Kids FREE November in Jacksonville, Florida

Did you know that Lonely Planet recently name Jacksonville, FL  one of the "World’s Top 10 Best Value Destinations”?  To celebrate, the city is hosting Kids Free November all month long!  Jacksonville kids free November is a special promotion that offers FREE admission, and other discounted activities, for children at local museums and attractions. Jacksonville is an affordable, family friendly getaway year around. A trip to Adventure Landing will have the entire family engaged.  Try your hand at mini-golf, drive go-karts or play in the water at their ShipWreck Island waterpark. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is one of the most visited attractions in Northeast Florida. It's also one of the top 9 animal attractions in the nation. Kona Skate Park is the oldest operating skate park in the nation.  Lessons are available for all skill levels. Jacksonville’s beaches are also highly family friendly.  They offer dozens of activities for the entire family to do including … [Read more...]

A Visit to Denver Museum of Nature & Science

There is certainly plenty of fun to be had in the city of Denver, Colorado.  When my family and I were there last weekend, we decided to swing by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.  And boy, are we glad we did!  It had been a few years since our last visit.  As it turns out, this place is even more fabulous than we remembered. With three stories of interesting and varied exhibits to choose from, there’s truly something to pique everyone’s interest here. Our kids ages 6 and 12 have been bubbling with enthusiastic chatter ever since, telling friends and grandparents about all the things they saw and learned. Plus, it was air conditioned. On a 100 degree Colorado summer day.  It was the perfect place to be for a day of family fun. Awesome Outer Space Display… (Even if you Skip the Planetarium) You’ll notice when you purchase tickets there are several options.  One is to add a visit to the Planetarium.  We did *not* have these type of tickets, but were happy to … [Read more...]

Atlanta’s “World of Coke” Houses History, Fun, & a BIG Secret

  This past Fall I was able to attend the "Conversations With Coca-Cola" blogging conference, in downtown Atlanta.  On the agenda, a tour of their notorious museum World of Coke. Between the fascination with Coca-Cola's secret formula to the impressive story of this beverage giant enduring and growing to become the world's largest (500 beverage brands in 200 countries) - there's a whole lot of interesting history to behold here. I'm going to try and give you a photo walking tour of the fun exhibits we were able to take in at World of Coke, along with relaying a couple of the stories that our Coca-Cola Historian tour guide told us along the way. World of Coke ~ Coke Polar Bear Character Greeting No doubt it's the grown-up-kid, Disney-World-lover in me... but I was awfully excited about getting to meet the Coca-Cola Polar Bear.  When you first walk in to the main central area of the museum, there is a gorgeous central atrium. On the main floor is … [Read more...]