While the east coast seems to have the corner of the market on quaint historic towns, those in the Pacific Northwest are home to a hidden small gem of their own. Jacksonville, Oregon, was originally a gold mining town back in the 1850’s. It then continued to gain prominence until the railroad pushed many to leave. However, much of the city is preserved as a National Historic Landmark. And this is a convenient location for those seeking a quiet adventure.
Our nation has so many fantastic national parks that we sometimes forget that our state parks offer beautiful scenery and treasures to discover. One of loveliest of these is Fall Creek Falls State Park, near Pikeville, Tennessee.
There are lots of people in both America and around the world who have been to Disney World as kids. But people actually forget that Disney World can also be a great destination for adults too.
Disney without kids? You bet.
Foodies love to travel, and the one thing they might love more than traveling is finding amazing places to eat while they are traveling. The good news?
There’s cities all over this country that are hidden foodie paradises, maybe they are known for incredible barbecue, amazing dim sum, mouth watering burgers, or the freshest seafood you could imagine.
It’s a wonder, when traveling around the United States that we all don’t become foodies, in search of the next great meal. They are certainly out there!
Today, we’re going to look at Savannah, Georgia. Now, there are a number of great reasons to visit this city beyond just the food, it’s beautiful antebellum architecture and leisurely way of life are some. But, the city is getting lots of attention lately because of the food options.
Here’s where you can eat if you’re looking to see the best of Savannah.
When it comes to food, the South knows how to do it right. It’s not only about taking the time to prepare delicious meals, but also about taking the time to savor everything on the table. And when we say everything, we mean everything; the portions are huge! For an authentic taste of the region, hit the road for these tried-and-true spots.
By: Serita Stevens
Built before the 2nd World War, The Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles on Fairfax and Third is something you won’t want to miss. In July 1934, a contingent of farmers pulled their trucks onto an expanse of empty land at the property known as Gilmore Island at the corner of Third and Fairfax in Los Angeles. They displayed their produce on the tailgates of their vehicles. Also, to their delight – customers quickly arrived and parked their cars on a hastily created dirt parking lot in spaces designated with chalk. They strolled among the trucks purchasing fruit, vegetables, and flowers.
Whether you’re in San Diego, California for a few days or just one and on the hunt for a perfect daycation, staycation or vacation, there’s an endless list of activities available to keep you busy. One in particular can be found by taking a quick water taxi ride straight across the San Diego Bay or a drive across the soaring bridge. This location is known as Coronado, a laid-back beach town that offers powdery sand beaches, family-friendly activities and breathtaking views of the bay side overlooking the San Diego skyline.
Behind every outing is a chance for learning. When my sister graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design, I was thrilled to be able to take my boys along to celebrate. Nothing encourages education like achievement, and my sister had accomplished something great. My children sat through name after name being called at the graduation ceremony to hear her name and celebrate afterwards.
Although a college graduation was the primary purpose of our trip, it became evident that with such history and culture in Savannah that we had to take our trip to an educational level ourselves. I honestly believe the best form of learning for my boys is learning on the go. They are always intrigued by history, ecology and exploring this planet, so this is what we set off to do.
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, beachfront 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.