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Every Day is Historic at Red Hill, Patrick Henry’s Final Home

I got to spend Independence Day 2017 at Red Hill, Patrick Henry’s final home. Though July 4th is a historic date, every day…
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest PullOverandLetMeOut

A Guide to Poplar Forest – Jefferson’s Other Home

Did you know Thomas Jefferson had a summer home? I didn’t, so when I discovered I was only a short distance from his summer…
Dirty Dancing Mountain Lake Lodge

Stay At the Resort Where ‘Dirty Dancing’ was Filmed and Have the Time of Your Life

In 1987, the iconic film, Dirty Dancing, was released and became a surprise box office success. The low-budget film starring Patrick…

Plan Your Visit to James K. Polk’s Birthplace; America’s 11th President

Outside of Charlotte, North Carolina in the town of Pineville is the birthplace of America’s eleventh president. On November…

Discover Patriots Point and ‘Walk in the Steps of Heroes’

The USS Yorktown as seen from the deck of the USS Laffey Destroyer. Standing at the waterfront looking across Charleston Harbor,…

Plan an Epic Trip to Mayberry This Year

Aunt Bee, Opie, Andy, and Barney – they’re all there. The Andy Griffith Show is classic television and the fictional town of…

Visiting Dublin with Kids? You’ll want to become a Viking

Traveling with kids means searching for fun and entertaining options to keep the youngsters entertained.  Finding a tour or attraction…

Ash Lawn-Highland; Why you’ll want to visit James Monroe’s home in Mr. Jefferson’s neighborhood

If you find yourself in Charlottesville, Virginia for a trip to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, by all means, be sure to include…

The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro – a zoo review

North Carolina is one of those amazing states that offers a little bit of everything in the way of sight-seeing and travel destinations. …

Seven kid-friendly things to do in Charleston

Considering a family vacation to Charleston? There’s so much to do in Charleston, you’re likely to have a tough time…

Why you need to see Savannah from the back of a hearse

  I’m not being ghoulish when I say this, but the best way to tour Savannah, Georgia, is from the back of a hearse. Savannah…

Charleston’s John Rutledge House Inn; An elegant B&B, so why did I bring a kid?

The John Rutledge House Inn, 116 Broad Street Charleston, South Carolina The John Rutledge House Inn is located in the heart of…

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum is a must-see in the heart of historic downtown Fayetteville

If your summer travels include a trip along I-95, be sure to say, Pull Over and Let Me Out, when you get to Fayetteville, North…

A photo-journal of Wings Over Wayne 2015

May 21, 2015
On Saturday May 16, 2015, I attended my first air show at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  It was…

Linville Caverns; see life inside a mountain

May 15, 2015
In the Highlands Region of the North Carolina Mountains it’s possible to see a mountain from a most unique perspective –…

Mad Dogs, the story of “Ruff” riders Down Under

April 24, 2015
I was recently asked to read and review a children’s ‘travel’ book. The book is called Mad Dogs, but just call…

Visiting Western North Carolina? Say Cheese!

There’s a trail of cheese in Western North Carolina appropriately named, The Western North Carolina Cheese Trail. I had no…

10 Things families love about Fontana Village Resort

In our modern era of social media, video games, cell phones and 24-7 television, finding a way to take a break from it all and relax…

‘All Aboard’ for the Wilmington Railroad Museum

February 24, 2015
‘All Aboard’ for the Wilmington Railroad Museum On a trip to Wilmington, North Carolina I was looking for something…

Finding the Griswold Christmas tree in Little Switzerland

December 2, 2014
Little Switzerland Fraser Firs in the North Carolina Mountains If you’re a fan of the movie Christmas Vacation, you know well…

How to make a day at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello a family affair

August 27, 2014
Taking kids to historic locations can be a risky proposition. Will the kids get bored? Will there be enough to engage young imaginations?…

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center – you’ll love it to the moon and back again

July 22, 2014
A visit to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill evokes thoughts of the famous Bell Tower, the Dean Smith Center, the…

“Christmas on the Potomac” Gaylord National Harbor’s holiday spectacular

December 11, 2013
Photo courtesy of Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center Look up and admire. That’s my advice upon entering the Gaylord…

Is a trip to an indoor water park for you?

October 7, 2013
I’m not a water park girl. I’ll put that out there from the start. It’s never been one of my favorite things.…

Why a freezing cold visit to Arlington National Cemetery is worth every minute

March 1, 2013
A wind chill of sixteen degrees – that’s cold. Thank goodness the sun was popping out in fits and spurts from behind the…

Visit Jamestown Settlement and spend an afternoon in the 17th century

October 23, 2012
13 years before the Pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock 104 brave men and boys established the first permanent English Colony on…

A day in a corn maze

October 16, 2012
Autumn is the most colorful time of year and with the changing leaves comes a plethora of fall activities. A recent trip to a corn…

“Hands-on-History” is a child’s delight at Mount Vernon

October 12, 2012
      “Hands-on-History” is more than a catch phrase, it’s a kids’ delight at Mount Vernon. George…

How a girly-girl overcame fear to take vacations with a reptilian twist

October 2, 2012
I’ve always been a girly-girl. Even as a kid during my Tom-boy stage where I wore football jerseys, short hair and adventure…

8 Things I learned about apple-picking

September 25, 2012
I love this time of year. The first crisp fall days make me want to get out and savor the autumnal beauty and mild temperatures.…

You’ll love the hard-shell patients at The Georgia Sea Turtle Center

September 18, 2012
Along the Georgia Coast about half way between Savannah and Jacksonville, FL is Jekyll Island. Once known as an exclusive winter…

Five things you’ll love about glamping

September 4, 2012
  Do you love the great out doors and spending time in the woods  but don’t consider yourself rugged enough to sleep…

Apple season is here – where are you going picking?

August 31, 2012
September is here and that means apple season is upon us.  If you want to go apple picking -now is the time to make plans for a…

8 things you’ll love about traveling alone

July 26, 2012
There was a time I couldn’t have imagined taking a vacation by myself. However, one summer when I was single I decided to…

Glamping in the North Carolina Mountains

April 20, 2012
  The beauty and majesty of the North Carolina Mountains lures travelers seeking adventure from all over the state, country…

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