Arts / Culture / History, Entertainment & shows, Family Fun, Texas

A Magical Day at the Magnolia Market in Waco Texas

Magnolia Market front of building

 

If you were a fan of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” then you’re familiar with Chip and Joanna Gaines’s, Magnolia Market at the Silos. Since its opening in 2015, the two-and-a-half acre property in downtown Waco, Texas, has become much more than a store—it has become a significant destination.

I recently had a fun day exploring all that Magnolia’s had to offer. Driving to the location, visitors first spot the two iconic grain silos. Across from them is the 20,000-square-foot Magnolia Market. The property also contains a bakery, a garden and garden shop, and an outdoor area with artificial turf where the entire family can toss a football, play corn-hole, eat a picnic lunch, or just enjoy the laid-back vibe. Be sure to snap a selfie in front of the famous silos and red vintage truck with the Magnolia Market sign bolted to it. 

To read my entire article go to TraveltheSouthbloggers.com.

 

 

 

Arts / Culture / History, Entertainment & shows, Family Fun, Food and Wine, Louisiana

Exploring Louisiana’s Plantation and Bayou Country

While the city of New Orleans is a popular destination, one only has to travel an hour or less outside the city to get a different perspective of Louisiana’s rich heritage and culture. Visit sugar cane plantations, Louisiana’s swamps and bayous and chow down on some local Cajun food.

Read my article at TraveltheSouthbloggers.com

 

Entertainment & shows, Family Fun, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Summer Fun in Myrtle Beach

Top Golf opens in Myrtle Beach
Top Golf offers fun for all golfers!

Myrtle Beach, SC, is a great year-round destination for families, and there’s definitely much more to do besides splashing in the waves.  Check out these recent additions for Summer 2019: Top Golf, the Pearl Harbor Exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium and the Simpson’s in 4D at Broadway at the Beach.

Click here to read more in my recent article for Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine:

Myrtle Beach, SC

The Simpsons in 4D at Aztec Theater
The Simpsons in 4D at Aztec Theater in Myrtle Beach, SC

 

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Pearl Harbor exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach
Disney, Entertainment & shows, Florida

More Disney Fun

Three Parks Offer New Adventures

Rivers of Light show at WDW Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s new Rivers of Light nighttime show.

Engage in intergalactic battles at the new Star Wars Launch Bay in Hollywood Studios, view the spectacular “Rivers of Light”nighttime show in Animal Kingdom, make an icy trek to Arendelle at Epcot’s “Frozen Ever After” attraction and become a globetrotter on “Soarin’ Around the World.”

This article appears in Allegiant’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker (Dec. ’16-Feb. ’17). Click here to read entire article.  more-disney-fun

Entertainment & shows, Family Fun, Food and Wine, Golf, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Roam: 3 Days in Myrtle Beach

A Great 3-Day Escape to Myrtle Beach

Discover the quirky charms of South Carolina’s most popular family vacation destination.

(This story appears in the March 2016 issue of West Jet Air’s in-flight magazine and was written by Sandra Chambers.)

Myrtle Beach Pier at State Park. (Photo courtesy of VisitMyrtleBeach.com)
Myrtle Beach Pier at State Park. (Photo courtesy of VisitMyrtleBeach.com)

Myrtle Beach’s 97 kilometres of picturesque coastline, aptly called the “Grand Strand,” is most famous for its bustling beach atmosphere, replete with live entertainment, amusement parks, acclaimed seafood restaurants, great shopping and world-class golf. But the area also has a quieter side thanks to the beaches, wetlands and quaint fishing villages on its southernmost end. Take an extra- long weekend to explore both the upbeat and the serene sides of this beloved coastal area.

Read the story: THREE DAYS In Myrtle Beach  OR  check out the entire March issue of the magazine. This article can be found on pages 23-25.