Archive for April, 2010

If you didn’t know it by now, Virginia has largest variety of attractive cool places for travel with kid. Not just museums but has truly cool things to do, places to visit, and breathtaking experiences.

To start with the palpable, Virginia’s theme parks provide to all ages but can be the most fun, perhaps, for teenagers looking for an excitement. They’ll get their kicks on rides like the speedy new Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion or the stomach-in-your-throat free-fall drop of Griffon at Busch Gardens

LibertyMountain Snowflex Centre is one of the hottest things for kids are the chance to ski during the summer. Virginia has some more attractive cool opportunities, too. The Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge 

is way cool. There, the animals rove free and you ride through their habitat on a tractor-drawn wagon. Armed with a bucket of grain, you can feed the residents as you ride. Don’t be worried, but there are tigers and cheetahs, too separate from the general population, sure. You’ll also see free-flight birds, and can feed giraffes from their height. It’s an ideal place to spend the day.

One of the excellent electrifying places for the smallest family member is the Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Several acres have been dedicated to hands-on agriculture, treehouse fun, and water play. The treehouse is almost certainly unlike anything you’ve ever seen. You might just want to make one of your own! Never fear no one actually has to climb a tree; kids and families of all abilities can soar above the garden in this magical look-out. See the calendar for special family programming and events.

For more info, check out the Cool Places for Kids



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The Fitzpatrick Hotel Group the first Irish-owned hotel company to manage in the US has launched the “Visit Ireland in New York ” package, giving travelers the chance to experience the astonishing amenities, services and hospitality of its two lavishness hotels, the Fitzpatrick Manhattan and the Fitzpatrick Grand Central, while learning about the deep bonds between New York and Ireland.

Along with two nights’ luxurious lodgings for two at either the Fitzpatrick Manhattan or the Fitzpatrick Grand Central, this package offers a glimpse of Irish immigrant life with tickets to the New York City Tenement Museum and a reminder of the lives lost throughout the great Irish famine with a visit to the Irish Hunger Memorial.

Visitors can also enjoy a lunch or dinner from the “Irish Classics” menu at either the Wheeltapper at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central or the Fitz at the Fitzpatrick Manhattan. Plus, each morning visitors can found their day with Executive Chef James Donahue’s illustrious Irish breakfast and luxury with a mouth-wateringly classic ambiance in the heart of midtown provides an elegant ambiance ideal for a business trip or a family vacation in New York City. The Visit Ireland in New York package is available from now until 4th September 2010.

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Theme cruises are a huge means to combine much-needed holiday time with personal interests – whether you’re a foodie who wants to spend time at sea with Cat Cora or a rocker who can’t wait to ride the waves with Kid Rock.

The big tickets this year, though, are for vampire-themed cruises, clearly targeting fans of Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or true Blood.

The team at Cruise Critic  has released a list of the top cruises for lovers of all things vampire. Sink your teeth into one of these spooktacular voyages:

Alaska Twilight cruise & convention: Meet Twilight stars Alex Meraz (Paul), Michael Welch (Mike), and Jodelle Ferland (Bree) and attend a costume ball on board this excursion along the Alaskan coast.

Visit Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania: Board Viking River Cruises’ eastern Europe river cruise into Romania. Disembark for a tour of Bram Castle, also known as “Dracula’s Castle” and the former home of Vlad the Impaler.

Interview with the Vampire in New Orleans: Anne Rice’s home is also the setting for much of her novel, Interview with the Vampire. New Orleans offers many tours based on its vampire heritage, so before heading to the port to take off on your Caribbean cruise, and spend a few extra days exploring the city’s vampire culture.

Gothic cruise & masquerade ball: Fans of goth and industrial music have set sail on this theme cruise for the past 15 years. The Carnival Liberty will set sail in September with a dress code for formal evenings of Victorian goth.

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Statistics published by the Skyscanner website revealed that America is enjoying a surge inattractiveness as a holiday destination, partially due to better economic conditions. Last week, US President Barack Obama also signed into law the new Tourism Promotion Bill, so customers can expect more huge deals for USA holidays this year. The Skyscanner figures showed that up to now this year there has been a massive 130 per cent rise in internet searches for cheap flights to the USA, compared to the same time in 2009. British holidaymakers are the probably to search for the flights, followed by Germans and Italians. There are few surprises when it comes to the favorite choice of American destinations, though. In the top ten you will find people looking for cheap flights to Atlanta, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Francisco and Virginia.

It is also expected that the demand for cheap flights to Florida remains high. Orlando is the home of the world’s most famous theme park – Walt Disney World – as well as many others, while Miami’s glamour and sun kissed beaches exercise a tempting attraction.

Tourism heads generally consider that the sector is going to pick up in 2010, and the US travel industry appears found to be ready. The advice is to frequently check online for the best deals and the reasonable flights to the USA.

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Virginia has great tourists’ magnetism collection. So, it doesn’t issue where you are in Virginia, We found a breathtaking family event that all of you can enjoy.

The smallest member of the family will adore traveling thistle Cove Farm in Tazewell during Sheep Shearing Day.  

Hope for kind breezes for the Blue Ridge Kite Festival in Salem! Get there quick (begins at 10 a.m.) so your kid can be one of the first 1,000 to get (April 17) a free kite and t-shirt.

With your regular admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, you truly enjoy the Children’s spring fling! Introduce your child to environmental stewardship while swing in’ to the beat of family-friendly music. Remember, that April 25 is Regular Admission date.

Furthermore, Adventurous kids and parents can learn how to kayak together in Martinsville with the local YMCA and Smith River Adventure Outfitters. Get skilled in kayaking basics!

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Opposite from the frontage way in of Disneyland is an further beautiful theme park, California Adventure. You can’t miss (during visit of this park) the scale model of the Golden Gate bridge marking the entry way. I was looking forward to the attractions, shows and experiences that would welcome us back to our home state.

When we were there and passed the Golden Gate bridge, we paused. This more than an enjoyment park.  It was a welcome home moment. We waited in line for a long time for a seat on the Soaring California ride. Once inside we strapped into a chair lift seat, hovering under a hang glider. We were gently raised airborne and the screen in front of us place it all into viewpoint. 

At one more magnetism we pursued the giant ant trail down into the catacombs of a very special show. This was 3D amusement. Tiny butterflies moved toward very close to welcome us. Every so often, pieces projected into our space.

The finaly we say that it was great fun. We were really enjoy there and It was a great adventure back home.

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Check the crazy rock formations Chris Sharma climbs in this video recording. Hooked to bouldering, deep-water performing, and sport climbing, the Santa Cruz native spends 11 months a year in exotic locales, hanging off unbelievable hunks of rock sculpted by centuries of erosion.

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