The Andy Griffith Show ended in 1968, but look no further than Mount Airy, N.C. to find Mayberry. Here, residents have embraced their favorite hometown boy, Andy Griffith, and what he did for their small town. Griffith’s, The Andy Griffith Show drew from his memories of growing up in Mount Airy to create one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. Today, travelers flock from around the world to the real Mayberry. The Visitors Center tracks guests from all 50 states, plus Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand.
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Horse-drawn carriage rides take visitors by centuries old churches, businesses, and an historic Spanish fort in St. Augustine. These are just a few of the dozens of attractions in and around Florida’s Historic Coast, where there is something for everyone. On a recent trip to Florida, we made a stop in St. Augustine and here’s how we spent our day in the nation’s oldest city. [Read more…]
Hilton Head Island is a wildly popular destination, especially for families. With broad sandy beaches, sub-tropical weather, low-rise oceanfront development, and glorious island-wide biking trails, there is much to love about this vacation destination. My family spent a few days at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and I want to share 6 fabulous activities my family loved the most while on this beautiful resort.
Known as Saint Martin on the French side and Sint Maarten on the Dutch side, a mix of people and cultures with a European influence merge with Caribbean flavor here. How it became divided remains obscured in legend. But today, as you drive this scenic island, there’s no need for your passport, because, if you notice at all, only flags and monuments mark the border. And, in case you’re wondering, a phone call from one side to the other is an international call.