Thanksgiving in New England means more than just pilgrims and cranberries, it is also the unofficial start of ski season! Each year, around this time, skis and snowboards around the region come out of the basement, and off for a tune up. Of all of the resorts in the New England region, Killington is one of the most popular.
Just about all cities, big or small, will have some kind of Christmas celebration. It’s a staple and pretty massive affair for some cities whereas others tend to not make a big deal out of theirs. Most parades are filled with plenty of holiday cheer, good eats, the lighting of the city’s Christmas trees and a ton of family-friendly activities. We’ve done our research and found some of the best Christmas parades across the U.S. If we happened to miss your city, let us know so we can add it to the list!
National Christmas Tree Lighting
Location: Washington, D.C.
If you happen to be in our nation’s Capitol during this time of year, we think you should make some time to stop by this ginormous tree and the twinkling lights that are displayed all over it.
Spanish Fork City Annual Festival of Lights
Location: Spanish Fork, Utah
Spend $7 and enjoy a beautiful festival of lights with the family. There’s no need to park the car and walk around as you can simply drive through a beautiful display of lights and Christmas decorations.
We’re in the streets again and we’re bringing you another video at a family fun attraction. While Walt Disney World is popular for Magic Kingdom and the big mouse, there are also plenty of attractions for thrill seekers. The Richard Petty Driving Experience has been a huge hit since its inception and they have recently provided opportunities for smaller kids to get a chance to ride along the speedway. Lee of Drive The Nation gives us a close up of the experience and speaks with the professionals at the speedway.
During the holidays you either scramble to figure out how you’re getting home or have a plan played out and booked weeks ahead of time. If you’re in the category of scrambling, take these tips into consideration to help you get home safe and chaos-free.
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:
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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.