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download (61)In Texas the summer heat can get overwhelmingly intense. The sweat accumulating on your forehead pools and drips down into your eyes as that freshly showered feeling fades away moments after stepping outside. While the sun is directly overhead turning your vehicle into a personal sauna, the idea of hanging out outside becomes much less appealing. Luckily Texas has as many things to do inside as it does outside.

Here are 5 places to visit in Texas when it's too dang hot!

1. Bluebell Creamery

What better way to beat the heat than with ice cream! The Bluebell Creameries and Headquarters are a fun attraction to visit. Book a local tour and see how Blue Bell ice cream is made, manufactured, and learn all of the company's history, or simply visit the Country Store or Ice Cream Parlor during the week for a quick stop during a day trip.

2. Winery Tours

Texas has many wineries sprinkled throughout the central region known as Hill Country. Check out one of many award winning wineries nestled among the picturesque backdrop of Texas' natural beauty. Windy Winery and Pleasant Hill Winery are a few to consider. Take a tour throughout the winery and see how high quality wine is made or stay perfectly content in the wine tasting rooms to avoid the blazing heat.

3. Brenham Heritage Museum

Located in Brenham, Texas this museum tells visitors the rich history of Washington County and offers history buffs and native Texans an exciting look into Texas during the 1900's. Exhibits highlight events such as The Civil War leading to the founding of the city itself as well as mostly forgotten history during Spain's dominance. View artifacts, antiques, and historical maps and spend a day getting lost in history indoors.

4. Mainstreet District

The history lessons don't stop at the Heritage Museum. Afterwards, there is plenty to do in the Mainstreet District of the city. The buildings themselves tell a story while housing stores for shopping, caf├ęs for chatting, and local restaurants to dine in.

5. Historic House Tours

Also in Washington County, the historic house tours attract many visitors and provide a fun historic attraction to keep you out of the heat. Visit the Ross Carroll Bennett House, Giddings Wilkin House, and Giddings Stone Mansion, to get a taste of what luxury life was like during the late 1800's leading into the 29th Century.

With so many things to do and see in Texas there is no reason to slave away outside in the summer heat. Plan a day trip or weekend escape today and see all that Texas has to offer.

 

download (60)Want to do something exciting and different over the 4th of July holiday? A tour of the Grand Canyon sounds like a great idea, and it is convenient to do when you are in Vegas. One of the best types of tours to take is a helicopter tour, and you can pick and choose your options and upgrades. Just keep in mind that the July 4th holiday is a busy time for travel and tours, so you should get your tour booked as soon as you can because they fill up fast.

Vegas Tours To The Canyon

Vegas helicopters go to the West Rim of the Canyon, and along the way, you'll fly over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. That means your trip to the Canyon is scenic even before you begin the Canyon flyover, and if you book the right tour, you can have extra adventure once you get to the West Rim.

One of the best reasons to visit the West Rim is because that is the only part of the Canyon where you helicopter can actually land at the Canyon. You can pick a tour that lands on top of the rim or that flies to the Canyon floor, and you can even do both.

If you go to the top of the rim, you can explore walking trails for all abilities, view the Canyon from scenic lookouts, and even try out the Skywalk. The Skywalk is a popular attraction at the Canyon because it is a massive glass bridge that offers spectacular views like no other. The Skywalk lets you walk 70 feet past the edge of the Canyon and stand on a glass floor 4000 feet above the river below. It is a thrilling experience that provides one of the best views in the entire Canyon.

You'll enjoy the bottom landing tour just as much, if not more. The flight down to the Canyon floor is exciting, and you can toast your safe arrival with a fun Champagne picnic, plus once you're there, you can take a scenic boat tour of the Colorado River as it winds along the Canyon floor. An air tour of the Canyon is fun by itself, but if you can land at the Canyon, you'll have even more fun. The helicopter tour combined with a scenic boat tour makes this one of the most scenic and adventurous tours you can take at the Canyon.

Choose The Deluxe Tour

The helicopter tours out of Vegas are available as basic tours or deluxe tours. The basic tour is ideal if you are on a strict vacation budget, but if you can afford the upgrade, it is definitely worth the extra cost for a few reasons. For one, the deluxe tours come with free transportation to and from your hotel in a limousine. This adds a little fun and pampering to your tour. In addition, the basic tours take off from an airfield in Boulder City, but the deluxe tours conveniently take off right from the Vegas Strip. But the best reason of all for flying a deluxe tour is that you will fly in a superior helicopter.

The deluxe tours fly on EcoStar 130 choppers. They are quieter, smoother flying, and about 25% roomier than the Bell Rangers used on basic tours. The EcoStar offers the best views since the seats are arranged stadium style and the massive viewing window wraps around the aircraft, so no matter where you sit, you'll have an excellent view. So be sure to look for the deluxe upgrade when you book your tour. You get a lot more value than you have to pay in cost for the upgrade, so it is worth it.

