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Central & South AmericaMystic Copan in Honduras

HCWT 02.06.2016 15:34 Not available 0

 

Maya City of Copan and its intricately carved stelae.Read about CW's magical adventure to the ancient Maya City of Copan in Honduras. Roam about the majestic temples; view intricately carved stelae; learn about the rulers and their conquests from detailed Hieroglyphics; and marvel at the feats of this once amazing civilization. CW encounters fun little creatures and unusual plants while learning some very interesting facts about the Maya. Read about Mystic Copan in Honduras.

 
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United States & CanadaFamily Snow Fort Adventure - Canada's Ice Hotel

HCWT 11.14.2014 20:14 0 0

 
Canada's Ice Hotel
... Quebec's ultimate family snow fort adventure.

Discover a uniqQuebec's Ice Hotel on Lac St. Josephue family adventure at Canada's Ice Hotel - the ultimate ice and snow fort for kids of all ages. Sheila shares her family's memorable experience at Ice Hotel on the shores of Lac St. Joseph about 20 minutes west of Quebec. It gets its name, not surprisingly, from the fact that nearly everything in the structure is made of frozen water. That includes the walls, ceilings, beds, furniture, chandeliers, and even the glasses you drink from at the bar. The Ice Hotel is rebuilt every year, designed with new themes, created with amazing architecture, using over 12,000 tons of snow and 400 tons of ice.

Plan early!  This family spring break is snow-packed full of kid-fun activities! Hurry, before the ice melts! 

Read more about this unique family snow fort adventure  - Canada's Ice Hotel.

 
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EuropeOld Town of Kerkira, Corfu, Greece

HCWT 07.19.2013 15:27 0 0

 

Enjoy a stroll through the old town of Kerkira in Corfu, Greece

Take in a popular Mediterranean pastime... an evening stroll through the Old town of Kerkira, on the Island of Corfu, Greece. Starting at dusk when the swallows fill the sky, all ages take to the tree-lined walkway stretching along Venetian colonnades and arches. Evenings cool the town, fill the restaurants and bring children’s laughter to the streets as kids typically stay up late.  Perched high above the Adriatic Sea near Krini are the ruins of the Byzantine fortress, Angelokastro. Even greater views can be seen from the Byzantine Monastery of Palaiokastritsa that overlooks rocky bays filled with blue-green waters. Other favorite family outings are building sand castles at Arilas beach with its great sand and pedal-boating about the waters off Agios Georgios Beach.

Find more information at http://www.corfuweb.gr/

 
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United States & CanadaFamily Fun at your State Fair!

HCWT 08.31.2012 14:39 0 0

 
"Our State Fair is a Great State Fair."
   -- Rodgers And Hammerstein

 

It’s Blue Ribbon excitement at the Iowa State Fair – the nation’s biggest, oldest, and greatest! August 9-19, 2012, join more than a million exhibitors and visitors at the historic 400-acre fair grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Thrill your way through countless midway rides and games, cheer to the tractor pulls and rodeos, and stomp your feet to the beat of live rock, country, and bluegrass music. Then pause for a stroll through the many exhibit halls with home, garden, cooking, food, art and craft, and agricultural and educational displays. The kids will love the livestock barns – getting up close to cows, calves, pigs, sheep, and chickens. Look for the 4-H blue ribbon winners. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll find oodles of food booths with your favorite treats for sale.

This is just one of many State Fairs celebrated across the country. All offering loads of entertainment!

Make it a family tradition and head off to a State Fair near you - many celebrated far into the fall season.

Find a State Fair near you.

 

 
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United States & CanadaFather & Daughter discover Canada's Gatineau Park

HCWT 07.22.2012 20:18 0 0

 

Only a few minutes drive from the heart of the capital of Canada was the Gatineau Park, a forest, which encompasses some 361 sq km /140

Pink Lake is one of the Park's favorite sights. Find out why it's called Pink Lake.

Pink Lake is one of the Park's favorite sights. Find out why it's called Pink Lake.

sq mi. The Park was founded by Mackenzie King, Canada’s longest reigning Prime Minister. 

    In 1903 Mackenzie King fell in love and bought a small piece of land edging Kingsmere Lake. In the ensuing years, he purchased more land in the area and finally came to own 231 ha (570 ac). To the south of the lake he built a simple four-room summer cottage, which he called Kingswood.  Later, he moved to another cottage, Moorside, which he made into an elegant year-round residence with elaborate flowerbeds and a collections of art. When he died, he bequeathed his property to the Canadians as Gatineau Park.

     The Park encompasses 35,600 ha (88,000 acres) of forest and 40 crystal-clear lakes. The forests contain 1,000 species of plants and 40 species of trees - 90% of which are maple. It is home to 230 species of birds and 54 species of mammals - from bats and deer to bears and wolverines.  Across its wooded hills are 185 km (115 mi) of hiking and biking trails and 15 picnic sites. The Park offers cross-country and downhill skiing facilities, snowshoeing trails, beaches and campgrounds.  

Stroll through the gardens at Mackenzie King Estate.

Stroll through the gardens at Mackenzie King Estate.

    Today, this protected nature reserve provides some 1.5 million annual visitors with year-round serenity of its natural environment and a multitude of outdoor activities. 

    Leila and I were excited to see the popular Pink Lake.  As we looked down at the turquoise waters, we commented, “But it’s not pink!”  Our guide smiled, “It was named after the ‘Pinks’, an Irish family who first settled here.”

    After a fine lunch at the Moorside Tearoom, part of the Mackenzie King Estate we toured the former Prime Minister’s estate, spending sometime at the Kingswood Residence, which had much of Mackenzie King’s personal belongings on exhibit.  Our guide commented, “He was frugal and some say eccentric, but he was a great Prime Minister.”

 Read more at Canada's Gatineau Park.

 
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