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Five Ways to Preserve Family Travel Memories Does your family travel throughout the year? Are you preserving your family travel memories? Let’s face it; kids don’t stay small and young forever. Before you know it, they’ll be teenagers thinking about which college or university to attend. Don’t allow your family travel memories to slip through your hands. Below are 5 ways you can capture your family travel memories which you can revisit anytime you want. Keep a journal. Not only is journaling relaxing, it’s a great way to capture your family travel memories. You don’t have to write pages and pages of your travels. Jot down the key points and funny moments of your family’s vacation. You could have each family member write in the journal or provide them with their

own journal so they can write down the travel experience. Bring a netbook, iPad, and or digital camera on your family vacation. Who doesn’t travel with some kind of electronic device? Most digital cameras are easy to pack and don’t take up that much space. You could bring your netbook or iPad with you on your family vacation to capture special ‘travel’ moments. If you do bring these items with you on your family vacation, make sure they’re insured. It’s better to be safe than sorry if they become lost or stolen. Pack a scrapbook, scissors, and glue on your family vacation. Scrapbooking is a fun for the entire family. Purchase postcards, local guidebooks, or look for free travel information provided by hotels and resorts.

Not only is scrapbooking a good way to capture your family vacation, it will keep your kids entertained and occupied. Moms and dads who decide to have a romantic night out will be relieved to know their children won’t be bored while staying in the hotel room. The babysitter will be relieved that the children have something to do as well. Tip #1: You can always purchase a scrapbook, glue, and scissors instead of packing them in your suitcase. Purchase memorable souvenirs. Spend money on valuable souvenirs that you and your family will cherish. Souvenirs such as books, pens, clothing and accessories (T-shirts, scarves, brooches, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc.) and

postcards are great reminders of your fun family vacation. Tip #2: Give your kids money to buy their own souvenirs. Buy and hang a map in your child’s room or in the family/great room. Wouldn’t it be fun to ‘map out’ our family vacation? Purchase a map of the world and stick pins to mark each family vacation. It’s fun to see how many miles you traveled as a family

around the world or within the U.S. Also, maps are a great educational tool to teach kids about different parts of the world or U.S. These are some ways you can preserve your family vacation. Make sure you do all you can to seize the opportunity to document all your family vacations. Remember, time flies when you’re having fun! ¤

Don’t Break These 7 Rules for Family Travel Traveling with the entire family can be an adventure in and of itself. Kids get tired and cranky as do moms and dads. Lighten up! Family travel is supposed to be enjoyable and fun. Follow the rules below to make your next family vacation the best one yet. 7 Rules for Family Travel Choose a family vacation that’s right for the whole family. Before scheduling your next family vacation, vote on it. Gather everyone’s input and weigh the pros and cons of each travel vacation idea. Select the right time for a family vacation. It’s important to schedule a family vacation that works for everyone. Gather the entire family


together for a ‘vacation meeting’ and find out when everyone would like to go on vacation. Pack lightly. There’s no reason to bring your entire closet with you on vacation. Remember this travel rule, “When in doubt, leave it out.” However, you may want to bring a digital camera to capture your family vacation. Make memories! Make frequent stops on your road trip. Whether you travel by RV, car, minivan, or SUV, stop at rest stops and parks. Smaller kids could become cranky from the long drives. The fresh air will tire them out which means they’ll sleep for most of the road trip.

Make copies of important travel documents. Make copies of pertinent travel documents such as credit cards, passports, driver’s licenses, itinerary, and other documents. Give copies to a trusted family member or friend (at home) and keep a copy with you when you travel. Bring snacks. Keep children happy by packing their favorite snacks. Make sure you bring plenty with you. Have fun! If children start to fight, whine, or complain, turn those frowns upside down with a hug and smile. ¤




Veranda and White Sands – Enjoy the Good Life Warm hospitality, fun-filled activities and a casual island atmosphere await your arrival at the Veranda Beach Club on Longboat Key. Relax on your veranda, looking out over the crystalline sands of an eleven-mile beach, while the shimmering Gulf of Mexico lures you to the water’s edge. Drink in the beauty of your surroundings directly on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Veranda Beach Club 2509 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, Florida 34228 800-411-5511

