Turks and Caicos Islands
In my most recent travel endeavor, myself and my family took a cruise to the Caribbean where we visited 5 islands in the span of 10 days. For some, this amount of time on a ship may seem a bit scary and daunting, and for others the excitement of being on a ship for 10 days might just make you want to book a trip that long right now!
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Best Monster-Sized Breakfasts In Vegas
Vegas is all about the luxuries of life and that is probably what I love best about it! From entertainment to dining out and everything in between, Vegas is sure to please. One thing we all have in common is food. When you travel you get hungry, you relax and eat.
by Dana Vento READ MORE
Mardi Dog: Mystical Krewe of Barkus a howling good Mardi Gras parade
She proudly struts down the street, her long slender legs clad in gold boots. Peacock feathers atop her head sway in the breeze as parade watchers cheer and clap when she passes by. Accepting the adulation with calm poise, she seems to know she is top dog. In fact, the beautiful Rosie is a Rhodesian Ridgeback and she will be crowned the g...
by Jackie Sheckler Finch READ MORE
Why Wichita, Kansas Needs to Be on Your Travel Bucket List
I fell in love with Wichita, Kansas when I was hosted for a visit last summer, and I'm convinced it's one of the best-kept secrets of the Midwest. You'd think word would have gotten out because Wichitans love their city like nothing else, and they're not shy about it! You'll see Wichita flags and icons on clothing, buildings, menus... eve...
by Liz Mays READ MORE
North Carolina Pottery Trail: Exploring Seagrove
Nestled in the countryside of North Carolina you'll find the largest concentration of working potters in the United States. The tiny town of Seagrove, only 0.7 square miles with a population of 228, boasts the big title of handmade pottery capital of the United States.
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The 411 On Grapevine With Kids
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When traveling to or through North Texas, the obvious choice for your stay may seem the bright-lights big city of Dallas. But through our years of navigating the sprawl of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, my family has found a favored base in the nearby historic city of Grapevine. As the city in which the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (DFW) is act...
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Turks and Caicos Islands
March 21, 2018
In my most recent travel endeavor, myself and my family took a cruise to the Caribbean where we visited 5 islands in the span of 10 days. For some, this amount of time on a ship may seem a bit scary and daunting, and for others the excitement of being on a ship for 10 days might just make you want to book a trip that long right now!
Tips On The Best Luxury Rides Through The Vegas Surrounding Areas
February 28, 2018
When you head out on a trip of a lifetime to celebrate your wedding anniversary, lots of luxury needs to accompany that trip. I am a luxury girl and I love pampering. From spa time to romantic dinners, to trail climbing there's a lot to do in Vegas and the surrounding area.
North Carolina's Siamese Twins
February 28, 2018
On a cold winter night in 1874, Eng Bunker knew he was going to die. Lying next to him in bed was his dead brother Chang. "Then I am going," Eng cried in anguish. A doctor was summoned. "But the doctor arrived too late," says Tanya Jones. "Eng Bunker died shortly after his brother."
Best Spring Break Ideas
February 11, 2018
Today, I have gathered some of the best spring break ideas for you, from simple ideas to incredible expeditions. Lavishly live travel out loud, bookmark this article so you will have access to the best of the best in spring break ideas. Who is ready to see their families brim with smiles from ear to ear?
52 tips to make your first trip to the Travel Media Showcase more successful
February 6, 2018
Travel Media Showcase (TMS) is a travel writers/bloggers secret weapon. A prequalified only travel showcase that places you one on one to meet with representatives from the United States, Canada, and international destinations. 2018 marks TMS's 19th consecutive conferences where travel writers/bloggers gather together for prescheduled one-on-one appointments and FAM tours.
Stunning All-Inclusive Arbua Resort On Palm Beach
February 1, 2018
I am a clear water, kind of girl, who craves white powdery sand, cabanas, and sun. Perhaps as my daughter best says it, "Margaritas in your hand and toes firmly planted in the sand!" From my husband's perspective, "anytime you get to wear your crazy beach hat you are happy!" Truly, my expectations of resorts that I travel to are high and getaway time needs to be perfection.
Eck McCanless Pottery of Seagrove, North Carolina
January 30, 2018
Eck is a second generation Seagrove potter who focuses on Agateware. He creates pieces at Eck McCanless Pottery with mixed colors of clay to create beautifully complex pieces that are truly one of a kind.
Original Owens Pottery of Seagrove, North Carolina
January 30, 2018
Original Owens Pottery, founded in 1895, is the oldest pottery shop in the state of North Carolina and has six generations who have worked the wheel creating pottery. Today, it's operated by Boyd Owens, who continues the long tradition of Owens family potters spanning three centuries. The pottery continues to produce traditional dinnerware, and the famous Owens red glaze pieces that are their signature pieces.
Things to Do in Wichita Kansas - The Old West
January 16, 2018
It's not very often that a city takes me completely by surprise, but Wichita surprised the heck out of me in a really good way. There's no doubt it's a thoroughly cosmopolitan city with a thriving arts, culture and foodie scene, but first I wanted to explore the things to do in Wichita, KS that would give me a taste of the Old West, and I absolutely loved all of it.
Don't Miss The Magical Grapevine Christmas In Texas
December 20, 2017
Being named the Christmas Capital of Texas is not a designation taken lightly by the city of Grapevine. From mid-November until the New Year, over 1400 events are hosted city-wide, drawing more than one million people to create magical memories with family and friends in this Dallas suburb during the holidays. You don't want to miss a Grapevine Christmas!
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