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.

 

 

 

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.  

Read my entire article at 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

 

Arts / Culture / History, Disney, Family Fun, Florida

Epcot’s Upcoming Transformation

Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience, the first in-depth look at the historic transformation already underway at Epcot. A 360-degree film presentation features upcoming attractions in development and projection-mapping technology highlights an artfully designed model of the park. (David Roark, photographer)

 

Click link to see my article for Allegiant’s  Sunseeker Magazine.

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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:

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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