Entries for May, 2011

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The Suite Green Life: 	Bellasera Resort – Naples, Florida

The Suite Green Life: Bellasera Resort – Naples, Florida

May 27, 2011 1 Comment Like many travelers before us, the siren song of south western Florida’s blue skies, warm ocean, and soft sandy beaches lured us to the Gulf Coast. We were touring Florida, but as a stand alone vacation destination, Naples and the beautiful Bellasera Resort condominium hotel can’t be beat. In fact, after enjoying a grand tour ...

 

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Top 10 Best Waterparks in the United States

Top 10 Best Waterparks in the United States

May 25, 2011 No Comments Nothing brings out waterpark enthusiasts like a hot summer day.  Selecting a waterpark adventure can be a dizzying experience with so many choices throughout the world.   The list below comprises 10 of the best waterparks in the United States (listed alphabetically).  Each is highly rated and uniquely designed, featuring a wide variety of family-friendly attractions, conveniences, amenities and overall ...

 

A Great Family Vacation Spot – The Woodlands Resort

A Great Family Vacation Spot – The Woodlands Resort

May 23, 2011 No Comments The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center is located in Texas just 30 minutes from downtown Houston.  There are a number of great family friendly and high end restaurants in and near The Woodlands.  Below are a few links to some great comprehensive restaurant lists in the area: http://www.thewoodlandscvb.com/pages/Home/WhereToEat/tabid/59/Default.aspx http://woodlandsonline.com/cdps/diningguiderestaurants.cfm http://woodlandsevents.com/where-to-eat/  The Forest Oasis Waterscape water park is their ...

 

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A Favorite with School Groups: New Orleans Museum of Art

A Favorite with School Groups: New Orleans Museum of Art

May 21, 2011 No Comments Founded as the Delgado Museum of Art in 1911, the New Orleans Museum of Art is one of several attractions in New Orleans’ City Park. Although the park took heavy damage in 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, the elevated museum suffered only basement flooding and most of the collection was undamaged. The museum features over 40,000 pieces ...

 

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An Impossible Victory: National World War II Museum

An Impossible Victory: National World War II Museum

May 20, 2011 No Comments Opened in 2000, New Orleans’ D-Day Museum was officially designated the National World War II Museum by Congress in 2003. A massive recent expansion brought the size of the museum to over 70,000 square feet, more than triple the size of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History. Although the official recommendation is to ...

 

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San Diego Family Vacation – Days Hotel Review Hotel Circle

San Diego Family Vacation – Days Hotel Review Hotel Circle

May 19, 2011 No Comments Recently my little family—comprising of my husband, three-year old son, ten-month old daughter, and myself—set out on a 7-hour drive from our home in Southern Utah to San Diego, California.  It was actually closer to an 8 ½ hour drive when considering the number of stops we had to make for bathroom breaks and diaper changes.  Our vacation ...

 

Eat a Bug: Audubon Insectarium, New Orleans

Eat a Bug: Audubon Insectarium, New Orleans

May 19, 2011 No Comments The Audubon Nature Institute has been a part of the New Orleans family since 1914, when the Audubon Commission was established by state law. The Commission’s first project was the development of Audubon Park, an urban green space on the site of the United States’ first commercial sugar plantation. The park, originally named Upper City ...

 

Stingrays, Penguins and Hurricanes, Oh My! Audubon Aquarium, New Orleans

Stingrays, Penguins and Hurricanes, Oh My! Audubon Aquarium, New Orleans

May 19, 2011 No Comments Established in 1914 as the Audubon Commission, the Audubon Nature Institute operates 10 parks and attractions throughout the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Opened in 1990, the Audubon Aquarium is located on the edge of the French Quarter where Canal Street meets the Mississippi River. The Aquarium was one of the first attractions to establish ...

 

Meet the Rare White Alligators: Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

Meet the Rare White Alligators: Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

May 18, 2011 No Comments The Audubon Nature Institute consists of 10 parks and attractions throughout New Orleans, all devoted to conservation. The Institute got its start in 1914 as the Audubon Commission, established by state law to manage what was then Upper City Park. Now known as Audubon Park, it was built on a portion of the nation’s first ...

 

Top 10 Family Resorts on the West Coast

Top 10 Family Resorts on the West Coast

May 16, 2011 No Comments  Below is our top ten list of family vacation resorts on the West Coast of the United States.  Listed alphabetically, any one of these wonderful family vacation spots will appeal to even the most discriminating travelers.  California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington state are included in this list.  Everything from the resort’s accommodations and family features, restaurant options, on and off site recreational activities, child ...

 

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