I recently spent a beautiful late summer afternoon at Terhune Orchards with my daughter, sister, and a friend. It proved to be a perfect outing for our little group. The orchard has wine tastings, friendly barnyard animals, and pick-your-own fruits, flowers, and pumpkins, among other things. Family owned and operated since the 1970s, this charming farm and vineyard is located in Princeton, New Jersey, with a relaxing country atmosphere for both grown-ups and kids to enjoy. [Read more…]
One of our favorite things to do as a family is to head to Panama City Beach, Florida for vacation. The beach is absolutely gorgeous, the water is nice, and there is always a lot to do there. Being only a 12-hour drive for us, we typically visit the Panama City Beach area at least once a year. We recently had the chance to spend my daughter’s birthday there and found a great little touring shop called Blue Dolphin Tours. [Read more…]
A trip to the amusement park is one of those great American pastimes, providing hours upon hours of exciting interactive entertainment for people of all ages. They are especially attractive to the thrill seekers among us, and amusement parks consistently push the boundaries, in terms of ride design. Year after year, new gravity defying rides pop up in parks across the country. Here are some of America’s best amusement parks for thrill seekers: [Read more…]
What makes a zoo great for families? Well, for one thing, the animal exhibits. They inspire awe, wonder, and curiosity among kids of all ages. Another feature of family friendly zoological parks is that they have interactive areas and plenty of space for play and exploration. These zoos are home to hundreds of species and exciting exhibits, and families can explore and make memories in these parks. So, without further ado, here’s our list of the “4 Best Zoos in America for Families.” [Read more…]
If you are looking to find cheap snorkeling in St. Maarten, the first thing you should consider is to bring your own gear with you. All of the beaches are public, so if you can find your way onto a beach, you can go snorkeling, for free! That said, not all of us travel with our own gear, and rates can get rather exorbitant quite quickly. At Orient Beach, one rental outfit was charging $25 per hour for a snorkel setup.
Enter Divi Little Bay, next to Fort Amersterdam on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten. To get there, drive toward Fort Amsterdam, which is the point just to the south end of Philipsburgh. Park just before the security hut for Divi Little Bay Resort, in the parking spots along the sea wall. From there, you can walk down through the resort to the beach. [Read more…]