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.
Does winter’s cold embrace have you dreaming of a warm Caribbean beach? Then, Ocean Club Resorts is the perfect answer to your winter blahs. It’s located on the beautiful, award-winning island of Providenciales on Turks and Caicos, which received Trip Advisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice Award for the #1 Island in the World! Turks and Caicos is just under three-hours with a direct flight from Charlotte, making it close enough yet far from winter’s chill.
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…]