Driving Along the East Coast to Florida? Plan a Stop in Fayetteville NC

Stay in Fayetteville (NC) to Make Every Mile Count 

Choose Fayetteville and get a gas card

to help with travel expenses

It’s no secret that I love the Fayetteville area! I absolutely LOVE staying at the TownePlace Suites (Marriott) for it’s location and you can’t beat the amenities. Free breakfast too!

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Dining around Fayetteville offers you so many choices, you’ll wish you could stay longer to try each one.

Fayetteville, NC is definitely one of the most family friendly stops you can make while traveling down the East Coast. You won’t be sorry you stopped!

As the halfway point between New York and Florida, Fayetteville, North Carolina is the perfect place to relax, recharge and refuel on the way to and from a magical vacation. The community offers a variety of great hotels, all conveniently located just off I-95 at Exit 49.

And Fayetteville offers even more. Stay a night in Fayetteville and travelers can receive a $25 Gas Card to get them back on the road.  Follow This Link for full details. 

Visitors looking to make even more memories along the way can grab a bite to eat at one of the area’s 58 restaurants near I-95 or have a little fun along the way at any of the Fayetteville area attractions. You can even find several day-long itineraries to help plan out a special day.  

“With this marketing campaign, we’re hoping to influence travelers on I-95 to choose Fayetteville for their overnight stay,” said John Meroski., FACVB President and CEO.  “As the halfway point between New York and Florida, Fayetteville is a natural choice.” 

If you’ll be traveling down from north to south – or simply want a great place to visit – Fayetteville, North Carolina is the place to visit!

Fayetteville is family friendly offering great attractions and dining.

Cruise to the Bahamas – Stay a Few Days – Cruise Back

I love cruises for family vacations. They are all inclusive and full of activities for everyone in the family. Cruises has always been ideal for couples and friends vacations too! Being able to add on a few days as a land package takes these cruises to another level!

Sail in on one ship – stay a few days – sail home on another ship! Wow! Experience 2 different ships and a stunning resort all in the same vacation!




Travelers Can Enjoy Two Vacations in One with Exceptional Value on the Ultimate Bahamas Escape; Pricing Starts at $279 Per Person.

Land and Sea Packages

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is inviting families to make the most of their vacations with an innovative way to extend the fun, enjoying a land and sea package including a stay on Grand Bahama Island starting at just $279 per person for three nights.

The new Cruise & Stay package – valid only on bookings with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line – includes a three-night package featuring a round-trip, two-night cruise from Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island, and a one (or more) night stay at one of four beach resorts.

This season is the perfect time for sun-seeking families to make memories at a more affordable price than ever.

“With stretches of white-sand shoreline, secret snorkel spots, and one of the world’s largest underwater cave systems, families will find plenty of ways to spend sunny days on Grand Bahama Island,” said Oneil Khosa, chief executive officer of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. “We’re proud to be the first and only cruise line offering an opportunity like this, where guests can cruise and stay, with packages ranging from three to six nights or more, extending the fun and making the most of their escape.”

With Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s new Cruise & Stay program, guests spend one night aboard Grand Classica or Grand Celebration, discovering delectable dining, exciting entertainment options, and signature amenities while sailing to Grand Bahama Island. The next day, they disembark for a full day of fun and enjoy their choice of one to four nights at an island resort, exploring the tropical destination’s wonders, before spending an additional night onboard the ship as they return to Palm Beach.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s premier resort partners

  • VIVA WYNDHAM FORTUNA BEACH: Situated on a pristine stretch of palm tree-lined shore and surrounded by lush greenery, the all-inclusive resort offers unlimited food and drinks, water sports and activities of all kids, daily and nightly entertainment.
  • THE GRAND LUCAYAN: Located on a gorgeous stretch of white-sand beach adjacent to Port Lucaya Marketplace, the island’s popular shopping and dining center, this resort offers travelers the option of accommodations only with à la carte meals or upgrading to an all-inclusive option.
  • PELICAN BAY HOTEL: The family-friendly Pelican Bay Hotel offers a relaxing, European-inspired setting with private harbor front balconies, three pools, and gorgeous white-sand beaches. Meals are available for purchase at the resort’s dining venues.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

As an exceptionally unique perk, travelers booking the Cruise & Stay package have the potential to experience both ships in Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s fleet, sailing on a different ship each way.

Grand Classica and Grand Celebration both feature sprawling sun decks with swimming pools, al fresco dining with stellar sunset views; full-service spas; interactive kids’ programs; and a variety of entertainment options including nightly theater performances, live bands and more; and the popular Par-a-Dice Casino, with favorite table games, and spin-to-win slot machines.

