Best Spring Break Ideas
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?
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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...
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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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This Small Town Is the Christmas Capital of Texas
With a population of approximately 52,000 people, you may assume that Grapevine, Texas, hosts a charming, small-town holiday celebration each year. And you'd be right. The city's holiday events do have an intimacy and warmth to them that you only find in small towns. But, as they say, everything's bigger in Texas, and the holidays are not...
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Enjoying the Historic Charm of Wilmington, NC on a Girls' Weekend Getaway
If I asked you to think of a girls' weekend getaway destination on the East Coast that offers historic charm, good food, and is near the beach, what would you suggest? Charleston? Savannah maybe? Would Wilmington, North Carolina have crossed your mind? Well, I was invited to explore the Wilmington Coast last month after the Travel Media S...
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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.
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!
9 Dreamy Winter Destinations In Iceland
November 30, 2017
Every year millions of people across the world set up a bucket list filled with dream destinations to travel to. Did you know that these bucket lists are often created to use for future travel plans? Bucket lists are created with the intent of going to and scratching off that once in a lifetime opportunity.
Entertainment and adventures at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2018
November 15, 2017
We look to a great season of racing, entertainment and adventures at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2018! We have a packed schedule of activities and events and would welcome you to join us for any of them. Charlotte Motor Speedway is the ultimate destination for travel enthusiasts, with options for every travel budget and preference.
BITW 118: Travel Media Showcase Post Conference Review with Gary House & Kaila Yu
November 7, 2017
In today's episode, Gary and Kaila and I discuss the Travel Media Showcase as well as how to prepare for the conference and tips for follow up.
Florida 2017: The Best Kid-Friendly Beachfront Condo Rentals in Florida
October 13, 2017
Everybody loves a day at the beach, and with Florida's 1,800 miles of coastline, you can choose from numerous Sunshine State beachfront locations to enjoy fun in the sun. Many of Florida's beachfront condo resorts make the perfect destination for a family vacation, as well. With oceanside swimming pools, kid-friendly activities, onsite restaurants and, of course, quick beach access, you can choose among these resorts for the ideal location to spend quality family time together.
Charlotte Motor Speedway [Video]
October 7, 2017
What is it like to do laps in a NASCAR pace car at the Charlotte Motor Speedway?
Exploring the NASCAR World of Cabarrus County, North Carolina
October 7, 2017
North Carolina is the birthplace of NASCAR and home to 90 percent of race team shops. It is also home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and has bred some of the sport's biggest legends such as Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Petty (widely considered the top two NASCAR drivers of all time). Cabarrus County, North Carolina is the epicenter of NASCAR and where you'll find The Charlotte Motor Speedway, The Dale Trail, Stewart-Haas Racing and the Curb Museum for Music & Motorsports. Ready to explore the NASCAR World of Cabarrus County, North Carolina?
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