What to Do in Columbus, Georgia: Tourist Spots

I would love to go on a family trip soon and Columbus, Georgia is my place of choice. I am actually looking at different Columbus Georgia hotels right now, comparing rates and features across the board.

I know that Georgia is not the first choice for family trips but here are great attractions you can visit with your family, even with children below 10 years old!

Space Science Center, Columbus–This Science Center has been constructed with a view to providing exposure to children in the field of science and astronomy, and to satisfy their thirst for knowledge.

One of the less known Georgia attractions is Providence Canyon. Providence canyon is located about thirty miles east of Columbus, Georgia. The Providence Canyon is known as Georgia’s little Grand Canyon. Providence Canyon is a result of bad erosion control caused from southern farmers not taking adequate drainage and soil treatment back before anyone knew the effect it could have on nearby land.

National Civil War Naval Museum.
The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus is the only museum to address the naval history of both the Confederate and Union sides of the Civil War.

Springer Opera House.
Celebrating creativity and freedom of expression, the Springer Opera House is the South’s premier performing arts facility, built by theater and performing arts enthusiast, Francis Joseph Springer.

The nature tourist attractions are also a great attraction. My family loves walking around and sightseeing. And taking a lot of pictures. I am sure these memories would be great for our family albums.

Caribbean Vacations

The month of June seems to be the most favored month for weddings because its gorgeous weather and the availability of families to go on vacation. As such, destination weddings like the famous Caribbean hotels seem to fall on the month of June. The caribbean resorts are also a hit! Who would not want to hit two birds with one stone? You can get married, have a honeymoon AND travel and enjoy your caribbean vacation all at the same time by getting married at the beach.

For weddings, there are caribbean vacations and all inclusive vacations being offered by cruise ships and all-exclusive hotels and resorts.

For example, the Breezes Resort offers a wedding package that includes:

* Free Wedding with minimum 3-night stay (any category)
* Marriage license
* Minister fees
* Preparation of documents
* Affidavits
* Wedding planner
* Recorded music upon request
* Witnesses if needed
* Champagne or Sparkling cider
* Decorated wedding area
* Wedding cake
* Bouquet & boutonniere
* 4 Complimentary off-property wedding guest passes
* Candlelit dinner for bride & groom
* Continental breakfast in bed, morning after wedding

Breezes Resort has a full line of resorts across the globe but I like the one in Nassau, Bahamas the best:

The beach + Divine swimming pools = HEAVEN!

I always envy my relatives abroad who plan major vacations without a hassle just be logging in online and doing research on the web, even to the extent of making reservations, booking flights, and paying for hotel bookings. Where as here, I need to manually call each hotel, inquire, go the travel agency and book our flights. *sigh* Now, with the web site of Breezes Resorts, I can!

Going to China

I have always wanted to travel and see Asia first before I get to explore the rest of the world. So while everybody is busy dreaming and planning their europe tours, ireland tours and australia tours, I am busy trying to map out my itinerary to China.

I have learned that a booked China tour would be the best choice for the travelers first visit to experience the exoticism of China. Scheduled tours mean that you will have some professional tour operators to help with the travel arrangements like booking hotels, customizing the tours in China. In this way, the tour operators and tour guides not only give knowledgeable information about the tourists attractions where you will visit, but also you can acquainted with the locals very well along the trip.

Here are some of the places I want to be able to see:
1. Great Wall of China
2. Xian
3. Beijing has plenty of cultural and historical remains throughout the world, Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace, are the places you never to miss.
4. No China tour is perfect without touring the wonderful scenery of Guilin, where rivers and karst peaks covered in lush greenery. If asked which of China’s natural scenery is the best to see, most Chinese people are certainly to point out to the beautiful scenery of the Guilin area, as the ancient Chinese saying goes: Guilin’s attractions top China.

Collette Vacations offer a 13-day best of China tour starting at $1,949!