Each ship features signature and unique dining venues – all of which exemplify the line’s comfortable luxury appeal – including The Rock Grill, an interactive experience where guests can cook their own meats and veggies on a lava rock or Admiralty Steak and Seafood with featured items such as Angus Beef Carpaccio and Peruvian Sea Bass.

This Cruise & Stay program complements the popular year-round two-night sailings Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line offers departing daily from Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island.

For more information on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line or to book a cruise, please visit: www.BahamasParadiseCruise.com or call 888-530-2775 (English) / 888-530-2776 (Español).

 *Cruise fares are per person, based on double occupancy and do not include gratuities, taxes, and fees.


Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, the ultimate Bahamas getaway, is the only provider of two-night cruises to Grand Bahama Island and the originator of the unique Cruise & Stay program, letting travelers extend their Bahamas adventure with a stay at one of four distinctive beach resorts. Setting sail daily from Palm Beach, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line operates two ships, Grand Celebration and Grand Classica – which recently earned Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Award for Best Entertainment – doubling its capacity to more than 500,000 passengers annually. The company is majority-owned by the family of former Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Kevin Sheehan and is today the largest contributor to tourism in Grand Bahama Island. For more information on the features and amenities of the cruise line or to book a cruise, visit the company’s website: www.BahamasParadiseCruise.com or call: 800-995-3201. Follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

10 Fun Things to Do in Atlanta with Kids

Centennial Olympic Park and Surrounding Buildings – Photo Credit: Cheap Flights

The capital city of Georgia is an interesting and attractive place to visit, either with or without kids tagging along. 

The city played a crucial role during the civil rights movement and you will get the chance to learn an amazing history about how the nation was built. 

This article offers a few highlights into some of the amazing and fun things you can do with kids in Atlanta.

1. Stone Mountain Park

This massive rock mold is an interesting piece of nature and geologists usually have a field day here. Rock climbing is a popular sport here and there are many hiking trails that bore through this rock all the way to the top. 

Photo Credit: Stone Mountain Park

If you are not a hiking fan, you can always hop on a cable car that takes you to the top, where you will be able to enjoy amazing views.

The park also hosts some great festivals and events and offers interesting and fun educational programs.

2. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

This is a 35-acre complex that is dedicated to the civil rights activist. You will be able to learn everything about his involvement in this struggle, how he died and the circumstances leading to his death.

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Located in the lobby of the Visitor Center is the “Children of Courage” exhibit, which is geared towards our younger visitors. This exhibit tells the story about the children of the Civil Rights Movement with a challenge to our youth today.

The featured exhibit entitled “Courage To Lead” follows the parallel paths of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement.

You may also visit his graveyard or the house he grew up in, just a few blocks away.

Photo Credit: Children’s Museum of Atlanta

3. Children’s Museum of Atlanta

This is an interactive museum your children are guaranteed to enjoy. There are a lot of thrilling and exciting toys for the kids here, including a magical castle they can play in all day.

4. Piedmont Park

This is easily the most popular and most enjoyable park in Atlanta. There are numerous walking trails that allow you to blend in with nature. 

Photo Credit: Piedmont Park

The green expanse allows you for quiet time as you indulge your kids in a game or as you watch them play in the family-friendly pool inside this park.

5. LEGOLAND Discovery Center

This will be a definite hit with your kids. Who doesn’t like legos?

There is so much to see here, so much to do. Your kids will be spoilt for choice. 

They can take a ride in a lego train, get amazed by all the beautiful and gigantic things legos can build and possibly even do some building themselves.

6. Atlanta History Center

This is a historical museum where your family will get to learn about the role Atlanta played in the civil rights movement. 

Photo Credit: Atlanta History Center

There were a lot of historic demonstrations taking place across this city and they have all been recorded and preserved in this museum. Let the kids learn about the causes and effects of this movement that helped shape the state of the nation.

7. Centennial Olympic Park

This park was originally designed and built to host the 1996 Olympic games and after the games were over, it was translated into a people’s park. It is now an exciting and thriving center for entertainment as events are held here all through the year.  

Photo Credit: Atlanta CVB

You might be lucky enough to catch a free show here. There is a Ferris wheel in the neighborhood if your kids are looking to view the whole city from amazing angles.

8. Georgia Aquarium

This aquarium allows people to learn more about marine life. There are thousands of species in this aquarium and all kinds of marine life. 

Photo Credit: Georgia Aquarium

Your kids will surely have an amazing time, being up close and personal with these exciting marine beings.

9. Center for Puppetry Arts

This spot boasts itself as being the world’s best puppet collection museum. There is something for everyone and kids will be able to enjoy some amazing shows and puppets.

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It will be more interesting if you get a guided tour so that you can understand why there is this excitement about puppets.

