New York Sightseeing Yacht Cruise

Treat yourself to a bit of luxury with your New York sightseeing. Take a World Yacht Brunch or Dinner Cruise, and enjoy sailing in comfort, with a fine meal, while you take in famous New York landmarks.

The yacht cruises will take you down the Hudson River, around the tip of Manhattan, up the East River and under the famous Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll enjoy vistas of the incredible architecture of the United Nations, the Statue of Liberty, the World Financial Center and the Chrysler Building.

The yacht’s chef will make sure your appetite for the finer things in life is satisfied, and after dinner, the dining room serves as a dance floor. Take your sweetie for a spin around the floor and a lovely sightseeing cruise.

Mackinac Island Getaway Weekend

Escape for a weekend at Mackinac Island, and experience the maritime history of the island, plus a sunset tour across the amazing Mackinac Bridge.

Our Maritime Transport Mackinac Island Getaway includes admission to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum & Whitefish Point Light Station; the only attraction of its kind dedicated to the perils and heroism of maritime transport on the Great Lakes! Surrounded by Lake Superior, the museum will show you the perils of maritime transport at the Whitefish Point Light Station, a historic site on the National Register of Historic Places. The light tower is also the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior, having been in operation for 150 years. Tour the museum gallery, visit the lighthouse keeper’s quarters, stop at the Shipwreck Theater, and take a guided tour of the 1923 Surfboat House and Exhibits.

You’ll also take the Sunset Trolley Tour Across the Mackinac Bridge, so you can see the magnificent architectural beauty of the Mackinac Bridge up close. Being the third longest suspension bridge in the world, the Mackinac Bridge carries traffic across the Strait of Mackinac, connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan. On this tour, you can take in the wonderful views of the Strait as well as Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.

Choose from more than 30 hotels for your two nights lodging, for a great vacation package that gives you a well-rounded perspective of Mackinac Island.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Most people visiting Los Angeles are thinking somewhere in the back of their mind that they just might glimpse a movie star while they are there. Others are sure of it and plan on meeting Hollywood’s superstars.

To make sure that you get to meet your favorite celebrity while you are visiting, you should plan to walk the red carpet at Madame Tussauds. The celebrities may be molded from wax, but they are none the less glamorous, and always happy to pose for a picture.

The museum is divided into several sections featuring icons of different eras or genres. You can see the current A-listers like Johnny Depp and Brad and Angelina, or step into the past era of cinematography in scenes from famous films. Imagine walking into Its a Wonderful Life alongside Jimmy Stewart, or sit next to Liz Taylor’s Cleoptra. There is a section for Western films, Crime movies, Action Heroes, and Pop Icons.

You wont be disappointed in your celebrity sightings in Hollywood if you make Madame Tussauds a part of the trip.

Las Vegas Food Tour

Get an insiders view of Las Vegas, and a true taste of Vegas history, culture, architecture and cuisine, on this unique walking tour that takes visitors beyond the glitz of the strip to non-tourist neighborhoods.

With all the hotels, shows, casinos, and tourists in Las Vegas, its easy to forget that the city is home to thousands, and has a history and culture that outsiders don’t easily recognize. This three-hour Downtown Las Vegas Food Tour divulges the Vegas connection to The Mob, the Mormons, and Marriage, as you stroll through the neighborhood, stopping in local restaurants, cafes, and specialty food stores, for samples of local favorites.

Sweet Spot Candy ShopThe stops vary but may include places like Rachel’s Kitchen Downtown at the Ogden, featuring wholesome and delicious entrees, and famous for their smoothies; Chicago Joe’s, Uncle Joe’s Pizza and a store dedicated to beef jerky.

The knowledgeable guides are entertaining and passionate about Las Vegas and the variety of food available.

Historic Tennessee Tour

Visit the much romanticized Old South on an Historic Tennessee Tour. The tour departs from Nashville, and includes Civil War history, The Hermitage and the Belle Meade Plantation.

The Hermitage was the home of President Andrew Jackson, and the beautiful mansion is open for touring, fully restored to its 1837 condition and decorated with Jackson’s belongings. The estate consists of gardens, slave quarters, dairy, and distillery, plus the 200 year-old log cabin, that was the Jackson’s home prior to construction of the grand mansion.

Belle Meade Plantation nashvilleThe tour continues from there to another palatial estate, The Belle Meade Plantation. With slave quarters, and ten outbuildings used in the operation of the plantation in addition to the mansion, all open for public tours. The Plantation tour closes with a visit to the estate winery for a tour and wine tasting.

Explore Arches National Park

One of the most beautiful and unique places in the entire world is the Arches National Park near Moab, UT. Comprising more than 76,000 acres, the park is named for the geologic wonder of the sandstone arches that occur throughout the region. Currently there are more than 2000 natural arches within the park.

