Family Outings

Soakin’ Up the Rays at Rosemary Beach

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Squish the sand between your toes, enjoy a game of tennis or take a family bike ride. There’s lots to do in this quiet beach community.   A young girl and her little brother ran past the fragrant trellis cascading with tiny, white, star-shaped flowers. “Look mommy! They’re here. They’re still here!” The mother lifted… Read more »

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Adventures in Gatlinburg, TN

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See penguins, sharks and other marine life at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, enjoy a family hike in the mountains and more. The prep talk scared us. The guide demonstrated three different ways to pull in rafters after they fell out of the boat. She emphasized ignoring the instinct to stand when you fell out,… Read more »

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Excitement and Adventure on the Deep Blue Sea

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Grab your sea legs to set off on a memorable family vacation aboard a “Fun Ship” from Carnival. Driving up to the port, our mouths dropped open. “Oh, WOW!” exclaimed my 5-year-old daughter, Lilliana. “That is a BIG ship! Are we getting on that?!” We were about to embark on a voyage on the deep… Read more »

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Wet and Wild in Knoxville

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See some wild animals at the zoo, then let your own wild ones run free through community playgrounds and waterfalls. What a weekend!  We piled into the minivan for a three-hour drive to Knoxville, stayed the night, spent a full day exploring the new Kid’s Cove zoo exhibit and area parks and made it back… Read more »

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Built-In Fun at Legoland

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Build family memories with your very own hands using Legos and a sense of humor. California is a popular destination.  But families can look forward to more than mouse ears in the sunshine state.  Conveniently located in the coastal community of Carlsbad is Legoland only one hour from San Diego. No Thrill Park Legoland is… Read more »

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Escape to Panama City Beach

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Planning your spring vacation?  With powder white beaches and loads of family fun, Panama City Beach promises a mix of relaxation and adventure.  And don‘t worry … the fall‘s hurricanes have not slowed this town down. Crystalline water, a 27-mile stretch of white sand beaches and gentle winds – Panama City Beach boasts a breathtaking… Read more »

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