Wishing for an all inclusive family vacation to Jamaica

I could really use a break right now, I want to go somewhere to relax and unwind. Jamaica vacations comes to mind. My dad has been to the Caribbean a few times and he would always say how beautiful the resorts are, he loved going to the beach to just admire the wonderful view around him. My dad loves his job because he has been able to visit a lot of wonderful countries, yes he travels for work but he was able also to get a day or two just to go sight seeing like a normal tourist. He has been to a lot of different countries, even Negril Jamaica and Portugal. Of course if I could go to Jamaica I would want to get an inclusive Jamaica holiday package to make sure I get all the relaxation I need not to mention the pampering and good food. I would of family friendly activities we could do together and at the same time plan for a romantic date with my husband as well. We all love the beach so I’m sure there will be plenty for us to do and we will have a great time.

Travel Plans

We are currently planning our holidays and business trips for next year, at least for the first six months of the year 2011. I noticed that our previous travels have been really quick ones that we never really got the chance to go on famous national parks tours and savor every moment on foreign land. Sure, we got to immerse on local culture via food and shopping sprees but we usually lacked the time to visit and enjoy art in museums & theaters. So our priority for next year is to go on less number of trips abroad but we will make each trip longer than previous holidays. This is to make room for more activities in each destination. We have gone on Europe tours before so our main target is to go on Asia tours for a different perspective. I am currently doing my research and found that the site of Collette Vacations provide various resources and incredible information on different destinations. I cannot believe I never consulted this site before! The escorted tours and packages seem complete and extensive. I feel it will be a good idea to deal with them because the trips seem complete and extensive, just the way I envision our next trips to be.

Mango Shake in my Hand, the Sand in my Toes with the Sun Up Ahead

My family has one thing in common when we go on our affordable family vacations – we love to enjoy a day in the pool with our mango shakes. With family vacation packages being offered by almost every hotel and resort this season, I can even plan more than one trip for the summer! Going out of the country would be our ultimate dream family vacation destinations – Breezes Hotels in Jamaica have great family vacation packages, who knows? We might go there soon!

Vacation Ideas for All Sorts

There are a lot of decisions to make when you begin planning a vacation. Are you going to bring the children, or will it be just a romantic getaway? Are you going to camp under the stars, reserve a hotel, or stay in holiday rentals? Do you want adventure, or just ordinary sightseeing? While you are contemplating your choices, here are a few more to entice you out of the house.

If you don’t have time for a full vacation, you could take a miniature vacation. Day trips could be to nearby historic sites or amusement parks, with something a little extra. For instance, while visiting Disneyland, you could take a morning hot air balloon ride to get a bird’s eye view of Florida. Orlando Balloon Rides will serve you breakfast as you float around. If you’re in Las Vegas and you like to get up early, Wild West Horseback adventures invites you to the Maverick Ranch for a cowboy’s breakfast and trail ride through Nevada’s desert landscape.

If you like the trail ride, you could try a longer western adventure in Wyoming, where Wagons West Wyoming will take you on an authentic covered-wagon trek through Bridger-Teton National Park. You’ll be a little closer to nature after sleeping under the starts and eating from the chuck wagon.

If you like your creature comforts, you can see a large city, like Dublin, from the comfort of someone else’s home. Reserve a holiday rental and be right in the middle of life in the city, close to local attractions and shops, and able to cook your own food if you want to stay in. In Dublin, you could take day trips to nearby castles and keep the holiday rental as your home base.

There are a lot of different ways to see the world. Choose a way and a place that fit your style and go exploring.

Things to do in Arizona

imageWhen you are in Arizona, there are a dozen things you need to try, see and there are even a lot of specialty foods you need to eat. Especially when you visit Arizona in the summer! This year, you can try and take them to Arizona’s Red Rock Country in Sedona — recently named one of the top five destinations in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.

For outdoorsy families, you can try biking and hiking. The Grand Canyon is also just a few hours away. You can catch the Grand Canyon Railway.  The train takes out from Williams to the Grand Canyon and back.  The trip itself is filled with great scenery. Finally you need to try the Sedona hot air balloon rides offered by Sky High Balloons! The Sedona balloon ride they offer is one of a kind, with the "Splash ‘n Dash" where the balloon descends momentarily on water for a gentle ride. This fantastic flight also offers low contour flying for spotting native wildlife and an ascent for just a hint of high altitude enjoyment.

Just remember the Sedona hot air balloon ride offered by Sky High Balloons fly the "T-Baskets", the best, and safest gondolas on the market! You are in good hands with their commercially licensed pilots authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration!