Lavender By the Bay, Long Island NY

by Jenni Ingersoll on June 21, 2017

Lavender By the Bay is New York’s premier lavender farm. The family-run site has been in operation since 2002 expanding over the past 15 years and is now one of the largest in the United States. The farm is located in East Marion, on the easternmost tip of Long Island, often referred to as the […]


Experience Animal Adventures at Interactive Parks

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 19, 2017

A small animal park in Harpursville, New York excitedly invited the world to observe the birth of a baby giraffe, an experience very few have witnessed. This has allowed those watching to fall in love not only with the giraffe couple and their antics but with the Animal Adventure Park.  If you don’t live within the New York State area, fear not, […]


8 Natural Wonders in Minnesota

by Anthony Manzanares on August 19, 2016

Minnesota’s natural wonders range from moments of quiet awe to outsize thrills. While crowds fill the parking lots at the nation’s best-known national parks, a growing number of travelers in the know are discovering why Minnesota is one of the best places in the country to enjoy an outdoor vacation. Here are eight Natural Wonders […]


New York’s Central Park in Winter

by Jenni Ingersoll on March 16, 2016

Our family recently relocated from the Midwest to New England. One of the best parts of relocating is getting to explore new places. The possibilities are endless for short jaunts, day trips, and weekend getaways. The problem is deciding which trip to do first. A mid-winter break in the New England schools provided the perfect […]


“National Parks Adventure” to Debut in February 2016

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 23, 2015

Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, “National Parks Adventure” is scheduled for global release on February 12, 2016 to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. [tweetthis]National Parks Adventure from @macfreefilms is great way to celebrate centennial anniversary.[/tweetthis] Released for IMAX and giant screen theaters, “National Parks Adventure” takes audiences on the […]


Find Adventure in Missouri’s Show Caves

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 29, 2015

The Show-Me State is home to more than 6,400 recorded caves. Although most are not open to the general public, the Missouri Division of Tourism highlights several “show caves” to visit in Missouri. Marvel Cave, a Registered Natural Landmark, is deep beneath the Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson. It is the deepest show […]

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Outdoor Adventure in Pacifica, California

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 29, 2013

Surfing at Linda Mar Beach, Pacifica

Pacifica, a beach-front community just 10 minutes south of San Francisco, is a charming town and recreational playground. It’s a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts, featuring everything from world-class surfing, mountain biking and hiking to fishing, scuba diving and hang gliding. Offering great leisure time activities, at an easily accessed destination, Pacifica sometimes gets overlooked […]


8 Royal Parks in London

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 13, 2013

Just because Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee celebration has ended, doesn’t mean that you can’t dip your toe in a royal experience.  There’s plenty to keep you crazy busy, you probably have a long list of things to do on your London itinerary, but when you’re ready for a break, try a get back to nature moment […]


Borrego Springs: Can You Keep A Secret?

by Lanee Lee on May 1, 2012

What to hear a hot, nitty-gritty secret? I’ll only tell you if you promise not to tell a soul. I want this to remain between you and I to preserve it’s sanctity. Three hours southeast of Los Angeles, California’s Secret Desert is one of my favorite hidden retreats of badlands, sci-fi land art and surreal […]


Family Friendly Activities in Homosassa Springs, Florida

by Jenni Ingersoll on November 30, 2011

My family and I shared a wonderful experience when we went swimming with the Florida Manatees in the Crystal River at Homosassa Springs, Florida. Truth be told it was a little more wonderful for some than others.  Like most family adventures that begin before dawn there was more than one grumbling member of our party.  […]