Backpacks for Charity

There are several sites on the web, that describe programs that provide backpacks full of school supplies to needy children, and backpacks full of toiletries and other necessities for wounded military personnel and for victims of disasters. A sixteen year old girl, with the help of her Mom and some friends, bought 200 backpacks and filled them with toiletries and other necessities for the victims of Huuricane Katrina. They did this with their own funds except for a wonderful donor who provided the money for shipping the backpacks to the affected area. There are several church groups all over the country, that have programs which provide backpacks stuffed with all sorts of school supplies, such as notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, …

Awareness And Cooperation Equal Safety And Fun When Families Visit Parks

Many parents are finding that with a little bit of care and planning, fun and safety can go hand in hand when they visit a theme park with their children. “Parents and guardians can provide great examples for children of all ages,” said Charlie Bray, President and CEO of International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). “As these adults exhibit safe behavior in a fun way, children will also find motivation to practice safe habits at every theme park, water park, museum and other attractions they visit.” Here are some tips on how families can join the parks and attractions industry as “partners in safety” from a Web site called ticketforfun.com. The site offers consumers a comprehensive online directory …

Senior Golf Resorts In Orlando

Many senior golf resorts offer golfing every day along with a stay at the golfing resort. One place that has accommodations and golfing is down in Florida by Walt Disney World. The villas and resorts are beautifully decorated and the golf courses are within seven miles from where you stay. There are five golf courses in that area such as Highlands Reserve Golf Club, Champions Gate Golf Resort, Ridgewood Lakes Golf Club, Mystic Dunes and Celebration Golf Club. You could spend a week and play a different course every day. These golf courses have been home to some of the best-known senior golf tournaments. The Celebration Golf Club has a half a day senior golf school where you can receive …

Birding Trails – Florida

If you’re into birding, finding new trails is always an enjoyable task. Here’s a primer on birding trails in Florida. Birding Trails – Florida It goes without saying that Florida is a rather large state. The following birding trails represent a mere sample of what is out there, but are proven birding spots. With that being said, let’s get on with it. 1. St. Joseph’s Peninsula Park – Over 247 species of birds can be seen on the trails at St. Joseph’s. The real attraction, however, happens every October and September. During this period, hawks and falcons are all over the park as they migrate from northern areas to the Gulf of Mexico for the winter season. You can expect …

Ultimate Asian Adventure Vacation

Asia is the world’s largest continent and probably one of the most misunderstood. Since the beginning of civilization Asia has been regarded as the place of mysticism, diverse culture economy and invention. A lot of modern inventions and progress spawned out of this continent and at the same time some of the oldest traditions and practices can be traced here. Aside from that you can find some of the top adventure vacation destination in Asia. Places that would mystify you and your family and take you on a time traveling adventure back to the time where emperors reign and dynasties ruled the land. Nomads roamed and monks hold sway of the ancient teachings. For some people the mere mention of …

10 Free Things To Do At Disney World

1. Visit Downtown Disney. It cost nothing to visit Downtown Disney. There are lots of fun shops to stroll through and plenty of people watching oportunities. (If you visit during the day PLEASE take a hat. I think Downtown Disney has it’s own micro climate – it often seems degrees hotter than the rest of Orlando.) Don’t miss the snoozing man made from lego or the fabtastc magnets at Magnetron Magnetz. Stop in the Art of Disney store – They run a trivia quiz every day and give out prizes if you get them all right! 2. Watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks from the beach of the Grand Floridian or Polynesian. You can park at the resorts for a short …

Combine Your Next Vacation With The Great Sport Of Kayaking

A vacation is a great time to learn a new activity. You can quickly learn to kayak on one of the many kayak tours available in both tropical and non-tropical locations. Kayaking is an activity that you can do almost anywhere you go, especially on tropical vacations. Sometimes you will find the best kayaking tours in the tropics or the ocean. These tours teach you how to kayak in great weather, take you on a thrilling adventure and much more! In tourist locations such as Costa Rica, Belize, Florida and other tropical islands, you will find many kayaking tours. On these tours, you are accompanied by a professional guide who will assist you in case you have any problems. Of …