Pile of Amethysts at Panorama Mine
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Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine

On our recent trip to the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota, we stayed in Grand Marais. However, we decided to take a day trip to Thunder Bay, Ontario to visit one of Canada's amethyst mines. We selected the Amethyst Mine Panorama. This family owned mine is open to the public. At the Amethyst… Continue reading Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine

Close up of Cabana Bay refillable mug
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Cabana Bay Beach Resort Refillable Mugs

Cabana Bay Beach Resort is one of Universal Orlando's moderately priced resort hotels. This retro-beach themed resort is a super fun place to stay. And as you might expect, this awesome theme can be found on the Cabana Bay refillable mug! The resort's main dining area is the Bayliner Diner - A food court style… Continue reading Cabana Bay Beach Resort Refillable Mugs

Dolphin Lagoon, Beach Chairs, and Sandy Beach in Discovery Cove
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Is Discovery Cove Worth It?

Discovery Cove is a a day resort in Orlando, Florida. Oddly enough, this is one of the highest rated attractions in Orlando. Considering the competition, that's saying something! But, is Discovery Cove worth it? When I first heard about Discovery Cove, I thought it sounded awesome. But, after checking out the price? Nevermind. Later, I… Continue reading Is Discovery Cove Worth It?

Large Fish in the Georgia Aquarium
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The Georgia Aquarium

I had NO CLUE that one of the largest aquariums in the world is located in Atlanta, Georgia! The Georgia Aquarium is home to approximately 100,000 animals from all over the globe. Located in downtown Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium is near several Atlanta attractions including Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coca Cola, and CNN… Continue reading The Georgia Aquarium

Lights at Hogwarts Castle in Harry Potter World Orlando
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Harry Potter World Orlando Tips

What Harry Potter fan wouldn't love to stroll down the streets of Diagon Alley or savor a Butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks? We love "the boy who lived" at my house. So, Harry Potter World in Orlando was a MUST for my family! Officially named the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, this themed portion of… Continue reading Harry Potter World Orlando Tips

Front of the World of Coca Cola
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The World of Coca Cola

The World of Coca Cola is an attraction in downtown Atlanta which pays homage to all things Coca Cola. My time in Atlanta was very limited, but the World of Coca Cola was a must-see for me. Why? Coke is the only soda I drink! I wasn't quite sure what to expect here. In a… Continue reading The World of Coca Cola

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5 Awesome Easy National Park Hikes

The Yellowstone National Park Act was signed into law on March 1, 1872 by Ulysses S. Grant. This act created the world's first national park, Yellowstone. Since that time, the number of national parks in the United States has grown to 61. Each of these federally protected areas offers something memorable. In most parks, you'll… Continue reading 5 Awesome Easy National Park Hikes

View of Canyonlands Needles Rock Formations
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Awesome Easy Canyonlands Needles Hike: Pothole Point

Canyonlands National Park has three distinct districts: Islands in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze. These districts are separated by the Colorado River and its tributaries. And, each has unique characteristics. The Canyonlands Needles District boasts colorful sandstone spires and offers both hiking trails and 4 wheel drive roads to explore. View of the… Continue reading Awesome Easy Canyonlands Needles Hike: Pothole Point

Acadia Hike Jordan Pond Trail Boardwalk
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Awesome Easy Acadia Hike: Jordan Pond Path

Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island in Maine. It is the easternmost national park in the United States. In Acadia, the coast and the forest converge. So, there are a variety of trails to explore. One awesome easy Acadia hike to add to your to-do list is Jordan Pond Path. Acadia's Jordan… Continue reading Awesome Easy Acadia Hike: Jordan Pond Path

Fossil Exhibit Trail Badlands National Park
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Awesome Easy Badlands Hike: Fossil Exhibit Trail

Badlands National Park is located in South Dakota about an hour from Rapid City. Don't let the name fool you. The Badlands is not as desolate and dull as the name might imply. It is a beautiful landscape teeming with wildlife. Badlands National Park boasts several unique hiking trails such as the Notch Trail and… Continue reading Awesome Easy Badlands Hike: Fossil Exhibit Trail