Parents of toddlers – stop limiting your vacations to staycations. This is coming from a mom who has raised a ddler into a traveler once, and is doing it all over again. If you have a toddler, you have anarchy on your hands … trust me, I know! But you don’t have to stick close to home if you [ ... ]
It may not be Daniel Day Lewis walking the streets of Springfield, Illinois, but there’s likely someone who looks a lot like him. OK, it will be someone who looks a lot like Daniel Day Lewis when he looks a lot like Abraham Lincoln.
Looking for the perfect summer vacation? Dreaming of something tropical and exotic, yet Tahiti just isn’t in your budget? San Diego’s Paradise Point Resort feels like it’s a world away, yet there’s no passport required. Paradise Point sits on a 44-acre island on Mission Bay, just minutes fr [ ... ]
Great summer vacations start with planning. Where are we going to go? Where are we going to stay? For my kids one of their all time favorite trips was a road trip through South Dakota.
Our first trip to South Dakota was going to be a quick drive through on our way to somewhere else. Fortunately, we [ ... ]
It's always refreshing to see a new choice of hotel property near the San Francisco Airport -- and the options have gotten even better recently. Just a half mile from the airport, the hip and ultra modern new Aloft hotel is a great choice for a comfortable stay before or after flying or when vi [ ... ]
Although summer vacation in Massachusetts will start later than usual due to many snow days, it's time to start planning those summer family vacations in Massachusetts! For a small state, Massachusetts boasts some fabulous summer vacation spots - here are a few of the best, along with some insider t [ ... ]
The thought of driving an electric car always seemed a little intimidating to me. Is there a learning curve? What happens when you are in the middle of the highway and the battery runs out? When it comes to the technology of electric cars I am a bit of an auto-techno peasant but I recently had a cha [ ... ]
The College, located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth (right between Tampa and Orlando) commissioned Wright to design several campus buildings beginning in 1938. Eighteen buildings were designed for the project. Twelve of which were built on campus, making this the largest single-site collection of his work. The project commenced in 1938 with the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel and concluded in 1958 upon completion of the Polk County Science Building.
Florida Southern offers 50 majors and interdisciplinary programs, as well as the option to create your own major. Though guided tours of campus are available Monday – Friday, families planning to visit may want to take advantage of special, structured visit days for prospective students known as “Frank Fridays.” Hosted by the Admissions Office, the dates of the first two events of 2010 are January 15 and March 19. The visit program begins a 9 a.m. and is over by 2 p.m. The agenda includes a continental breakfast, campus tour, admissions and financial aid information sessions, lunch on campus as well as opportunities to talk with students enrolled at Florida Southern. In my experience, talking with students about what it's like to live on campus, attend classes, etc. provides the greatest insight about how well things flow at any given college.
A stop by the Child of the Sun Visitor Center is also in order. The Center houses a permanent display of photographs, furniture and drawings related to Wright's work on campus. In-depth guided tours with a docent are available for visitors by appointment, and self-guided walking tours are available at all times. The Center is named for a quote by Wright describing his work at Florida Southern: ". . . out of the ground, and into the light, a child of the sun."