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The Hub City of South Texas Alice was established in 1888 and named after the daughter of Captain Richard King, who established the King Ranch. Historically the community is associated with cattle, the vaquero and the American cowboy. Several museums share historical artifacts about Alice and South Texas. The South Texas Museum offers an overview of the early days in the Hub City. The Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Museum showcases Tejano artists and legends in the Birthplace of Tejano music. The Maxine Flournoy Third Coast Pg 2-4

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Squadron Museum is open on weekends. La Copita Ranch is available for family, business or group activities. Wildlife, hunting, fishing and bird watching are favorite activities for residents and visitors. Golfers can choose from the Alice Municipal Golf Course and Alice Country Club Golf Course. With over 500 hotel rooms, you are so close to everywhere!

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Making a long road trip with children by: C.S. Mackay This is the year that you are going to take a thousand mile road trip. It would be fun and enjoyable with just your spouse, but now your family includes others. Those others include a preteen ten year old that is already developing a teen attitude. Also included is an over energetic eight-year-old son that thinks his purpose in life is to tease both of his sisters. Last of all there is that sweet four-year-old ball of fire that has determined that she is in charge. On the top of your list of challenges is the item to make this trip and be sane when you return home. Everything will be fine getting things ready and even after you arrive at your destination. It is those hours in between that have you worried. Back when you were a little kid your parents had to grin and bear

it. They played games to keep you entertained and searched license plates for a new state. At the end of the trip they were too tired to enjoy their stay. They just rested up for the return trip and a rerun of the previous trip, arriving home exhausted. What a vacation? This will not happen to you if you are willing to take advantage of the new car video technology. With the introduction of car videos children can enjoy the trip with some of their favorite videos. There are several types available on the market now. There are the standard mount to the ceiling models. Now there are hang over the seat models with ear phones so that each child can have their own if necessary and these are moveable from seat to seat. Also, available are head rests with video screens built in them

that can replace your present head rests. Now there are even car videos to put on sun visors or on the dash. With this car video technology you can now take your children’s favorite videos and let them play them over and over and it will not drive you crazy because they have ear buds. This means that you can

still carry on a conversation with someone and not always be interrupted with the inevitable “Are We There Yet”. By the way ipods and MP3 players will do the same for your teenager. I can attest to the above because I just got off a road trip of 16 hours with these three youngsters and four adults. There

were very few problems and parents and grandparents were just tired from the ride not tired from fighting. I personally felt that the portable video was best because we could shift it between seats and then the unoccupied child did what we used to do play games.

Welcome to the Best Western Bradford Inn “The Host of the Alleghenies” Whether planning a one-day or multi day visit, we’re your perfect “home base” for visiting the Allegheny National Forest region and its many attractions. We’re just 20 minutes south of the Seneca-Allegany Casino, featuring over 1,800 Reel and Video Slot Machines as well as Vegas-style gaming like Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Spanish 21, Craps, and Keno.

The Zippo/Case Visitors Center & Museum, (just 1 mile away), features extraordinary displays, histories and hundreds of purchasable items of two beloved American Icons, the Zippo Lighter and the Case Knife. Other nearby attractions include the Crook Farm (an 1840’s farm and one-room schoolhouse), Penn-Brad

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Visit Mammoth Cave National Park Plan an extended stay at Mammoth Cave Hotel where guests enjoy a variety of comfortable accommodations including a hotel, cabins and rustic cottages. There’s a restaurant, coffee shop and fast-food eatery (open seasonally) and an award-winning gift shop featuring original Kentucky crafts and art. Since 1816, Mammoth Cave has been astounding visitors with its enormity and incredible geologic

natural wonders. With over 350 surveyed miles, Mammoth Cave is the most extensive cave system in the world. Year-round Cave tours (from 45 minutes to 6 hours) demonstrate the grandeur of the Cave’s diverse ecosystems, formed over eons by the slow action of water seeping downward through limestone. Mammoth Cave National Park spans nearly 53,000 wooded

acres and features over 70 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Call Mammoth Cave Hotel at 270-758-2225 for overnight accommodations and 800-967-2283 for Cave tour reservations. Visit or for more information. ¤

Bradford Inn Features of the hotel: • Five 2-Room Jacuzzi Suites • The Lounge at Best Western • FREE Daily Hot Continental Breakfast • FREE Hi-Speed Internet Access • Heated Season Outdoor Swimming Pool • On-site Fitness Room • 32” Flat Panel TVs, Microwaves and Refrigerators in all Guest Rooms 100 Davis St. South Bradford, PA 16701 (814) 362-4501

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Oil Heritage Region Enjoy the excitement of the times – be it 1859 or today! Listen for the train whistle, hear the sound of an old oil lease barker or enjoy the sights and sounds of a nickelodeon or band organ while you travel through “the valley that changed the world.” Learn about the history of the oil industry at Drake Well Museum in Titusville or Venango Museum of Art, Science & Industry in Oil City; ride the vintage Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad; mail a post card from the only operating Railway Post Office in the US. OHIO ~ SPRING 2010

Recreational opportunities include over 60 miles of asphalt-paved trails, perfect for hiking, biking or walking. The Allegheny River is the perfect place for canoeing, kayaking or fishing. Our towns have many artist studios where you can observe them working or buy a beautiful piece of art for you or your home. Many educational, recreational and cultural events are awaiting your arrival. Oil Region Alliance 1-800-483-6264 or ¤




Hopkinsville-Christian County, Kentucky Edgar Cayce called the “Sleeping Prophet,” and the “Father of Holistic Medicine,” was born in Christian County, Kentucky, in 1877. It was in Hopkinsville, the formative years of his life, which this native son developed his remarkable psychic talents and embarked upon a lifetime of service to God and to mankind. From the first psychic reading given in Hopkinsville in 1901 until his last at Virginia Beach, Edgar Cayce gave 14,256 clairvoyant


medical and life readings. Edgar Cayce is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Visit the many Edgar Cayce sites in Hopkinsville. Come follow the ancient path of our labyrinth at Grace Commons to aid in prayer and meditation. Walk the footsteps of the Cherokee Indians on the Trail of Tears, golf the championship Links at Novadell, scavenger dive to find underwater treasures, soak up a

host of natural wonders at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, splash in the Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center, or explore our historic downtown.

