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Ready for Takeoff — What to Bring in Your Carry-On Luggage

December 30th, 2012

What you pack in your carry-on luggage can determine whether your flight's excellent or unbearable. Here are a few tips for what to bring and what not to bring on your upcoming aviation excursion.EssentialsThe first things you should pack are the necessities. If you have a medical condition, make sure that your medicine, inhaler or insulin is in your carry-on bag. Also, keep...

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Pre-Flight Preparations — What to do Before Heading to the Airport

December 30th, 2012

To ensure that your airborne experience and after-flight plans go as smoothly as possible, there are a few preparations you should make beforehand.Route and alternate routeYou don't want to miss your flight because you got stuck in traffic or took a wrong turn. Unless you're a frequent flyer who knows the exact route and a few detours, you may want to plot out your path and...

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Tips for Flying With Children

December 31st, 2012

While packing everything and getting to the airport on time might be your greatest concerns when flying, having children with you requires extra consideration. Here are a few tips that you might want to consider when it comes to flying with your little ones.Let them know the detailsBefore you board the plane, CNN.com recommends telling your children what'll happen on the...

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How To Make the Ultimate S'mores Treat

December 29th, 2012

S'mores date back to the 1920s after being invented by the Girls Scouts, but it's safe to say they're still thoroughly enjoyed by those in contemporary society who seek to satiate their sweet tooth. S'mores can be customized for individual perfection and their inexpensive ingredients are great for guilt-free indulgence. Here are a few must-have ingredients for creating the...

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Four Fun Beach Vacation Spots in the U.S.

December 28th, 2012

Going to the beach is the perfect way to relax and have fun - you can sit serenely in the warm sand or splash in the waves after building a sand castle. While going to your local beach is always easy and satisfying, taking an extended vacation to sit by a different shore is always nice. Here are a few great beach vacation spots in the U.S. Myrtle Beach This South Carolina...

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The History Of The Coast Guard

December 31st, 2012

The US Coast Guard (USCG) is America's guardian angel of the sea that's been around almost as long as the country itself. The dynamic institution is utilized for everything from seizing drugs to preventing piracy to ensuring the safety of fellow boaters and sea travelers. Throughout the years, its role has increased and diversified, making it more important with each passing...

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The History of Ice Cream

December 31st, 2012

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Dating as far back as the 2nd century B.C., ice cream has been a perennial favorite for civilizations across the ages. A quick glance at the evolution of this heavenly dessert reveals that its tempting taste and powerful allure have captivated some of history's most decorated and iconic figures. European roots According to...

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How To Entertain a Child on the Beach

December 29th, 2012

If you have children and you're looking to take them to the beach this summer, chances are they're going to need to be entertained. Luckily, there are a slew of fun activities that you can coordinate so everyone has some fun in the sun. Here are a few to consider. Build a sand castle Sandcastles are fun projects to undertake while you're at the beach, and no matter what the...

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The History of the Olympics

December 31st, 2012

Today the Olympics are the ultimate international activity. Every two years citizens from every nation join together in harmonious competition to try their hand at various sporting events. People from all points of the globe tune in to see the the best of the best from their country try to bring back medals of gold, silver and bronze. The Olympics is more than just a sporting...

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Best Waterparks in the Country

December 28th, 2012

Amusement parks are always a fun treat in the summer, but sometimes those long lines and high coasters aren't suitable for the hot sun. Water parks are an ideal way to combine the same fast-paced thrill with a cool and refreshing experience. As you plan a vacation, you may want to check out some of these great aqua-oriented parks. Schlitterbahn Waterpark Texas is a large...

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