Enjoy the good life at White Sands, bordered by the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the wildlife-rich Sarasota Bay on the other. It has been designed for the fullest enjoyment of one of the most beautiful locations on Longboat Key. Nestled amid powder-white beaches and lush tropical gardens, the views from this property will always be spectacular. White Sands of Longboat 5114 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, Florida 34228 800-230-2428

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Bungalow Beach Resort Directly on the beach, nestled among the white-sand dunes, sea oats and coconut palms of Anna Maria Island, Bungalow Beach Resort offers 15 beautifully restored 1930s island-style 1, 2 & 3 bedroom bungalows ~ perfect for any size family. Enjoy a heated pool, private beach and much more!

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Siesta Key Bungalows Our 10 charming Bungalows are nestled within a tropical garden and offer large one-bedroom suites with full kitchens. Located less than a mile from the #1 Beach in America, as well as great shops & restaurants. Overlook peaceful Heron lagoon as you enjoy our pool, bicycle to the beach, kayak in the peaceful waters, or grab a fishing pole and relax on our dock. Near the #1 Whitest, Finest Sand Beach in the World.

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Surf, Sand & Serenity Ocean City welcomes you to visit our ten miles of beautiful, pristine and free beaches. Enjoy an early-morning ride on our three-mile boardwalk, ranked one of the Best Boardwalks in America by the Travel Channel. And, USA Today ranked Ocean City one of the top 10 great places in the country “to have some fun on a boardwalk.”

Ocean City is a gourmand’s paradise. From restaurants featuring home-style meals, haute cuisine and ethnic specialties to a smorgasbord of all-you-can-eat buffets, fast food eateries and carry out establishments, Ocean City has it all! Few visitors leave our resort without sampling fresh-from-the-sea

delicacies and experiencing our famous hard crab feasts. Choose to splash in our surf, or sit back and watch the waves roll in and out. Paddle a canoe or kayak. Take a leisurely stroll on a nature trail. Fly a kite or build a sand castle. Hop on a boat as we offer a wealth of fishing, water sports and boating opportunities. Play a round of golf or even a little putt-putt. Explore the heritage of the Lower Shore by touring wonderful museums.

Whatever your pleasure, for rest, relaxation and recreation, Ocean City, Maryland is the place to be! Some of the best things in life are free, and in Ocean City, you can find plenty of fun and free things to do. During the summer, our town presents free movies, concerts, bonfire story-telling, museum programs and beach games to entertain the entire family. One great downtown attraction is Sunset Park

featuring free concerts and breathtaking sunsets. Families have been vacationing in our resort for generations. We welcome you to start your traditions. Hospitality is our heritage ~ we are close to home and even closer to memories. Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association 410-289-6733 ¤

War of 1812 - The County of Kent, Maryland, USA In this Maryland Upper Eastern Shore region of the Chesapeake Bay, you may begin your journey of eleven Star Spangled Banner Historic Trail sites at the Visitor Center in Chestertown or the Kitty Knight House in Georgetown. For a list of War of 1812 events in 2014, visit Be sure to save the dates of Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, for an amazing 1812 Bicentennial of the Battle of Caulk’s Field. Saturday, in Historic Chestertown, includes a parade, a wreath laying/flag raising ceremony, an encampment, firing 4


demonstrations, the Pride of Baltimore II, Schooner Sultana, Caulk’s Field Archaeologist presentation and more. Sunday presents a once in a lifetime opportunity. The Battle of Caulk’s Field re-enactment will take place 200 years to the day, on the original battlefield. Experience a formal military ceremony. Enjoy music, food, demonstrations, living history and more. For directions and more information, please visit or call 410-778-0416. ¤ NEW YORK ~ SUMMER 2014


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Experience Two Unique Provinces of Canada Visit Ontario and discover how much awaits you. Whether you seek big city excitement, outdoor adventure, or countryside touring, you’ll experience an unforgettable vacation. Ontario boasts an array of accommodation choices, no matter where you go, you’re never far from places to spend a night or longer. Few places in the world compare in beauty to the spectacular landscapes of northern Ontario. The Experience a

