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New England – Six Activities for Six States

New England

New England has much to see and now is a good time to talk about some fun things you can do in each state, just in time for the spring when many of the region’s holiday companies will be putting together deals and trips for the upcoming vacation season. This post was provided and sponsored by Holiday Hypermarket.

Image by Ben Ramirez, used under Creative Commons license

So, what can you do in New England? Here are six suggestions for these six glorious states.

Cycling

We all love cycling, and it’s something that we can all do quite easily […]

California – Gondola Cruises in Oakland

Angelino - owner of Gondola Servizio

We had been looking forward to our trip to California for a long time. It had been over 12 years since we’d moved back to Ohio from California. Our older two kids were too young to remember it and our youngest was born after we moved. We stayed at my sister’s house in Oakland for a few days while we explored the San Francisco Bay Area. For the day of our arrival, my sister planned a relaxing outing to Oakland’s Lake Merritt. First we had dinner at the Lake Chalet at the Lake Merritt Boathouse.

The restaurant has a […]

Michigan – Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tours

View of Shipwreck on Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tour

The morning after visiting the land portion of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, we planned to get out on the water. We had a choice of either a 3-hour Pictured Rocks cruise or a 2-hour Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tour. As much as I would have loved to see more of Pictured Rocks, I thought that three hours might be too much for my kids. I was also fascinated by the idea of seeing shipwrecks without having to put scuba gear on and was told we’d get to see a little bit of the Pictured Rocks too, so we picked that one. […]

Michigan – Soo Locks

Gates closing at the Soo Locks

The St. Mary’s River connects Lake Superior with Lake Huron and is a major shipping route. But before 1855, there was a problem: a 21-foot drop between the two lakes prevented ships from traveling between the lakes. In 1855, construction of the first lock was completed, allowing ships to pass through. Since then, several more locks have been built and now more than 10,000 ships per year pass through them. The locks were built between the cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Most of the locks are on the U.S. side, although there is […]