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DK Eyewitness Travel Florida

November 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

DK Eyewitness Travel Florida

Florida – a destination for numerous snow birds (i.e. Canadians) during the winter time. For us the name represent a dream – bringing our kids for an extended field trip experience in Orlando. But Florida is much more than just Orlando and Theme Parks. It’s a state to discover and to experience. I wish we could stay for six months when we are there because there is so much I would like to do. But we have to be realistic and one month is more in our budget. But what can you visit while in Florida. Well to get a better idea of the things to do, the places to stay, and the restaurants to visit, I decided to check out the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florida. This book will highlight all the fun places to visit and much more. The book is divided in four sections – each of them dedicated to a specific aspect of Florida. Introducing Florida: Discovering Florida, Putting Florida on the Map, A Portrait of Florida, Florida through the year, The History of Florida. Miami Area by Area: Downtown... [Read more...]

Eyewitness Travel Guide Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando

November 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Eyewitness Travel Guide Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando

I love books and I love planning. So it’s no wonder that I am preparing myself in advance for a trip to Florida with our family. Having a great relationship with some publishers, I have approached one of them to see if I could review some titles related to Florida and Walt Disney World. So the first title that I would present you is the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide for Walt Disney World and Orlando. This book is thin in size and could easily be carried wherever you go while visit the area or the theme parks around Orlando. In the first section of the book, you will be introduced to Walt Disney World and Orlando as a whole. Specific days are pre-planned for you in order to enjoy some of the must-see attractions in the area. It will also present you the geographical aspect Florida, give you a small history of the state and how to enjoy Central Florida through the year. The next section is the one that highly interest me when planning comes. In this section, I can go through Walt Disney World... [Read more...]

Good Times Happen in Kentucky

November 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Good Times Happen in Kentucky

Thousands of snowbirds pass through Kentucky every year and miss out on some of the most incredible natural wonders and cultural treasures anywhere. Kentucky Welcome Center, I-65, Exit 114 © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved From horse racing and Bourbon Country, to the culture of Appalachia, Civil War significance, and Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky is a state enriched with deep traditions, important history, and authentic heritage. Every mile we’ve traveled along the highways and byways of the Bluegrass State has led us to new discoveries: National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Mammoth Cave National Park in Cave Country, Grand Ole Opry of Kentucky in Renfro Valley, Cumberland Gap, Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge, folk arts and crafts in Berea, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, horse farms, and Bourbon Country. Once an Indian hunting ground where Native American civilizations flourished as early as 13,000 years ago, Kentucky is bounded in the north by the great Ohio River and in the west... [Read more...]

Walt Disney Maps & More App

November 8, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Walt Disney Maps & More App

In my search for a versatile app that will help us to keep track of the places we will visit when we go to Orlando (hopefully in 2014), I have stumbled on Disney World Maps & More which includes maps from Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Downtown Disney, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando International Airport, Universal Studios Orlando, Islands of Adventures, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa, Polynesian Resort, Wilderness Lodge Resort, Beach and Yatch Club Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Coronado Springs Resort, Swan and Dolphin Resort, Contemporary Resort, Port Orleans Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort, All-Star Sports/Movies/Music Resorts, Pop Century Resort, and Boardwalk Resort. Each map is easy to navigate and will allow you to find where you would like to go in a matter of seconds.    And the best part is that you can pinpoint the places you have visited so that when you go back another day, you know exactly what needs to be seen and experience. How... [Read more...]

Florida Theme Parks App

October 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Florida Theme Parks App

As I mentioned a couple of post ago, my husband and I are slowly planning a possible trip to Florida in 2014.  If things continue to go as they are going right now, our dream to bring the kids to Florida will become a reality. So during the winter season – since our RV is hibernating – I will try to write about planning a trip with kids, how to be organized, apps that could be useful and so on.  To be honest, I am very excited about this possibility and look forward to see if we can bring the kids to Disney and other theme parks.   A week ago, I have downloaded the Florida Theme Parks app to check it out.   The app was presented as though it contained numerous theme parks maps.  However, on iTunes I quickly saw that it a note dated June 5th, 2012 was mentioning that some maps were outdated and a new release would come out.    This note should be removed because if you check out the What’s New in Version 1.5 which was uploaded on June 25th, 2012, you will see that all maps... [Read more...]

