Why not Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of our country? You might head over to Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for the Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert or simply watch the fireworks at the Philly 4th of July Jam.
If Philly is not on your mind, perhaps the beauty of the Smoky Mountains is calling your name – so head over to UNC’s Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to hear live music by Kenny Mann and Liquid Pleasure, and a spectacular light up the sky fireworks display. You don’t want to miss the watermelon eating contest as well . . . Continue reading “FREE is GOOD! Part 3 of a 3 part series”
October offers countless wonderful tourist opportunities all the way to the very end of the month when on October 31st many celebrate Halloween; a holiday that conjurs up more than costume and candy sales, it also brings out the creepiest, scariest venues of all: haunted houses, which are also considered tourist attractions.
According to Haunted House Magazine, “The haunted house industry started back in the early 1970’s predominantly as charity attractions” . . . today “many people load up their vehicles, take off work for a week, and travel from city to city finding haunted houses throughout the nation that make their heart pound and the hair on the back of their neck rise.” Continue reading “Things That Go Bump In The Night . . .”
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 . . . .”
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:
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!
Many of you, our readers, have heard the saying, “take time to smell the roses” but, do you really heed these words. Today our lives seem to revolve around technology; Throw in work, family and extra curricular activities; and often times we find ourselves asking, where does the time go? SLOW DOWN . . . . . . especially at this time of year when … Continue reading Take Time: To Smell the Roses . . .
. . . “Spread your tiny wings and fly away And take the snow back with you Where it came from that day . . .” . . . “So, little snowbird, take me when you go To that land of gentle breezes where the peaceful water flows . . .” The term snowbird might have already been in use prior to Anne Murray’s popular … Continue reading Snowbirds . . .