See why these 5 St. Augustine attractions should be on your must-see list if you visit Saint Augustine Florida, the oldest European-settled city in the U.S. Downtown St. Augustine offers a lot of history and some amazing museums as well. Make sure you head to the beach as well!
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Here, frequent travelers (by car, boat, RV, motorcycle) are sharing fun places they've visited that are worthy of being on your travel bucket list. Tips for enjoying fun destinations from Asheville to Aruba... boating the intracoastal waterway and skydiving in various locations... visiting national parks and enjoying travel tours... you'll quickly see why these are our favorite places to visit! Plus, we've got lots of little-known secrets for traveling across the USA and beyond.
Here are my personal tips on how to find a fall festival near you. Plus things you should bring along so you can have more fun at fall festivals.
See why these are the 7 top amusement parks in the U.S. (outside of Orlando, FL), according to a habitual theme park visitor and roller coaster enthusiast!
See where some of the best indoor go kart tracks are in the United States, and learn some tricks from the experts on how to drive your go kart faster.
Don’t believe all the hype. Be Our Guest restaurant reservations are extremely difficult to get – but not impossible. These are my honest-to-goodness proven tips for getting reservations. Worked for me… and can work for you to book your Be Our Guest reservations.
Want to go spelunking? (That’s cave trekking!). Check out this list of five great cavern parks located throughout the United States where you can explore fascinating stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, and more.
Want to go on a fun and cheap nature adventure in Florida? Canoeing is one of the best ways to see the Sunshine State from a completely different angle – and I (almost) promise you’ll see an alligator!
Have you ever wanted to swim with manatees? This article explains exactly how you can legally go swimming with manatees as well as where and when you can do this fun and unique activity.
if you have ever thought about going parasailing in Florida, then you will want to check out this guide on what to look for when shopping around for parasail operators and what you can expect when you’re enjoying the experience.
What do you think the first theme park in Florida was? Disney? Busch Gardens? No – it’s neither one of those. But, you can still see historically preserved remnants of this beautiful park. Want to find out more? Read on!
Deep in the woodlands of the Sunshine State is Blue Grotto, a Florida sinkhole that serves as an ideal spot for open water divers and geological explorers. Find out more about this unique natural landmark and where you can find it during your next road trip in North Central Florida.
While some people are skeptical about visiting Indonesia due to safety concerns, Bali is really different from the rest of the country. Here are insider tips for visiting Bali and enjoying the beaches, the food, and fun family activities.
Come along as we explore the hidden gems of Barbados. These are my recommendations after taking a trip to the Caribbean during the Barbados Cropover festival.
See why you absolutely MUST ride on these 5 wood roller coasters: the Coney Island Cyclone, Mean Streak at Cedar Point, The Beast at Kings Island, the American eagle at Six Flags, and Leap The Dips at Lakemont Park.
There is so much more to Florida than just major theme parks; check out these 4 awesome Orlando tourist attractions where you can make memories that will last a lifetime.
Check out five of the world’s tallest roller coasters. These hypercoasters are sure to leave your knuckles white and your stomach in your throat.
Six of the best Caribbean destinations for vacations are: Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Grenada, St. Kitts, and Dominca. Here’s why, plus the top reasons to plan a Caribbean vacation on one of these Caribbean islands based on food, beaches, lodging, size, and attractions.
Following are some of the photos from our first trip to the Grand Canyon. We started in Scottsdale, Arizona for some Spring Training baseball. Then, we took a morning trip to the Grand Canyon, followed by an afternoon drip to Sedona, Arizona for some offroading in Jeeps.
I’ve gone skydiving 6 times since 1994. Since then, tandem skydiving has become much more popular, accessible, probably safe — and less personal. Here’s my personal experience through the years.
Why take a traditional cruise like everyone else? To island hop through the South Pacific on a slow-paced cruise is the ULTIMATE vacation!…
Cargo ship travel delivers a unique experience you won’t enjoy on a passenger cruise. Freight travel involves slipping into port for only the time required to exchange one load for another. Then it’s back to sea en route to their next — sometimes exotic — destination. Here are tips for booking a trip on a freighter ship.
Nowhere else in the world can you travel through 5 great fresh expanses of water so large you lose sight of land for days at a time. A Great Lakes cruise will take you along the aquatic superhighway upon which much of the country’s natural resources and farm products travel to market.