Visit our web site at to learn more. Or, to request a visitor’s guide email or call 1-866-324-2615. ¤ Choose a chalet, condo or cabin in Gatlinburg for your next vacation in the great Smoky Mountain's national park.

Eastern Kentucky Prestonsburg offers Broadway musicals at Jenny Wiley Theatre, Kentucky Opry in the Mountain Arts Center along with national headliners, festivals, juried crafts, horse shows, boating and other water recreational activities, hiking, elk watching adventures, golfing, historical and civil war sites. Rainier Racing Museum exhibits the trophies, pictures and relics collected through the racing history of Harry Rainier Family including three Daytona 500 victories. Don’t miss traditional mountain crafts showcased in various shops downtown. Also enjoy a show at the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium.

Whether you are looking for water sports, a challenging golf course at StoneCrest, a romantic getaway or a vacation spot for the entire family, Prestonsburg has something for everyone. Prestonsburg Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-844-4704 Paintsville, Johnson County – Where the Mountains Meet the Music, located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, providing a vast array of activities for the whole family. Step back in time at the Mountain HomePLace for a guided tour of a Civil War era farm. Visit the new U. S. 23 Country Music Hwy. Museum and gift shop dedicated to the many world famous entertainers who call the area home. Tour Loretta Lynn’s Homeplace. Shop the antique galleries. Dine while enjoying a relaxing glass of wine or other beverage. Call for a complete listing of activities and sites that await when you visit. Paintsville/Johnson County 800-542-5790 Pikeville - Pike County offers natural wonders, culture, history and natural beauty. The landscape is surrounded by towering mountains that provide spectacular views throughout the year. Enjoy the thrill of whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Russell Fork River. Breaks Interstate Park, the largest canyon east of the Mississippi River, offers an array of outdoor activities and breathtaking scenery. Pike County is also home to the world famous Hatfield and McCoy feud. The East Kentucky Expo Center offers a variety of sports and entertainment. Come experience our Highlands hospitality and take home a treasure of memories. Pikeville - Pike County Tourism 800 844-7453 email: ¤


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South Carolina coast, miles of sun & surf A mix of easy public access, private retreats and natural preserves highlights the 200 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline that South Carolina calls its own. For generations, beach trips to millions of Americans and Canadians has meant an easy drive to Myrtle Beach and later, Hilton Head, while expanded air travel has added more international travelers in recent years. Reliable, decent weather year-round and a burgeoning menu of attractions and

amenities continue to drive that growth in popularity. Starting from the north, Myrtle Beach anchors the 60-mile crescent of shoreline known as the Grand Strand. Characterized by long, sweeping stretches of sand and surf, the Strand offers both bustling and less-boisterous choices for plopping that plastic chaise lounge and propping the umbrella. In Myrtle Beach proper, hotels old and new, restaurants and shops line the beach, with public access points interspersed. Then

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Then there’s the Beaufort area. The big park has four miles of beach, cabins and thousands of acres of maritime forest and marsh for exploring. It even has a historic, 100-foot lighthouse. At the south end of South Carolina’s coast is Hilton Head, a golf and tennis haven. Hilton Head is world famous for its plantation resorts, which combine beachfront dining, pools and cabanas with tennis, a range of accommodations and public and private golf. There are literally thousands of hotel rooms, condos, campsites and other accommodations along the South Carolina coast, as well as a myriad of dining, entertainment and educational options to help spice up the trip. -Marc Rapport

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Located 45 miles south of Charleston, Edisto Beach is one of the few beaches on the South Carolina coast that has escaped commercialization. As you follow scenic Hwy 174 to Edisto Island, live oaks draped with Spanish moss create a tunnel over the road making

first time visitors curious to see what awaits them. Edisto is surrounded by marsh, rivers and sea offering beautiful views no matter where you choose to be. Take some time to escape the hustle of the city and become part of our lowcountry lifestyle. You can

enjoy our state park, biking, fishing, casual, laid-back atmosphere has kayaking, or sitting in the sand to something for everyone during every enjoy the soothing Atlantic breezes. season. Atwood Vacations With over 50 years experience, Edisto Island, SC 29438 Atwood Vacations is the oldest Toll Free: 866-713-5214 ongoing real estate and vacation ¤ rental company on Edisto. Our

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brings family vacationing to a whole new level with incredibly affordable vacation package rates, and endless summertime fun. It is undoubtedly Myrtle Beach’s best buy at Sea Mist with Family Vacation Packages that include daily Amusement Park and Water Park Passes, miniature golf and much more for each person in the family!

From Sand Dunes to Sand Traps – We have it all! Play in the surf … Relax on the beach … Shop till you drop … Golf day and night … Dine on fresh local seafood … Dance the night away … Do nothing … Do it all … The possibilities are endless! Rose Real Estate would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your family to our beautiful beach. Tucked away in quiet Surfside Beach, our communities are close to shopping, dining, entertainment, award winning golf and incredible water activities. Our properties offer everything from 2 bedroom villas to

It’s one great price for an entire family of four. And as far as accommodations, the options are endless. There are over 750 units and 50 different room types to choose from making it convenient for any requirement and budget. The resort amenities are endless including the largest Resort Water Park in the area with a three-story tubular slide and a 670 foot long, 7-foot wide lazy river. There are 10 swimming pools, 2 indoor, 8 kiddie pools, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis,

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Lakewood Camping Resort - a family campground, where you’ll find beauty, fun and harmony. The Lakewood story began in 1959 when Carl and Marion Perry purchased Camp Beachwood, a tiny 25-site campground. That family investment eventually grew to become the Lakewood Camping Resort. Today, the resort has 1200 beautiful and scenic campsites. The grounds include luxurious facilities that lie along a half-mile stretch of uninterrupted beach on the South end of South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach. Some of the many amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool and two waterslides. Lakewood Camping Resort is home to the world’s largest inflatable waterslide, the HIPPO. You can find your own treasures when you mine for gems at the Rivertown Mining Company. The campground is WI-FI capable. Golf cart rentals are available on site. Lakewood Camping Resort is family owned and operated and is a mainstay for camping on the east coast. The resort ranks in the top ten

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Create memories close to home with an Indiana vacation Looking for something to do a little closer to home this year? Looking to make your dollar stretch further, but still create Spring Break memories? Try on these fun, semi-outdoor, wear-yourself-out activities. Go caving - Indiana has three Marengo Cave, Bluespring Caverns and Squire Boone Caverns. All offer tours daily, but each offers something a little extra - try spelunking (cave

exploring) at Marengo, overnight at Bluespring or explore the village above ground at Squire Boone. Go fishing - on Lake Michigan. Bring your pole and charter a boat for a big catch. You still might need a jacket though for those cold lake-effect winds. Afterwards, grab an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore guidebook at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center, then play

on the beach, climb the dunes, hike the trail system and take a guided nature tour. Go Geocaching - grab a treasure map (your GPS device) and look for treasure. Some of Indiana’s hot spots are in South (Mitchell) and North (Shipshewana, Warsaw & Plymouth). Find more at Don’t have a GPS device? Northern Indiana’s destinations will provide one.

