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Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Pig Races in Ridgeland, S.C.

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

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Holiday Farms The Great Pumpkin Patch 2020, Ridgeland SC

Holiday Farms’ 13th annual THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH will be open for the 2020 season from Oct. 2-31 2020.

Live pig races. Wagon rides, farm fun & pumpkins.

Oct. 2-31 2020, Holiday Farms will be open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9AM-6PM and Sundays Noon-6PM.

Live music by the Nautical Wheelers on Saturdays 11AM-3PM and Sundays 1-4PM.
Concessions Thursdays-Sundays 11AM-5PM.

Stay connected about other events at Holiday Farms by liking their Facebook page here.

Holiday Farms, 10884 Grays Hwy, Ridgeland, SC 29936, (843) 726-5527, email holidayfarms@yahoo.com
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South East Georgia Balloon Festival, Pembroke

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

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South East Georgia Balloon Festival
5-9PM Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2020 (no entry after 7PM)
LucyBelle Farm, Pembroke, GA.

All vehicles require a car pass to enter. Tethered rides are additional and are charged per person.

Find event info & tickets here. 

GoPro Camera Giveaway from Two Sisters Travel

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

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GoPro Giveaway By Two Sisters Travel

2020 has been a year filled with unimaginable challenges for so many.

As we approach 2021, Two Sisters Travel wants to inspire hope for the future and the fun memories that lie just ahead. They’re looking ahead with excitement about the opportunities to explore again and make positive memories.

So Two Sisters Travel is giving away a GoPro Hero7 Black Camera! Perfect for capturing all of those long awaited memories.

Entering this Dream Today, Capture the Memories Tomorrow Giveaway is easy. Simply complete a 1-minute survey, and that’s it.

Because Two Sisters Travel really wants YOU to win, they’re giving you more opportunities to be entered into the drawing.

FORWARD the enter giveaway link found here to friends, family, co-workers, & colleagues (older than 21 years old)

REQUEST these contacts list your name in the “Referred by” line in the survey.

EVERY TIME your name is listed, you get an additional entry. There is no limit on the entries you can earn.

Don’t forget to POST the link on your social media channels too. That’s an easy way to SHARE & TAG your friends to enter.

Contest ends at midnight Oct. 20, 2020. Winner will be announced LIVE on Two Sisters Travel Facebook page Oct. 22, 2020.

Tara McCoy
843.284.3241
tara@twosisterstravelco.com

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Center for Wildlife Education & The Lamar Q Ball Jr. Raptor Center reopens

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

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The Center for Wildlife Education and and The Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center at Georgia Southern in Statesboro will reopen on Mon. Oct. 5, 2020 after closing in March due to COVID-19.

Find visitor guidelines regarding the reopening here.

Come check out the new waterfowl observation deck. This walk-in deck is now open to the public and allows for up close encounters with the center’s waterfowl.

The center’s collection has grown both in number and in species, making the Wildlife Center home to one of the largest waterfowl aviaries in the state of Georgia.

Other features of the Wildlife Education Center include a Discovery Trail which includes a opossum and skunk; a Habitat Walk includes a live bald eagle in her nest; 10 displays housing several live birds; a wetland preserve with ducks and wading birds, a playground; and “Discovery Logs” where kids can crawl inside and see encased ladybugs, grasshoppers, frogs, beetles and more.

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9AM-4:45PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed to the public.

LEARN MORE HERE. 

Private Escape Rooms @ Fort King George State Historic, Darien Ga.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

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Bring your family and friends to Fort King George State Historic Site in nearby Darien for a Private Escape Room experience on Fridays and Saturday nights in October 2020.

Each session is exclusive to one party (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people.

Pre-registration is required, $25 per person.

Register or learn more here or call 912-437-4770.

Fort King George State Historic Site
302 McIntosh Road SE
Darien, GA 31305
McIntosh County

Two Sisters Travel: Exclusive Walt Disney World Savings Are Here

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Two Sisters Travel Savannah Disney Discounts Georgia South Carolina residents

Two Sisters Travel: Disney discount for Georgia and S.C. residents

Ready to escape these unprecedented times and have fun with your family? Walt Disney World has re-opened and the magic is alive.