10. Atlanta Botanical Gardens

When you are tired, this garden will prove to be an amazing way to rejuvenate your spirits.

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Walk among thousands of beautiful flowers and plants and get to learn about all the amazing things these flowers do for our eco-system.

What do you like to do in Atlanta?

In the Market for a New Dishwasher? Take a Look at the Bosch 800 Series Dishwashers at Best Buy

Are you in the market for a new dishwasher? Do you enjoy cooking for family and friends and want to use a premium brand dishwasher for clean-up? Is design, engineering and reliability  important to you? Do you want the latest technology when it comes to purchasing your latest major appliances? If your answer is “yes” to any or all of these questions, the new Bosch 800 Series dishwasher Crystal Dry available Best Buy may be right for you. 
Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher
What is most important to you when choosing a dishwasher? For me it’s quiet while running. My kitchen, dining and great room are one huge open area. The last thing I want to hear when I sit down to watch TV at night is the dishwasher. I want it to do it’s job without letting me know it’s working.
Bosch dishwashers offer a 42-dBA noise level rating. You can wash dishes in peace. Bosch dishwashers are so quiet, you have to check the exterior Infolight® to know they’re on.
Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher
Up next for me is interior size. I definitely don’t want to have to do multiple loads of dishes after the family goes home! The large interior provides the loading flexibility to easily accommodate 16 place settings, and Bosch’s largest 3rd rack – the MyWay rack – provides additional loading space for cereal bowls and large utensils.
Flexible 3rd rack can accommodate the odd one out. Adding the 3rd rack with its adjustable tines can create the right fit for deep, tall, or uniquely-shaped items.
The EasyGlide™ rack lets you load and unload smoothly. It’s easy to adjust and move the racks, even while they’re full of dishes.
Added to all of this is the RackMatic® that lets you fit it all, every time. With 3 different height levels and up to 9 possible rack positions, you can customize each load for your needs.
Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher
Easy to use Touch Control lets you program a cycle quickly. The integrated controls make it easy with simple touch technology. Plus, choose from 6 wash cycles including five-level wash, 5 options like Extra Dry, and a concealed heating element. A Sanitize Option reduces 99.9% of bacteria. 
The new Bosch 800 Series dishwasher delivers a sparkling clean and dry with advanced PrecisionWash technology and patented CrystalDry technology. CrystalDry™ is only available in the 800 Series. The ultimate clean. The ultimate dry, including plastics. 

Patented CrystalDry technology transforms moisture into heat up to 176F for the ultimate dry, even for plastics and delivers 60% better drying results. (Based on aggregate average drying performance of Bosch Dishwashers with CrystalDry on combined household load including plastics, glass, steel, and porcelain as compared to Bosch Dishwashers with PureDry.  Drying performance may vary by dish type.)

Every Bosch dishwasher is ENERGY STAR qualified and meets or exceeds federal guidelines, for year-round energy savings.
If you’re in the market for a new dishwasher, be sure to check out the Bosch 800 Series at Best Buy!
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They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky, Mysterious and Spooky – The Addams Family

I’m seriously excited about the Newest Addams Family Movie!

Admit it – if you were a fan of the original Addams Family in the 60’s – you just sang that title! I was a huge Addams Family fan and through the years have watched every rerun and every reboot. I don’t know who I loved more – Cousin IT or Lurch!

They’re creepy and they’re kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They’re altogether ooky,
The Addams Family.

Their house is a museum
When people come to see ’em
They really are a scream
The Addams Family.

[snap twice]
[snap twice]
[snap twice]

So get a witch’s shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We’re gonna pay a call on
The Addams Family.

The Original Addams Family

The original Addams Family was an odd clan who delighted in the macabre and were seemingly unaware, or did not care, that other people found them bizarre or frightening. The Addams Family originally appeared as an unrelated group of 150 single-panel cartoons, half of which were originally published in The New Yorker between their debut in 1938 and Charles Addams’ death in 1988.  

In 1964, a live-action television series, starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones, premiered on ABC and subsequently inspired a 1977 television film and cameos from the cast in other shows. An unrelated animated series aired in 1973. The franchise was revived in the 1990s with a feature film series consisting of The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993).

Here we are in 2019 and The Addams Family is still delighting viewers and gaining an entire new generations of fans!

Newest Addams Family Movie

THE ADDAMS FAMILY will be in Theaters Everywhere October 11

Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block.

Newest Addams Family Movie
Credit: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.

Newest Addams Family Movie
Credit: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg as “IT”, with Bette Midler and Allison Janney

Also starring Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Tituss Burgess, Jenifer Lewis, Elsie Fisher, Aimee Garcia

Watch the Trailer:



Official Site: AddamsFamily.Movie

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Newest Addams Family Movie
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