Go explore - at a state park. Indiana State Parks offer lots to explore, places to stay and fun things to learn. Brown County State Park offers indoor water fun, Turkey Run State Park has great hiking trails and Spring Mill State Park offers historical village exploration. Go play (and learn) - These fun, hands-on museums are sure to impress: Terre Haute Children’s Museum, Science Central (Fort

Wayne), The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, CMoe (Evansville) and kidscommons (Columbus). Whatever the experience, you’ll love restarting your Spring Break engine in Indiana! This article courtesy the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. Visit or call 1-800-677-9800 for more information.

Journey through Brown County, Indiana this Spring…ARTS - NATURE – ADVENTURE Brown County is gaining national recognition as the state’s largest outdoor playground. Brown County State Park, Yellowwood State Forest and Hoosier National Forest help to identify the area as the most heavily forested land in Indiana, providing amazing outdoor resources and adventures; miles of trails for hikers,

mountain bikers, horseback riders, canoes and camping. Nature’s quiet solitude offers a stress-free atmosphere for family vacations, reunions, romantic retreats or special celebrations. There are no agendas, schedules, commercialized stress, just an abundance of “Simple Pleasures”.

Artists from around the world are drawn to the scenic beauty and “Peaceful Valleys”. Over 250 artists reside in Brown County, selling a variety of hand-made items in their studios, galleries and homes. Girlfriends flock to Brown County for a variety of reasons, but they all leave with the same parting expression: “I Love Brown County,

we will be back!” Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, girlfriends and groups inspire each other sharing good conversation and planning activities. The Village of Nashville is a vibrant town; shops, restaurants and galleries are locally owned; working artists greet you; after five activities entertain you. A variety of events

welcome the spring blossoms and the return of the Spring Blossom Passport March 19 – May 9th. Welcome to Brown County where everyone is treated like family! 800-313-4686 812-988-7303 ¤

Northern Indiana Lakes Country With Indiana’s most beautiful state park, a winery, buffalo preserve, scenic golf courses and outlet shopping, Northern Indiana Lakes Country is family-friendly and conveniently located less than 200 miles from Cleveland, Indianapolis and Chicago. Outdoor recreation lovers flock to Pokagon State Park and our 101 natural lakes. Hike on nine trails at Pokagon State Park, rent a bike to tour the 1,260-acre park or take a guided 45-minutes horseback ride. Boat rentals, including kayaks, paddleboats and fishing boats, are available to explore Lake James,


Indiana’s third largest natural lake. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the historic Potawatomi Inn. Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve is home to nearly 200 buffalo. Sleep under the stars in a safari tent or under buffalo blankets in the log-hewn bed and breakfast. Enjoy free samples of award-winning wine at Satek Winery and shop for bargains at The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont. Northern Indiana Lakes Country 207 S. Wayne St., Angola, IN 46703 (800) LAKE-101 ¤




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Jay and Randolph Counties Travel historic US 27 into Jay and Randolph Counties and find fine art, Amish wares, culinary indulgences, fascinating museums, a legendary speedway, antiques, and the world’s largest gas engine & tractor show. A multitude of artisan showrooms spot the countryside while Arts Place and the Arts Depot host exhibits and elegant receptions. Discover historical, railroad, firefighter, glass, and soldier museums holding fascinating stories and artifacts. The culinary tourist will find the Sugar Cream Pie Capital,

chocolatier, fudge makers, gourmet bakers, coffee microroaster, and specialty popcorn. Orchards, family farms, maple syrup making, farmers markets, and a winery offer education and entertainment. Bearcreek Farms and Historic Farmland, USA host many dinner theaters and performances.

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A windmill museum that will blow you away, glorious historic architecture frozen in time, and majestic lakes and countryside teeming with wildlife, trails, and fishing that will soothe the soul. Comfort foods that warm the heart, and feed the heartiest appetites can be found in picturesque downtowns that recall simpler times. This gateway to Amish Country beckons you to explore lonely country roads filled with unexpected discoveries. Farmer’s markets still

Festivals and corn mazes will create lasting family memories. Historic town centers offer unique shopping and dining options. In addition, Silver Towne, LP boasts multiple showrooms for trading rare coins. They even have their own mint! ¤

exist on our historic Main Streets, and family oriented self-serve orchards give you the chance to savor the flavors of delicious apples, strawberries, and blueberries grown the way nature intended. Your heart will race as you meet the residents of Black Pine Animal Park, and time stands still at the historic home of famed author Gene Stratton Porter on Sylvan Lake. Award winning hotels and bed breakfasts offer rest for your mind and body. Go Green. Go Noble County. ¤

Unexpected, Unforgettable Columbus Indiana Even if you aren’t a modern architecture buff, witnessing how Columbus, Indiana strives to be its best is inspiring. Recently called “wonderfully atypical” by a travel writer, Columbus is a city like no other. Great design is everywhere – in the 70 modern buildings, award-winning parks and landscapes, dozens of large-scale public art installations, and even in

the innovative, colorful bridges. This world-renowned town, with a population of 40,000, is a great weekend getaway destination. Take an architecture tour to learn the city’s story and see the works of iconic architects like Eliel and Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Richard Meier. Start your visit at the Columbus Visitors Center, home to a stunning 900-piece Dale Chihuly chandelier. Browse quaint downtown shops or

power shop through the sprawling outlet center and enormous antique mall. This is a place where unforgettable memories begin. ¤

