A Halloween Walk Through The Old Burying Ground in Beaufort, North Carolina

BuryingGate900x400-634Beaufort, North Carolina’s Old Burying Ground

Today is Halloween.

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Our modern Halloween is said by some to be a quirky combination of the Church’s eve of All Saints Day, Latin America’s Day of the Dead, and England’s Guy Fawkes Day. Despite a backlash against Halloween in some corners, trick or treating can teach kids a thing or two about hospitality and history (throw in a little travel and it gets even better…cue Jennifer sighing as Mark mentions history). [Read more…]

Aquariums, Hamburgers, and Flying with Kids…Southern Travel Links!

IMG_1183-634In front of the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores

North Carolina’s State Aquariums are a family travel tradition for us, especially the location along the Crystal Coast in Pine Knoll Shores (that shot above is from 2010).

Check out our post Kids and Aquariums…A Quick Introduction to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores to find out more.

The site Walking on Travels does a weekly postcard from a particular destination and they recently featured the Georgia Aquarium – one of the largest in the nation and a favorite of many across the South. [Read more…]

Sunsets & Sunrises Southern Style!

IMG_9999 1-634Sunrise over Little Washington, along North Carolina’s Pamlico River

From North Carolina to Florida and back, we traveled more than 1500 miles across the South over these past 10 days, catching some amazing sunrises and sunsets.

The first shot above is sunrise in Washington, North Carolina taken from the US Highway 17 Business drawbridge that separates the Pamlico River flowing east to the Pamlico Sound, from the Tar River stretching from Greenville and farther inland. [Read more…]