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Happy Birthday to The Grand Ole Opry

Its that time of year again. The Grand Ole Opry is celebrating another birthday. And, as usual, you are invited to the party.

The 89th birthday celebration at the Grand Ole Opry will fill the Opry Plaza with festivities for all. Join in the fun for all the free activities at the Opry Plaza Birthday Party, October 11th. You’ll be treated to free live music, games and prizes, balloon artist, caricaturist, face painting and even free line dance lessons. The Pucketts Trolley will be available for tours, and you can find treats and beverages for purchase, like cotton candy and kettle corn.

The special birthday concert Saturday afternoon features Craig Morgan, who produced hits like International Harvester and Little Bit of Life. And the Saturday evening concert brings Trace Adkins and Clare Bowen to the stage, along with others.

Join in the celebration in Nashville, October 10, 11 and witness the 89th birthday of the show that made country music famous.


Thanksgiving, eh?

Did you know that Americans did not invent the Thanksgiving holiday? It may come as a surprise to many, but Canadians actually had Thanksgiving, with turkey and all the trimmings, 43 years before the pilgrims gave thanks in 1641 for the bounty that ended a year of hardships.

There are many similarities between the celebrations in these two countries. Aside from turkey and pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving is a day set aside to celebrate and give thanks for the year’s harvest, to gather with loved ones and enjoy a feast as you reflect upon the blessings of the year. The major difference between the American and Canadian holiday, is the date. Whereas in America the holiday is the fourth Thursday in November, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. And we think that is an additional reason to be thankful, since you can easily have two Thanksgivings every year.

Oh Canada Eh? Dinner ShowWhy not plan to spend the weekend in Niagara Falls, for the October 13 Thanksgiving, and give thanks for our neighbors to the North and the beautiful Niagara Falls? Book a Weekend in Niagara Falls Getaway, for two-nights lodging in your choice of more than 50 hotels, plus admission to the All Canadian Tour, and the Oh Canada, Eh? Dinner Show.

With the All Canadian Tour you will encounter some of the most beautiful natural scenes at the falls. Check out the Maid of the Mist, Journey Behind the Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Giant Whirlpool and more! The breathtaking scenery will fill you with true awe and wonder.

In addition to your tour, you will also get to experience the Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner Show. This dinner show will entertain you as it pokes fun at various Canadian stereotypes through song. As the show continues, you will be introduced to many famous Canadian characters such as Anne of Green Gables, lumberjacks, and mounties. It’s a three hour comedy show that the whole family will love!

Two Thanksgivings? Now, there’s something to be thankful for, eh?

Catch a Bleu Wave

Its not quite ski season just yet, but there is still plenty of fun to be had in Lake Tahoe. Get out onto the lake for a sightseeing cruise aboard the Bleu Wave Yacht. It’s not time to wax up your downhill skis yet, but while you’re waiting for the first flakes to accumulate and become inches of powder, enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe from the lake.

The Bleu Wave Yacht has been around the world, and now she’s content to carry passengers from South Lake Tahoe to Emerald Bay. While on board you’ll enjoy a lunch buffet of meats, cheeses, veggies and more. You can ride in the comfort of the cabin, where you’ll find a fireplace, private lounge and stateroom, or ride on the open party bow for fresh air and a spectacular view of the sparkling lake surrounding by forested mountains.

2The cruise will travel seven miles from South Lake Tahoe, to Emerald Bay where you will see Fannette Island, and the little tea house built there as part of the Vikingsholm Estate. The Vikingsholm Castle is just off shore, a 38-room mansion. The Emerald Bay area boasts a lovely sandy beach, and views of Eagle Waterfall.

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.

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.

The Very Best View of Washington DC

With so many monuments, memorials, historical sites, museums and more to see in Washington DC, it can be hard to even know where to start, let alone how to find all the places you want to see and plan a reasonable order in which to visit them all. Add to that the confusion of navigating in an unfamiliar city, you may be too busy watching for road signs and miss the very attractions you want to see.

The solution to all those travel hazards is a simple one: The Open Top Double Decker Bus Tour. From the upper open deck you’ll enjoy an unobstructed view, and excellent vantage point for some great photographs,  up above the traffic, as you tour the city and get acquainted with all the sites. Then enjoy the ease and convenience of a hop on, hop off pass, to visit the places you want to see up close and spend as much time exploring each one as you desire.

Open Top Double Decker Bus Sightseeing TourThe tour includes many of the most popular sightseeing locales in the Capitol city, like the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the US Capitol and nine other sites.

The hop pass is available for 24-hour or 48-hours, so you can really explore the city your way. And you can add a night tour, for a whole different perspective of these famous memorials after dark, when they are gloriously lit for nighttime viewing.

Imagination on Sand

A new show has come to Pigeon Forge. Not just another show, it is a new show, brand new, original idea, completely fresh, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. And once you’ve seen it, you’ll want to see it again.

This one of a kind, amazing show begins with the captivating creation of sand art live, right before your eyes, by a world renowned artist. The imaginative, flowing sand art creation is projected on to a huge hi-definition screen. Then, magically, the scene depicted, comes to life on the stage. From wispy sand drawing to galloping horses and fanciful dancers, even ballet-dancing horses.

Imagination on SandFeaturing acrobats, dancers, equestrian exhibition, and incredible story-telling, you will be mesmerized by a tale that is told through the scenes, woven together with imagination and artistry. Imagination on Sand is at once powerful and graceful, humorous and romantic, honest and completely imaginary.