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sprawling region is filled with lakes and waterways, mountains, canyons, farms, forests and sandy shores. You can travel to charming lakeside towns, provincial parks or through the rugged terrain of Agawa Canyon. Northern Ontario also devotes two million acres of land to the largest wildlife sanctuary in the world. The Chapleau Preserve is home to wolf

packs, beaver, otter, mink, fox, black bear, deer, moose and several birds of prey. For more Information visit Montréal has much to boast about when it comes to fashion and décor. From the boutiques on the Plateau Mont-Royal and in Old Montréal to the shopping centres and art galleries

downtown and the antique shops on Rue Notre-Dame, visitors and Montréalers enjoy an impressive selection of items for every taste and every budget. Rain or shine, shopping in Montréal is a comfortable activity, as the city has an underground pedestrian network that extends for over 30 km (19 mi.) and links some 2,000 stores.

Shopaholics can also take advantage of six theme tours, ranging from a half to a full day. Accompanied by guides, visitors discover antique dealers, the evolution of the fur trade, the history of fashion, designers’ studios and the major stores in the heart of downtown. For more information on Montréal visit

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It is close to many area attractions including boat cruises, theatre, golf, kayak, hiking trails, historical sites, wineries, 1000 Islands OLG Casino and more! Colonial Resort & Spa Gananoque, Ontario Canada 1-800-267-9497 ¤

Experience a Montreal tradition! The dazzling décor, fabulous facilities, splendid services and delectable dining are appreciated by the corporate and leisure traveler at Hotel Ruby Foo’s. Hotel Ruby Foo’s is located 10 minutes from Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport, 15 minutes from downtown Montreal and 1block from the Montreal subway.

Guests enjoy complimentary parking, local calls, WiFi, business center, 24-hour fitness center, heated outdoor swimming pool with terrace (seasonal) and much more. The hotel complex also includes a spa, barbershop, beauty salon and restaurant. The redesigned Deluxe bedrooms offer a choice of one king-size or two queen-size beds,

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North Carolina – Where Perfection is Year-Round The sun wakes in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean and travels west over the lakes and rivers of the Piedmont region to the rocky western expanse. Melting into the wooded peaks and ascending majesty of the Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains, the sunsets afford heavenly views from the world-renowned Blue Ridge Parkway, which winds its way through the

green mountain ranges of North Carolina. Hikers and camping enthusiasts never have to look far for contentment in North Carolina. Beautiful hardwood forests cover two thirds of the mountainous landscape, and one peak, Mount Mitchell, reaches 6,684 feet into the sky, making it the tallest peak in the state and eastern United States.

Gulf Stream currents brush against the North Carolina coast and warm the elegant beaches and sand dunes. Jockey’s Ridge is the highest dune along the eastern coast, decidedly one of the most romantic look outs onto the ocean. Local wetlands also offer a great chance to view North Carolina’s diverse wildlife. Most famous for its Outer Banks, the 130 miles of coast overreaches

every vacationer’s dream. Secluded barrier islands present the perfect locations for shelling and water sports are always close at hand. Surfing, parasailing, and jet skiing are just a few of all the exciting opportunities. Museums, theme parks, and aquariums make the perfect day in town, and souvenir shops garland nearly every corner. Spas and cruises are always available

for the most lavish retreats, but really, North Carolina itself is built on the natural luxuries of eastern US. So fill your photo albums with the memories of a lifetime, live your fantasies, and succumb to the great North Carolinian expanses, where perfection is year-round. Visit to request information for your North Carolina vacation. ¤

water skiing expeditions and easygoing pontoon boat outings. Hundreds of visitors also enjoy sailing and boating along the coast. Major reservoirs offer boundless opportunities for fishing and water recreation. The fine art of fly-fishing is practiced throughout the state in places like the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where the large populations of brook, rainbow

and brown trout will take your breath away. A glimpse of outdoor activities in North Carolina would be incomplete without mentioning our misty, refreshing waterfalls. Almost everywhere you turn is a cool, leafy path that ends with the reward of clear, cascading water. If, when it comes to outdoor activities, your mind tends to be on a one-course track – golf, golf, golf –

then have we got some courses for you. Maybe you could start with one of the challenging courses in the Southern Pines-Pinehurst area. They don’t call it the “Golf Capital of the World” for nothing. With more than 400 golf courses in the state, perhaps you should consider a permanent vacation here.

