Mirabel Vega

Mirabel Vega Who doesn't love weekends? And travel? Mirabel sure does. She also enjoys longer travels - and has worked behind the scenes on documentary productions and TV shows that have taken her around the globe. She gets a kick out of facing her fears and SCUBA diving. She is now happy to bring her sense of adventure to the weekendtrips.com team.

Ring In The New Year In Chicago

on December 30, 2013

Chicago is a city that knows how to throw a party – as so there are many different options for celebrating while ringing in the New Year: Family-appropriate: Berghoff is hosting a family-friendly NYE party,with food, drinks, and activities for…

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The Coolest Hotel: Hôtel de Glace

on December 20, 2013

Do you consider yourself an urban adventurer? A bucket-lister? A true winter lover? Then the Hôtel de Glace is definitely for you! Every winter since 2001, the Hôtel de Glace (9530 rue de la Faune, Quebec QC) gets designed, built…

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Looking to ring in the New Year at the nation’s capital? We’ve got three very good reasons why you should head to Ottawa to welcome 2014. A big street party: Just one block south of Parliament Hill, the Sparks Street…

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How About Candlepin Bowling In Boston?

on December 20, 2013

Described as “a taste of old-fashioned America,” this old bowling alley is known as a different kind of historic institution. Candlepin blowing is a type of bowling played only in New England and Eastern Canada – said to have been…

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Winter Camping? Yes, Please!

on December 19, 2013
Winter Camping? Yes, Please!

Think “winter” and “camping” are two words that should never go together? Think again! Winter camping can be not only challenging and rewarding – but also incredibly fun. Below are some tips to help you warm up to the idea…

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Established in 1900, Ralph’s Italian Restaurant (760 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia PA) in Philadelphia is described as the oldest family-run Italian restaurant in America (and still run by the same family that started it). It was started by Francesco Dispigno and…

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The Best Ice Skating in the Detroit Area

on December 19, 2013

Ice skating on is a winter tradition that dates back over a hundred years. Whether you like the convenience of urban ice rinks, or the tradition of frozen lakes and ponds, if you are in the Detroit area, we’re compiled…

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Located in Ambler, a suburb less than an hour north of Philadelphia, The Stoogeum (904 Sheble Lane, Ambler PA) is, well, exactly what it sounds like: a “Three Stooges” museum – and while that might at first sound kind of…

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Gallons and gallons of icy water may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a winter weekend trip – but whether you are traveling from nearby Toronto or Buffalo, there many compelling reasons why you should…

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There is no shortage of hotels and places to stay in New York City – but none as high-tech and sleek as this hotel. With a white, silver and futuristic purple glow, the Yotel is a truly high-tech experience. Located…

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Looking for a place to unleash your inner ninja? Is that inner ninja hungry? Then make sure to check out this unique restaurant in New York City: Decorated like a small ninja village, with traditional rooms and winding streets, Ninja…

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The Philadelphia Doll Museum

on December 17, 2013

Most of these aren’t doll you’d expect to find under a Christmas tree – at least not necessarily this year. That’s because many of the dolls at the The Philadelphia Doll Museum (2253 North Broad St, Philadelphia PA) are considered…

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Top New England Getaways This Winter

on December 16, 2013

Just because summer is gone, doesn’t mean you should stay indoors. Below are just a few of our favorite New England winter getaways – perfect for a weekend trip from Boston.  Snow sports: Skiing where the mountains meet the sea,…

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It may look decadent and taste decadent – but it’s not. At least not when compared to a regular dessert at any other restaurant. This sweet heavenly slice is made entirely from raw ingredients – but it tastes just as…

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Top Five Unusual Hotels in New York City

on December 10, 2013

New York City is an extraordinary city – and if you are looking for out-of-the-ordinary accomodations, we’ve got five hotels that will make your stay as interesting as the time your spend exploring the city. You won’t find beige palettes…

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The scent of gingerbread, pretzels and spiced wine fills the air, as a few snowflakes fall by the glow of the Christmas lights. Live music fills the air, and bundled-up visitors stroll between red-and-white rows: It’s one of the longest-running…

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Whether for a girl’s getaway, or with a significant other, or for alone time, there is no better way to warm up this winter than with a visit to the spa. And there is no shortage of great places to…

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December often feels like it has arrived too soon, but instead of grumbling about the impending arrival of winter and the hectic holiday season, why not embrace it? Throw yourself head first into the holiday spirit, by checking out some…

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Best Breweries In Washington, DC

on November 27, 2013

Recent years have seen a real rise in local/craft breweries in Washington DC. Though newly established, many are already local favorites. Below is our list of some of the best places in the city to grab a cold one –…

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How about a “taste” of America’s past this Thanksgiving? If you are near Boston, you could check out the Plimoth Plantation for an authentic 17th century experience. You can join the pilgrims of the Plimoth Plantation (137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth…

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