Posts Tagged ‘Breakfast’

Saddle Up for the Dude Ranch

Monday, January 26th, 2009

For the ultimate Western experience while you are in Texas, book the Ranch Stay Western Package in Grandview Texas.  This package includes an overnight stay at the ranch and a full country breakfast.  Lunch is included as well.  Other activities around the ranch include playing horseshoes, paintball laser tag, and stocked pond fishing.  The ranch is situated in an 1880s Western town where you can still see real cowboys herding cattle while on horseback.

After breakfast, you will go on a beautiful trail ride and have a roping lesson or go skeet shooting.  If you have never gone skeet shooting it is worth it to try at least once.  You may be even better at it than you think! Later on you can take a trip over to the adult only lounge to take a break and mingle.

The ranch is only 35 minutes from downtown Fort Worth and Dallas, so it is very convenient but far enough away from the city to give you a real look into cowboy life.  You can stay for more than one night, but ticket prices are per overnight stay.  The kids will love this look into the past and they will get to feel like cowboys for a day.  So, the next time they decide to play Cowboys & Indians they will have more insight into their characters.

Be prepared to have the time of your life on this trip.  There will be dancing, hayrides, cookouts, andhorseback riding which are all fun activities for the whole family.  For those bold enough to give it a shot, there is also a mechanical bull to ride.      To book your stay on the ranch, visit www.bigdtours.com and check out all the other fun things to do while you are in the area.

Scenic Trips Around Orlando

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Orlando, Florida is not just the home of Disney World.  There is plenty more on offer in this “City Beautiful.”  Resorts and area theme parks – like Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld – are only a few of the attractive options available to you on your trip.

For a general overview of the city that is more than just typical, take the Orlando City Tour.  Journey around Lake Eola, which is a small lake that is actually a sinkhole extending to 80 feet deep.  It is famous for its fountain, which changes colors at night for a beautiful display and during the day looks like a UFO that landed on the water.  Then you will venture into the heart of downtown Orlando, including a visit to the town of Celebration, which is connected directly to Walt Disney World.  The town is filled with little shops and diners and has a great small town charm.

Another stop on your trip will be to the town of Winter Park, where you will hop on board for a scenic cruise.  Winter Park was designed as a resort destination and was the first centrally planned community in Florida.    Thousands of visitors come to the town each year for its numerous festivals including the Beach Festival and the Winter Park Concours d’Elegance.  The cruise ties the tour together nicely, and it is a great chance to just pause and take it all in.

If you would like to see everything from above, take a hot air balloon ride.  The aerial views are amazing and as an extra added bonus, there is a champagne toast and full buffet breakfast included.  You will be briefed before the hour-long flight, which will begin at 6:00 am.  Your exact path will be determined by the wind patterns on the day, and you may ascend up to several thousand feet in the air.

Come and visit Orlando, a city full of excitement and magic.  For more ideas on how to spend your time in the area, check out www.orlandotours.net.

Visit Mount Vernon through Williamsburg Tours

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Williamsburg, Virginia is significant for more reasons that just its legendary past.  In addition to the history that Williamsburg has given the United States, the city now gives award-winning, interactive tours of the times, offers incredible shopping, delicious eateries and many great cities surrounding it with plenty of things to do.

You must take advantage of the close proximity of Washington DC.  There are so many wonderful things to do and see in the District of Columbia like the Mount Vernon Cruise & Tour.  You will be treated as a VIP on this fully narrated Cruise to and from Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.  This package gives you full access of the Mount Vernon home and gardens as well as beautiful sights along the Potomac River.  During the ride, you are given breakfast or lunch as the snack bar features pastries, muffins, bagels, hot dogs, pizza, chips, candy, ice cold beer, soda, juice, bottled water and more!  What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

A visit to Williamsburg is a perfect way to spend a vacation and Williamsburg Tours can help make it be the greatest vacation you have ever had!  Visit www.williamsburgtours.net to reserve your vacation fun today! 

Stunning Views from a Hot Air Balloon

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Santa Fe is a world renowned travel destination.  It is full of vibrant history, heritage, arts and culture that can help create a perfect vacation.  Santa Fe lies in the foothills of the Rockies averaging 300 days of blue skies and sunshine.  It is the ideal spot for a fun vacation!

On the hot air balloon flight, you will soar over the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos.  As the crew is preparing the balloon, you can sit back and enjoy the early morning air with the provided coffee and delicious pastries.  Once you board the giant balloon, your pilot will give you a briefing on what to expect on your journey through the sky. 

As you lift off the ground and ascend into the morning sky, you will be amazed with the views of the Gorge.  The balloon will follow the water of the Rio Grande River and gently drift through the air.  Once you have reached the prime spot of the Gorge, the balloon will slowly descend about 600 feet below the rim allowing you to see the whitewater and ruins.  You may even spot some of the wildlife that makes its home here.

After you have been rendered speechless by the endless beauty of the gorge, the balloon will ascend again allowing you to see the entire Taos Valley.  The pilot may even give you a chance to fly the balloon on your own which is an experience in itself! 

When the hot air balloon reaches the landing sight, you will take one last look at the stunning sights surrounding you.  Take it all in as it is one of nature’s most precious gifts.  When the balloon has landed, the crew will drive you back to Taos where you are treated to a delightful champagne brunch.  If it was your first time ballooning, you will be invited to participate in a unique and historical celebration.  The entire experience is wonderful and magical; there is nothing else in the world like the view from above it. 

If you want to spend your vacation in a healthy city which has been named one of the top travel destinations in the United States then Santa Fe is right for you.  Reserve your vacation fun at Santa Fe Tours website, www.santafetours.net. 

Sail the Open Sea

Monday, September 29th, 2008

If your vacation brings you to a location where a gentle breeze is common along beautiful smooth waters, then taking a ride aboard a sailboat would be an excellent choice.  No matter where you decide to spend your holiday, taking time out to enjoy yourself on the open water will be one of the best decisions you could make.

From one side of the country to the other, Sailboat Tours offers luxurious rides where you can relax, enjoy the scenery, and add a bit of adventure to your vacation.

One of the most popular tours is the Day Sail on San Francisco Bay.  The boat will take you right by Alcatraz Island where the infamous federal prison is located.  You will receive amazing views as you pass under the Golden Gate Bridge.  Depending on your preference, you can sail in the afternoon and check out all the sights, or drift through the water at sunset and witness the glowing sun set over the sparkling water.

The NaPali Snorkel Picnic Sail of Kauai is another fabulous sailing excursion.  The boat explores the rugged NaPali coast where you will see waterfalls and lava tubes.  The guide is extremely knowledgeable on the area and can let you in on the secret ancient legends of the civilizations that once inhabited NaPali.  Breakfast and lunch picnics are included as well as snorkel instruction and gear.  So not only do you get to take in the sights of the coastline but a chance to explore the crystal clear waters as well.

For a bit of romance during your stay in Key West, the Champagne Sunset Cruise is perfect.  The boat takes you along the smooth ocean so you can experience true bliss as you watch the large orange sun appear to melt into the heavenly waters.  Your seat in front of the breathtaking sunset is to die for. 

In Chicago, you can travel in the evening aboard a large and lavish sailboat in hopes of sighting the largest mammals on our planet.  This whale watching cruise is one-of-a-kind and is a wonderful way to spend time with your family on the open water.  The cruise along Lake Michigan is great place to spot some whales and create memories to last a lifetime.

See if you can include a fun sailboat ride in your vacation by visiting Sailboat Tours’ website at www.sailboattours.net today!


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