Canal Vacations in the United States

Canal Vacations in the US

The canals of America are no longer necessary to transport goods, which was their original purpose, but they do provide scenic waterways. After the railroads began to dominate the transportation scene, a lot of the canals that were created were left to fill, go wild or abandoned entirely. It wasn’t until years later, when communities began focusing on the need for more recreation areas that many of these old canals were rejuvenated, dredged out and then reopened to the public {Read More}

Vacations to Collect Gems, Geodes, Fossils & Stones

Rockhound Vacations in the US

On a road trip or planning a road trip this year? Instead of stopping to see the world’s largest ball of yarn, why not plan a detour to mine for gems, find a diamond, dig for a fossil or hunt for geodes. Here are a few detours or trip additions that the entire family will love! CRATER OF DIAMONDS STATE PARK IN ARKANSAS There is a state park where families are welcome to come and dig for their own diamond {Read More}

Exploring Yosemite With Kids

Exploring Yosemite With Kids

Time outdoors in our National Parks is the best way to teach kids about nature, how we need to respect the outdoors and do what we can to protect it. Yosemite is one of the most jaw dropping, incredibly breathtaking places in the world, and its right in our own backyard. The entire family has access to this pristine destination for less than the price of one amusement park ticket for a single family member. Why not give your children {Read More}

Dark Sky Vacations that will Delight the Family

Sedona Dark Night Vacation

Dark sky is not something most children growing up in the city or suburbs are familiar with, even low light pollution levels create a lot of glow. Wide open spaces during the day are beautiful places to enjoy the view, but at night the star littered sky and Milky Way steal the show. Dark sky locations all over the world have been recognized for their work to both recognize and preserve these locations, and it is important that children know {Read More}

European Cities on the Water #familytravel

European Cities on the Water

Cities that seem to rise up out of the water are enchanting and alluring for adults, so its understandable that cities that could one day be underwater seem like the coolest places in the world to children. All over the world people have looked to hard to reach places on the water to build cities, recognizing the strategic location and protection the water offered. In many cases, the city was not entirely cut off from the mainlands to which they {Read More}

Why You Should Go RVing #GoRVing

GoRVing

We have talked about it for a few years now. At first, I have to admit that I was slightly against the idea. My husband had brought up the idea of driving across the country in an RV. He wanted to stop at national parks, visit various landmarks and most of all he wanted to spend time with his family. The thought of driving our own house around the country was intimidating to me. I thought that it might be {Read More}

Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida @Kissimmee #RockYourVacation

Discovery Cove Beach

Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida provides a huge number of different attractions that are suitable for all people of all levels of physical fitness and ability. Because the park only allows in 1,300 people every day, it is possible for all visitors to have an experience that will be memorable. The following attractions are available to those who purchase the Day Resort Package from Discovery Cove. EXPLORER’S AVIARY The Explorer’s Aviary offers a tremendous amount of different types of birds {Read More}

Fun Spot USA in Kissimmee, Florida @Kissimmee #RockYourVacation

Fun Spot USA Map

Fun Spot USA is an amusement park located in Kissimmee, Florida that offers free admission and free parking to guests. All of the attractions are available on a pay-as-you-go basis, or guests can purchase an armband for unlimited all day riding privileges. In addition, Fun Spot USA offers a number of seasonal specials and promotions, as well as annual passes. The park is open until midnight every day, and opening times vary from 10 AM to 2 PM dependent upon {Read More}

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa #hiltonsandestin #thatplace #hiltonsandestinmoms #southwalton

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The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa located on the beach in Sandestin, Florida offers a variety of room, dining and activity choices to their guests. The location is beautiful and just perfect for a weekend getaway or a week long vacation. THE ROOMS AT HILTON SANDESTIN BEACH GOLF RESORT & SPA Each guest has the choice of four room types upon booking. Each room offers great conveniences and has a microwave, refrigerator, premium cable television plus a seating {Read More}

Gatorland in Orlando, Florida @Kissimmee #RockYourVacation

Gatorland

Gatorland strives to provide a unique, family experience in an entertainment park setting. The park offers the chance to view different types of alligators and crocodiles in a controlled environment. The park can make special accommodations to large groups like a school field trip or scout adventure. They are ready to provide space for birthday parties and other celebrations in the park. While the park does not offer rides like other nearby theme parks, there is always something to see {Read More}

Summer Packing List for Girls {PRINTABLE}

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  Summer travel is beginning now and if you have independent kids like me, then they want to pack for themselves. The problem is when my kids pack for themselves they forgot some important essentials. There have been a few trips where we have had to run out and buy underwear because one or more kids forgot to pack them. Now this handy packing list will ensure that your kids have absolutely everything that they need in their suitcases when {Read More}

The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanoogan Hotel Pool

The luxurious interior of the Chattanoogan Hotel is just a part of its appeal as the only four diamond rated full-service hotel in quaint Chattanooga, Tennessee. Conveniently located within walking distance of the city’s museums, art galleries, shopping, dining, and the Tennessee aquarium. The open air courtyard brings a sense of nature to the hotel which is located in the Southside District of downtown Chattanooga. The Chattanoogan’s warm inviting lobby and roaring fireplace create a charm and comfort like nothing seen before. {Read More}