Author Archives: Sandra Chambers

Discover Jacksonville’s Craft Brew Scene

Bold City Brewery on JAX Ale Trail

 

THE JAX ALE TRAIL OFFERS THIRST-QUENCHING ADVENTURES
Even though Jacksonville is located on the East Coast, it has a reputation as the “Wild West” of beers for its ingenious craftsmanship and tap room experiences, and there’s no better way to experience these innovative beers than on the Jax Ale Trail.

Since the trail began in 2014, Jacksonville has quickly risen to the top of Florida’s beer scene, becoming a competitive destination for beer travel and earning a spot in Livability.com’s 99 Best Beer Cities in the nation.

Read full article at: JAX Craft Beer Scene copy

 

 

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READY, SET, PLAY! Toy Story Land Opens at WDW

Toy Story Land to Open at Walt Disney World June 30

Inspired by Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story” films, the long-awaited Toy Story Land officially opened this summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Toy Story fun is shared throughout the park with the new H2O Glow nighttime pool party at Typhoon Lagoon, Pixar Play at the Contemporary Resort and “The Music of Pixar Live! Show.”

Check out my entire story currently in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. READY, SET, PLAY! pdf

PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES AND HEAD TO THE DIRTY DANCING FESTIVAL IN LAKE LURE, NC

Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure, NC

Lake Lure, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, is a great destination any time of year, but it’s especially fun to visit during the Annual Dirty Dancing Festival which will be held August 24th—25th of this year. I attended last year’s 8th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival which marked the 30th anniversary of the movie and definitely “had the time of my life”!

To read more about the Festival and what to do while visiting Lake Lure, check out my article at: TraveltheSouthBloggers.

 

Toy Story Land to Open June 30th at WDW

Toy Story World at Walt Disney World
Toys are taking over Walt Disney World!  Starting this Saturday, June 30, guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be able to experience a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only Disney can create.
The new Toy Story Land, inspired by Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story films, invites guests of all ages to be “honorary toys” and immerse themselves in the whimsical world of a child’s imagination – just like in the popular films.
Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, Slinky Dog, the Aliens, Green Army Men and other fun-loving Toy Story characters come to life in Andy’s awesome backyard.
The land offers the best playtime ever. Guests will hop on Slinky Dog Dash for a family-friendly roller coaster ride, take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers and go for the high score playing midway games on Toy Story Mania!
The new land is the largest expansion in Disney’s Hollywood Studios 29-year history.
(Content and photos courtesy of WDWNews)

Hendersonville’s Unexpected Food Finds

From cricket tacos to fried chicken, handmade donuts and award-winning desserts, this small North Carolina mountain town is a foodie destination just waiting to be discovered.

Check out the story that was published in Allegiant’s in-flight magazine. Hendersonville’s Unexpected Food Finds.copy

Fun restaurant finds in Hendersonville, NC

Cricket Tacos are a hit at NeverBlue

Asheville, NC: Discover Small Town Flavor with a Mix of Sophistication

Asheville, NC, skyline

With the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, the town of Asheville has morphed into more than just a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. This small mountain town, known as the “Paris of the South,” is a hotspot for farm-to-table restaurants, lively music, arts and crafts, upscale shopping and a wide variety of seasonal festivals.

Click here to read full article. 

25th International Flower & Garden Festival

Belle & Beast topiary is one of more than 100 festive topiaries featuring favorite Disney characters.

 

Richly hued flowers and floating gardens adorn the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

Spring is a great time to visit Walt Disney World and especially Epcot during its annual 90-day International Flower & Garden Festival. Be prepared to be wowed by millions of brilliant blossoms, more than 100 festive topiaries featuring favorite Disney characters, 220 mini-floating gardens and Disney-crafted “flower towers.” During this event from February 28th to May 28th, guests will also enjoy cuisine from 15 outdoor kitchens and top-notch musical acts.

Check my entire article in Allegiant Airline’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker:  Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2018 copy