The Great Smoky Mountains…there’s no place like it. The fresh mountain air, the warmth of southern people, the comfort food and the beauty that surrounds a city within the Great Smoky Mountains – Gatlinburg, TN. Gatlinburg is a well-known city that attracts millions of visitors each year. It’s best known for being a ski town in the winter time, but many visit to indulge in the shopping and history that takes place here. Interested in learning more?
Aaah – Georgia. We love it for so many reasons. The history, the culture, the beaches and the beautiful mountains are what make it one of the best destinations in the southeast. One of the main attractions in the great state of Georgia is located in beautiful Augusta – the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area. From historic sites to beautiful outdoor activities, there’s no doubt you’ll have a memorable time here. It’s so great you’ll want to keep coming back for more! Take a look at just a few of the things the Augusta Canal has to offer.
“West Virginia, mountain mamma, take me home to the country roads.” If you know this John Denver song, you know he was quite fond of West Virginia, and there are plenty of reasons why. John Denver didn’t just sing about places he loved for no reason. They meant something to him, and West Virginia was indeed one of those locations.
Millions of people travel to Colorado each year to experience the beauty and endless activities. Additionally, it’s all around one of the greatest states in America. The Rocky Mountains draw in millions of visitors each year for its natural beauty and many outdoor activities. These activities are for families, romantic getaways, and any occasion. From exciting outdoor activities to a cozy dinner next to a fireplace, you can experience the best of both worlds in Estes Park, Colorado.
State parks are truly one of the unmentioned gems of America’s park system. While the National Parks attract millions of visitors each year and stun people with their size and beauty, there’s just as much that can be said about state parks.
After all, once the weather is nice, who doesn’t love spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and enjoying naturalist programs? You can find dozens of these in every state, but in this post, we want to highlight Mohican State Park.
As we come into the summer months, it’s a good idea for outdoor lovers to plan summer trips. Camping and outdoor activities are great for this time of year. And what better place to start the planning then at one of the greatest state parks in the Midwest?
Virginia Beach’s Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge was originally established in 1938, as a haven for migratory birds. It now spans more than 9,000 acres, expanding nearly 5,000 acres since 1988, and continues to be a primary stopping point for both feeding and rest during the journey south. It draws more birds now than ever, thanks to a buffer zone that reduces pollution from chemicals and fertilizers.
When most people think of visiting Florida for vacation they think of theme parks. However, Florida has a lot to offer outside of the tourist center, and that includes our beautiful beaches. The Wyndham Vacation Resort’s Wyndham Royal Vista Pompano Beach, Florida sits directly on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Check-in is a breeze, both figuratively and literally as there are huge palm fronds fanning you at the desk. They are gorgeous and add a sense of style and welcome.
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. 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. However, but husband and I felt we would be cheating ourselves out of some gorgeous scenery if we didn’t go.
You’ve heard of staycations before, haven’t you? My bet is that you’ve been on some without even knowing. A staycation is the idea of staying at or near home and enjoying the local treats that your city has to offer. If the economy has you pinching pennies and you can’t quite afford the Hawaiian getaway that you’ve been planning for your family, we think a staycation is ideal.
The kids are back in school and may be a little antsy with anticipating their holiday vacations and you’d love to reward them with something nice without going overboard. Check out our list of 6 ways to enjoy a staycation.