Entries for February, 2011

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St. Augustine Lighthouse: Illuminating America’s Oldest Port

St. Augustine Lighthouse: Illuminating America’s Oldest Port

February 20, 2011 3 Comments Located on the northern end of Anastasia Island, within the city limits of St. Augustine, the St. Augustine Lighthouse plays a critical role in water navigation. In May 2010, Dad and I set off to tour the lighthouse and accompanying museum. The surprisingly expansive museum and audio tour provided a great deal of historical information, ...

 

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Harlem Globetrotters: 85 Years of Comedy Exhibition Basketball

Harlem Globetrotters: 85 Years of Comedy Exhibition Basketball

February 19, 2011 No Comments Despite their name, the Harlem Globetrotters actually got their start in Chicago. Although the team’s roots are shrouded in obscurity, it appears to have been founded at the Savoy Ballroom, a popular dance club that opened in 1927. The team name changed several times, but was officially the Harlem Globetrotters by 1929. According to Globetrotters ...

 

Gardens, An Ocean View, and Tacos: One Day Getaway to San Diego

Gardens, An Ocean View, and Tacos: One Day Getaway to San Diego

February 18, 2011 No Comments Sometimes you just wanna get away, just like the Southwest Airlines commercial proclaims. But sometimes you don’t want to fly, have a limited budget, and a limited amount of time. For those of you living in or visiting Southern California, here’s a two day/one night trip that makes for a relaxing family get away. First ...

 

Mainly Fun – an Overview of Family Places to Visit in Maine

Mainly Fun – an Overview of Family Places to Visit in Maine

February 18, 2011 1 Comment Maine is mainly just – fun. Part of the pleasure of visiting this north eastern state is the variety of activities and scenery it offers. Beaches and resorts, forests, farms, the rugged White Mountains, art colonies and fishing fleets, organic growers and lobster-men. There’s the beautiful wilderness of Arcadia National Park, an under-visited beauty that ...

 

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Kauai – Beyond the Beach

Kauai – Beyond the Beach

February 17, 2011 No Comments We love every Hawaiian island, Maui, Oahu, the Big Island of Hawaii, Lanai, and Kauai. We’ll be visiting Molokai soon, and I’m sure we’ll love that, too. The Kauai we experienced was wet to the north and dry to the south, had a lot of wild chickens the kids enjoyed chasing in parking lots and ...

 

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Kauai – St. Regis Princeville Resort

Kauai – St. Regis Princeville Resort

February 17, 2011 No Comments   This is a good review and a bad review of an elegant and luxurious hotel that’s long dominated the hotel scene on the north shore of Kauai. With iconic views – they filmed the movie musical Bali Hai here – and a rich, wet, jungle flower setting, the Princeville Resort is known the world ...

 

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Nantucket Massachusetts – Island Hopping New England Style

Nantucket Massachusetts – Island Hopping New England Style

February 16, 2011 1 Comment One of our favorite island destinations was once a rugged whaling stop off the Massachusetts coast. Nantucket island is more than thirty miles off shore and it’s a longer ferry ride from Cape Cod to Nantucket than it is to the more frequented Martha’s Vineyard. Confession time: as much as my family and I enjoy ...

 

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Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard – Island Hopping New England Style

Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard – Island Hopping New England Style

February 16, 2011 2 Comments Many people think of island vacations as always including palm trees, little grass shacks, coconuts, and tropical sunshine. But there are other island vacations that can offer a great deal of relaxing fun for you and your family…in the island communities of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Massachusetts just off the coast of Cape Cod. Summer ...

 

Vineyard Hopping for Families – Healdsburg, California

Vineyard Hopping for Families – Healdsburg, California

February 14, 2011 No Comments   The Northern California valley is lush and green, the sunset is rosy over the hills, and the vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. We’re not far from Napa in miles but far from the crush of wine buyers and tasters and expensive boutique hotels that accompany it. It’s a bucolic view ...

 

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American History – The Living Kind

American History – The Living Kind

February 14, 2011 No Comments If you want to teach your children about history, it’s never too early and you should try and make your history lessons come alive. With that advice in mind, we were eager to take our children to Colonial Williamsburg Virginia, where re-enactments of famous moments in American history are part of the fabric of this ...

 

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