Badlands

Badlands

Spread across the plains of South Dakota lies a unique gem that is as well known for its fossils as its beauty… the Badlands.  I was pleasantly surprised when we visited this summer.  The colors and landscape are stunning in areas.  And… it’s conveniently...
Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain Buckingham Fountain, one of the largest in the world, was built in the early 1900s and was inspired by the fountains of Versailles. The fountain is said to represent Lake Michigan itself and the states that surround it. Every hour the fountain...
Historic Gardner Village

Historic Gardner Village

Looking for something fun to do with kids?  Historic Gardner Village is a must see- especially around Halloween and Christmas.  From witches and pumpkins to elves and Christmas trees, this historic hub is entertaining for young and old. I mentioned Halloween as the...
Dunns Falls

Dunns Falls

Dunn’s Falls – From a Teenager’s Viewpoint:   Dunns Falls is a 65-foot man-made waterfall that was built along with a grist mill back from the 1850’s. The falls provided a source of power for the water wheel. There is an 1857 grist mill that you can look...
Medieval Times

Medieval Times

We recently had the opportunity to go to the Medieval Times Tournament in Atlanta, GA.  Brian and I had been before but the kids had never experienced it.  I think it was so much more entertaining with the kids.  By the end of the night, we were hoarse from screaming...
Steves Marina

Steves Marina

It’s hard to find quality seafood in a landlocked state.  So, every time we have the opportunity to visit the Deep South, there is an immediate need to have seafood.   Over the summer, we had the chance to spend some time traveling the Gulf Coast.  We were...
Abrams Falls

Abrams Falls

Abram’s Falls From a teenager’s viewpoint: Abram’s Falls is one of the most gorgeous waterfalls I’ve ever seen! It has such a wonderful view and was totally worth the hike!   Abram’s Falls is located in Cades Cove of the Great Smoky Mountains National...
Freeport Bahamas

Freeport Bahamas

Freeport Bahamas holds hidden treasures of its own and is one of our favorite Bohemian islands; even over Nassau. Things are cheaper, it’s slightly less touristy and the city is just beautiful. We arrived in Freeport through a Carnival cruise line.  We had done...
Little Stirrup Cay Bahamas

Little Stirrup Cay Bahamas

Little Stirrup Cay (Coco Cay) Bahamas   Little Stirrup Cay was, by far, our top favorite island in the Bahamas.  Royal Caribbean owns the island but Carnival has a contract with them to allow access to it and all of its amenities. With that said, it’s only accessible...