathon

In its 118th year, the Boston Marathon is back with more tenacity than ever before. On Monday, April 21st, the community of Boston will come together to prove their strength and rally behind the incredible 36,000 athletes who will give their all… [Read More]

Top Chicago Tourist Attractions


Chicago is a city known for a variety of characteristics: innovative architecture, deep cultural and musical roots, the headstrong pride of its inhabitants—of course—its numerous tourist attractions. The top Chicago attractions are as vast and varied as the city wherein they reside…. [Read More]