Experience North Carolina Crisp, clear air…a fawn captured in the dawn light…soaring cliffs…an egret gliding low over the marsh. To experience North Carolina, you need to step outside. Once you do, the spectrum of exciting activities will make you long to stay there. In fact, many people do just that. There’s no limit to the recreational opportunities available at North Carolina’s State Parks and Recreation Areas. Park facilities such as cabins,

campgrounds, hiking trails, boat ramps, marinas and public beaches put you in the middle of some of the state’s most beautiful scenery. There are literally hundreds of varied camping experiences – from primitive camping in the mountain wilderness to family camping along shores. Lake Norman, the 34-mile-long “inland sea” of North Carolina, is the site of numerous sailing regattas,

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Emerald Isle Realty: Beach Vacations Come True Celebrating more than 50 years of making dream beach vacations come true along the beaches of North Carolina! Emerald Isle is the perfect destination for your family reunion,

beach wedding, retreat or any getaway. Choose from over 700 rentals including cottages, duplexes, condos and luxury units with pet friendly properties as well. Relax at

Old-Fashioned Family Vacations Are New Again Enjoy family vacations the old-fashioned way. With a portfolio of over 250 of the finest vacation homes, Sunset Vacations has privately owned beach homes to fit every style, location and budget. Located just 20 minutes north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and 45

minutes south of Wilmington, North Carolina, Sunset Beach is that hidden vacation treasure you’ve been looking for. The staff and management of Sunset Vacations consider it a privilege to serve you! Remember – we have it all! From oceanfront, waterway, condo and

the beach or let our activity coordinators create the perfect itinerary for your family or group. Choose from kayaking, boating, fishing, biking, golf, ecology tours,

bird watching, parasailing, surfing lessons, scuba diving and more! Or spend the day visiting our historic sites, museums and parks along the Crystal Coast. There’s always something to do! Contact us at Emerald Isle Realty where we will go the extra mile to make your visit to the Southern mainland ... we can find that perfect Outer Banks a memorable vacation just for you. experience. Online specials posted Sunset Vacations daily. Visit 401 South Sunset Blvd. or call Sunset Beach, NC 28468 888.586.8959 and make your 1-800-331-6428 vacation dreams a reality! ¤ 910-579-9000 ¤

When You Stop Here, You’re Halfway There! Ideally situated on NC Interstate 95, Lumberton is the halfway point between New York and Florida. Just South of Lumberton’s city limits at Exit 13, East/West Interstate 74 intersects I-95. Lumberton’s hotels and restaurants, conveniently located along the I-95 corridor, make traveling easy for visitors. Take any of our four exits – 17, 19, 20 or 22 – and you will have your choice of over 1,450 hotel rooms and suites, as well as many dining options for your enjoyment. NEW YORK ~ SUMMER 2014

Spend the night with us and wake up to history, culture and fun. Hike and bike on the Riverwalk near Historic Downtown as you enjoy the beauty of the Lumber River, listed as a National Wild and Scenic River and voted one of North Carolina’s Top Ten Natural Wonders. “Brake” here and you will return again and again.

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Out and About in Pennsylvania's Outdoors Along the highways and roadways of Pennsylvania, discover places full of diversity, rich in culture and filled with surprises. Applaud outstanding performances of world-renowned symphonies and theater. Relax at a quaint bed and breakfast tucked into a secluded corner of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Pass through wooded forests,

picturesque covered bridges and towns full of antique stores and specialty shops. Enjoy sandy beaches along Lake Erie or the historic battlefields of Gettysburg. Visit the Amish or float away on one of many meandering rivers through Pittsburgh. Come and visit the State of Independence.

