Family Fun, Food and Wine, North Carolina

Calabash, NC: A Coastal Adventure

Calabash Riverfront. (Photo by Sandra Chambers)

Located just 30 minutes north of the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, lies a quaint fishing town that has garnered the moniker of “The Seafood Capital of the World” for once having 30 restaurants within a square mile. It is also the birthplace of Calabash-style seafood.

Calabash Oysters (Photo by Sandra Chambers)

In addition to its great seafood, Calabash, North Carolina, is a fun day trip offering a picturesque waterfront lined with shrimp boats: a marketplace that features works by Carolina artists: a block-wide mercantile offering a variety of unique wares as well as a Christmas shop; a local creamery dipping up delicious homemade ice cream and boat tour adventures. 

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Disney, Entertainment & shows, Family Fun, Florida, Resorts, B&Bs, Inns, Uncategorized

Epcot’s Multi-Year Transformation

(David Roark, photographer)

EPCOT is undergoing one of the largest transformations of any Disney park in history. It was due to be completed by the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World on October 1, 2021, but was delayed because of COVID. Many of the new rides, experiences and restaurants are now open and several more are due at EPCOT to open summer of 2022. One of the most anticipated rides at EPCOT, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, opens May 27th. This new family-thrill coaster takes guests on an intergalactic chase through time and space. The coaster rotates 360 degrees, features the first reverse launch on any Disney coaster and will be one of the longest fully enclosed coasters in the world. 

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Arts / Culture / History, Family Fun, Food and Wine, Georgia

Visit Georgia’s Family-Friendly Island

Tybee Island, GA

Tybee Island has a laid-back, low-key feel reminiscent of a 50’s and 60’s beach town replete with quaint cottages, mom & pop eateries and a wide five-mile long sandy beach with plenty of space to park an umbrella and chair, build a sandcastle or toss a Frisbee.

Beautiful Tybee Island offers an abundance of fun adventures for every member of the family, including beach and water sport enthusiasts, history buffs, nature lovers, seafood aficionados and shoppers.

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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. 

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Family Fun, Resorts, B&Bs, Inns, South Carolina

A Weekend Getaway to the Hammock Coast

South Carolina’s Hammock Coast offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of some larger popular beach destinations. Located just south of Myrtle Beach, visitors will discover pristine beaches, small-town beauty and a variety of activities for every member of the family. 

My husband and I visited Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island, two of the six areas that make up the Hammock Coast. We stayed at the beautiful Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, a great destination in itself and a jumping off point to explore the area.

Whether you prefer a beach ball or a golf ball, Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort is the perfect location for a weekend get-a-way to the Hammock Coast. The resort offers a variety of accommodations including beachfront condos, lakeside villas and homes. We stayed at Bridgewater, which features one- and two-bedroom condos with king or queen beds, a living area, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and a balcony with breathtaking views of the  Atlantic Ocean. The private one-mile beach is just steps away, as well as an indoor and outdoor pool, a lazy river, and pool play plaza.  

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