Florida’s Biscayne National Park Maritime Heritage Trail takes snorkellers and scuba divers through six shipwrecks and the recently added Foley Rocks Lighthouse. 960 1280 Not all national parks are high and dry. While there is still work to be done, down town Asbury Park has been revitalized, as have most of the region’s tourist-heavy destinations. Home to more than 4,000 people, the historic theme neighbourhood began as a plantation in the late 1700s, owned by a Frenchman named Claude theme. A network of “secret” defensive tunnels runs below the fortifications of Castillo San Cristobal, and only two 15-person tours are given every weekend to those who sign up first. 960 1280 The massive fortifications, cannons, dungeons and turrets overlooking the azure Caribbean are a sight to behold, but there’s more hidden underground. But one of my favourites is through Winter Park’s Mead Botanical Garden. Anyone who has heard a toddler screaming “Let It Go” knows the power of America’s favourite heroines. His job requires him to travel frequently. Beat the Rush: Apply for Passports Early If you think you will need a passport in the next year or so, we encourage you to apply now. We suggest checking into the Inn at Perry Cabin — yes, the one from Wedding Crashers — or at least stopping by the premises for an aperitif and to see the sunset over the water from an Adirondack chair. This live jazz club is one of many you’ll find on Frenchmen Street, in New Orleans’ 7th Ward. A public diary reading with Orlando Cringe Diaries are supposed to be private. The arts are alive and thriving in Oklahoma where you can gaze at Dale Chihuly’s tallest blown glass tower at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. While there is still work to be done, down town Asbury Park has been revitalized, as have most of the region’s tourist-heavy destinations. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Give it a whirl around the music Express. Each mile marker seems to bring a new slew of kitschy gift shops, snorkelling spots, and roadside fish shacks, but we recommend stopping for conch fritters at roadside seafood joint, Alabama Jacks on Key Largo, checking into case Morada on Islamorada the half-way point between Miami and Key West and touring the Ernest Hemingway Home on Key West. Approximately 23 miles west of Austin, this historic swimming hole was formed when an underground river collapsed. Puerto Rico is also becoming a popular year-round destination, but visit before July if you don’t want to chance a hurricane.