Pennsylvania’s Outdoors: Pennsylvania boasts 17 million acres of forest with breathtaking views, at places such as Pine Creek Gorge, and unique wildlife including hundreds of roaming elk in Elk County. Pennsylvania is home to more than 83,000 miles of rivers and streams brimming with trout and prime for white water rafting and outdoor

adventure. Hikers and mountain bikers will enjoy the various trails throughout Pennsylvania, including the new multi-purpose Allegrippis Trail and the Great Allegheny Passage, a 335-mile link between the nation’s capital and the Pittsburgh area. Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the View: National Geographic named Route 6 one of the top 10 scenic drives in the country. USA Weekend Magazine rated the “Nighttime view from Mount Washington in Pittsburgh” second on its list of the 10 most beautiful places in America.

National Geographic rated Sunset Point, located in Erie’s Presque Isle State Park, as having the second most beautiful sunset in the world. Field and Stream magazine recognized Raystown Lake as one of the top 25 hottest American fishing destinations. This article courtesy, the official tourism website of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Visit online or call 1-800-847-4872 for travel tools to help plan your next trip.

Endless Mountains - Surround Yourself in Nature’s Beauty! The Endless Mountains of Northeastern PA is the perfect place to go to discover and have fun. Surround yourself in nature’s beauty! Nature centers provide hands-on activities and wildlife displays. A guided nature walk will uncover creatures and wild plants. Spend a day at any of our four state parks. Hike the trails and encounter waterfalls,

wildlife and scenery. History is revealed through 15 amazing museums. Be a part of Native American history as you sit atop the Wyalusing Rocks Overlook. See the world’s largest poured concrete railroad bridge in the world. Walk on the grounds where a colony of French refugees once lived after fleeing the Revolution. Art and agriculture thrives

in the Endless Mountains. Attend classes on a variety of art mediums. Learn about natural fibers and watch demonstrations of blacksmithing and spinning. Spend time at a county fair, or take in a live, top-notch theatre production. For more information, visit ¤

Let Your Pennsylvania Wilds Adventures Begin Here! Clinton County, located in north central Pennsylvania, is the gateway to the Pennsylvania Wilds offering hundreds of thousands of acres of state forests, parks, game lands, and the West Branch Susquehanna River for your outdoor recreation. An array of activities includes camping swimming, hiking, hunting, kayaking and water skiing. Our two scenic byways offer ridge and valley views as you wind your way through the forests. Keep an eye peeled for

deer, bear, elk or hang gliders soaring off Hyner View State Park. We are home to the Original Woolrich Factory Store since 1830, the Piper Aviation Museum and the Heisey Museum. Stroll Downtown Lock Haven’s Main Street taking in the architecture and shops. Spread throughout the county are country shops including the Amish shops in the Sugar Valley area offering hand-sewn quilts and Amish furniture. The shops in Pine Creek

Valley and Nippenose Valley have a great selection of season décor, arts and crafts. Whether you are looking for a place to stay, where to get a meal, or something new to do – you have come to the right place. Visit our website or call for places of interest and calendar of events. Clinton County Visitor Bureau 888-388-6991 ¤

Susquehanna River Valley – Every Turn A Treasure Our river connects you to one Right now, you’re lingering at an something just as wonderful around delight after another. What’s around antique shop loaded with unique the corner. the next bend? You’ll find out – finds. And as soon as you can pull Perhaps it’s live history taking eventually. yourself away, you’ll discover place in one of our many museums. Or maybe you’ll cross one of our historical covered bridges. Then, there’s our famous amusement park, our heritage festivals, and another incredible view over the ridge. Spend your morning hiking, biking, canoeing, wildlife watching or fishing, and then take an afternoon stroll through our scenic downtowns, universities or farmers markets. End the evening by listening to live music at a variety of unique venues or relaxing at a cozy hotel, B&B or historic inn. or 1-877-207-8599 ¤ NEW YORK ~ SUMMER 2014