DeKalb County, Indiana . . . “The Hub of Transportation Heritage.” DeKalb County is the Hub of Transportation Heritage and has many museums to support that title. Home to the National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States, the Garrett Historical Railroad Museum, and the new Ford V-8 Museum focusing on cars from 1932 to 1953, and more. Besides its automobile heritage, DeKalb County offers many other sites including a 131-year-old covered bridge, a historical walking

tour featuring forty-one homes which have architectural or historical significance, and the famous Sechler Pickles. DeKalb County is also home to the world famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, where every Labor Day weekend owners of these classic cars return for their annual reunion and parade. Also held that same weekend is the world renowned Kruse International Classic Car Auction, with over 5,000 cars for sale. These two events bring

in over 250,000 people to the county. DeKalb County is also host to many national and regional car clubs each year. DeKalb County invites you to enjoy many of our other festivals and events, and visit our antique and specialty shops. Plan to visit us for a day, a weekend or a week. You’ll be glad you did. DeKalb County, Indiana 877-833-3282 ¤

Lafayette – West Lafayette, Indiana Just 60 miles north of Indianapolis. Pack the shoes. Make the call. We’ll be waiting for you! Attend one of our many annual festivals; ‘Round the Fountain Art Fair in May, Taste of Tippecanoe and Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering in June, Dancing in the Streets in July, Uptown Jazz & Blues in August, Art on the Wabash in September, Feast of the Hunters’ Moon and 10

Octoberfest in October, Dickens of a Christmas in December, Mosey Down Main Street and Gallery Walks various months. Columbian Park features Tropicanoe Cove Family Aquatic Center, Columbian Park Zoo and Loeb Stadium, which hosts the annual Colt World Series each August. Howl with the Wolves at Wolf Park. Hike the Wabash Heritage Trail or one of our other numerous


trails, including Celery Bog Nature Preserve. Golf getaway packages are available. Explore our vibrant downtown at www.ReadySetGoDowntown. Lafayette – West Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau 800-872-6648 ¤ OHIO ~ SPRING 2010


Explore South Central Indiana with these itineraries Rockin’ and Rollin’ on the Mighty Ohio River Explore Indiana’s Ohio River Country where you are sure to find luxury, fun and down home charm. Day One ~ Start your day in Madison, a quaint river town surrounded by towering bluffs. Stroll along Riverfront Park with its 1800’s architectural districts streets and the Main Street shops. Enjoy lunch at the Broadway Hotel and Tavern, Indiana’s oldest hotel and tavern since 1834. Then hike the afternoon away at Clifty Falls State Park, offering scenic views of rocky gorges, waterfalls, Madison and the Ohio River. Visit Thomas Family Winery, one of three wineries in the area, for a taste of their fine estate wines. Wrap up this perfect day in elegance and fun at Belterra Casino and Resort, offering spa treatments, an 18-hole championship golf course, six restaurant choices, luxury hotel and casino. Day Two ~ Visit the renowned art community of Rising Sun. At Harps on Main, learn how these beautiful instruments are made, relax in the beautiful garden setting and listen to an array of Celtic or harp music. Visit other artisan shops along

Main Street and stroll to the riverfront. Enjoy dinner and an evening of fun at the Hyatt Grand Victoria Casino and Resort. The casino offers great gaming and a 71 par championship golf course. Two One-of-a-Kind Communities One Great Getaway From historic architecture to great outdoor activities these two communities have everything you need for a great getaway. Day One ~ Start your day exploring downtown Madison. This bustling rivertown has over 20 blocks of history building on the National Register of Historic Places and has recently been named a National Historic Landmark District. Stop by The Birdhouse Wild Bird and Nature Shop. A haven for nature lovers, The Birdhouse offers a unique shopping experience and indoor nature trail. To get around town easily enough, hop aboard the Madison Trolley. Besides a cozy ride to your next destination Madison Trolley also offers themed tours such as Holidays, Underground Railroad, Scavenger Hunt and more. At the Jefferson County Historical Society learn the local history. Tour the Madison Railroad

Station with artifacts and displays devoted to railroad history. Experience the “Year of the Child” at the Society’s Heritage Center. This hands-on exhibit allows children to play in 1900-period displays including a one room schoolhouse, general store and trading post. For evening entertainment try Ten Pin Alley on Madison’s hilltop or All Ways Pottery to create your own Madison souvenir. Day Two ~ Head to Columbus, a community known for its outstanding collection of modern architecture. Start your day at the Visitors Center and take the Architecture tour. The tour explores the unique public art installations and building architecture. At Kidscommons, Columbus’ community children’s museum, small visitors explore through hand-on activities such climbing up chimneys, sliding down toilets and learning about living a healthy lifestyle. Go outside and play! Columbus’ park system is one of the best. Run, walk or bike the 19-mile People Trail system, play-around at the new Freedom Field playground or practice your “figure-eights” at the Hamilton Center indoor ice arena.

Enjoy the simplicity of country life at our farm markets and eat fresh selected produce. Revisit the past and the architecture of our covered bridges and round barns or learn about the United States’ first moving train robbery. Schedule a tour of Indiana’s largest thoroughbred horse farm.

Discover heritage museums, festivals and art! Retrace rocker John Mellencamp’s childhood with our audio tour and see his permanent art exhibit at the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts. Watch the sun dip on the horizon as you sample incredible wines from Chateau de Pique. ¤

at Harps on Main. William Rees practices his passion for fine instrument construction right before your eyes. The Pendleton Art Center is the hub of the Ohio County art scene. It houses 23 artist studios and hosts an open house the first Friday of each month. April offers two great events, the Rising Sun Quilt Show and

Creative Places Rural Places Studio Tour. Spring is also the ideal time to experience our great outdoors at Dagaz Zipline Adventures and the Red Wolf Sanctuary. For information about Rising Sun, Indiana visit ¤

Wine Trails Experience one of Indiana’s three distinct wine trails featuring beautiful wineries and unique wine. Indiana is home to three distinctive wine trails throughout the state. Visit one or all three and taste the uniqueness of an Indiana wine. Indiana Wine Trail - In Southeastern Indiana, travel along the Ohio River to enjoy wines of the region. Stops include Batesville, Commiskey, Madison and Vevay. Indianapolis Wine Trail – Encompasses Indianapolis and

surrounding communities, such as Carmel and Plainfield. Uplands Wine Trail – In the center of Southern Indiana this trail runs from Bloomington at the most northern stop to Corydon at the most southern stop. These itineraries courtesy the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. Visit or call 1-800-677-9800 for more information, links and brochures.

