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Top Vacation Rentals Near Zion

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Top Vacation Rentals Near Zion You’ll find many options for vacation rentals near Zion in Southern Utah.  Some are single-family houses, some are apartments, and others are condos.  In price they range from $90 per night to $550 per night.
Watchman Villas For first class condominiums, the Watchman Villas in Springdale, Utah do not disappoint.  The villas stand just five minutes from the entrance to Zion National Park.  The Watchman provides the three Cs: convenience, class, and comfort.  If vacation condos were rated on the star system like hotels, they’d be four to five stars.  The villas are elegant, roomy, and contain everything you’d want, including the kitchen sink.  The views from your rooms are of the colorful and majestic, towering cliffs and mountains of Zion National Park.  Rentals cost from $250 to $550 per night.
LV3 A cozy and less expensive vacation rental near Zion is LV3, a two-bedroom house in Laverkin, Utah, near Hurricane, Utah, for about $90 per night.  Laverkin s…

The Best Vacation Destinations in Southern Utah

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The Best Vacation Destinations in Southern Utah Choosing the best vacation destinations in Southern Utah is like choosing your favorite food or, possibly, your favorite child.  Not easy to do.  Southern Utah is a geologist’s paradise with its diverse topography, national parks, and desert and mountain landscapes; consequently, the vacation spots are numerous and varied, so the “best” depends on what you like to see and do.
Hunting and Fishing If you like hunting and fishing, you could hit southeastern Utah for desert bighorn sheep, south central Utah for the only free-roaming herd of bison (buffalo) in America, many regions for deer, antelope, and elk, and eastern Utah for game birds.  For fishing, there are many lakes and rivers to challenge the angler.  One of the favorite vacation destinations in Southern Utah is Lake Powell, a huge labyrinth of the dammed-up Colorado River which provides boating, swimming, house-boat relaxing, and fishing for striped bass, small-mouth bass, crapp…

Restaurants in Springdale, Utah

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THE TOP RESTAURANTS IN SPRINGDALE, UTAH How could Springdale, Utah get any better? Already possessing some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, some wonderful hotels, and being the gateway into Zion, the third most popular national park in America, it has evolved into a paradise for food lovers, too. From Mexican to Asian to European, to American foods, Springdale has it all. For your dining pleasure, this article presents some of the top restaurants in Springdale, Utah.
The King’s Landing Bistro The King’s Landing Bistro has a reputation for excellent food and drink to delight the palate and calm the mind. Reviewers consistently rank it as a top restaurant in Springdale. Chef King and Chef Ngyuen are skilled when it comes to beautiful and delicious American dishes, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free offerings. A variety of cocktails, beers, and wines augment the experience at King’s. The address for King’s Landing Bistro is 1515 Zion Park Boulevard.
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The Benefits of Traveling - Part 2

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This article is a continuation of the previous travel post The Benefits of Traveling - Part 1.
Personal Appeal Benefits The more you travel, the more stories and experiences you will have which makes you a much more interesting person in general. This is isn’t to say that you aren’t interesting already, but a well-traveled person tends to often be the focal point of many conversations because they have so much to say, so much wisdom to impart, and have new and original perspectives on things due to their travel experiences. You’ll attract more attention.
Food Benefits Many people travel as often as they do mainly because they enjoy tasting foods from different places around the world. Homemade meals certainly have their own unique appeal, but Mexican south of the border is a whole different ballgame compared to the Mexican food in the States, for example. And you haven’t truly eaten sushi until you’ve traveled to Japan and partaken of the real thing. Being cultured when it comes to f…

The Benefits of Traveling - Part 1

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You’ve probably heard people talk about how travel is the best thing you can spend your money on because there are so many life benefits to traveling. So what are all of these so-called benefits? Well, for starters, the benefits of traveling are long-lasting. Positive psychological and physical changes take place (more on this later). After reading through all of the benefits listed here, you’ll understand why saying that you don’t have enough money or time shouldn’t not be an excuse for lack of travel. Cheap flights can be found with minimal effort and time can be made if you plan ahead with purpose. But we digress. Back to the benefits of travel. Here they are:
Health Benefits There are numerous health benefits to traveling. Some of the most widely experienced and written about ones include a decreased risk of heart disease and a lowering (or elimination) of stress, anxiety, and/or depression. To maximize this particular benefit, be sure to add to your itinerary times that will req…

Packing Suggestions For All Travelers - Part 2

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This article is a continuation of the Zion packing tip post Packing Suggestions For All Travelers - Part 1.
Do Laundry During Your Vacation The next Zion packing tip has to do with laundry. Laundry facilities are one of the most underused amenities of the hotel industry. Many travelers are not even aware that their hotel has one, let alone consider using it if they do. Our response to this is: why? It is not that expensive and is absolutely worth it considering the amount of packing space you’ll save by bringing half as many outfits as you would normally bring and then simply doing one load of laundry at your hotel halfway through your trip? This is a Zion packing tip that is easily executed with almost no effort at all and makes an enormous difference on the amount of stuff that you bring on a trip, particularly if you’re traveling with your whole family, kids and all. Depending on where you stay, your hotel or vacation rental may even have free laundry service. Not taking advantage…

Packing Suggestions For All Travelers - Part 1

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It’s happened to all of us. You’ve planned the vacation with care, you’ve packed your bags with precision, and you’ve successfully traveled to the destination only to realize when you arrive at the vacation rental that you have forgotten your toiletry bag (or something else important). Now you’re rushing to find a supermarket or convenience store to acquire the items you forgot, paying more than you otherwise would have and being stressed while running around. Another common scenario travelers find themselves in involves overpacking which causes a lot of discomfort, disorganization, and money to be wasted (baggage fees). In order to avoid these and other packing mistakes that add unnecessary burdens to vacation, consider the follow Zion packing tips.
Roll Your Clothes Zion packing tips 101: Folding tends to be the default way that most people pack their clothes in their suitcases but from now on you are going to roll, not fold. You can fit more items into an allotted space by rolling…