Rapid City – Ready for Review

Mt Rushmore Rapid CityRapid City is one of the best locations to visit, especially during the summer. We are going to be reviewing Rapid City and the surrounding area over the next few weeks. Check back for exciting information about Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands, Crazy Horse, and other great sites and attractions!

We may also may have some hotels to review for you! Check back in a few days for more on Rapid City!

National WWII Museum welcomes 4 millionth visitor – Destinations – Boston.com

When you think about New Orleans, it is doubtful that World War II comes to mind. But for our 4,000,000 people, New Orleans is exactly the place to learn more about the global conflict.

Founded in the year 2000, the WW II Museum give a historical account of the war. Divided into two sections (Pacific and European theaters) the historical site welcomes about 400,000 visitors annually. During 2014, almost 500,000 people have visited already.

You can find out more about the 4,000,000th visitor by following the link below:

National WWII Museum welcomes 4 millionth visitor 

 

To Find out more about the WW II Museum and how to visit, follow this link: WW II Museum

Travel Boldly

Mt. Evans is one of the fifty-four peaks in Colorado which are over 14,000 feel tall.  It also happens to be the tallest point in the state of Colorado.

Jerome Shaw gives a personal look at this majestic peak in his blog. You can follow the link below to learn more.

Travel Boldly.

Disneyland offers military discounts on 3-day tickets

If you have ever traveled to a Disney Theme Park, you know just how much the tickets can be. That is why the announcement of discounts for active or retired military persons is great news.

Disneyland is offering a 50% discount to those mentioned above. This includes the Coast Guard and the National Guard and Reserves!

Click on the link below to find more incredible news for these savings.

 

Disneyland offers military discounts on 3-day tickets.

FAA Orders US Air Carriers to Suspend All Flights to Tel Aviv – ABC News

With events unfolding in Israel, the FAA has ordered US airline carriers to suspend all flights to Tel Aviv. After the recent downing of the Malaysian Airliner over the Ukraine, another battleground, the FAA is taking no chances.

The suspension is not expected to last indefinitely, however, be sure to check on the status of your flight if you are scheduled to fly to Tel Aviv or any other nearby area.

FAA Orders US Air Carriers to Suspend All Flights to Tel Aviv.

Mel Fisher Museum

Treasure at the Mel Fisher Museum in Key West Florida

Treasure at the Mel Fisher Museum in Key West Florida

If you are one who loves stories about old naval ships and lost treasures rediscovered, then the Mel Fisher Museum in Key West Florida is the perfect place for you.

Every day Mel was heard saying “Today is the Day”. Finally, 30 years ago his day finally came when he and his team discovered a Spanish ship which had sunk laden with tons of gold and silver.

After many fruitless days, Mel and his group found what they were looking for. You can see many of his discovered treasures at the Mel Fisher Museum.

MEL FISHER MARITIME HERITAGE SOCIETY and MUSEUM
200 Greene Street
Key West, Florida 33040
305.294.2633
office@melfisher.org

This is one place you will want to visit. Gold, silver, emeralds, old coins, and many other artifacts are on display at the museum. In addition to these things, there are other exhibits on display. These do rotate from time to time, so call ahead to find out more.

Skip Lines & Pay Less

My Opinion on this Article

I really agreed with what was posted below by the AP. It makes sense. Skip lines and saving money is something that I have been preaching (and practicing) for years. Why ever pay full price for anything? If you can save money, take advantage. I love the GoCard, the City Pass, and other travel savings programs. It just makes sense. Purchase a pass that gives you multiple entries for a huge discounted price.

When I was working as a group travel coordinator, we utilized the power of these cards over and over. If you can save some money on tickets or attractions, Go For IT! So, the information below is really appropriate!



NEW YORK — Skip lines, pay less and get your money back for tickets you bought but didn’t use?

Not a bad vacation, if you do the research ahead of time. That’s the goal of a new line of travel passes called Go Select by Smart Destinations, which takes the traditional city travel pass (pay one price to visit a set list of sites for a certain number of days) and lets vacationers pick out only the attractions they want. The more attractions, the higher the discounts. If you didn’t make it to all your destinations, you have a year to ask for a refund.