Wrapping Up

If you plan to take one of these fun helicopter tours over the 4th of July, be sure to book as soon as possible. And buy your tour online when you're ready. Buying online gets you access to the lowest rate, and buying with your credit card makes it easy to complete your transaction and lock in your seats early. Booking at least two weeks in advance is ideal. If you wait too long to book your tour, you may have to pay a premium price, or even worse, the tours may be full, and then you will miss your chance to tour one of America's most scenic wonders on one of America's most patriotic holidays.

download (59)Santorini is a unique island! Admiring the unique landscape of Santorini on a helicopter tour is a unique activity. Explore here the best routes you can follow and embark on a helicopter to admire Santorini Island from the sky.

Fly over the Famous Caldera

This is the helicopter tour that you simply MUST do! There is nothing to be compared to the feelings that the views of the caldera from above will give you. Admire this unique geological phenomenon; the whitewashed houses, spots like the iconic Skaros rock and the multi-coloured layers of Santorini's volcanic ground!

Sunset Helicopter Tour

The second most celebrated tour with a helicopter is at sunset time. Imagine the sun going down beyond the horizon while you are flying right in the heart of these awe-inspiring moments. Take as many photos as you like or just enjoy the magical atmosphere and find out why Santorini's sunset is so famous!

Beach Helicopter Tour

The beaches of Santorini are a huge part of its volcanic heritage. There are beaches of black, red or white pebbles and sand but the most impressive thing is their volcanic origins. Make sure that your itinerary includes a visit to the Red Beach, the beach of Vlychada and the White Beach, which is approachable only by boat or helicopter of course!

Island Hopping with a Helicopter

Once you are up in the air why not visit some of the nearby islands? Start from the island of Thirasia, or the volcanoes; the choices are many; the closest island to the north is the island of IOS and to the south the island of Anafi, where you can admire the second highest rock in the Mediterranean after the Gibraltar.

Honeymoon Helicopter Tour

This last idea for a helicopter tour is addressed to newlyweds and couples. A flight over the imposing caldera of Santorini can be a delightful surprise for your loved one and it would be an even bigger surprise if you made your wedding proposal while in the air! A helicopter tour in Santorini is definitely the most romantic experience of Santorini.

There are various options for a helicopter tour in Santorini today. You can opt for a private or a semi private tour, whereas 20 minute or 30 minute flights are available. You can also get a private helicopter charter as your personal means of transportation! Imagine flying above one of the most beautiful places on earth. The view of the caldera from the skies is stunning and it is an experience that you simply can't miss!

download (58)June is probably one of the most anticipated times for a holiday and everyone looks forward to it. The kids get off from their school and the weather in most of the destinations around the globe is simply perfect to enjoy a well deserved break. If you are planning to travel in June, here are some amazing destinations you would be delighted to make your way to. Whether you are backpacking or planning to enjoy a luxury vacation, these exotic destinations are truly a treat to explore!

1. Dubai

Although the country is warm all year long, June holds a special place for the tourist because Dubai gets even more happening during this month. Because the majority of the people will be fasting during this month, it is easier to go out and about without buzzing through crowds everywhere.

June is the time when the perfect summer bargains begin popping up. This isn't restricted to your favorite clothing, but also hotels and airfares. For this reason, it is best to book early. There's plenty to experience in Dubai if you are a first time traveler. The shopping experience is truly one of a kind and the malls would surely leave you spell bound. Dubai also offers plenty of adventures to its tourists such as Desert Safari, Ski Dubai and Wild Wadi Water Park. These are perfect to beat the heat!

2. Sweden

Sweden might seem like an unconventional pick for your summer vacations, but it is totally worth it! Sweden is an incredible country, and most of the people know it as a winter destination. If you get to visit it in June, there is a lot you can enjoy.

Stockholm is one of the world's most beautiful capitals that will leave you in awe for a long time. From the unique history and culture to the amazing vistas, it is truly a treat to visit it. The amazing Stockholm archipelago makes it a unique destination, perfect to indulge in summertime adventures. Kosterhavet, Sweden's first Marine National Park is truly one of a kind with stunning beaches all over. From diving to sea kayaking, there are plenty of adventures you can indulge in. During the summer days, merely riding on your bicycle to explore the beauty of Sweden is a treat in itself!

3. Maldives

Maldives is a destination you must visit at least once in your lifetime. What better time than to plan your June vacation to this beautiful destination?

Over the recent years, Maldives has gained a lot of popularity. Because of that, a lot of budget airlines operate their flights to Maldives. Once you land at Maldives, you'll be stunned to see crystal clear, blue water afar. This endless sea offers countless opportunities of sports and other water adventures. The marine life in Maldives is truly exotic, and staying at an all-inclusive resort will help you to save big and make the most out of your vacation to Maldives.