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Wild Wonderlands: 5 Scenic Places in the US

Wild Wonderlands: 5 Scenic Places in the US

April 10, 2015 No Comments   Cumberland Island National Seashore – Georgia Gnarled live oaks hanging with Spanish moss, unspoiled beaches, and a diverse population of birds, plants and animals including wild horses live at Cumberland Island National Seashore. At 17 miles long by 3 miles at its widest point, this Atlantic barrier island is found off the coast of ...

 

Best Waterparks in the USA for 2014

Best Waterparks in the USA for 2014

July 17, 2014 1 Comment   Whether you are a thrill-seeker with an appetite for high speed, or prefer to wade through a tranquil pool, these 10 best waterparks in the USA have something for everyone in your family. From tots and teens, to adults with frisky genes, few things beat a visit to a waterpark on a hot summer’s ...

 

Best Amusement Parks in the USA

Best Amusement Parks in the USA

August 9, 2012 No Comments Amusement parks have long been a preferred venue for families in search of exciting entertainment. From favorite roller coasters, to high-speed thrillers, traditional family and children’s rides, live entertainment, shops and dining, these alphabetically listed parks have something for everyone in the family.     BUSCH GARDENS  WILLIAMSBURG – Williamsburg, Virginia One of the most ...

 

A Historical Family Stop – Fredericksburg, Virginia

A Historical Family Stop – Fredericksburg, Virginia

September 6, 2011 No Comments Looking for a friendly town full of history? On a recent east coast visit, charming Fredericksburg Virginia more than fit the bill for history buffs, scenery lovers, and shopping enthusiasts. It made a great stop as we drove from the Washington D.C. area into the south. Just off busy Interstate 95, the town retains a small ...

 

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Top 10 Best Indoor Waterpark Resorts in the USA

Top 10 Best Indoor Waterpark Resorts in the USA

August 14, 2011 3 Comments What’s better than taking your family to a hotel resort or spending a day at a waterpark? Both! Resorts with waterparks included let families have their cake and eat it too. And those with indoor waterparks offer year-round weather-proof fun. Listed alphabetically, the following 10 indoor waterpark resorts offer recreation that is built into the hotel, ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Yorktown Virginia: Where the American Revolution Was Won

Yorktown Virginia: Where the American Revolution Was Won

January 19, 2011 No Comments Although we generally think of 1776 as the year of American Independence, the Revolutionary War actually raged for another five years. In spring 1781, British forces under Lord Cornwallis took up a defensive and well-fortified position in Yorktown. That fall, under cover of darkness, an alliance of French and American troops was able to overwhelm ...

 

Jamestown, Virginia: The Beginning of the United States

Jamestown, Virginia: The Beginning of the United States

January 11, 2011 1 Comment Everyone knows the story of the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth Rock. What is not as well known, however, is the story of Jamestowne (as it was spelled in the 1600s). A group of 104 travelers from England, financed by the Virginia Company of London, landed on the Virginia shore in 1607. The settlement managed to ...

 

Traveling During the Holidays: Maintaining Holiday Traditions

Traveling During the Holidays: Maintaining Holiday Traditions

November 27, 2010 No Comments Our first Christmas trip out of town felt a bit like we were running away from home. I was a married adult with no children, and my husband and I traveled with my parents. We left our hometown in Central Florida for Williamsburg, Virginia to experience a Colonial Christmas.  Our Traditions  Leaving home meant leaving ...

 

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