Motel.com » Blog » 2010 August

Viewing Archive: August 2010

Aug

23

Rocky Mountain vistas with the benefits of a city

By Wayne Lazarus on August 23rd, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Looking for that perfect vacation spot? One with all the outdoor recreation you could handle, yet good restaurants, theater and art in a town small enough you won’t spend all your time in traffic? That would be Fort Collins, Colorado.

The town of around 150,000 has been recognized twice by Allstate Insurance in its top ten list of Safest Drivers. It is 35 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, with its 18 peaks over 13,000 feet. Read the rest of this entry »

Read Full Post     No Comments

Aug

17

Deputy Barney Fife still patrols in Mayberry

By Wayne Lazarus on August 17th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Strolling with his young son to a fishing hole, the whistling sheriff called many to the television set decades ago.  Mount Airy, North Carolina is Andy Griffith’s hometown and the setting for the fictional town of Mayberry. Every September the town pays homage to its fame with a Mayberry Days Festival. A special celebration in 2010 will mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic television show. Guests will include Betty Lynn who played Thelma Lou and Karen Knotts, daughter of Don Knotts. Visit the Andy Griffith Museum, opened in 2009, to see memorabilia from the television show. Downtown, you can stop in at Floyd’s Barber Shop, Opie’s Candy Store, the Mayberry Courthouse and Snappy Lunch.

parade47 (2) Read the rest of this entry »

Read Full Post     No Comments

Aug

10

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

By Wayne Lazarus on August 10th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

The National Park Service has announced it is waiving entrance fees for the weekend of August 14 – 15. While more than 200 of the 392 national parks never charge entrances fees — this is a great time to plan a visit to one that does.

normal_Delicate Arch FJArches National Park in Eastern Utah has some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the United States, with its fins (long narrow formations,) balanced rocks and over 2,000 of those breath-taking arches. Read the rest of this entry »

Read Full Post     1 Comment

Aug

3

A garden of beauty and history

By Wayne Lazarus on August 3rd, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

The Garden of Eden may not have been in the United States, but there is certainly a close second to it in Pennsylvania. From its start as a Quaker farm 300 years ago, Longwood Gardens has grown into one of the top gardens in the world, welcoming over 200,000 visitors annually with its variety of plantings, fountains, concerts, theater and fireworks.2010 fireworks

Read the rest of this entry »

Read Full Post     No Comments