It’s that time of year again, when the weather starts to turn colder, and the sound of holiday music begins to fill the air. Make the season special by visiting one of the festive holiday markets that can be found throughout the US. Each offers a unique buying opportunity for that hard to please person on your list. As an update to last years post, Visit a Holiday Market, which highlighted 5 popular markets in the US, here are 3 more east coast venues to add to the list. So bundle up and try something different this holiday season.
Imagine spending the day on an island that is home to plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world. You’re probably thinking you have to travel to the Galapagos Islands in South America, right? But did you know that the Channel Islands off the coast of California are home to 145 unique animal and plant species? Thousands of years of isolation have created this amazing natural environment, and in 1980, five of the eight Channel Islands (Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, Santa Rosa and San Miguel) were designated as the Channel Islands National Park.