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.
SEA LIFE Aquarium at Concord Mills has re-launched its Octopus Enrichment Program. Here visitors can learn about the life of Giant Pacific Octopus and watch the aquarist team engage the resident octopus through several stimulating games. A team member hides food in Mega Blocks, and then children watch an octopus break apart the blocks to get food. An octopus can develop the mental capacity of a five-year-old and these puzzle-solving activities stimulate their intelligence.
This award-winning destination beach scene is simply beautiful! So come on down and enjoy. Here are 5 can’t-miss, outdoor activities for your next vacation to the Turks & Caicos.
One January, a few years back, my husband and I headed across the pond to experience London during the off-season. Standard fares to London can be kind of pricy, especially during peak season. But we found the frosty weather made our price pretty reasonable.
Weather wise, luck was on our side as well. Having lived several years in New York City, the cold temperatures were nothing new. We had some misty rain a couple of evenings, but nothing to get in the way of our fun. Otherwise, we had the typical grey London weather, giving us a truly English experience. [Read more…]
Last year, my family and I made the trip to Orlando, FL for the Christmas holidays. On previous trips, Universal Orlando Resort had been one of many stops, but this time, in addition to some holiday pool time, was the reason for the trip.