Going on an off-the-beaten path adventure? Check out my advice for exploring more, efficiently and safely with Tastemade Travel!

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Summer is here, where are you going? If you're wondering where to start, here are a few of my suggestions as seen on Home & Family on the Hallmark Channel.

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For those who are looking to go local, off grid or far flung, here are a few #vacation ideas!


If you're looking for one of the Top 5 domestic #summer destinations, visit the amazing city of Chicago also known as,"Summertime Chi"! Enjoy Navy Pier, Museum Row, the Shed Aquarium, Lake Michigan, summer concert series in Grant Park, home of Lollapalooza , The Taste of Chicago and over 25 festivals. https://www.choosechicago.com


For those whole love the great outdoors, why not experience the "Last Frontier" and 49th state of Alaska! You can go whale watching in Sitka or Juneau, bear watching on Admiralty Island, camping in Denali & Fairbanks, an Alaskan cruise leaving from Anchorage or see

Alaska by train. The Denali Star route between Anchorage and Denali or the Coastal Classic Route between Anchorage and Seward is the most scenic. https://www.travelalaska.com

Take your #dream trip by going to FIJI! You can find round trip airfares as low as $800 on FIJI Airways!



Yasawa Island Resort -All Inclusive, once in a lifetime experience. Fly over to the resort in a small aircraft, visit of the Blue Lagoon caves where Brook Shields filmed the movie, have a private picnic on a private island, as well as free scuba training, with an amazing secluded off the beaten path experience. http://yasawa.com


Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa on Natadola Bay is voted one of the best beaches in the world. Great for families, with adults only pools, great diving and snorkeling right off the beach and a world class championship 18 hole golf course, with a new all inclusive pacific perks package for North American guests who stay at the club level. https://fiji.intercontinental.com


Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort is located on the Coral Coast, situated on a reef, with free nanny services for certain hours, and community programs. Enjoy one of the best spa experiences at Bebe Spa, also great for weddings, and children under 12 eat free. https://www.outrigger.com/hotels-resorts/fiji