Jackson County, Indiana Unwind in the fresh air of a blue spring day as you drive, bike or hike scenic trails, roads and rolling hills in Jackson County, Indiana. Come fishing, camping or horseback riding, but make sure to BYOH- bring your own horse. Explore 38,000- plus acres of national forests and wildlife refuge or state forests and recreation area.

Rising Sun Rising Sun Indiana, a small historic river town, sits in a beautiful valley tucked between the Ohio River and the southeastern Indiana hills. Surrounded by all the beauty nature has to offer, Rising Sun also presents interesting and unexpected experiences for visitors. The craftsmanship of hand-made lever harps amazes visitor’s everyday

Switzerland County, Indiana Located along the Ohio River Scenic Byway is the charming river town of Switzerland County, Indiana. The “Birthplace of the First Successful Winery in America”, its county seat of Vevay was recently named Budget Travel Magazine’s 4th Coolest Small Town in America.” Whether you’re searching for something fun to do, a place to sip OHIO ~ SPRING 2010

wine along the waterfront, a unique place to shop or a delectable meal with all the trimmings, Switzerland County is sure to gratify. Pick your pace—the gaming action of Belterra Casino and Resort and Spa or the small town appeal of Vevay with its cutting-edge atmosphere.

Plan a weekend getaway scrapbooking at Bear Scrap Retreat or relax at the Schenck Mansion B&B Inn overlooking Vevay. Kick back along the Ohio River at the Rosemont Inn or Best Western Ogle Haus Inn. Join us for Rural Cool happenings in Vevay/Switzerland County! 800-435-5688 ¤



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A taste of North Carolina's southern coast From the Cape Lookout to Sunset Beach and all points in between, North Carolina’s coast boasts pristine beaches, resort towns and century old retreats to fit every taste and budget. A haven of sunbathers, Atlantic Beach is home to wide pearlescent beaches and plenty of sunshine. Part of the Bogue Banks, Atlantic Beach is the oldest of five resort towns. Visitors have the liberty to choose from a range of accommodations for all budgets and lifestyles. Emerald Isle is known as the most prominent of the banks on the Crystal Coast. Named for the lush greenery that covers much of the area, Emerald Isle is located at the western end of the Bogue Banks. Accommodations dotting the coastline range from quaint beach cottages and condominiums to mammoth beach houses known locally as “sand castles.” Information provided by the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority, visit or call 1-800-786-6962. Greater Topsail Area Lying along North Carolina’s southeastern coast, Topsail Island is a 26-mile barrier island that reaches from 500 to 1,500 feet wide. The Island is accessible by an old-fashioned swing bridge and a modern high-rise bridge and is composed of three towns - North Topsail Beach, Surf City and

Topsail Beach. On the mainland, our area includes the towns of Sneads Ferry and Holly Ridge. While visiting the Topsail area, you will enjoy some of the most pristine, uncrowded beaches along the east coast. Here you will witness coastal wildlife flourishing in its natural environment and enjoy some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets found on the North Carolina coast. Information provided by The Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, or 800-626-2780. NC Brunswick Islands With warm waters for swimming and uncrowded sands for sunning yourself, Oak Island invites you to the ideal family beach vacation. Fifty-two beach access points along the windswept shore assure you of plenty opportunities to dive in, and relaxing days spent searching for seashells, building sandcastles and taking long walks are sure to refresh and delight the whole family. Ocean Isle Beach A beautiful, resort-style island for families to visit, Ocean Isle Beach is also very attractive to majestic, yet endearing, sea turtles. Eight miles of beach house sea-turtle eggs and hatchlings for almost half the year, and if you’re lucky, you may get the chance to

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Bluewater Vacation Rentals Bluewater Vacation Rentals offers fabulous family vacations at great prices! Located on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina, our beach offers something for everyone! Pristine beaches and natural beauty surround you whether you’re fishing, boating, exploring, shopping, or just sunbathing in the waves! Bluewater Vacation Rentals has the largest selection

of rentals to meet your needs. Our rental selection spans the entire island and every price range! From economical condominiums to large oceanfront homes, your entire family (even your dog!) will find the perfect vacation spot with Bluewater! Our unique island runs East to West along the mainland, offering exceptional sunsets and

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Welcome to Sunset Beach, NC With a portfolio of over 250 of the finest vacation homes, Sunset Vacations has a beach home 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

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Island Realty Beach Vacations We believe there is magic in Ocean Isle that encourages families to get to know each other better. Is it the beach? Is it the serenity of an island away from the hustle of the cities? We don’t know for sure, but it works! Ocean Isle Beach, NC is the place to be for your next vacation. White sandy beaches, clean, warm water and plenty of sunshine in a family fun environment. That is what Ocean Isle is all about! A week on Ocean Isle will pay great dividends. In addition to the beach and water sports, the area offers golf, museums, Planet Fun in nearby Shallotte and the tasty new “Southerners”, a Carolina bar and grill in Calabash.—Same owners as OIB’s famous “Causeway Gourmet”. Different menu; same great tastes! ATLANTIC BEACH, NC

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Welcome to the Crystal Coast Find the perfect vacation rental to fit your budget Enjoy the relaxed, less hurried family friendly Crystal Coast of North Carolina. The pristine beaches with the warm ocean water provide a wide array of activities including fishing, boating, swimming, diving, sailing, sunbathing or shell collecting. You and your family will find an array of restaurants, activities for all ages and a deep, rich history that is

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Carolina/Kure Beaches, Topsail Island: Two great locations for all your vacation needs! The Cape Fear region, located just south of Wilmington, is all about fun. Including the time-honored small towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, the area is North Carolina’s premier coastal vacation destination. With activities that range from golf, surfing, jet skiing and kayaking to deep-sea fishing, putt-putt and wind surfing, it’s like one giant amusement park, from sunrise to sunset.

