Author: Richard Christensen

Tour Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, Georgia

Old Fort Jackson is a little known historic gem just outside of downtown Savannah, Georgia. Just two miles down river, the oldest brick fortification in the state is surrounded by heavy industry. The fort is a National Historic Landmark, but is often overlooked since it is not managed by the National Park Service like nearby Fort Pulaski. Instead, it is part of the Coastal Heritage Museum consortium, which includes the Georgia State Railroad, Savannah History, and Savannah Children’s museums. Old Fort Jackson is an integral part of Savannah’s history and should be included as part of any visit to...

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Bonaventure Cemetery Savannah, Georgia

Bonaventure cemetery is more than just another roadside stop during a vacation. It’s a much deeper experience. There are few places in my travels that have left such an impression on me. Located in the suburbs just three miles outside of downtown Savannah, you feel transported to a much older time when you step through the gates. The over one hundred acres of plots and headstones is overgrown with ancient trees, climbing vines, and flowers. Despite its location, the atmosphere is peaceful with just the sound of birds chirping to reassure you that all is not dead there. Bonaventure...

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Special Savings on Label Daddy Labels

Save 25% on Label Daddy labels! Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These labels are great for adults too! — Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more. I’ll be...

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Zip Line and Treetop Adventures coming to Stony Creek Metropark

Stony Creek Metropark will debut a zip line and treetop adventure area in mid-April. This new attraction will be run by Go Ape!, a company with similar tours ranging from Texas to the East Coast. The attraction will include an obstacle course through the tree canopy with challenging bridge crossing,  zip lines and Tarzan rope swings. Guests will first get a half hour safety briefing and set up with gear, then head off for an adventure lasting around two hours. Safety instructors will be on hand to supervise and water stations located throughout.  The zipline adventure is located at...

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Celebrate Beauty and the Beast throughout Disney World

Belle has long been a popular Disney character, but she wasn’t too easy to find around Disney World for many years. That changed with the addition of New Fantasyland and the popularity of the live action film. Belle and other Beauty and the Beast characters, such as Gaston, can now be found in several locations and events around the Parks. One of my favorites, Enchanted Tales with Belle located in magic Kingdom, is a great interactive attraction that lets you get up close and personal as part of the story. It’s a rare chance for the little kids to...

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