Mount Washington Traffic Increasing

July 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Mount Washington Traffic Increasing

New Hampshire’s Mount Washington has the reputation of being “Home of the world’s worst weather”. Originally called Agiocochook by native Americans, the mountain boasts some of the planet’s most severe weather, and retains the world record for wind speed, 231 mph © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved Severe storms, including snow, can happen at any time of the year. The combination of severe winds, cold, and wetness can exhaust the strongest hiker. Mount Washington is the highest peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire—and in the Northeast—and is therefore a very popular attraction for RVers and other sightseers and hikers. As a result the most widely used trails can be quite crowded, and however you climb the summit will have crowds, many having come up by the Cog Railway or the Auto Road. Mount Washington Cog Railway The beauty of the mountains and the thrill of ascending the Northeast’s highest peak are just as enchanting today as they were in 1869, when... [Read more...]

Taking a Lake George Escape in New York

July 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Taking a Lake George Escape in New York

Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time for some fun in the sun! Dust off your RV, get out your swimsuits out and come on down to Lake George Escape. The RV resort is  located on 178 acres of plush woods and meadows in Adirondack Park.  Don’t have an RV? No problem! Lake George Escape has Adirondack log cabins for you to rent with full kitchens, showers, and cable TV.  Want to camp in a more traditional way? The resort also has 132 tent sites! Enjoy a pond-front, sun-bathed or wooded site during your stay at our five-star resort! Sit back, relax, and enjoy rustic upstate New York. No matter how or where you stay at the resort, you will enjoy all of the activities available. Lake George Escape’s recreational activities begin where most other campgrounds’ would come to an end. The resort has everything RVers want to keep them busy and have fun. Enjoy miniature golf, tennis, ping-pong, volleyball, shuffleboard, rentable canoes and kayaks, tubing and swimming—all... [Read more...]

Discover Ontario

May 20, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Discover Ontario

Since the traveling season are just around the corner for us in Ontario and that many rvers like to explore new places, I thought I could present my “adoptive” province to you.   I say adoptive because I was born and raised in the province of Quebec but moved to Ontario when I got married. Where is Ontario? Ontario is one of the provinces of Canada and borders the province of Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north, Quebec to the east and the USA to the south. What’s to see? Now that you have located my province, let’s consider what you can do in Ontario which is practically    EVERYTHING! The best place to check out what is happening in our province is to go to the Ontario Travel website.  There you will be able to identify places to go, things to do, getaways, family fun and outdoor adventures.   Whether you prefer museums, festivals or just the outdoors, you will find that Ontario has a lot to offer. In the Thing to Do section of the website, you will... [Read more...]

Pigeon Forge, TN & the Great Smoky Mountains National Park…

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Pigeon Forge, TN & the Great Smoky Mountains National Park…

This spring we were able to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   Located in the southeast corner of Tennessee and the northwest corner of North Carolina, the park encompasses over 500,000 acres, and is the most visited National Park in the nation. Because of road closures and time constraints, we were only able to visit the northern part of the park (at the time, the main N/S road through the park was closed to thru traffic due to a landslide; it has since been re-opened).   Our first stop was to the Sugarlands Visitor’s Center located south of Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, TN.  The Sugarland v.c. has a nice gift shop, and a museum that features the area’s flora and fauna.  We loved to be able to check out the local wildflowers in the museum since they weren’t quite out yet in the park (but would be now!  :)  ).   In the gift shop, we bought the kids their Jr. Ranger booklets (6 x $2.50ea.), then it was off for a drive through this incredibly beautiful... [Read more...]

The Canadian Tulip Festival

May 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Canadian Tulip Festival

Every year, when May arrives a colorful festival starts in Ottawa, ON.   The Canadian Tulip Festival has been established back in 1953.  It is an 18-day celebration that has been set to preserve the heritage of Canada’s role in liberating the Dutch during the Second World War.   The country had provided safe harbor to the Dutch Royal Family during the German occupation of the Netherlands.  The tulip bulbs are given as a gift in perpetuity to the Canadian people in remembrance to this event. The Canadian Tulip Festival preserves this heritage and each year we celebrate with performers and numerous tulips blooming throughout the Capital of Canada.  The most spectacular flowers can be viewed and photographed at Commissioners Park along the banks of Dows Lake.   Nearly 300,000 tulips in 60 different varieties bloom there each year in over 30 flower beds. History behind the festival May 1940.  The Nazis have invaded the Netherlands and the Queen Wilhelmina and the Dutch Royal Family... [Read more...]

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