Entries for January, 2011

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Handling Emergencies on the Road

Handling Emergencies on the Road

January 11, 2011 No Comments If you travel extensively, the odds are good that you will eventually encounter an emergency situation while on the road. Exposure to unfamiliar germs, changes in sleeping and eating schedules, strange foods and activities that increase your risk of injury are all common parts of any vacation. Dealing with an emergency at home is never ...

 

Introduction to Membership Camping

Introduction to Membership Camping

January 11, 2011 1 Comment Membership camping has become a popular alternative to paying per night for a campsite. Although membership campgrounds generally cater to RV travelers, some parks do offer a few tent sites. Whether or not to join a campground membership organization depends largely on your budget, the number of nights that you camp per year, how far ...

 

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Chronicling My Memorable 2010 Family Trips

Chronicling My Memorable 2010 Family Trips

January 9, 2011 No Comments This is my year-end post chronicling all the places I visited in 2010 –  The list of memorable places where I left my footprints in 2010: 1. Callaway Gardens, GA 2. Niagara Falls Family Trip 3. Disney World Orlando Florida 4. Amicalola Falls State Park, GA A beautiful, sunny July Saturday found us on a drive ...

 

Traveling Southern India

Traveling Southern India

January 9, 2011 1 Comment Chennai, India Chennai  Chennai, India is the city I called home for many years before moving to the United States. Early last summer, I went on a 2.5 month-long vacation to visit my parents, in-laws and extended family and had a wonderfully relaxing time. There’s something about going back home that no other trip or ...

 

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Wilkesboro, North Carolina

January 9, 2011 No Comments Kerr Scott Reservoir Wilkesboro, NC Wilkesboro and N.Wilkesboro are twin towns on the foothills of the Appalachians in North Carolina, about 30 miles south of Boone. The thought of this place warms my heart and energizes me because it’s where I spent the first few years of my life in the USA. It’s a lovely, ...

 

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Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

January 9, 2011 No Comments Another example of the backyard variety – the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta are right next door to Piedmont Park and while we’ve visited the latter several times, somehow we never got around to stopping by the Gardens. Until last October. Usually, Fall in Atlanta isn’t much to write home about, but there couldn’t have been ...

 

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Six Flags White Water Theme Park, Atlanta

Six Flags White Water Theme Park, Atlanta

January 9, 2011 No Comments Six Flags White Water Theme Park Although we live just a few miles from Six Flags White Water in Atlanta, it’s taken us over 2 years to actually visit. Sometimes, the coolest attractions are in your backyard, but it takes you a while to get there. We took our daughter there as a surprise birthday ...

 

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Disney World Orlando Florida

Disney World Orlando Florida

January 9, 2011 No Comments We took our daughter and my niece to Disney World – it was also our first trip to the world’s largest attraction and boy, were we amazed beyond words! It’s like entering a whole other universe – albeit an overpriced one – still, the magic (for you can never really tell how they pull it ...

 

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Niagara Falls Family Trip

Niagara Falls Family Trip

January 9, 2011 1 Comment Rainbow at Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, NY Undoubtedly, one of the most spectacular vistas in the US. I’ve visited the Niagara Falls a handful of times and have felt more refreshed and enthralled each time. This year (2010) was special because we accompanied relatives visiting from Thailand. Two kids, five adults in a van on an ...

 

Within USA Callaway Gardens, GA

Within USA Callaway Gardens, GA

January 9, 2011 1 Comment Callaway Gardens, GA This is one of my favorite places to visit around Atlanta. In the summer, my family likes to go here for the many activities it has to offer including boating, biking, bird shows and more. In the winter, it features one of the most spectacular holiday light displays I’ve ever seen. It’s ...

 

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