The closest thing we’re ever going to have to a Willy Wonka experience is visiting Vermont’s premier ice cream experts. While Ben & Jerry’s have graced many cities across the nation with their unique flavors (and even more creative names) in regional shops and grocery stores, only one place offers tours of the creative process.
Just when you didn’t think it could get any better than a Netflix marathon on the couch, everyone’s favorite streaming service recently announced that you can now enjoy their offerings without the need for an internet connection.
Picture this… It’s game day.
You’ve got a crowd of hungry people ready to dig in and eat. But instead of panicking, you’ve created an incredible spread of food that gets rave reviews. Sounds pretty great, right?
Dollywood is an often overlooked theme park, but it’s been around in one form or another almost as long as Disneyland. Located in Pigeon Forge, this family friendly park opens its gates annually from President’s Day to the Christmas season. It stands as one of Tennessee’s most popular attractions and tourist destinations and has expanded into a full-fledged vacation resort including a water park, hotel, and a dining experience.
Co-owner Dolly Parton frequently makes appearances at the resort, and the park host numerous annual concerts, events, and is the site of the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame which was founded in 1997 with induction ceremonies beginning in 2004.
More than 400 million business trips are taken in the United States annually. Most of these trips are little hoppers, totaling distances under 250 miles, meaning the hard parts happen mainly in the airport. For the frequent business traveler, tasks such as passing through the security checkpoint and boarding can be incredibly tiresome and tedious. Fortunately, there is new technology to make these unavoidable parts of the business travel routine a little more pleasant.
While it can certainly be a struggle to find something that is as fun as it is inexpensive, especially in larger cities, Houston has numerous offerings that are free of charge. Below are just five great activities to try, but in addition to this short list many museums and area attractions offer at least one free admission day each year.
Despite living in a time when we can watch movies anywhere on the screens of our devices, there’s still something to be said for the nostalgic pull of a drive-in movie. Many of the still-existing theaters have come a long way from the first, opened in 1933, and now offer HD projections and fancy modern screens (though some still let you tune in with your car radio). But the main draw is spending time outdoors watching a film under the stars–eating popcorn or hot dogs from the concession stand, of course–and none of these places will disappoint.
If you’ve ever been on a road trip, you know that stopping for food constantly isn’t an option … and also that those rest stop options aren’t always so great. Plan ahead next time, and pack some grub that will satisfy you — without any guilt — on the go.