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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  However, on iTunes I quickly saw that it a note dated June 5th, 2012 was mentioning that some maps were outdated and a new release would come out.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...]

Discover the Titanic like never before…

April 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Discover the Titanic like never before…

Last week we drove through Tennessee, and stopped by The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. This is not a cheesy touristy destination, but a classy, interesting, educational, incredibly well done museum that appeals to all ages! The outside of the Titanic Museum was built to replicate the huge ship; it was made to a 50% scale of the original HMS Titanic, and is still gigantic! They have a large, free parking lot, with plenty of room for big rigs (we went during the off season).      At the entrance to the museum, we were met by ‘the captain’, and another staffer, dressed in Titanic replica costumes. They gave each of us our ‘boarding passes’; the boarding passes were colorful half-sheets that told us the name of a real passenger (kids got kid passengers, adults got adults), the age of that person, where they were from, and what class accommodations they were. Since we have lots of kids, we got a lot of boarding passes! The kids swapped theirs around, and most... [Read more...]

Top-Rated RV Resort in Wine Country

February 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Top-Rated RV Resort in Wine Country

For those of you who enjoy wine tasting, large sparkling lakes, and touring historic mansions, pack up the RV pronto-like and head for the Wine Country RV Resort in the picturesque city of Paso Robles, in stunning Central California. The Wine Country RV Resort is a top-rated RV park with 166 spaces that specifically offers outstanding amenities, including: a heated pool, exercise and game rooms, and spa, among countless other necessities. They also boast Wi-Fi and internet at each site, DVD rentals, and an enclosed dog run. My all-time favorite thing about Paso Robles is the close proximity to so many fun day trips.  There is so much to choose from: with the gorgeous lakes just up the road, to the scenic coastline where you can tour the magnificent Hearst Castle, as well as the numerous wine tours and tastings seemingly offered at every turn. Most famous for its vast number of wineries, Paso Robles is home to over 200 wineries and is considered the fastest growing wine region in the nation.... [Read more...]

Snowbird Destinations: WHERE to ROOST?

January 15, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Snowbird Destinations: WHERE to ROOST?

Snowbirds are typically retired seniors who have the desire and financial ability to be away from home for extended periods of time. As our population ages the number of people considering this lifestyle increases. The majority of Snowbirds who make Southern California their winter home, head for the Coachella Valley with its 10 desert resort cities—Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs (pictured above), Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Thousand Palms, Indio, and Bermuda Dunes. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved Every winter, more than 1 million RV snowbirds wing south to the U.S. Sunbelt to escape the winter cold. RVers who enjoy the snowbird lifestyle range from retired seniors, who have the wherewithal to journey far from home for extended periods of time, to Baby Boomers dipping their toes in the water. The available options are unlimited enabling snowbirds to design their own lifestyle to suit their financial ability and social preferences. The basic... [Read more...]

PassPorter’s Walt Disney World

December 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

PassPorter’s Walt Disney World

PassPorter’s Walt Disney World – The unique travel guide, planner, organizer, journal, and keepsake! One of our dream as parents is to bring our kids to Florida in vacation. Not for a week or two but more in the line of a whole month of fun visiting various theme parks including Walt Disney World. Last time my husband and I went it was our honeymoon and let me tell you that by what I am discovering these days via videos Science of Disney Imagineering and the book I am presenting you today, a lot have changed since then! So you want to plan a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. But you feel a bit overwhelmed with all the possibilities and fun things to do. No problem. Introducing the PassPorter’s Walt Disney World which is a travel guide that will help you plan and organize your discovery of this famous theme park. I know from experience that we enjoy our trips better when I plan in advance. Not everyone are like this but let me remind you that in the case of Walt Disney World, you... [Read more...]

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