“It’s taken an entire city and made it like a theme park experience,” said Smart Destinations president Cecilia Dahl.

Smart Destinations has been selling its traditional unlimited-visit Go City cards in 14 U.S. cities, including Miami, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. The company negotiates discounted rates with individual attractions and then bundles them to customers, who can then use the pass to skip ticket lines at each site.

But this summer, the company added customizable passes called Go Select for a number of destinations, including New York, Chicago, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oahu, Hawaii. (Three more cards are being added within the next few weeks: Seattle, Orlando, Fla., and Blue Ridge, which is mainly in and around Asheville, N.C.) The new product lets consumers choose which attractions they want to see. You pay discounted prices that get steeper the more attractions you choose. The top discount is 36 percent off gate price for all entry fees, Dahl said. But you’d have to buy at least a half-dozen attractions to achieve that savings. Typically, the minimum discount is 10 percent for two items.

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Cheap Travel, Family Vacations Don’t Have to be Staycations

My Take on this Post

As you read the post below by Mark Whysall, he has some really good ideas. I like his suggestions to visit a National Park, South Dakota, or places like Niagara Falls. One of my favorite places to travel and save money is Washington DC! Everything is FREE and you can stay in a hotel outside of the city and take the DC Metro into the city. So many wonderful things to see and do.


Cheap Travel
Feeling the economic crunch, but still wanting a getaway? You’re not alone. You can still take that family vacation over the summer and not completely drain your wallet. Here are some interesting and affordable vacations you can enjoy by yourself or with your family.

Family Vacations

Take a camping trip to a national park. Yellowstone National Park is one example. If you travel by car or RV, you can get a pass for $25. The pass is good for seven days’ entrance to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. Campsite is available in on a first-come, first-served basis. Rates range from $12 to $37 per night depending on the camping area and whether you need a tent site or an RV site.

Inexpensive Attractions

Niagara Falls isn’t just for honeymooners. There are many free and inexpensive attractions to see while you are there. You can purchase a Niagara USA Discovery Pass for $33 for adults and $26 for children 6 through 12. The pass gets you into five different attractions – The Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara: Legends of Adventure Theater, Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds Trip and the Discover Center. To cut the cost of lodging, consider staying at a campground or hostel.

The Black Hills area of South Dakota is another affordable vacation. Visit museums, waterparks, goldmines, caves and animals. You can get a tour and pan for gemstones in the Black Hills Caverns for $8.95 per person. Of course, there are Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Monument, The Badlands and Custer State Park to visit while you’re in the area. There are numerous packages available for families starting at $340 for a family of four.


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Chicago-Best in the Midwest!

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When people think about vacationing in the Mid-West, Chicago is certainly one of the most popular destinations that comes to mind…and with good reason. Chicago, or the “Windy City” has more to offer than almost any other family vacation destination.

It all starts with the world-class attractions. Places like the Museum of Science & Industry, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum and others. Also, attractions like the Sear’s Tower (ok, its really called Willis Tower, but we are old school), the Hancock Observatory, Navy Pier and more all bring millions of visitors to Chicago every year. Plus, you can see amazing entertainment like “The Blue Man Group” as well as see great sports teams like the Chicago Bulls, the Blackhawks, and the Cubs (they may not win much, but people love them). Of course there are White Sox fans out there too.

There is so much to see and do in Chicago that you need to learn more before planning any vacation. So, we have dedicated an entire website to Chicago alone. Here you will find the best places to visit, hotel prices, discount tours, and discount multi-attraction passes. Its all on our Chicago Family Vacations site, so be sure to visit!

Canada Vacations

Family Vacations is proud to now offer discounted tours and information for the most-popular Canadian destinations. Our continuing efforts to bring you the best family vacation destinations have enabled us to now bring you great tours and attractions from the best vacation locations in Canada.
Each link below will take you to the most popular and high-demanded tours and attractions in Canada. Click the link and you are on your way to exciting tours, attractions, & savings!

Banff Provincial Park
CalgaryMontreal

Niagara Falls
Ottawa
Quebec City
Toronto
Vancouver
Victoria
Whistler