The Island Ropes Course Pigeon Forge

The Island Ropes Course Pigeon Forge Tennessee

My family and I head to the Smoky Mountains as often as we possibly can. While my husband and I love going for the sheer beauty, going that many times to the same place can get pretty boring for the kids. So each time we go, we plan to do at least one new activity or attraction while we're there. On our last trip, 4th of July weekend, we visit the Island Ropes Course Pigeon Forge. The Island Ropes Course at The Island in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a ropes climbing attraction for all ages and includes a zip line (closed the day we were there) and a simulated free fall (Quick Jump). Our three … [Read more...]

Crayola Experience at the Crayola Factory in Easton PA + Giveaway

Crayola Factory in Easton PA Discover the magic of color

Disclosure: Our colorful visit was sponsored by the Crayola Experience. #magicofcolor Have you ever wondered how a crayon is made? Do your children love to color and craft? Do you? Are you looking for a totally different family fun experience? You should visit the Crayola Facotry for the Crayola Experience in Easton, PA!   Where in the world is Easton, PA? Easton PA is in eastern Pennsylvania about 1 hour and 30 min north of Philadelphia and only 1 hour and 30 min west of New York City. The Crayola Experience is located at 30 Centre Square. Plan on parking in the parking garage on the … [Read more...]

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

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Most people know that when you visit San Francisco you can take a ride on an famous Cable Car up and down the streets of San Francisco, but what you may not know is that there is also a free museum open to the public at 1201 Mason Street. The history of San Francisco's cable cars goes back to an early morning in 1873. When Andrew Smith Hallidie tested the fist one on August 23rd at 4 Am on Clay Street. Clay Street Railroad teamed up with Hallidie to form a transportation service using the cable cars and it was a tremendous success. At the height of the Cable Car use 53 miles of track were laid … [Read more...]

Is Thailand cheap to visit?

5 tips to make Thailand more affordable

You hear Thailand and then you see images and you think wow that has to be expensive. The truth is after you buy your ticket it was very reasonable. I paid $1100 round trip. I went during a busy time of the year so I would like to say you can get a ticket for less then that but I would search expedia The Best Flight Deals Found Today at Expedia! to see what the best fares are and I would follow our best practices for getting a cheap airline ticket.   I know it isn't "cheap" but you are going around the world so you need to consider that. I also made a great checklist for you to … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Visit Charleston SC

Visit Charleston SC it is a walking city

 I recently received a call from my younger sister. She suggested a vacation with our children. We live about 14 hours from one another. I reside in Virginia while she resides in Tampa. We decided that South Carolina would be the perfect destination since it is half way between us. There are so many things to do in South Carolina. It is family friendly, and it is the perfect spot for a couples getaway or a Girl's getaway.   5 Reasons to visit Charleston SC 1) The number one reason for me to visit a place is the culture. It is, in fact, the first place where the civil war shots were fired. … [Read more...]

9 Travel Tips for Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios Orlando 9 travel tips that you should know before you go

This summer two Vacation Maybe families went to Universal Studios in Orlando. Both families share a love of all things Harry Potter and wanted to reward our children's great reading habits with a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. (The moms wanted to go too, maybe even more than the kids!) While we were at the parks we took notes about things that we found that made our experiences even better. Here our our best tips for making your trip to Universal Studios Orlando even more enjoyabe. 9 Travel Tips for Universal Studios Orlando 1. Look Up - everywhere especially in the … [Read more...]

Dreaming of an Alabama Road Trip

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For those who visit us at Vacation Maybe regularly, you know that I dream of traveling all over the United States on a 2 year long road trip in our caboose camper. For new readers, from time to time you will find a list of all the places I would like to visit in a particular state when my dream comes true. Notice the when not if  clause in that statement, hehe. Well, as of now I am still dreaming and right now I am dreaming about beaches and bbq in Alabama. Alabama Road Trip Bucket List If you are looking to do a road trip in Alabama that you absolutely must check out all the Alabama … [Read more...]

My North Dakota Bucket List

North Dakota Bucket List

Have you ever visited North Dakota? I have sadly never been. I dream of a 2 year long camping road trip all across the US where we visit every state. While I am still in the dreaming phase I decided to make a list of all the places that I absolutely must visit during our trip. I decided to take a look at North Dakota and figure out where we would visit when we get there. North Dakota Bucket List North Dakota Bucket List #5 Lake Sakakawea & Garrison Dam My family would be in heaven here with all the fishing, hiking, biking, boating, and swimming activities. We would also … [Read more...]

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

It is summer time and we are living in a new city so we are exploring new places. We recently went on a trip to Monterey and visited the state of the art Monterey Bay Aquarium. The museum is located at the end of Cannery Row at the site of a former Cannery and the Chinese Housing district. There are many different exhibits and experiences to make your trip memorable. One of the things the museum is known for is the giant kelp tank full of so many different various fish and marine plant life. The tank extends from the first to 3rd floor. There are also touch pools (Rocky Shores) where … [Read more...]

Couples Getaway Close to Home

Staybridge Suites Hot Tub Daytime

  Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Staybridge Suites. All thoughts, opinion, and ideas are 100% my own. Staybridge Suites helped make this trip happen! Travel does not have to be to some faraway land, require a flight on an airplane or hours in the car. Most of us I am sure could find a great place to getaway within an hour or so of our homes.  So when, I was invited by Staybridge Suites to spend a night in one of their hotels I decided to look for a place close to home. I also decided that my husband and I could really use a night away, just the two of us! Say what? That's right a … [Read more...]