Yes, Caribbean cruise vacations are fine, but there are plenty of other destinations where you can also explore and enjoy. You may also want to consider these alternative cruise destinations that are off the beaten path…
Here are the best tips for hiking in the Fall. You see, Autumn hiking tips are different than regular hiking tips, as the days are shorter, the temperatures change more drastically, and there are other hazards to be on the watch for.
I looked up details about the Free Disney Ticket On Your Birthday special online. Looks good to me! No catches that I can see. But it’s only good on your actual birthday in 2009. Here’s how to get your free ticket to Walt Disney World in Orlando or Disneyland in California.
Next time you’re in Toronto, Canada one thing you’ve got to do while you’re there is: Go see Evil Dead: The Musical at the Diesel Playhouse downtown. It’s one heck of a bloody, gory, splattering mess of a musical. It is a trip! Oh yeah, and it’s funny, too.
If you’re going to be traveling to — or living in — an area where there are black bears, staying safe becomes more a matter of common sense. Here are some tips for avoiding your own black bear encounter — from someone who’s been there, done that. Yep, unfortunately, I’ve had my fair share of encounters with black bears!
Here are the highlights from my visit to the two largest malls on Earth… Lots of photos taken inside the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA and the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta CANADA.
Details of my hectic trip from Michigan to Canada… again.
Traveling down Highway 52 just north of Minot, North Dakota, and south of the U.S./Canada border… you’re driving along and all of a sudden you see class years in the form of rocks on the hillsides of Kenmare, North Dakota. Here’s the story behind the class rocks.
There are several different shapes and colors of rocks that can be used in the formation of an Inukshuk — also spelled inuksuk, inukhuk, inuksuit. And some tend to resemble a human shape more than others. This rock formation is a symbol of safety, hope and friendship that was created by the Inuit.
We saw the following wild animals in the Canadian Rockies… most of them within the Jasper National Park: Porcupine, White-tailed Deer, Coyote, Grey Wolf, Fox, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Elk, Woodland Caribou, Black Bear, and Mule Deer.
A summary of the sights & sounds seen at IHRA drag racing events.
Highlights of our roadtrip from Nashville, Tennessee to Edmonton, Alberta Canada… and onto the Canadian Rockies near Calgary.
Check out these great major league baseball pictures from the Chicago Cubs vs Texas Rangers game on June 21, 2007 in Dallas, Texas.
I left The Zoo at Gulf Breeze in the year 2000. It appears that the zoo has been through a number of changes, including a name change to The Zoo Northwest Florida. Here’s a trip down memory lane… what the zoo administrators I worked with are up to these days.
Care to take an open cockpit aerobatic flight in a 1940’s-era Navy bi-plane?
Who knew the Wizard of Oz would still be so popular today… more than 65 years after it hit the big screen? And, with Halloween just around the corner, October also appears to be the most popular month for Wizard of Oz festivals.
Here’s the most comprehensive listing of Hot Air Balloon festivals across the U.S, including a listing of places throughout the U.S. where you can go on hot air balloon rides. Plus, fun ways to make your own mini-hot air balloons!
We went to a drive in movie the other night and had a blast. We learned a few things about drive-in movie theaters at the same time! Here’s some really cool info on the history of drive in theaters, what you need to bring with you if you go, and some other must-know tips If your idea of a drive-in is SONIC. It’s time to take a step back in time. Come with me!
We drove a couple hours from a racetrack in Milan, Michigan to a beach house in Stevensville, Michigan. Our destination: Chalet on the Lake, where our friends own one of the little chalets on Lake Michigan. This was relaxed, beachy,…
A little about our first camping trip with a 4-year-old.
This is the actual “Flipper” from the 1996 movie! Today, he resides in the Bahamas and brings joy to thousands of people each year when they come just to swim with him. This “swimming with the dolphins” adventure was one of the excursions available with our Royal Caribbean cruise. Our last stop was in the […]
Just about every state in the country features The World’s Largest… SOMETHING!
It is not just a town for the deaf, but rather a town for signers.
How many of the top wonders of the world have YOU been to?
We’ve been to Florida several times for Spring Training baseball games. But THIS year, we finally made it to Arizona for some Cactus League games!
This is the overhead sign that you drive through upon entering Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Ah the memories! I’ve been there several times. This is the colorful sign and pennants at the entrance to Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Walt Disney World in […]
This is a photo of the White House where the President of the United States lives — 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — in Washington, D.C. I’ve been there a couple of times. LynnetteAs a lifelong traveler, I like to help people find unique ways to do things that will save time & money […]
Highlights from our tour, and little-known facts about Jack Daniels — the man — and Jack Daniel’s — the distillery — in Lynchburg, Tennessee.