Autumn is the season of pumpkins, corn mazes, and stunning fall color. Make time this fall for a romantic weekend getaway to explore Alabama’s picturesque countryside. Generally awash in color from mid-October to mid-November with peak color the last week of October and the first week of November, Alabama has five state parks that are ideal weekend escapes to experience the splendor of fall.
Galveston was a bustling seaport delivering food, textile goods, and people from around the world. The Galveston Historical Society brings this seaside city’s rich maritime history to life at the Tall Ships Festival where people can experience sailing nostalgia on board multi-masted schooners.
Relaxation Breaks – You Deserve Them I don’t care who you are or what you do, male or female, young or old – life can be a challenge. We are pulled
A Cool Reprieve The Guadalupe River lovingly called “the Guad” by locals of the Lone Star state, winds and meanders its way through Texas Hill Country. It flows past carved out limestone cliffs and mounds of gnarled cypress roots looking like they are dipping their toes in the river as they reach for water. A favorite destination for locals and visitors alike who are trying to escape some of Texas’ sweltering hot summer humidity. Thousands will travel to this cool water mecca over the course of a summer for a day of kayaking, tubing or rafting.
Remnants of Natchitoches French Creole and Spanish roots are evident in its historical cotton plantations, and 19th-century landmark buildings. Natchitoches – A Road Trip To Louisiana’s Hidden Gem Natchitoches (pronounced nack-a-tish), settled in 1714 it is the oldest settlement in
Huntsville, Alabama Diverse, unique, and eclectic. It is a land where you will find lush, rolling green hills
Space Camp – An Empty Nest Journey 3, 2, 1, mark. Pilot, you are a go to start auxiliary
Did you know that Tampa, Florida has a boardwalk? I did not. What a pleasant and fun discovery that was. The River Boardwalk
Renaissance Festival – transport your self to another world and another time. Last year at the Texas Renaissance Festival we had such a good time! Of course, we had to visit the King’s Bar The parade is always fun to watch #renaissance #texas
Farmers Markets They have been around as long as farmers. What started as small roadside stands has blossomed and evolved into gatherings of various sizes. From small towns to
New Orleans’ Esplanade Ridge Historic District was once the most prestigious Creole neighborhoods in the city. Now it boasts one of the largest and most impressive concentrations
Canton is a small town with a very popular tradition. Once a month, approximately 400,000 people descend on this quaint farming community of 3,500 for a single weekend to
New Orleans Swamp Tour New Orleans offers a wide range of activities and tours. An airboat or swamp tour with Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours is the perfect beginning to an adventurous weekend in New Orleans.
Moonlight Snorkeling with Manta Rays Manta rays have been a source of legends and myths for hundreds of years. Sailors at one time believed that they would attack and sink boats by grabbing the anchors to pull them
Experience Maui Maui is a lush tropical island brimming with romance and adventure. It is the second largest island in the state of Hawaii. It is also called the Valley Isle because of the deep valleys weave between the Southern and Northern volcanoes and throughout the island.
Fair Wind Cruise We had a great time snorkeling with Fair Wind Cruise in Kona, Hawaii.
Middleham Castle Middleham Castle in Wensleydale in North Yorkshire was a worthwhile stop in England. We had a great time exploring the castle, which is now in ruins. We had fun imagining the dinner parties, guests, and life in general living in a castle. King Richard III spent many childhood summers at the castle where he trained for knighthood. He later married Anne Neville who gave birth to their son Edward. Rumor has it that Edward, who died at a young age at the castle, haunts the castle looking for other children to play with. England is a great place to visit – full of
Snorkel Historic Kealakekua Bay with Fair Wind Cruises Fair wind’s Morning Snorkel & BBQ is a must do for anyone of any age visiting Kona, Hawaii. It was so fun and relaxing. We snorkeled in one of the most historic and significant bays in Hawaii, the Kealakekua Bay State Marine Life Sanctuary. The Bay Kealakekua Bay is a small protected bay that has sacred significance to the Hawaiian culture. It is surrounded by sheer volcanic cliffs that protect
Remember the days when you and a group of college friends would pile into a car and hang out at music festival for the weekend – friends, laughter, and music – not a care in the world, except