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Why Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel?

Sooner or later everyone ends up at a Disney Resort, with or without kids in tow.  It’s the happiest place on earth!  I’ve been going to Disneyland in California since I was 7 years old, and was at Disney World in Orlando, Florida the first month they opened their gates.  We’ve taken our kids numerous times to both resorts, and now take the grandkids too.  We’ve seen many changes, specially the last few years, both resorts have gotten so much bigger much more expensive. W...

America’s Most Interesting Roadside Attractions

Summer's almost here and that means Road Trip! Wherever you're headed this year don't forget to include a stop at some of America's Roadside Attractions.  Some are really pretty cool! When my kids were young we spent countless hours on the road on one of my husband's annual coast to coast road trips.  I don't remember how many times we packed the kids up as soon as school let out, flew to the East Coast, rented a mini-van, and spent the month of June driving America's highways and byways ...

Best Theme Parks in the US

I love Theme Parks!  When my kids were young we'd pack up a van and do a yearly family road trip from coast to coast.  It took us a month but it was a great way to see our beautiful country.  Along our route we made sure to stop at a theme park or two, it made the trip more fun for the kids. My husband would refuse to ride the roller coasters, insisting someone had to watch our stuff and take our pictures.  I ended up on all the roller coasters with the kids.  I have to admit I rode them ...

New York City With Kids – Top 5 Kid Friendly Attractions

New York City is my town!  I grew up in this wonderful city. I attended a private school in the Upper East Side just across the street from the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. You might say the Park and Museum were my playgrounds; my friends and I frequented the Museum after school to hang out; and ran around Central Park during recess when the Nuns decided we needed fresh air. My family lived in Midtown Manhattan, not far from the United Nations, another one of my ...

Thanksgiving Travel – Where Will You Go?

Is it me or does it seem that once we hit Halloween the rest of the year seems to become a blur of rapidly changing seasons and holidays?  It seems that once the spooky fun and games of Halloween is over, it's time to think about the next Fall holiday, Thanksgiving.  Then it just rolls into Black Friday, Christmas, and continues on until the New Year.  It's one of the busiest times of year for me, I love it! Every year on November 1 I toy with the idea of chucking tradition out ...

Haunted Places in the 50 States

England's Tower of London is said to be one of the most famous haunted places in the world; not surprising given it's bloody history.  The Tower counts among it's prisoners Anne Boleyn, Henry the VIII's second wife, and Lady Jane Grey who was Queen of England for just over a week. Both ladies were subsequently executed on the Tower's grounds. England boasts many more haunted places from castles and churches to parks and cemeteries.  But haunted places aren't limited to England, or for ...

Great Eats Atlanta – My Favorites!

One great thing about Atlanta and its suburbs is that it's filled with lots and lots of great places to eat!  From fast food chains to local eateries Atlanta is most definitely not lacking in restaurants.  From breakfast, lunch, and dinner and anything in between there's a great place you can go.  Whether you're hungry for something exotic like Middle Eastern cuisine or some comfort food like good ole southern fried chicken or barbecue you'll find it in and around Atlanta.  Here's my list ...

Food Hall and Park in Atlanta’s Ponce City Market

If you're looking for a cool and hip place to spend a lazy Sunday in Atlanta head over to Ponce City Market.  The Food Hall and Park located within the complex are fun and amazing! Ponce City Market located in an iconic stretch of Ponce De Leon Avenue in historic downtown Atlanta is a major part of the redevelopment movement of the city's most established neighborhoods.  It's a multi-use development that's housed in the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. Building.  The complex incorporates ...

Atlanta’s Train Museum – Great Place for Train Buffs

 If your family is like ours then you must have a few train buffs.  In our case they're pretty much all the males in the family.  From my husband to the grandsons, they are all train aficionados.  To be honest the females get pretty excited about train rides too.  That's why a visit to a train museum was on our to do list on our recent visit to Atlanta. The Southeastern Railway Museum located in suburban Atlanta in Duluth is Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum.  It not ...

USO Presents The Sesame Street Experience at Fort Carson

The USO, a non-profit organization, has been providing support for US military service personnel and their families for nearly 75 years.  And thank goodness for these dedicated folks who work diligently to keep our brave heroes connected to their families, homes, and country during some of the most trying times.  The USO is there for them from the moment they join the military and throughout their time in uniform; most especially during their deployment. The USO has Airport Centers all ...