Close to quaint Southport, it’s easy to reach (right on I-40), affordable (compare our prices to the Outer Banks) and family friendly. But that’s not all. A little farther up the coast is Topsail Island, featuring beautiful, quiet beaches sandwiched between the placid Intracoastal Waterway and the dazzling Atlantic Ocean. At either location, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a romantic

getaway for two or a large home or two for a family reunion. Ask our friendly, knowledgeable staff about special discounts. Call today for reservations or book online at our secure website! United Beach Vacations Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Topsail Island, NC 1-800-334-5806 ¤

Century 21 Action, Inc. Topsail Island Vacations in beachfront, oceanfront, and island homes, cottages, and condos. CENTURY 21 Action, Inc. has been a Topsail Island vacation and real estate leader for over 40 years. Customer satisfaction is always their primary goal and they are here to serve you! Topsail Island, North Carolina, just 25 minutes north of Wilmington, has three oceanfront towns on it’s 26 miles of beach along the Atlantic Ocean; Topsail Beach, Surf City, and North Topsail Beach. Topsail Island is the ideal family vacation destination 14


when you need to get away from it all. The area features activities for both young and old, the relaxed or the adventuresome. Enjoy Topsail’s arts, golf, fishing, gift shops, and outstanding restaurants, or enjoy the clean, uncrowded beaches. Topsail is best described as the Outer Banks of years past. Oceanfront vacations start at $400 per week for parties of four. Visit or call their 24-hour Vacation Reservation hotline 1-877-838-3898. ¤ OHIO ~ SPRING 2010

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An abundance of cultural activities and events The rural charm of Wayne County’s rolling hills, lush woods, and scenic farmland is only the beginning of the offerings available to visitors and residents. An abundance of cultural activities and events make Wayne County a great destination any time of the year. Known as the “Gateway to Amish Country,” Wayne and the surrounding counties are home to the world’s largest Amish population. Famous for their beautiful quilts and high-quality craftsmanship, the Amish people are also known for their peaceful ways and timeless lifestyle. A large number of restaurants, shops and stores feature authentic Amish products, from food to furniture. Our Neighbors Ohio was originally home to several tribes of Native American Indians including Mingo, Delaware, Wyandot, Ottawa,

Shawnee, and Miami. Many settlers from the east began immigrating to Ohio, particularly in the Western Reserve after the War of 1812. Pennsylvanians dominated the population growth, among them several religious communities including Mennonites, Amish, Dunkards (German Baptist Brethren) and Moravians. They were joined by other members of their faith directly from Germany and Switzerland as well, giving a unique flavor to Wayne and surrounding counties. Today this region is home to the largest community of Amish. Because of their profound religious beliefs, they have elected to live as close to their founding principles as possible, forgoing many aspects of technology and modern conveniences common to the modern world. Their self reliance and work values are visible in their community barn raisings, threshing rings, quilting groups and more.

Amish farms, one-room school houses and their distinct black horse-drawn buggies are familiar sights around Wayne County. A favorite destination of visitors and residents alike is one of the many Amish-style restaurants that feature authentic cooked meals, including noodles, apple fritters, and deep dish fruit pies. Visitors also enjoy the quality, hand-crafted products the Amish are known for. Fine wood furniture, hand-stitched quilts, and carvings are just a few of the items visitors often take home from their visit to Amish country. The Amish people do not wish to be photographed due to their religious beliefs and will not pose for pictures. However, they are friendly people willing and often eager to speak about their unique lifestyles. Visitors who allow themselves to enter into the atmosphere of the Amish community will gain a new perspective on modern life and a respect for their desires to maintain a simple way of life.

Whether you are visiting Wayne County now, or contemplating a visit in the future, the Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau is dedicated to making your stay a pleasant and memorable experience.

Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau 428 W. Liberty St. Wooster, OH 44691 (330) 264-1800 1-800-362-6474

Cultural Heritage of Amish Country Behalt, the unique 265-ft. painted mural-in-the-round, attracts visitors world-wide to the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin, Ohio. One of only three cycloramas in the United States, Behalt is the masterpiece of the late international artist Heinz Gaugel. In a guided tour, visitors learn the story of the Amish and Mennonites as presented on the colorful mural. The oil-on-canvas painting uses distinctive artistic techniques of line and color to illustrate multiple stories within a vast timeline.

In addition, guests enjoy a video introduction to the region, home of world’s largest Amish community. A Pioneer Barn with restored Conestoga wagon and a one-room schoolhouse presenting Amish education are also offered. The bookstore, gift shop and displays support the study of heritage and culture. Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center Berlin, Ohio 877-858-4634 ¤

Experience Marion County, s uniqueness. Ohio’ Discover President home and monument or attend a show of top-named entertainment at the Palace Theatre. Eat your way through the fall Popcorn Festival downtown. Experience popcorn history and refurbished popcorn wagons under the big top in the Wyandot Popcorn Museum within Heritage Hall. Bluefusion offers family-fun or go find mini golf and roller skating. We have a rich history

Hofaindustrial r d i n g ’ sand train history at the Huber Machinery Museum and Marion Union Station. And get a tour of a family-owned vineyard. You might also ponder the mysterious revolving ball or see telephone revolution in the Buckeye Telephone Museum. Marion County 800-371-6688 ¤

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Ohio... Filled with great getaways The next time you’re looking for a great family getaway, a romantic trip for you and that special someone or an adventure for the whole gang, look no further than your own backyard. Ohio boasts a wealth of attractions. From historic sites to museums, the Erie lakeshore to the Hocking Hills, there’s no shortage of options to explore. Fantastic shopping opportunities can be found within just hours from

anywhere in the state. On your visit to Athens County, don’t miss the Rocky Outdoor Gear Store. This outlet offers a great selection of work, hunting, and outdoor footwear and other items. Or make a stop at the Wind Chime Shop in Hocking Hills to see their selection of chimes and other gifts. Turn your special moments into lasting memories at the Cat’s Meow Village in Ohio’s Amish Country with their unique

wooden keepsakes. Fairfield County’s Springfest will feature over 100 vendors including local artists. Call or go online for Grove City’s Central Ohio Shopping Guide for all the options this destination has to offer. With spring and summer right around the corner, outdoor recreation is on everyone’s minds and Ohio is sure to please. State parks and national forests can be found all over the state. Lake Erie offers a coastline for fishing and other activities in our Midwest locale. Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls and other areas of Hocking Hills State Park make it an adventurer’s paradise. Canoe, camp and horseback ride in the Loudonville, Ohio, Mohican area. Or

go a little farther south to explore the trails on horseback at Smoke Rise Ranch or an ATV at Ohio ATV World in Athens County. Many of the lodging options featured offer scenic views, ponds, and trails on private land as well. Maybe you want the little ones to get an education on your vacation. A visit to Wayne County and the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center will illustrate the story of the Amish and Mennonites using a colorful mural. In Fairfield County you’ll find both the Ohio Glass Museum, which features a continuously showing movie, Born of Fire, as an introduction to the museum and history of the area glass companies, and AHA!, a hands-on children’s museum that encourages participation by the child

in all of us. Or enjoy history and heritage on one of the various excursions offered by the Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad and Orrville Railroad. No matter which part of Ohio you choose to visit, lodging from bed & breakfasts to rustic cabins, urban hotels to camping, elegant inns to cottages, are available to suit your taste. Pamper yourself with a spa treatment or relax in a hot tub. Just the two of you or a family reunion, you can find all of these options in the next few pages. So the next time you’re planning your vacation, save some driving time and gas without sacrificing anything by making your destination Ohio.

