Castaway Cay IS A Dream...

Did you know that Disney has their own private island? I had NO IDEA til I took this Disney Cruise. Today we went ashore to Castaway Cay. One of the most stunning places I've ever seen! The island is gorgeous...white sand, magnificent water, and fun for everyone. You can rent floats and tubes, snorkel, enjoy…

Postcard From Puerto Rico

When I plan a family vacation, it doesn't always go the way I hope. However, I hit a homerun with our trip to Puerto Rico last week. Spanish is the predominant language and they sometimes use the metric system in Puerto Rico, but the money is same as everywhere else in the U.S. and you…

Top 10 Things To Do Before School Starts

Believe it or not, there's only a month left until the end of summer break. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools begin a new academic year on Monday, August 28th. So little time, so much to do! Here's a list of things you might need to tackle before the kids go back to school: 10. Find some community service…

Why You Don't See Great White Sharks At Aquariums

It's almost here! Shark Week begins this Sunday (7/23) and you may have already set your DVR to record everything Discovery will be airing. The show I'm most eagerly awaiting is Phelps vs. Shark: The Battle for Ocean Supremacy, in which Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps takes on a fast and ferocious great white shark.…

See NC's New Island!

I'd like to say this little island 'has appeared out of nowhere,' but odds are, it's been a gradual build up of sand, courtesy of waves, and tides...maybe with a little help from the gulf stream?

Top 10 Family-Friendly Spring Break Destinations

Do you have your Spring Break travel plans pinned down yet? There's still time to put together a memorable vacation for your family, and you don't even need passports for these exciting destinations: 10. Puerto Rico (It's a U.S. commonwealth) 9. Colonial Williamsburg (Living history) 8. Vermont (Spring skiing and maple syrup) 7. San Diego…