Make Great Family Memories – Luzerne County Discover beautiful open country, mountains and rivers, plus history, cultural and entertainment! Enjoy a show at The Music Box Dinner Theater; visit historic Eckley Miner’s Village, which tells the tale of the miner’s family and their struggles. Ride the rails at Steamtown Rail Museum. Like baseball and hotdogs? Take in a RailRider game at PNC Field. How about a little Victorian History? Stay overnight at the Frederick Stegmaier B&B Mansion, filled with antiques, tour the renowned Luzerne County Courthouse and its stained

glass dome and finish with the best ice cream at The Lands at Hillside Farms. Want to make someone disappear? Don’t miss the great show at the Houdini Tour and Museum. If a casino is your game, try your luck at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Enjoy slots, table games and harness racing. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is easily accessible via four major interstates and the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport. 888.905.2782 for packages ¤

professional theatres, numerous fairs, and music of every description fills the theaters, concert halls, and outdoor performance venues that seem to be everywhere! For those seeking a weekend getaway, adventure trip, or relaxing vacation, great wine trails, fantastic views, and accommodations of every style in New York provide a perfect recipe for anyone! There are miles of shoreline, B&Bs, waterfalls,

wineries, and plenty of restaurants to tempt. For those adventurous travelers, the sporting style of New York can accommodate as well. Sailing, hunting, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, camping, sky diving, hiking and more: the outdoor activities abound. Look for


The Perfect Road Trip Any time is a good time for a trip to and through New York’s many different vacation regions: some of the most beautiful places in America. Travelers soon discover that part of the fun in visiting New York is the journey itself. New York’s offers the perfect road trip experience for everyone - by car or boat, hike or bike!

An abundance of fascinating historical sites and experiences can be found around every corner. When it comes to culture, New York is the place to be. With an abundance of ethnicities not just in New York city, multicultural events can be found in every region. There are all types of festivals, dozens of

General Clinton Canoe Regatta Bainbridge – May 26 Sherburne Pageant of Bands Sherburne – June 7 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney Norwich – July 12-13 Greene Arts & Crafts Festival Greene – July 26

Pro-National MX Weekend New Berlin – August 8-10 Chenango Blues Festival Norwich – August 16 Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival Norwich – September 6-7 Bands, Brew & BBQ Norwich – September 20


Experience Chenango County in a Whole New Way! Located in central New York, Chenango prides itself on its friendly hometown atmosphere, beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation that include fishing, golfing, hiking, canoeing, camping and more. Cultural venues showcase music, dance and theatrical performances, while galleries, unique shops and historical museums allow you to browse at your leisure. We are part of the regional CNYFresh trail that offers up markets, farm stands with local garden fresh fruits and vegetables and seasonal offerings.

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Our festivals and events are a large part of Chenango’s legacy. Visitors come from miles around for the General Clinton Canoe Regatta, MX or Grand National racing, Gus Macker Basketball Tournament, Chenango Blues Festival, Colorscape Chenango Arts Council and more. Take a day-trip or be our guest for an extended vacation. Come to Chenango and experience tourism in a whole new way! 1-877 chenango ¤

What’s New in Dutchess County Hudson Valley Region of New York State The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) opened a three-story $19MM Marriott Pavilion, with 800-seat Ecolab Auditorium and 350-seat conference space. Love to bike? Cycle the just-completed Dutchess Rail Trail, 13-mile linear park for non-motorized-use, with a connecting Walkway loop trail. After a day of touring, check out these new Distilleries and Breweries: Blue Collar Brewery, Poughkeepsie, a comfortable brew pub in a former industrial brick building. Dutch’s Spirits at Harvest Homestead Farm, Pine Plains. At the


the state parks and national forests, the various species of fish, public campgrounds, miles of hiking and biking trails, golf courses, and nature centers. For more ideas, go to and request additional information from our online form. ¤


farm used by mobster Dutch Schultz during Prohibition, a modern distillery now incorporates the bootlegging bunkers, producing artisanal spirits from estate-grown grain. Tours, tastings and food. Hyde Park Brewing Company. Long established brew pub serves lunch and dinner, across from the Home and Presidential Library and Museum of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Mill House Brewing, Poughkeepsie. Historic building houses gastro-pub serving locally-grown food and artfully crafted ales made onsite. ¤ NEW YORK ~ SUMMER 2014

New York’s Finger Lakes…. Splendid from Any Direction! When you say Finger Lakes, more? If you answered and more, Finger Lakes encompasses 11 what comes to mind? Would it be that’s exactly what you’ll find in different Finger Lakes, 14 counties wine, lakes, outdoor activities, or New York’s Finger Lakes region. and countless area attractions. While there are larger metropolitan areas to visit here in the Finger Lakes, part of the area’s quaint charm is there are also hundreds of small towns and communities that create a different experience and feel for each community making it feel like you’re discovering new things at every turn. The Finger Lakes area offers a wide variety of different accommodations ranging from small and humble to everything the mind can imagine! The Finger Lakes has been put on the map, especially in the last