Grove City, Ohio Travel plans for 2010 should include Central Ohio, where there’s something for everyone. All ages will enjoy the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium made famous by Jack Hanna; next door is Zoombezi Bay, Central Ohio’s largest outdoor water park featuring 15 water slides, wave pool, action river and much more. COSI, rated the number one science center in the United States by

Parents Magazine allows children professional soccer, baseball and and adults experience the why and hockey, Franklin Park Conservatory how of science. COSI also has a and its Chihuly exhibit. seven story extreme screen theater. The best lodging destination in Don’t overlook the authentic Central Ohio is Grove City, six miles replica of the Santa Maria, the from Downtown Columbus and Motorcycle Hall of Fame, Beulah Park close to all area attractions. thoroughbred racing, Ohio 800-539-0405, Statehouse, Motts Military ¤ Museum, Ohio Historical Center,

Loudonville-Mohican - Ohio’s Canoe & Camp Capital For generations families have traveled to Loudonville - Ohio’s camp and canoe capital. Today families are discovering how much more the area has to offer. Located on the Mohican River, Loudonville boasts seven canoe liveries and 2600 camp sites within minutes of downtown. With almost 6,000 acres of rugged woodland, Mohican State Park offers 45 miles


of hiking trails, nine miles of bridal trails and a highly rated 24.5 miles mountain bike trail. Don’t miss Clear Fork Gorge, the deepest gorge in Ohio and a great place to fish. Browse the quaint shops in Loudonville’s Victorian downtown. Specialty shops from shoes to jewelry, handcrafted Amish furniture, a Native American shop, art galleries, curio shops, and you


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Georgia offers excitement and family fun From the hustle and bustle of diverse Atlanta to the beautiful landscape of Brunswick & the Golden Isles, Georgia’s southern hospitality will win you over. Stone Mountain Park, Georgia’s number one attraction, offers excitement and adventure for

family fun. See things you’ve never imagined at the world’s largest aquarium in Atlanta. Or experience maritime wonders in a natural setting by heading south to Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island, Tybee Island and others on the Atlantic coastline. Here, you

can find lodging ranging from luxury resorts to campgrounds to accommodate any budget or occasion. Continue on your ecotourism exploration with a stop at the Great Okefenokee Swamp, where nature lovers can paddle the water trails or enjoy a

boat tour to get a close-up of local wildlife. Enough water? Check out Georgia’s High Country where you’ll find everything from state

parks to championship golf. Golf courses to gardens, mountains to museums, there’s something for everyone in Georgia.

Every season, endless reasons to come coast awhile! Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia - St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island. Unhurried. Unspoiled. Unmatched for countless diversions and pleasures. Vast marshlands, winding rivers and ribbon smooth beaches. Centuries-old oaks draped

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So you think you know Florida? Think again! The road less traveled in the Sunshine State begins with VISIT FLORIDA’s newest publication, Been There, Haven’t Done That. The full-color guide highlights 105 fun and quirky attractions and activities from Pensacola to the Florida Keys. Locals and visitors alike will be pleasantly surprised by some of the unique experiences that Florida has to offer. “The guide is geared not only to our own residents, but also to the out-of-state visitor who might be looking for something off the beaten path,” said Authentic Florida Expert, Lucy Beebe Tobias. “Many of the suggestions in the guide would make an enjoyable addition to a customary trip to the beach or theme park.” Been There, Haven’t Done That offers an eclectic group of experiences across Florida: • Visitors not afraid to get a little wet can sleep with the fish at Jules Underwater Lodge, an authentic underwater research habitat in Key Largo. • Architectural enthusiasts can brag about seeing the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright

Sanibel Island Vacations

Sanibel Island Vacations, with nearly 100% guest satisfaction, has quality accommodations which include over 50 Vacation Condo Rental Units located right on the beach and beautiful Vacation Home Rentals just a short stroll to the beach. This makes it easy for you to enjoy all the activities the beach has

buildings in the world at Florida Clewiston. Southern College in Lakeland. • Ghost hunters are likely to find a • Those with a discerning palate soul or two hanging around can try the “Swirl of Squirrel” from Monticello, The South’s Most Linger Lodge in Bradenton, Haunted Town. declared one of the top five “The beauty of Florida is in its weirdest restaurants in the diversity,” said Rayme Samuels, country by Al Roker from NBC’s Arts & Culture Today Show. Expert. “Whether you are a nature • Produce lovers can go bananas lover, history buff or just a at the Fruit and Spice Park in weekend warrior, there is a quirky Homestead, featuring more than and quintessential Florida 500 varieties of fruits, spices and other plants. • The Nation’s Smallest Post Office can be toured by anyone with a spare minute. Located in Since 1987, Garrett Realty Ochopee, the post office Services, Inc. has been welcoming measures 7x8 feet and services guests to the Beaches of South a population of 11. Walton and the laid-back, Old-Florida • The aquatic couple can say “I lifestyle that can only be Seagrove do” with Weddings on Water, Beach. America’s first floating wedding We offer the finest selection of chapel, located at the St. Gulf-front/Gulf-side townhomes, Petersburg Pier in St. condominiums and individual homes Petersburg. available along Scenic Highway 30-A • Adventure seekers can white between world famous Seaside and water raft down the only Class Rosemary Beach. While our diversity III rapids in Florida at Big Shoals and quality of accommodations is State Park in White Springs. huge, we offer personalized service • Visitors with a sweet tooth that will make you feel like family. can chew on some fresh Take advantage of your sugarcane while touring a much-deserved opportunity to relax working sugar cane farm your mind, rejuvenate your body, through Sugarland Tours in rekindle your relationships, and

