March Madness is the best time of year for sports fans, when college basketball tournaments lead into the NCAA Tournament, the grand party of college basketball. And in cities across the United States, college basketball fans are traveling to follow their favorite teams. This week in Tennessee, the madness hits the Bluff City for the Memphis American Conference Tournament. In just its first year of play, the American Athletic Conference has half its teams in the Top 25. And in basketball-mad Memphis, the madness will be at a fever pitch this week for the American Conference Tournament.
When we were planning our visit to Scotland, we knew we were going to Edinburgh. But that was it. We’d have parts of a couple of days to consider driving north into the country, possibly visit the Highlands, or maybe spend some time in the Borders region near England. I knew if at all possible I wanted to visit at least one castle, other than Edinburgh Castle. And after looking at pictures of castles throughout the country, I knew I found the one in Caerlaverock Castle.
Spring break season is upon us, that time when families flock to the theme park madness in Central Florida, find a spot in the sand on the crowded beaches of the South or hit the slopes for a week of fun in the snow. But not everyone wants to fight the spring break crowds. In fact, I’d venture to say many families don’t travel during March and April because of the crowds and inflated prices. But if you are looking for spring break alternatives, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for five spring break alternatives. Continue reading
I’ve been seeing the term geocaching appear more and more on social media lately. I’ve had a clue what it is, but it’s one of those things I see and pass right over because I didn’t think the idea of running around in the woods with GPS looking for hidden objects was really my thing. My friends Josh and Liz of Peanuts or Pretzels have been posting a lot about their geocaching trips lately. So I decided to get the details from Josh. And what I found surprised me.
Traveling internationally with children can be a daunting task to parents. But if London is the destination that has you worried, there isn’t much need to be concerned about traveling to Great Britain’s capital with children. From massive museums and parks, to glorious castles and palaces, plenty of royal charm, and a bird’s-eye view of it all, London with children isn’t a chore to be dreaded. London with children is a magical trip to be cherished. Here are five ways to experience London with children.
Just off A85 in the shadows of the modest peak of Ben Cruachan in Scotland is a hidden jewel of a castle. It’s a dot on an atlas, a prominent enough destination to actually be listed on a road atlas of Great Britain. But while the little dot of Kilchurn Castle technically exists on a map, it remains a hidden mystery beyond the trees and on the banks of Loch Awe. Kilchurn Castle brings the magic of the Scotland Highlands to life, if only you know where to look.
If location is king, then the Omni Hotel at CNN Center rules the roost in Downtown Atlanta. The two towers of the Omni are connected to CNN Center and Phillips Arena, and is across the street from the Georgia World Congress Center. For the purposes of our NBA Road Trip visit to see the Hawks play against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Omni Hotel at CNN Center would play a prominent role in determining if our Atlanta weekend would be a success.
Families looking for a fun weekend in a great American city will find it in Atlanta. From a massive aquarium, to the home of Coca-Cola, world-class art and even a behind-the-scenes look at the CNN Studios, there are a number of spots to keep children entertained and parents engaged, too. Here are five Atlanta family attractions to keep on your radar for a trip to Georgia.
It’s a tower of history, an art deco treasure that has stood over Midtown Manhattan since its 1931 opening. The Empire State Building, at times in its history, has stood as the tallest building in the world. Today, it’s the second-tallest building in New York City. Its height is only one reason the Empire State Building is inspirational.
Visiting Atlanta for sports isn’t a new concept for me. My first visit came in 1996 for the Summer Olympics. My second visit was in 2003 for a weekend of baseball fun with the Atlanta Braves. I’ve been in town for a Georgia Tech football game, in addition to the non-sports weekend getaways Stacey and I have made through the years. But this weekend trip would be different. It was all about experiencing the city for an Atlanta Hawks game. So how did we spend our Atlanta NBA road trip weekend? Let me count the ways.