Bridget started a new chapter in her life when she boarded a plane headed for Atlanta GA in September 2008. Every day has brought a new adventure since that journey began as she has become immersed in Southern Living and sampled foods she had only read about in John Grisham books. Language and cultural differences have sparked many hilarious episodes to share with friends back home and provided her husband and new friends with much amusement.
Who would have thought that February, which many do not consider the ideal month to travel in to also be one of the most popular months of the year for tourism.
Certainly you have to list the sunny shores of Florida and the Daytona 500, which happens to be February 26th this year, as one of the key reasons to travel south, especially if you live in the frigid northern climes. Just being able to shed all those extra layers of clothing and drink in the sea air is enough reason to trek down I-75 or I-95. Continue reading “No Matter Where Your Travels Take You . . . .”
The holiday season can be a stressful time for many people. I have an 11-year-old son and I can tell you that his gift list, and those of his schoolmates, is daunting indeed. At the top of every list this year is all the “smart” technology, from phones to TV’s to Tablets, with a not so smart price tag. The media would have our kids think they are outside the norm if they do not have all these expensive gadgets, and many times parents are pressured into buying things they just cannot afford. This creates stress. On the other hand if we do not buy these things we believe our kids will be unhappy and this can also be stressful. Continue reading “Over the River and Through the Woods…”
This is just a crazy time of year. According to Hallmark, there are 8 major holidays crammed into the short time span from October 31- December 31. That averages out a holiday every 11.5 Days! Some of these holidays have been celebrated since the pilgrims first set foot on these shores, while others are recently recognized in the United States. For instance, although Diwali has been celebrated in India for centuries, it has only recently gained popularity as major holiday in this country. 8 Major Holidays in 92 Days- 2011:
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the world-changing event that has become known simply as 9-11. As our country continues the healing process, communities all across the nation will take time this September 11th, to commemorate the personal stories of tragedy, and in many instances triumph, in the face of overwhelming circumstances. We remember those who lost their lives and loved ones, as well as those who risked their lives as first responders. Check with your local officials for events in your area. These are some events taking place in the NYC area. Continue reading “Taking Time to Remember”
Folks in Houston, Texas know that summer temperatures hover in the mid 90’s and often exceed 100 degrees. However, there are scores of activities, which allow you to enjoy summer from a cool point of view! Here a just a few suggestions:
NASA Johnson Space Center– Take a tram tour, a behind-the-scenes journey through NASA’s Johnson Space Center, you may visit the Historic Mission Control Center, the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility or the current Mission Control Center. Before returning to Space Center Houston, you can visit the “all new” Saturn V Complex at Rocket Park. Occasionally, the tour may visit other facilities, such as the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. You may even get to see astronauts training for upcoming missions.
Buffalo Skyline – Wikimedia Commons Photo There’s more to Buffalo, New York than the “Falls” . . . located on the eastern shores of Lake Erie, Buffalo has the second largest population in New York. The city could attribute its growth to the Erie Canal and its proximity to Niagara Falls, which is the 6th most popular attraction in the world (according to Forbes Top 10 most … Continue reading Shuffle Off to Buffalo – a Road Trip Near the Falls
NASCAR fans will all agree the Daytona 500 launches a year of NASCAR excitement, so its no surprise that Daytona [Beach], Florida gets a big boost in tourism during the month of February. And, what better time to travel to their southern sandy shores, when the cold winds, and often times, snow, are chilling the air in the northern climes. Although the Daytona 500 is … Continue reading GENTLEMEN (and LADIES) START YOUR ENGINES!