Showboat Motel & Restaurant

Destiny USA Mall • Onondaga Lake Park Syracuse University • NY State Fairgrounds Turning Stone Casino • Finger Lakes • Waterloo Outlets

Free Continental Breakfast • Free Hi-Speed Wi-fi Microwave • Refrigerator • Guest Laundry Business Facilities • 24-hour Front Desk • Free Parking

315-453-6330 • 430 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY 13088


Seasonal May through October Right on the water with docks available 45 Air Conditioned rooms with Cable TV Jacuzzi suites available • Outdoor pool

15 to 20 years becoming the nation’s second largest wine producing region and getting worldwide recognition as a wine region. The Finger Lakes specializes in the Riesling variety, creating Rieslings ranging from bone dry to sweet to please every palate. If you’re looking for more information on wineries and where to go, be sure to visit the Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s website for a full listing of wineries at Along with wine, there is so much more to explore. There are over 1,000 waterfalls in the Finger Lakes, 95 public campgrounds and more than 2,000 miles of hiking and biking trails. Spread

over the wide region, there’s beauty in every back yard. There is abundant beauty in the summer time, the region really opens up in the fall with the changing colors of the foliage. Progression into the winter means skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Bristol Mountain Ski Resort is a snow lovers dream with the ability to snowboard and ski. The Finger Lakes region is a diverse area where you will be sure to meet smiling faces and have fun at every turn. Editorial compliments of Finger

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Lunch Cruise: 12-2 pm Narrated Excursion: 2:30-4 pm Dinner Cruise: 6:30-8:30 pm (Spring/Summer) 5-7pm (Fall)

Located in the center of 150 Finger Lakes Wineries 3434 North Plum Point Road, Himrod, New York 14842 Tasting & Themed Cruises listed online!








Experience the grand old days of railroading aboard an early 1900 excursion train! Train rides begin Memorial Weekend & run through October. North Pole Express Runs in December. Call for a brochure or more detailed information

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Landmark Motel Wildwood Crest’s Premiere Family Resort Near restaurants, boardwalk, nightlife, historic Cape May and a short distance to Atlantic City

Welcome to our Beachfront Hotel Deluxe Complimentary Continental Breakfast Served Daily On-Site Parking (as available) Pet Friendly Rooms Available

1-888-784-8372 • 609-898-8100 1101 Beach Ave. Cape May, NJ 08204

Located in the Center of Wildwood, 1 ½ Blocks from Beach & Boardwalk

225 E. Schellenger Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260

(609) 522-2442

1-800-225-2172 for reservations only

! Oceanfront and oceanview rooms ! 1-3 bedroom suites • DVD players in every unit ! Beachfront pool • Hot Tub • Pool deck BBQs ! Restaurant with patio dining • Internet lounge ! Free WiFi • Game Room • Exercise Room !Indoor corridors with 3 elevators ! Gift Shop •Daily Maid Service

800-227-5302 8501 Atlantic Ave. , Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

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1-800-432-6774 Spicer and Atlantic Aves., Wildwood, NJ 08260

Phone (609) 522-4664 ½ block to the beach • free wi-fi Pink Cadillac Diner on premises 14



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Discover Something New At every turn in the road, every day of your visit to South Carolina, you’ll discover something new. It may be the newest restaurant, an “undiscovered” artist, a hidden garden or an artisan practicing in the “old ways.” No matter how many times you come to South Carolina, you never find exactly the same adventure. In South Carolina, you will find world-class resorts, pristine beaches and golf courses designed by the world’s best architects. State parks offer experiences in diverse settings that range from scenic mountaintops to quiet, inland lakes. With more than 380 courses blanketing the state, golfers know they can find the challenge, variety and value they are looking for in South

