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Cruising the Islands of New England with Blount Small Ship Adventures

If you are new to New England, a cruise of the area is the best way to visit and really enjoy your trip. Board the Grande Caribe from Blount Small Ship Adventures and take your cozy, comfortable cabin along with you on your travels! The cruise we took was “The Islands of New England” and … Continue reading

Getaway to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

We recently spent the day at Shaker Village (or Shakertown as it is known locally) and were amazed at the beauty of this location, and the astonishing variety of activities. Shaker Village is America’s largest restored Shaker community and provides an interesting historical experience about these truly innovative individuals who believed in civil rights and … Continue reading

The Joy of a Biltmore Christmas

Childlike wonder embraces you at Biltmore at the Christmas season. A visit will take one back to when we believed in wonderlands of snow and winter’s warmth by a beautiful fireside. It is holiday season at America’s largest home where a 35-foot Christmas tree and miles of festive décor make your eyes get bigger than … Continue reading

Branson, Missouri – Live Music Capitol of the World But So Much More!

You may very well have the same preconceived notion about Branson, Missouri that we did. Namely, that it is a tourist Mecca with hundreds of live music shows. Well, there is plenty of live music in Branson and you can look forward to seeing some very professional shows featuring every kind of music imaginable. Definitely … Continue reading

Getaway in the Gateway to the West: St. Louis, Missouri

I t had been a while since I had been to St. Louis. Quite a while. So long, in fact, that they were actually building the arch the last time I was there! Completed in 1965 as a monument to the settlers who headed west from St. Louis, the Gateway Arch is the iconic symbol … Continue reading

Not Your Grandfather’s Pittsburgh!

Pittsburgh is a city with an entrance. The beauty of rivers, hills and valleys coming together formed a remarkable tableau, hardly the sooty industrial city I had pictured. The intersection of the Allegheny, Monongahela to form the Ohio creates Point Park on which a fountain sprays 150 feet into the air. Clipper ships skim the … Continue reading

Red Rocks and Canyon Lands: Sedona, AZ

The last time I was at the Grand Canyon was exactly 50 years ago on a marathon “See the USA” road trip with my parents and sisters. My husband had never been. So we made the decision for our 2013 summer vacation: AZ or bust. Apartment-style resorts in Sedona seemed centrally located to our short … Continue reading

Panama City Beach – Not Just for Spring Breakers Any Longer!

Panama City Beach, situated along the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida with sparkling white sand and gorgeous azure waters, used to be the destination of choice for spring break for college students. It still is, but after spending a week there this summer with my grown daughter and seven-year old grandson, I can assure you … Continue reading

How to Plan a Fantastic Bicycle Holiday in France

Bicycle riding is practically the French national sport. France may not have quite as many cycleways as there are in the Netherlands, but bicycling has been a part of French life ever since the first bicycle rolled out of a workshop. Just watch the excitement that surrounds France’s biggest sporting event, the Tour de France. … Continue reading

Atlanta Family Break

Atlanta may be known for its hustle and bustle, but it’s a great place to relax with the kids, too. The next time you’re looking for a family weekend getaway, consider heading to Georgia’s capital city. With so many attractions in one central location, downtown Atlanta is ideal for walking. We set up a temporary … Continue reading