lake-placid Articles

Things to Do, Travel Tips, & Advice

5 Cheap Romantic Getaway Ideas

by Annemarie Dooling. Posted Dec 24th 2010 11:05 AM
cheap romantic getaways

Romantic getaways can be tricky business. Finding a location that suits both of your needs and doesn't break the bank seems almost impossible. However, if you're willing to be a little creative you can find that perfect secluded beach, amazing art city, or foodie haven that will make everyone happy - and for a terrific bargain. So pack those bags and get ready for serious reconnecting time at one of these cheap romantic getaway destinations.
Continue Reading

Best Old-Fashioned Amusement Parks in the US

by Kim Knox Beckius. Posted Jul 7th 2010 11:14 AM

Getty Images

When the summer amusement park season arrives, the buzz is all about the coolest coasters, the latest thrills and the most wondrous immersive experiences. Massive theme parks' high-tech enticements come with hefty admission fees and impatient crowds, though, and undue pressure to make every moment magical can leave a family frazzled. Although the number of old-fashioned amusement parks in America has dwindled, those that have defied economic forces are not only affordable alternatives to the mega-parks, they're guardians of simple pleasures that even the most interactive video game system can't replicate. Whether it's the rackety clack of a wooden roller coaster or the reassuring voice of Mr. Rogers, the breathtaking views from an ocean-side Ferris wheel or the frigid sensation of touching the North Pole, these old-time parks' immutable charms transcend generations. When kids clamor for Disney, introduce them to the joys of low-tech parks. Read on to see where you can find them.
Continue Reading