As a family we love Florida. The constant beautiful weather is one reason we enjoy visiting and with a 21-year-old son, the theme parks in Orlando are another reason too. However, there are a million reasons we have started to love exploring the beautiful 'Sunshine State'. When you think of Florida, you may think of the wonderful beaches, the warm blue waters, the culture of Miami, or the laid-back charm of the Florida Keys, but have you ever thought of visiting St Augustine? St Augustine is a city on the northeast coast of Florida that is buzzing with vibrancy, history and culture and is a short two-hour drive from Orlando. I've wanted to visit for a long time so recently I got in contact with Florida's Historic Coast, the tourist board of the area, and was delighted when I applied and was accepted for a press trip. So in September, we drove from Orlando to St Augustine, ready to be wowed by some much-needed charm and culture after an Orlando abyss. Day … [Read more...] about St Augustine Florida, A Charming Historic City In The US
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Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle Updated 10:51 am CDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 PHOTOS: Houston to get its first Crystal Lagoon pool in Humble Construction is slated to begin this month on the largest Crystal Lagoon in the state, according to developer Land Tejas. The development (pictured above) will serve as the centerpiece to a 70-acre resort complex in Texas City.>>> See what the first lagoon in Texas looks like in the slideshow less PHOTOS: Houston to get its first Crystal Lagoon pool in Humble Construction is slated to begin this month on the largest Crystal Lagoon in the state, according to developer Land Tejas. The development ... more Photo: Land Tejas Houston's first-ever Crystal Lagoon opened earlier this year in the Balmoral neighborhood in Humble. It includes a sand volleyball court and lighted tennis court and a boardwalk. Houston's first-ever Crystal Lagoon opened … [Read more...] about ‘Largest Crystal Clear Lagoon’ in the state coming to Texas City
September 25, 2018 By Guest Leave a Comment When it comes to relocating, you cannot go wrong with Thailand! The country houses beautiful beaches, amazing landmarks, and some of the most delicious food in all the world. It does all of this whilst maintaining affordable health care and a surprisingly low cost of living. If you know what you’re looking for, you can find many cities that are perfect for a family lifestyle. If you’re in search of a new home for your family, here are 4 ideal Thai cities for expats with children! If you’re looking for a quiet family escape, then look no further than Hua Hin. This beautiful seaside retreat is perfect for the entire family! Besides housing gorgeous beaches, Hua Hin is home to an amazing night market and growing restaurant scene. Your family will fall in love with Hua Hin and its small town feel. You can thrill your kids with the local jazz festival, which takes place on the beach every year. Hua Hin is also known for its … [Read more...] about 4 Ideal Thai Cities for Expats with Children
Wayne Parry, Associated Press Updated 1:36 pm CDT, Friday, September 14, 2018 Mimi Razzi of Pawleys Island, S.C. looks out the window from her room at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City N.J. on Friday Sept. 14, 2018. Razzi was one of hundreds of people fleeing Hurricane Florence who accepted the casino's offer of free lodging until the storm had passed. less Mimi Razzi of Pawleys Island, S.C. looks out the window from her room at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City N.J. on Friday Sept. 14, 2018. Razzi was one of hundreds of people fleeing Hurricane Florence ... more Photo: Wayne Parry, AP Photo: Wayne Parry, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Mimi Razzi of Pawleys Island, S.C. looks out the window from her room at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City N.J. on Friday Sept. 14, 2018. Razzi was … [Read more...] about She lost one home to Sandy. Will Florence spare her now?
It was only after my son turned his back to the water and jumped off the 5-meter platform, his arms reaching into space, his legs flying up and over in an inversion that rang alarm bells deep in my Dad brain, that I realized he was attempting a backflip from high above the Müggelsee, Berlin’s largest lake. This was a new trick — we’re not really a backflipping kind of family — and there was just enough time for me to think about travel insurance and why 13-year-old boys seem drawn to risk like moths to a blowtorch before he splashed into the lake, mostly upright. Emergency averted, I took the long view: As long as no one ends up in a body cast, throwing ourselves into summer is why we’re here, right? My wife and I took our two sons to Berlin in early August hoping to catch some of the city’s summertime vibe. During the fall of 2016, we’d spent part of a sabbatical in the city. The beaches were closed for the season by the time we showed … [Read more...] about Splashdown in Berlin: Exploring the waterways of Germany’s capital city