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.
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…]
The world’s most visited exhibition, Body Worlds is back at Discovery Place with an incredible new presentation: Body Worlds & the Cycle of Life. The original Body Worlds made its Discovery Place debut in 2007, shattering attendance records. Over 40 million people in more than 90 cities in America, Europe, Asia, and Africa have seen it.
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…]
Getting to the checkered flag at the holiday finish line just isn’t the same without a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. NASCAR Hall staff has an infield full of fun holiday activities for families to get their Christmas engines roaring. The events include Ice Skating, Santa Sleepover in the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Breakfast with Santa, Tree Lighting, and much more. Don’t wait for a caution flag, zoom on over to the NASCAR Hall of Fame by waving your green flag and get your family’s holiday spirit racing. [Read more…]