More East Coast destinations

I would love to know where you enjoy vacationing? Do you and your family love to rent cabin in the mountains, spending your days hiking and biking, and your evenings cozy in the cabin, playing games and watching movies? Or are you more beach people, having fun in the sun during the day, and partying at night? Today we are going to take a look at some more East Coast destinations.

  • Let’s start with White Mountains, New Hampshire.. This place has several smaller theme parks that you and your family will likely enjoy. This is also a great place to go hiking and biking.
  • Anapolis, Maryland has a little something for everyone. They have a beautiful waterfront and some fantastic restaurants you will not want to miss out on. You will be fascinated by all of the maritime history they have here. And you will also love their historic charm.
  • Or you might want to visit South Carolina’s Lowcountry where you can visit some of their historic cities. I’ve heard that Charleston and Savannah are both excellent places to visit. Make that drive and stop wherever you feel like it.
  • Have you heard about Florida’s space Coast? Certainly you’ve heard of Orlando where all the major theme parks are. This area also has a lot of great beaches your family can enjoy. And while you are down there, you might want to visit the Space Center at Cape Canaveral.
  • Green Mountains, Vermont is kind of like White Mountains. It too is an excellent place to hike and bike. There are rivers and waterfalls that you and your family will enjoy. It is also just a charming place to visit.
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Winter destinations #1

It has been something of a strange day, but I’m working now, so let me do this before I really start on other projects.

Those of us who are in the south may not believe it, but autumn and winter are truly on their way. Let’s look at some places you might want to go.

  • It is definitely not too early to start planning a trip so that you can experience in New Orleans. I mean, you have to go and experience this at least once in your life. You are going to find that a lot of rooms are already booked, but some will not be.
  • Have you figured out what you are going to be doing for New Year’s this coming year? I hear that Vegas is a great place to ring in the new year. Of course, when isn’t it a great time to party in this city?
  • Of course, the place to be on New Year’s is New York City. Then again, any time during the holidays is a great time to visit the big city. There is so much to do in this place. You have great shopping. You have world-class plays. You also likely have snow.
  • If you like snow, even if it is only to look at, you will want to try to get to Breckenridge, Colorado. This place has something for everyone, whether or not you like playing in the snow. It has some great boutique shopping. And it is home to several nice resorts.
  • Are you more interested in going somewhere warm this winter? Try Miami. For sure you will find a lot of great night life here. There are beautiful beaches you can enjoy any time of the year.

Florida spring break

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It’s time for spring break. Next week, a lot of my family is going to get together. And I’m just going to play by ear how much I will be working while everyone is together.

If you live in the Southeastern part of the United States and haven’t decided what you want to do for spring break this year, you might want to consider going to Florida. Yes, I know that a lot of other people will be going down there, but that is because Florida has so much for people to do, especially when they want to be on vacation. Let’s look at what Florida has to offer.

High school and college kids want to go places like Panama city or Destin. These are beach towns which have a lot of the carnival type rides, a lot of places to shop, and plenty of restaurants and nightlife..

Parents, are you looking for a nice beach to take your family, but want something a little quieter? You might want to try places like Port St Joe or Cape San Blas. These places have a lot of condos, though I have no idea how many would still be available in the next couple of months.. There will still be nice shops and museums to browse and nice restaurants to enjoy, but it will be a calmer atmosphere.

But if calm sounds totally boring, you might want to try Orlando. This city is home to a lot of the big theme parks. Young children will have their dreams come true at Disney World. Older children might prefer Universal studios or Busch garden. There is also Sea World, and that is hardly all of the theme parks.

I would love to know which place you would prefer

Some lesser known places you might want to visit this summer

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Summer is going to be here before you know it. Do you know what you are going to do for summer vacation. [I know spring break comes first, if you want help planning a trip, please let me know. I would love to help.] If You have kids complaining that you always do the same thing year after year, maybe you should take a closer look at some of the places we are going to look at today.

  • Ever been to Rockford, Illinois? This place has some nice museums. They also have many nice restaurants for you to eat in and shops for you to explore.
  • Is your family into water sports? You might want to vacation on Lake Michigan on Mackinac island. They have a beautiful older hotel where you might want to stay. You will be able to enjoy a lot of different kinds water sports, horseback riding, as well as some festivals you might want to take part  [I thought the picture was so pretty, I put it in at the top.]
  • I’m guessing most everyone has heard of Fort Lauderdale, but have you heard of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea which is also in Florida? This is a pretty quiet place. You will find inexpensive accommodations here, and most of the hotels are within walking distance of Anglin’s Square where you will find a lot of nice restaurants and shops.
  • Ocean City, Maryland is a pretty well known, fairly typical beach town with many things for families to do and a lot of nightlife. However, if you’re looking for a quieter beach experience, you might want to try the surrounding Worcester County which has some beautiful beaches of it’s own.

I would love to know your thoughts on any of this. Please let me know.

Beaches you might want to consider

I know it is Memorial Day I have plans with friends later on in the day. But things are pretty quiet around here right now, so I figure I might as well get some things done.

 

The beach. When a lot of people think of summer vacation, they think of heading to the beach. Beach are places people like to go to have fun in the sun. Most people love playing in the water and relaxing in the sand. Today let’s look at some lesser known beaches.

  • The first one we are going to look at is on the Big Island in Hawaii. The place is called Waipi’o Valley. This doesn’t sound like the place to swim. Rather it is a beautiful place to take  walk, or go four-wheeling.

