Travel Tips for Packing

You’ve researched, you’ve planned and you’ve booked. Now you’re counting down the days till you set off. Just the packing left to do. How well this stage goes will depend on what sort of packer you are. Read on for some tips you may have forgotten or just not seen. #1 Organize your case and compress your clothes at the same time If fitting everything in your suitcase … Continue reading Travel Tips for Packing

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Ten Musical Reasons to Like Halloween Plus Some Travel Trivia

mask No. 10 Head to the sunshine state, more so to Miami, Florida to soak up the sun by day and then by night dress up like your favorite zombie and head over to the Massive Ideas Masquerade. For family fun, the Miami Zoo can’t be beat for its free range where animals are grouped together based on their geographic territory and exhibits are entirely cageless. Afterwards try a Cuban sandwich at La Carreta, the original Cuban kitchen.
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Chillin’ in the Bayou City- Fun and affordable ways to beat the heat in Houston, Texas

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 Tram Tour
  • 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.

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On the Road to “Sweet Home Alabama” . . .

  Imagine discovering a treasure trove of ideas for a fun weekend, or a mini-vacation, an extended leisure trip or even an educational adventure, at no cost to you.  Just stop by any Alabama Welcome/Visitor Center and you’ll find rack after rack, on every wall and in every nook and cranny, filled with maps, guides, special event calendars, photo journals, booklets, pamphlets, discount coupons, and … Continue reading On the Road to “Sweet Home Alabama” . . .

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Are We There Yet? A nod to the road trip . . .

  How many times have you heard that question: Are we there yet?  In all likelihood you were guilty of asking this very same question; no matter your mode of travel.  So where are we off to this time?  And how long will it take us to get there?  We’re off to the Finger Lakes region of New York; specifically Canandaigua, which is not quite … Continue reading Are We There Yet? A nod to the road trip . . .

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PACK YOUR BAGS … IT’S A ROAD TRIP TO SPARTA!

Did you think we meant Sparta, Greece?  There are a total of 28 towns named Sparta in the U.S., plus one in Canada and two in South America.  Although Sparta, Greece would provide the most historic significance, our travels are taking us to the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, and to the town of Sparta, North Carolina, about six miles to the famed Blue Ridge … Continue reading PACK YOUR BAGS … IT’S A ROAD TRIP TO SPARTA!

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ROAD TRIP – – – to New London, Connecticut

Could it be an echo of the past?  Boys and girls of all ages cringed when learning of an impending road trip with Mom and Dad.  It certainly wasn’t the destination: It was simply getting there that caused all the commotion.  We’re here to take the pain out of that road trip – so pull up a seat and join us as an armchair tourist … Continue reading ROAD TRIP – – – to New London, Connecticut

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