Review: Cherokee Park Colorado Dude Ranch

Review: Cherokee Park Colorado Dude Ranch

By Julie Bielenberg It’s always the simplest and most basic of things that you remember, and usually, the first time you attempt something. Case in point—square dancing. Taught all over the world, you would be surprised how many folks have never given it a go. Square Dancing’s roots originate in 17th Century Europe, but the(…)

Strategies For Your Road Trip: Getting There Without Getting Off Track

By Jen Murphy Our family loves to travel. We have taken short road trips to visit relatives, long road trips to national parks, airplane trips across the country, and we’ve even ventured abroad. My kids have been raised to travel from a young age, and they love exploring new places almost as much as their dad(…)

North Carolina: Outer Banks

North Carolina: Outer Banks

By Julie Bielenberg “The Outer Banks is a 100-mile long strip of land, often no more than a quarter-mile wide, squeezed between the ocean and intercoastal waterways. Most people rent vacation homes for long summer weekends to enjoy the relaxing beach atmosphere. The flora and fauna is quite unique due to the huge estuary. There are lighthouses to explore(…)

North Carolina: Southport and Washington

North Carolina: Southport and Washington

By Julie Bielenberg Southport, North Carolina: “The quietest fishing spot” After picking up my mother at the Raleigh airport, we headed due southeast about three hours to the coastal town aptly named Southport. While its sister town Wilmington gets lots of attention, it’s the more quiet and water-rich nature of this town that caught our attention. With a(…)

The Carolinas’ Coast is a-Callin’

By Julie Bielenberg Whether it’s the ultimate rock collection, a fishing trip to the Eastern Seaboard’s largest estuary or a Civil War walking tour, the Carolinas will warm you—no matter the season—with history, Southern hospitality, fresh catch and some of the best beaches in the nation. This entire journey really began with my editor and I conversing at(…)