See A Broadway Show (Manhattan)

Nowhere is theater such a huge part of a city's culture than New York and a trip would not be complete without taking in one of the incredible productions on Broadway. There are so many to choose from and I have no doubt like me you'll find something to suit you and your traveling companions' taste. Wanting to stick with our state theme of visiting New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania-we lucked out and scored … [Read more...]

Polynesian Cultural Center (Laie)


So how crazy is this?  When I was about 10 years old (I am dating myself here by telling you that was in 1975) my parents splurged big time and took my brothers and I on a trip to Hawaii.  One of our more memorable stops was The Polynesian Cultural Center which will forever remain memorialized in my dad's vintage super 8 footage which my mom recently had converted to a dvd.  If you can believe it, the entire … [Read more...]

Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show (Pigeon Forge)

Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina

Pigeon Forge, in addition to lots of family fun amusements, also has a crazy array of wonderful and weird dinner shows. You just  cannot visit here without seeing at least one of them. We thought about the Hatfields and McCoys’ dinner show, which I am sure was just a hoot but instead opted for the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show. It was a rainy evening so it was perfect since it was all … [Read more...]

Discoverlyland USA (Tulsa)

Destination #6: Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma

Discoverlyland USA is home to an outdoor amphitheater on the outskirts of Tulsa where they preform the musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! I bought tickets, thinking how cool it would be to sit outside and watch Oklahoma! IN Oklahoma. We grabbed our snack and our seats and waited for the show to start.   It show started out ok, but soon enough my crew was yawning and couldn’t follow the story. I must … [Read more...]

Medora Musical (Medora)

Medora Musical

I once met Senator Kent Conrad from North Dakota.  When I told him we would be visiting his state and asked him what were the top three things we should see, he listed them in this order, 1. Medora, 2. Medora, and 3. Medora.   Well, I guess you could say Medora was not to be missed and after visiting there myself I can totally understand the Senator's response.    The town of Medora is charming and beautiful but … [Read more...]