Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Destinations Without The Beach

According to AAA, a near-record number of people will hit the road this Memorial Day weekend, and a lot of those travelers will be heading for the beach. But if you're not the beachy type and could do without the sand in your shorts, there are plenty of other fun places to visit over the…

America's Best Food Cities

Earlier this spring, I took my family on a trip to New Orleans. We met up with some friends of mine, one of whom is a chef. I highly recommend touring any city with a chef. They have a nose for finding the best places to eat. Of course, it's almost impossible to find a…

Fun And Fascinating Spring Break Experiences In NC

Spring break is almost here! Where are you going to take your kids? You don't have to go far to find fun and fascinating experiences for the whole family. According to Carolina Publishing and Associates' annual survey of the most visited historic attractions in North Carolina, these places should be on your itinerary: 1. NC Museum of…

Peace Education

Jessica Van Cleave, a guest on the Francene Marie show, is part of a program to facilitate  youth exposure to different cultures around the globe called the Children's International Summer Village (CISV).  Through the CISV program she teaches on matters such as peace education, nutrition, and dental care.  Students learn the history of other countries…

Top 10 Spring Break Destinations For Families

In less than a month, you might be hitting the road for a spring break adventure with your kids. But where should you go? Here are ten of America's most popular spring break destinations for families: Acadia National Park (Maine) - Stunning coastline and the freshest lobster anywhere. Grand Canyon (Arizona) - Everyone should see it…

NC Hot Spot Lands On 'Coolest Places' List

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to do more traveling? Forbes has released its list of "The 15 Coolest Places to Visit in 2018" and it includes some very exotic and exciting locales. I mean, who wouldn't want to explore Chile, Chad, Malawi, Milan, Tanzania, and Tasmania? And then there's Asheville, NC. Yup, the…