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Take A Family Vacation To Yarmouth, MA

The beautiful Cape Cod town of Yarmouth, Massachusetts consists of three individual communities offering families wonderful places to explore. Each has their own flare, so families should make sure to visit them all.
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Things You Didn’t Know About Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is a popular vacation spot for a lot of people during the summer time. How did Hilton Head Island ever get to be so popular? It might be a popular spot because of the golf options that it offers to the guests, the beautiful beaches, or the various activities that guests can do during the day and the evening. Many people who don’t live on Hilton Head Island but only vacation there don’t know the history of the island. If you have ever vacationed to Hilton Head Island or are looking to learn about another potential vacation spot, here are six things that you didn’t know about Hilton Head Island.

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Have an Outdoor Vacation in Deer Isle, Maine

Deer Isle, Maine is a perfect location for any type of vacation. It has a spot right on the 3000 mile coast line. Maine specializes in being close to the bay where all the fun things are located. Not many places are located in areas that offer hiking, exploring the rocky coastlines, or visiting coves. Keep reading if you are interested in checking out how to have an awesome outdoor vacation in Deer Isle, Maine.

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Fun Family Activities in Paradise

When you take your family out for vacation, it can be hard to find activities that are good for the entire family. Children and adults of different ages can have difficulty finding activities that they are all interested in. However, when you stay at a resort like The Reef Condos and bring your family, there are plenty of activities that the whole family will enjoy. Choose your favorites as a place to start and you can all have fun on your vacation. Below are some ideas that many families choose to use when they visit Nassau.

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A Couple Characteristics of Cruises

When you decide to take a cruise, there are a number of things to look forward to. We’ve decided to highlight a couple.

Shore Excursions on your Cruise
Part of the excitement of travelling by sea is seeing a foreign port. Somehow, approaching an exotic location at a leisurely pace and seeing a new coastline unfold from sea level is, in my opinion, much more satisfying than landing in an airplane. I’ve found airports have a certain sameness about them.

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Water Skiing: A Brief History

In 1922, a man named Ralph Samuelson used two boards as skis and a long clothesline as a tether to invent the sport of water skiing. For many years, the sport was not widely practiced. But later, in 1966, Samuelson traveled all the way from the Great Lakes of Michigan to the gulfs of Florida performing water skiing shows. Shortly afterwards, the American Water Ski Association was formed and noted Samuelson as the very first water skier. At this point, pontoon boats were not fast enough to pull skiers.

Samuelson didn’t stop there. He also developed a variety of positions in which one can ski. The most successful one is the one that all water skiers avidly practice today: learning back with back straight and the front of the skis elevated off the surface of the water. Ralph also was the first ski jumper. On his first jump, he used greased skis that were four feet in length. He was also the first ski racer and the first to slalom ski. Pontoon boat manufacturers like Manitou Pontoon Boats were still making innovations to increase their speed in order to pull skiers. You can see from the manufacturer’s website that they’ve certainly come a long way. After these many successes, he went on to travel for the next 15 years to teach others how to water ski and to perform shows. After his travels were finished, he did the unthinkable. He was pulled behind a WWI flying boat at 80 miles per hour. This made him the first speed skier.

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