I’ve written this before, but it’s worth saying again- our family tends to be creatures of habit when it comes to beach vacations. We select our favorite beaches, eating establishments, and activities and stick to them. Lately we’re working hard to break out of our comfort zone and try some new spots. Also, we recently…

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There is no small town in America more beloved than Mayberry, North Carolina. Ironically, the town doesn’t actually exist- at least not as “Mayberry.” Writers of the popular ’60’s TV sitcom, The Andy Griffith Show, created the fictional community. However, it was based on the real life hometown of Andy Griffith- Mt. Airy, North Carolina. Mt.…

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How does a fan of America’s favorite pastime narrow down their baseball destinations bucket list? Here are a few places you might consider: 30 Major League stadiums 159 Minor League ballparks 30 Independent League fields 16 spring training facilities Countless Memorials and Museums Our family loves taking in baseball games during our travels. It’s something…

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There’s really no denying my family’s love for Daufuskie Island. Hands down, it’s our favorite island getaway. When we planned our first trip to the remote island off the South Carolina coast, we booked a late summer weekend. However, a series of hurricanes pushed the vacation back to November. (Time-out for a second…huge props to Island…

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In the last few years our family has visited 44 states and several countries. You could say that we travel with a purpose. Starting (mostly) with all 50 states, we plan to show our kids the world. They’re educated through our travels and enjoy adventure. Sometimes we’re busy planning our next trip even while we’re…

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Across thousands of miles, our family has experienced quite a few road trip adventures. So let me be clear, it takes A LOT for me to deem one experience our “craziest road trip adventure.” But I *think* our latest drive takes the cake! First, if you haven’t read my last post about our summer vacation, take a second…

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I am a firm believer that when you travel with kids, a hotel can either make or break the trip. So many things factor into how you feel about a hotel: your first impression; the overall cleanliness; staff attitudes; room accommodations; price of the room; and, of course, the amenities offered on the property. If…

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For many years Charleston received the coveted title as “Top City in the United States.” However, recently it has been named the top city in the world! I can’t say that I disagree with this title. Our family finds Charleston to be pretty fabulous! For anyone thinking about visiting the city for the first time,…

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