Archive for August, 2012

postheadericon Camping Near DuPont State Forest, NC: Black Forest Family Campground

Black Forest Family Campground~Not Your Ordinary Campground

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postheadericon A Great Way To Spend and Afternoon: Maui Ocean Center

 

Maui Ocean Center~The Hawaiian Aquarium

Maui Ocean Center

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postheadericon Snorkeling in Maui: 4 Must-Do Spots

Did you know that the Valley Isle has more miles of swimmable beach than any other Hawaiian Island?  That is probably why it is so difficult to narrow down a list of must-do places to snorkel because there are just so many great spots!  With average year round temperatures of 75-85-degrees and beautiful blue water, Maui has become a location that produces world class surfing, windsurfing, diving, and snorkeling beaches!  If you want to see beautiful tropical fish and sea turtles here are 4 places that we recommend for snorkeling in Maui!  

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postheadericon Black Rock at Kaanapali Beach

Kaanapali Beach is stunning.  It may be one of the best beaches on the island and, in my opinion, one of my favorite beaches ever!  The contrast of colors will take your breath away with its beautiful turquoise water and rose colored sand!  The snorkeling is amazing and the backdrop is Lanai and Molokai…seriously, what’s not to love about it!! 

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postheadericon Lazy 5 Ranch ~ There’s Nothing Quite Like It!

Wagon Ride at Lazy 5 Ranch

Giggles and Squeals! 

That is the sound you will here when you visit this truly unique drive thru animal park located in Mooresville, North Carolina!  The excitement and joy from getting up close and personal with over 750 animals from 6 different continents will do nothing but put a smile on your face and there is really nothing else quite like it!  Even the ‘big’ kids will enjoy this place!  From Giraffes to Texas Longhorn Cows, Zebras to Kangeroos, the ranch is budding both domestic and exotic animals! 

Lazy 5 Ranch Animals

What is Lazy 5 Ranch?

Lazy 5 Ranch is an animal park that has over 750 species of animals from 6 different continents, some exotic.  The main attraction is the 3.5-mile safari that you can can enjoy by horse-drawn wagon or by driving your own vehicle.  Animals will come right up to you and eat out of the feed buckets!  The park also offers a petting area, playground, and covered shelter (often used for birthday parties)!

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postheadericon D.T. Fleming Beach Park, Maui

D.T. Fleming Beach

D.T. Fleming Beach Park:

America’s Best Beach 2006

Tis little beach offers good swimming and boogie boarding, but I’m not quite sure how it was named the Best Beach in America back in 2006?!  We enjoyed it on a quiet morning where there wasn’t much going on and it was quite peaceful with beautiful views of the coastline, but if you’re looking for take-your-breath-away beauty you might want to skip this one 😉 

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