Touring Arches Park should be on everyone’s bucket list. Twice. There is something amazing everywhere you look. from the petrogylphs and ancient rock art, to the winding rivers and desert bighorn sheep which are making a comeback within the park. But the main attraction remains the incredible, famous arches and balanced rocks. Like the Landscape Arch, boasting the largest span of a natural arch in North America, with light opening of 306 ft. The tallest opening in the park belongs to the southern span of the Double Arch, measuring 112 feet above the ground, which also has the second longest span in the park at 144 feet. The Delicate Arch is not a holder of any records, but seems to be held in high-esteem as the best loved arch by park visitors.

Arches National ParkYou can see these and other famous arches and the parks biggest balanced rock, estimated at more than 3,500 tons of sandstone which seems to be precariously perched atop a sandstone formation, when you take an Arches National Park 4×4 Expedition through the park.

There is so much to see, you can easily spend a full day exploring the rugged wilderness, and unmatched natural beauty of the park. But if you choose to spend just half the day in Arches National Park you can easily add a hike through the fiery furnace area, a rafting expedition, or a ghost town tour.

Explore Sealife on this Safari Cruise

The Ocean is home to a myriad of incredible, unique and fascinating creatures. The Sealife Safari Cruise takes you out onto the waters off the Florida coast, to learn about some of them, in an up-close and personal interactive expedition.

Depart from Orlando, and enter the water at Clearwater Beach. Your guide for the tour is a Marine Biologist, and the cruise is authorized to cast nets and haul in the catch for examination and release. You’ll work side by side with the Marine Biologist to bring in the nets, and as you discover the treasure of the catch, they’ll be able to educate you all about the creatures you find. You’re likely to haul in puffer-fish, sea-horses, starfish and horseshoe crabs among other small marine life.

Sealife Safari CruiseThe cruise continues to an island which is a protected sanctuary for birds, and you’ll get to wander along the shoreline to gather shells, play in the surf, or just relax with the sun on your shoulders and your toes in the sand.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Country singer and songwriter Marty Stuart will be performing at the Grand Ole Opry, on September 30. Stuart, an Opry Member since 1992, admits he’s been obsessed with country music since an early age. He joined Johnny Cash’s backup band in the 1980s, and has had a string of hit singles including Arlene, Hillbilly Rock and a remake of Cash’s Cry, Cry, Cry.

The Opry performance coincides with the release of Stuart’s double album, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Created with his band, The Fabulous Superlatives, The Saturday Night side features rollicking country music, and covers of some country classics by George Jones and Hank Williams. Stuart covered the hits with an intricate balance of the band’s own touch, and honoring the original artists. The Sunday Morning side is all Gospel, built with powerful vocals and ornate harmonies. Both sides promise to give you a “they just don’t make them like this, anymore” feeling.

After the Opry Show on September 30, Stuart will be on hand in the Opry Shop, for photographs and autographing copies of the new release. Be sure to book tickets for this Opry show, and stop in for an autographed copy of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. While you’re there, you may want to wish Marty a happy birthday as well, the show and album release happen to be on his 56th birthday.

Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s Bill Cosby

Comedian Bill Cosby will be in Branson, MO, for a limited engagement at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre.  With only one show, October 10, you should book your tickets early, before it sells out.

One of America’s favorite clean humor comedians for more than five decades, Bill Cosby is a master of telling simple life tales in a such a way that everyone can identify with it. His warm and genuinely funny style enables him to generate big laughs without any controversial or risque topics. He has the ability, through his humor, to level the playing field and make everyone recognize that we are all more alike than we are different.

Cosby’s professional stand-up career began in the 1960s with a schedule that took him all across the country, and landed him a spot on The Tonight Show in 1963. He produced a number of comedy LPs, and had a role on TVs I Spy. Who could forget his hit animated children’s program, Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids? The Saturday morning favorite through the 1970s was based on Cosby’s childhood and the subject of his dissertation with which he earned his Doctorate of Education.

Cosby may be remembered best and most for his role as Cliff Huxtable, on The Cosby Show in the 1980s, which became the highest ranking sitcom of all time. Ever the advocate for family-based humor, the show closely resembled Cosby’s adult life.

Plan an evening of uproariously funny, family-based comedy, with Bill Cosby in Branson.

SeaWorld San Antonio Gets Scary

SeaWorld San Antonio Marine Theme Park combines all the best of amusement parks thrills, marine life interactive exhibits, live entertainment, boardwalk games, shopping and dining into 250-acres of activities and adventures. Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly be any more fun… It is!

San Antonio is being invaded this October by zombies, carnival misfits, clown gangs, the undead, voodoo, vampires and every other urban legend you can imagine. SeaWorld presents Howl-O-Scream each Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7pm. And they promise it will be truly scary. In fact, they crank the scare factor up to such an intense level, they recommend only those 13 and up should be around for the terror.

SeaWorldHowl-O-Scream features ten ‘haunted’ mazes, like Frightmare Forest, where your worst dreams are coming true and corpse creepers emerge from everywhere. Plus, they will have several different ‘Terror-tories’ like Psycho Path, where the asylum mayhem has escaped to the outside, and Vampire Point, described as disturbing and grotesque.

Admission to Howl-O-Scream is included with your SeaWorld admission. So if you’re up for a good scare, visit San Antonio SeaWorld, and stick around for the insanity.