Cruising along a quiet road on Kauai’s west side, I’m offered a glimpse into the Hawaiian countryside. Filling my view are green rolling hills, cows grazing, and papaya fields. Sparsely developed, this is what I imagine more of Hawaii used to look like before its booming tourist industry kicked in. It pleases me to see there is a quieter side to this island paradise.
Rising over 1,600’ in Gaston County sits a beautiful mountain offering plenty of outdoor activities. Hop on a hiking trail, fish or canoe on a scenic lake, and discover plenty of stunning vistas. For a more extreme adventure, go rock climbing or camping inside this state park. Whatever suits your interest, Crowders Mountain is worthy of your time spent among a beautiful piece of preserved land.
Amelia Island is an enchanting blend of Southern charm and Florida style. The island, known for its natural beauty, uncrowded beaches, ocean activities, and incredible restaurants also boasts a charming historical district.
When my family was longing for a different landscape and an adventurous time, we headed to Arizona. After less than a day, we knew we made the right decision and were hooked. Here are the top 8 reasons we love this vacation destination.
With a chill in the air, it’s quite natural to think about a drive to the mountains. Grandfather Mountain is a favorite fall destination for families. Viewing natural beauty with your every turn, watching animals in their natural habitats and walking across the Mile High Swinging Bridge are just a few enticing reasons to visit this beautiful mountain. If your schedule is clear for Saturday, September 7, your kids can be a part of the 10th Annual Kidsfest.