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What Do You Want in A Green Hotel?

What Do You Want in A Green Hotel?

October 21, 2011 No Comments When you’re looking for a vacation spot, do you consider the ecological consequences? Are you looking for an environmentally friendly hotel as well as a family friendly accommodation? If you’re buying organic apples and BPA-free canned soup at the grocery store, are you also concerned with whether or not that hotel duvet your child is ...

 

Wilmington, North Carolina: Battleship and River Walk

Wilmington, North Carolina: Battleship and River Walk

October 3, 2011 No Comments Wilmington, North Carolina is an off-the-beaten-path destination about two hours from Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s a worthwhile stop for families on a road trip through the south, or families who simply enjoy the beauty of a sunset over a beautiful river, a historic and slightly off-beat downtown area, or who want to tour a battleship. ...

 

Raleigh, North Carolina: A Remedy for the Road

Raleigh, North Carolina: A Remedy for the Road

September 30, 2011 No Comments My family and I were at the mid-way point on a vacation slash music tour for my singer songwriter daughter (www.nicolelexidavis.com). We’d traveled through the northeast from city to city via train, rented a car outside of Washington, D.C., and began the road trip portion of our tour heading south. We were heading for Raleigh, ...

 

Top 10 Family Beach Resorts on the Southeast Coast

Top 10 Family Beach Resorts on the Southeast Coast

June 14, 2011 No Comments The beautiful Southeast Coast of the United States has a fantastic array of beach resorts. 10 top resorts are listed here (alphabetically), each possessing the local charm of its region, making these exclusive resorts a haven of relaxation and excitement for the whole family. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida are included in this ...

 

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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 ...

 

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, ...

 

Historic Halifax, North Carolina: The City That Time Forgot

Historic Halifax, North Carolina: The City That Time Forgot

December 13, 2010 1 Comment Dad and I took an RV trip up the East Coast last summer. With no particular schedule, we had plenty of time to explore small towns as well as bigger cities. Halifax, North Carolina had never been on our radar, but when we ended up camped close by, I went online to see what was ...

 

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Discovering Roadside Attractions

Discovering Roadside Attractions

November 11, 2010 2 Comments   The 1950s were the decade of car culture, when gas was cheap and families took to the open road, many for the very first time. The interstate highway system was authorized in 1956 and construction began immediately in many states, but the first statewide segment (Nebraska’s Interstate 80) was not completed until 1974. Instead, ...

 

Biltmore Estate, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate, North Carolina

November 8, 2010 No Comments Welcome to America’s largest home Biltmore Estate, spread over 8000 acres, is a national, man-made wonder nestled among the gorgeous Blue Ridge mountains in the town of Asheville, North Carolina.    As you drive through the estate’s winding, tree-lined roads you will pass lawns, gardens and water features along the way and feel warmly welcomed ...

 

Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina

Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina

October 12, 2010 No Comments Experience Thrill Without a Ride World renowned tourist attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian beaches, historic Boston, romantic Rome and others become household names thanks to TV documentaries, movies, books and magazine cover stories devoted to each and every aspect  associated with them. That doesn’t mean that places less written or talked ...

 

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