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to offer; whether it is enjoying the exceptional sunsets, building a sandcastle with your family, or searching for that rare, one of a kind seashell. Every Sanibel Island Vacations rental condo, home, and cottage is privately owned and furnished according to the owner’s individual taste. Each property has a full

Log onto for experience that anyone can more information, call enjoy.” Been There, Haven’t Done That 1-800-274-5941 or visit any of the Official Florida Welcome also features sections about Fun Centers. Florida Facts, Uniquely Florida This article courtesy of Festivals and Events, Scenic Highways and Byways, Lighthouses, Wineries and Shipwreck Preserves. Each unique destination is highlighted on a large map that travelers can use to calculate mileage between locations.

remember what’s good about life – just waiting to be discovered through a walk on the beach, a sunrise over the Gulf or a bike ride by one of our many lakes. Who knows? Maybe even a dolphin will show up for an early-morning greeting. We look forward to being a part of your next vacation. Garrett Realty Services, Inc. 800-537-5387 ¤

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A haven of blissful relaxation Royal Flamingo Villas is situated on 7.5 acres of beautifully manicured grounds, between Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach five minutes from Boca Raton. 40 individual villa homes are secluded in the tropical beauty of south Florida along a 300-foot private ocean beach with dock facility on the Intracoastal Waterway. Each villa home has fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living area, DVD players, high speed internet and private porch. One bedroom villas sleep up to 3 people and 2 bedroom villas sleep up to 6 people. OHIO ~ SPRING 2010

Barbeque grills, tiki huts, in-season cabanas, heated pools and fishing on site add to your relaxation and enjoyment. Weddings can be held on the beach in front of the ocean, while the wedding guests can stay in the villas for the weekend. Royal Flamingo Villas 1225 Hillsboro Mile Hillsboro Beach, Florida 33062 800.241.2477 email: ¤

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DREAMING OF DAYTONA BEACH? DREAMING OF DAYTONA B Relax to the sound of waves crashing against the shore. Awake to the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean. Dream Inn oceanfront rooms and jacuzzi suites offer breathtaking direct views of the beautiful Atlantic. Spend a night or romantic weekend away, or celebrate a birthday or anniversary with one of our special packages. Call the motel directly at 1.386.767.2821 to create your special stay. We offer the personal attention that will make your vacation dreams come true.


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Destin...World class Edgewater Beach Condominium is the ultimate seaside vacation playground in Destin, Florida. With a touch of the French Riviera, the resort rises majestically beside the sparkling emerald waters, pristine white sands and fiery sunsets of Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast. Our unique architecture is a landmark along the Emerald Coast. The resort offers luxurious yet casual one-, two- and three-bedroom condos with private balconies overlooking lushly landscaped gardens and two shimmering pools

(one heated), children’s pool and Jacuzzi. Enjoy nearby boutique and outlet shopping, fine dining, spectacular golf and sport fishing, beautiful sunsets or just relax in the Florida sun. Enjoy our resort’s many amenities, including FREE high-speed wireless internet, FREE beach set-up, FREE use of our state-of-the-art fitness center and

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Edgewater Beach Condominium 291 Scenic Gulf Drive Miramar Beach, Florida 32550 ¤

Beach Rentals of South Walton Beach Rentals of South Walton is a collection of luxurious vacation homes along Scenic Highway 30-A in northwest Florida. These residences feature enough room for multi-generational vacations. Each home is either beach-front or located in a community oriented towards the beach and waterfront amenities. Many offer one-of-a-kind features such as private pools, outdoor pavilions and rooftop decks with sweeping views. Part of the appeal is the unique beach communities these homes are located in: Blue Mountain Beach,


NEW massage salon and facial salon. Children’s playground and kid’s program available. For America’s Best Beachfront Resort Value, call 800-822-4929 or visit our website for specials at

Dune Allen, Grayton Beach, Gulf Trace, Inlet Beach, Old Florida Beach, Old Florida Village and Old Florida Cottages, Panama City Beach, Rosemary Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seacrest, Seagrove, Summer’s Edge and Watercolor and WaterSound. These communities give guests an intimate experience of the 30-A lifestyle, from walking and biking along trails between shopping and dining to kayaking and canoeing on pristine dune lakes. The best way to experience 30-A is Beach Rentals of South Walton at 877-432-6023. ¤

Come Experience the Charm of Historic Gulf Beach Resort.

We are celebrating our 60th Year. Historic Gulf Beach Resort Motel 930 Ben Franklin Dr. • Sarasota, FL 34236 is located directly on Lido Beach in beautiful Sarasota; and is perfect for family reunions, vacations, beach weddings, or a romantic getaway. All 49 units are individually owned and decorated with no two units alike. Amenities include a heated pool, BBQ grills, picnic area, and shuffleboard courts. Maid service 941-388-2127 daily, except Sundays & Holidays. Ice 1-800-232-2489 Machine & Guest laundry facilities. Enjoy our private beach with beach chairs, tiki hut and volleyball net.

Walk to shops and dining at St. Armands Circle. Lowest rates on Lido Beach. April 16th rates start at $81/day, plus tax. Rates are based on 1-2 persons; extra person charge is $8/person/day. Children under 12 stay free. Check availability, view units and reserve on our website. Gulf Beach Resort Motel 930 Ben Franklin Drive Sarasota, Florida 34236 800-232-2489 ~ 941-388-2127 email: website: ¤

Charming Island Resort Directly on the Gulf of Mexico, a picturesque, first-class resort with 600 feet of private beach. Set amidst a tropical island. Nearby St. Armands Circle offers 150 shops and restaurants. Golf & Tennis nearby. Conference/Meeting facility on site.

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Imagine . . . A place where the sugar white sands are kissed by the sparkling emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico . . . One Seagrove Place offers the joy of magnificent sunsets from your gulf front balcony and a quiet place at the beach to enjoy family fun in the sun. One Seagrove Place offers lovely two-bedroom condominiums located in the heart of Seagrove Beach along scenic 30A just two miles east of Seaside Resort. OHIO ~ SPRING 2010

Property amenities include a beachside pool, lighted tennis court, complimentary chairs and umbrella in season. Walk to the area’s finest dining, unique shops and art galleries. COME AND ENJOY OUR PARADISE . . . YOU DESERVE IT!! One Seagrove Place 4100 East Scenic 30A Seagrove Beach, Florida 32459 800-368-9100 View and book units online. ¤