 

  • If your family likes a wide variety of beach activities, you might want to try Rehobeth Beach in Delaware. This is a popular beach, and like a lot of beach towns you are going to find nice restaurants, good shopping, and parks and museums to explore.
  • Looking to mix some history into your vacation? Why don’t you try St. Augustine, Florida? This place does have some beautiful beaches. And as the United States’oldest city, you will also have museums and other historic sites available to you.
  • Or are you looking for a quieter beach in Virginia? Try Sandbridge Beach. Here find a lot of nice places to stay. And you can still go to the busier Virginia Beach as little or as often as you’d like.

I would like to know your thoughts about this.

Start making your plans for summer

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Spring break is right around the corner. And then we are going to turn around and it will be summer. It is not too early to begin making your summer vacation plans. Resorts and places like that tend to fill up quickly during the lazy days of summer. Today let’s look at some places you might not want to miss the opportunity to book.

  • The first hotel we are going to look at is called The Archer, and it is located in the heart of New York City. This is a boutique hotel which is about twenty-two stories tall. Surprise treats and excellent service await you at this hotel.
  • The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes is in the amusement park capitol of the city, Orlando, Florida. Experience farm to table dining. Enjoy their fabulous spa while your husband plays a round of golf. This place has plenty to keep both adults and children busy throughout their stay. And not leaving the resort might be your best option considering how busy summers are in this city.
  • Are you hoping to mix some history in with your summer vacation? Why not go to Boston and stay at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Be near Bunker Hill and Boston Public Library. Return to the opulent hotel for luxury and some fantastic dining.
  • You may want to explore the beaches and culture of Miami. If so, be sure to book a stay at Loews Miami Beach. They have recently remodeled the hotel, and are basically going to have everything you’ll want right there. They’ll have some excellent dining, a beautiful pool, great decor, and let’s not forget some fantastic rooms to stay in.

I would love to know your thoughts about any of these, or any questions you might have.

Ft Lauderdale

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It’s kind of crazy but it feels like the more I want to do, the more trouble I have doing this. I can’t figure out what I want to write about. The computer does funny things. But anyway I’m getting started now.

Ft Lauderdale, Florida is a lot like Miami, only not as huge. If you are looking for a place to go and just chill out at the beach, you may want to check place out. It does have some great beaches you and your family can enjoy together. And since there are great beaches, you are going to find plenty of water sports to enjoy. Boating is one of those, and FtLauderdale is kind of known as another Venice.

Like any good city that wants to attract tourists, Ft Laudele is going to have a lot of nice restaurants. Their specialties seem to be Italian or Mexican. And of course if you don’t want to leave the beach to eat, you can always pick up something at a restaurant or even the grocery store and have some great picnics.

The city is also close to the Everglades. This is a great place to explore. You can take tours on airboats, or you can explore on your own. Here you will get to see a lot of different kinds of animals and other kinds of nature. Please let me know if you have any questions about any of this.

Playa Largo Resort

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Time does not seem to be my friend right now. There is so much I want to do… And as is sometimes the case, I feel like I am going slow as a snail right now.. But anyway, let me try to get this done, so I can get to some other things.

Okay, for the first time in more than twenty years, there is a new hotel being built in Key Largo. It will be a resort and spa, and will offer a level of luxury that will not be found anywhere else in the area. This will be part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. One thing that is going to draw people to this place is just the sheer beauty of its location in the Florida Keys.

The hotel is starting to take reservations for March of 2016. There will be over one hundred and fifty suite, and then there will be private residences. These will be two story homes that will have their own kitchens, living rooms and pools.. Let me know if you are interested in this. I will be more than happy to help you book this.

Sea World

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It’s Friday, and I’m kind of ready to be finished with work for the weekend, I guess. It’s been one of those weeks where I’ve done the things that I consider necessary, but for different reasons haven’t gotten to anything extra.. And somehow I put marketing in the “extra cacategory, not sure why. Hopefully next week will be better.

Sea World… I actually went there and to Disney World both when I was four. I really do not remember much about my trip. But it looks like this park has built itself up in the past several years. They now have seven hotels that are dedicated to the park. It is located in the heart of Orlando, so if you want to go to several different pars  in the area, one of these hotels would be a great place to stay. They have free transportation to and from their parks. They have amusement park rides you can enjoy there as well as all kinds of animal shows. You can spend three or four days here at these parks alone.

They are pretty focused on education, really like helping teachers, and have many different animal shows… I was doing this from a video and that isn’t working anymore, so I am going to stop.

Trips families can take on

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I’m working with someone on a booking, hopefully that is going to work Out, so today is starting out kind of crazy. I think I need to get this done before I really start on everything else I need to do.

So spring break is just around the corner for many people. And even if you were a partier in high school\college, you don’t want to take your children to those type of places. So here are some family friendly alternatives you might want to consider. We are probably going to be looking at this for several days.

What better way to spend spring break than at the happiest place on earth? World is a great way to spend your vacation. There are several other amusement parks in the Orlando area for families to enjoy together. Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom are perfect for the younger members of the family. There are also places like LEGOLAND and Universalstudios that you should probably consider.

If you have older children, you might want to consider making a trip to the Grand Canyon. They have a lot of bike trails you can enjoy. You can take donkeys to explore the canyon itself… Let me know if I can help you plan your spring break travels. p