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Biltmore at Christmas – North Carolina

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Biltmore is the largest privately owned house in the United States. It had been on my bucket list for quite some time and I was excited when I was able to work it into our Christmas travel plans last year.

What is already an elaborately decorated mansion gets an over-the-top treatment for Christmas. And people just flock to Biltmore. Over and over again. On the shuttle ride from the parking lot to the house, our guide asked how many people were visiting Biltmore for the first time and we were the only people who raised our hands!

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37 Reasons to Vacation in Hawaii

37 Reasons to Vacation in Hawaii

 

Aloha! Did you know that Hawaii is the #1 aspirational destination for North American travelers? Maybe a post about reasons to vacation in Hawaii isn’t necessary if so many people already want to travel there. On the other hand, maybe you do need 37 reasons to get that Hawaii vacation scheduled sooner rather than later.

My husband and I went to Hawaii for our final vacation before having kids. Then we went again in 2015 with our kids to complete our family goal of visiting all 50 states. Since then, I’ve become a travel agent so that I […]

Scuba diving with giant manta rays in Hawaii

People often ask about our favorite state or favorite trip. That’s such a tough question to answer because we’ve had so many memorable experiences. I think the one that tops the list, though, was scuba diving with giant manta rays in Hawaii. It was a thrilling climax to an unforgettable trip to Hawaii.

Recently, my daughter Corinne had to write a paper for her Philosophy 101 class in college about her most exhilarating experience. It wasn’t at all surprising to me that she chose our manta ray dive in Hawaii as the subject. Her professor added a twist to […]