Carolina. South Carolina has some of the world’s greatest courses and hosts some of the most prestigious tournaments in golf. One of the state’s best-known areas—the Grand Strand—offers over 60 miles of gleaming shoreline stretching from Little River to Georgetown. Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic getaway, or a family of four looking for amusements and shopping as well as some quality time in the sun, this South Carolina hot spot has it all. If a bustling beach scene sounds good to you, the Myrtle Beach area is for you. A quick stroll from the water and you’re in the middle of town, with hotels, restaurants and shopping going on. This booming town boasts one of the most popular beaches in

the country, big name musical shows, hundreds of outlet stores, eateries and attractions. The Myrtle Beach area a Mecca for golfers. At last count, there were 115 courses—many of which are championship level and designed by some of the biggest names in golf. If you dream vacation is a remote island, Pawleys Island – 30 minutes from Myrtle Beach – boasts of unspoiled beauty and simplicity. This coastal paradise lures visitors with sandy white beaches, shellfish-filled creeks and vistas of tidal marsh. Enjoy the small historic district of centuries-old homes along the creek side of the island. A wide assortment of beach homes, bed and breakfast accommodations are available. One of the most pleasurable pastimes when visiting South Carolina’s coast is beachcombing.

While it may seem a simple activity that is easily enjoyed by the entire family, there are a few hints that will make your shell seeking more pleasurable. While you’re certain to find shells along all of the South Carolina beaches, the quality and quantity of shells vary from beach to beach. Hunting Island State Park, located near historic Beaufort, provides an excellent opportunity for shelling. Discover seashells, sand dollars and sea horses along four miles of beaches.

Isle of Palms, located approximately 11 miles from historic downtown Charleston, will delight beachcombers with the abundance of sea stars and sand dollars found on the shore. Only a few minutes from Isle of Palms is Sullivans Island. Here will find sand dollars and sea stars, as well as angel wings, whelks, scallop shells, and ark shells. Whether your interests are shopping, entertainment, or getting back to nature, there is always something new to discover in South Carolina. ¤

Celebration 60 Years of Fun in the Sun at Sea Mist Oceanfront Getting a real bargain never grows old. Sea Mist Oceanfront in Myrtle Beach has been blessed with generations of families over the years and we look forward to hosting many more. Come wiggle your toes in the sand with us on our 15-acre oceanfront playground and enjoy the biggest and best bargains on the beach! Sea Mist affords you Family Vacation Packages that include daily Amusement Park and Water Park Passes, putt-putt and much more for

each person in the family! It’s one great price for an entire family of four. Plus, there are over 750 units and 50 different room types to choose from making it convenient for any requirement and budget. Amenities include fun in the water, fun on the land and places to eat. There is the area’s largest on-site Water Park with a three-story high tubular slide and a 670-foot long, 7-foot wide lazy river. There are multiple swimming pools and indoor/outdoor Jacuzzis, a 3,000

square foot oceanfront wading pool, a huge arcade, multiple restaurants and snack shacks, a Quick Stop Grocery, fitness center, gift shop, a beachfront cabana and special events that are FREE to Sea Mist guests. Call 1.800.732.6478 or visit to download your free vacation brochure or to request one to be sent to you in the mail. ¤

Moms and Dads Choose Affordable Family Resort Affordable Family Resort is located on the south end of Ocean Boulevard just across the street from the ocean. Our Family Suite is our most economical choose for mom and dad with up to four children, with one queen, and two full size beds. No one has to worry about sleeping on a roll-a-way. For couples we have King and Double Suites available. For

weekly stays, our spacious non-smoking cottages will sleep up to 16 persons. We have freestanding cottages, 3 units on 3 floors; these units combine will accommodate 30 persons without the need for a roll-a-way. Our Jacuzzi Suites include a red heart-shaped Jacuzzi. The king bed is situated under king-sized mirrors.

PLUS stay 5 nights or more at Affordable Family Resort and receive FREE Amusement Park all day passes. Call or visit our website for more details. Affordable Family Resort 2300 South Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 843-839-4330 ¤

Affordable Family Resort Onsite Waterslides

Children’s Activity Pool



• Weekly Vacation Rentals w/Linens • Snowbird Rates for Winter Guests • Daily Rates • Open All Year • Across the Street from Ocean

2300 South Ocean Blvd • Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Reservations 1-888-839-4330







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