We are entering the season of snow days and holidays. Therefore, you’re probably thinking about where to take your family on vacation once the kids are out of school on winter break. This year, we love the idea of a fun snowy getaway to a ski destination. Whether it is New England or out west, there are several resorts and locations that are fun for the whole family.
Take a look at our five picks for this year:
There’s a bit of chill in the air, but who says that you have to bid adieu to summer just yet? We happen to be in one of the hottest states in the U.S. and while many of our Northerner friends are already stacking up on firewood, we are still sporting flip flops and tank tops. Living in such a hot state can bring about a heavy dose of seasonal confusion but if you’re okay with going to the beach in October and November, we’re thinking you should check out some of these awesome properties. They are located in warm weather areas and you’ll be able to get your last summer fix before Old Man Winter comes a rollin’ through.
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Here in Orlando, we’re lucky to have an exhibition called Titanic the Experience to walk us through what it might have been like to be an actual passenger on the boat and a tiny taste of what we could have experienced when the ship met its icy grave. Beyond this usual tour, the facility is now offering a special Ghost Tour that takes place every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from it all, but I was quite pleased with the outcome.
While we live in an RV, we also take many side trips away from “home”, and stay in motels, just like anyone else would do taking a trip from their home. Our method of traveling gives us the best of both worlds! When we visit with the grandchildren, we usually get a motel room with two double beds, and let one of them spend the night with us each night. It makes for some pretty fun “slumber parties”, and lets us get to spend one on one time with them. When they come to visit us, we all pack into the RV, and have a campfire in the evening, roasting wieners and marshmallows. Since we don’t see them often, when we do, we spoil them rotten!
Page, Arizona is a hot place to go in the summer time, but my husband and I felt we would be cheating ourselves out of some gorgeous scenery if we skipped it just because of the heat.
The Battleship USS Alabama was originally commissioned in 1942 and earned nine battle stars for its Asiatic-Pacific operations during World War II. The ship only operated for 37 months during the war and last ran under its own power in 1946. It was towed in 1964 to its current location in Mobile, Alabama and is now the centerpiece of the beautiful 175 acre Battleship Memorial Park.
Up and down Florida’s coast you will find beautiful beaches and hidden gems. One of my favorite lesser-known beach havens is Clearwater Beach, Florida. Just a two-hour drive from Orlando, Clearwater Beach has always been known for its powdery, white sandy beaches, beach-front restaurants and peaceful relaxation. All of those traits are still true, but Clearwater Beach has a new claim to fame too. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is the home of Winter, the famed dolphin star of Dolphin Tale.