Entries for May, 2012

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Best Cruises for Families with Kids

Best Cruises for Families with Kids

May 29, 2012 No Comments Like floating resorts, cruise ships bring the journey and the destination together into one exciting adventure. Listed alphabetically, the following cruises are best for families with children, and include luxurious amenities, and a host of entertainment, dining and recreation suitable for everyone in the family, as well as the added advantage of stopping at new ...

 

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Small town charm and hospitality

May 28, 2012 No Comments

My father was born in a small home still standing on old HWY 66 in Natfield, Indiana.  He was delivered by Doc Rhodes, who was the town doctor when doctors still made housecalls.  Hatfield has always appeared to me a small country town where people still look out for their neighbors and welcome visitors.  My ...

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RV Shopping: Weights and Measures

RV Shopping: Weights and Measures

May 25, 2012 No Comments So you have decided to take the plunge, joining millions of others in the RV lifestyle. While it is important to find just the right floor plan to meet your family’s needs, don’t fall in love too fast. The layout and design features of an RV affect your family’s happiness, but the weights and measures ...

 

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Blending Science with Fun at Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry

Blending Science with Fun at Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry

May 23, 2012 No Comments When I was four years old, my father got out of the Navy and went back to college to finish his BS in Industrial Engineering at the University of South Florida in Tampa. While he was in school, a small science museum opened up directly across the street from the university. Known as the Museum ...

 

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Top 10 Best Water Parks in the World

Top 10 Best Water Parks in the World

May 21, 2012 No Comments The following top water parks (listed alphabetically) are exciting hot spots to cool off when the weather heats up. Some are even open year-round, and make thrilling getaways for the entire family.   Atlantis – Paradise Island, Bahamas Themed after the fabled lost city of Atlantis, this resort captures its allure perfectly with an amazing ...

 

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RV Shopping: Weight Distribution and Sway Control

RV Shopping: Weight Distribution and Sway Control

May 18, 2012 No Comments When purchasing a new travel trailer, it is very important to familiarize yourself with several numbers that, when taken together, demonstrate the ability of your tow vehicle to safely pull your chosen trailer. However, even crunching the numbers is not always enough. When towing a heavy or long travel trailer, you must also consider weight ...

 

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Family Weekend in Joshua Tree National Park

Family Weekend in Joshua Tree National Park

May 14, 2012 No Comments I’ve been taking my children out to the desert for many years. We love the warmth, the quality of light, and the just plain weirdness of the landscape. And one of our favorite places to go is Joshua Tree National Park. The park is vast, at over eight hundred thousand acres. And in that land ...

 

RV Shopping: Getting the Best Deal

RV Shopping: Getting the Best Deal

May 10, 2012 No Comments So you are in the market for a new RV. After a tedious search, you finally found the RV of your dreams. The floor plan and design scheme work wonderfully for your family. If it is a towable, you have performed seemingly endless calculations to ensure that you are within all weight specifications. You have ...

 

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RV Shopping: Meeting Your Family’s Needs

RV Shopping: Meeting Your Family’s Needs

May 8, 2012 No Comments Despite, or maybe because of, the economic downturn, the RV industry is experiencing an explosion in growth. Although newly retired Baby Boomers remain the biggest market, according to the RVIA (Recreation Vehicle Industry Association), the fastest-growing market segment is young adults aged 18-34. It is easy to see why—even the most luxurious RV park is ...

 

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A Family in the Desert – Death Valley, CA

A Family in the Desert – Death Valley, CA

May 7, 2012 No Comments Some of my happiest vacation memories have been based in the desert. There’s just something about bright blue skies, dry air, gold sand, and red rock that draws my family in. Sitting on my desk right now, are photos of my kids in Death Valley. Maybe it’s the way the stark beauty of the place ...

 

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