For a limited time, Georgia and South Carolina residents can save up to 30% on their stay at Walt Disney World Resort hotels now through December 25, 2020.

With limited capacity inside the theme parks, now is the perfect time to visit! Take advantage of low crowds and incredible deals to experience new attractions or the classics.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has opened 2 brand new lands, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land. Both offering exciting new attractions, entertainment and dining venues!

Not sure what visiting a theme park is like right now? Two Sisters Travel has visited them and can give you all of the insider details to make your getaway stress-free!

Contact your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at Two Sisters Travel now and let’s plan your magical getaway. And remember, their concierge travel planning services are always FREE!!

Tara McCoy
Travel Advisor at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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(Two Sisters Travel Deals) LAST CHANCE To Save BIG at Universal Orlando Resort

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

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If you’re feeling ready to explore again, the world is re-opening for travel and the deals are some of the best we’ve ever seen!

Take advantage of the low crowds and the 2-days free ticket offer for a last minute vacation at Universal Orlando Resort this fall. You can even package with their convenient onsite hotels for even bigger savings.

Not sure what it’s like visiting a theme park right now?

Two Sisters Travel visited last month and have all of the firsthand knowledge and experience to help you navigate the travel options for your family.

If you’re looking to plan a trip to Universal Orlando Resort or any vacation, contact Two Sisters Travel team of professional travel advisors.

Two Sisters Travel will help you make vacation planning easier, and there’s no fee for their services.

Tara McCoy
Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241

Two Sisters Travel is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides open Oct. 2 for Fall 2020 Season, Ridgeland, S.C.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

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Holiday Farms The Great Pumpkin Patch 2020, Ridgeland SC

This favorite seasonal farm and pumpkin patch will open for the 2020 Fall Season. Please note the following open dates and times are for THIS SEASON ONLY.

Opening Day: Oct. 2 2020

Oct. 2-31 2020, Holiday Farms will be open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9AM-6PM and Sundays Noon-6PM.

Military Appreciation Day: Oct. 3 2020. Half price admission for immediate family with military ID.

Live music by the Nautical Wheelers on Saturdays 11AM-3PM and Sundays 1-4PM.
Concessions Thursdays-Sundays 11AM-5PM.

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Spend a day on Holiday Farms enjoying: Jumppad, Bounce house, Haytona Speedway, Duck Race, Cow Milking, Steer Roping, Corn Grinding, Barnyard Zoo, Barrel Racing and, of course, a hayride to the pumpkin patch. And our personal favorite, Pigtucky Derby (pig races).

*Group Field Trips (perfect for schools, churches, daycares, company picnics, birthday parties, and more) may call to book your trip. Call 843-726-5527
*Groups of 100 or more may reserve the farm for your group only on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays…First Come, First Served! Call 843-726-5527

COVID Restrictions will be posted closer to opening date. Holiday Farms will follow all required state mandated guidelines. There are 40 acres to play outside on. You are welcome to bring wipes, masks, and social distance all you would like to regardless of what may be required at that time.

Call 843-726-5527 to reserve your date now.

Stay connected about other events at Holiday Farms by liking their Facebook page here.

Holiday Farms, 10884 Grays Hwy, Ridgeland, SC 29936, (843) 726-5527, email holidayfarms@yahoo.com
www.holidayfarmssc.com  Holiday Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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Family Weekend Getaway: Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway N.C.

Friday, September 11th, 2020

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We don’t zip line.
Or at least we didn’t until a Labor Day Weekend jaunt from Savannah, Ga. to the Asheville-Blue Ridge Parkway NC area. A summer of COVID-cancellations called for mixing in something new.

Canopy Ridge Farm zip line tour near Lake Lure, NC  turned out to the perfect choice for us zip-line novices. Six zip lines. Lush forest. No ladders. And best of all, experienced, safe, mature, professional, fun guides. Reservations are recommended. Learn more here.

Other Asheville-area suggestions:

Lake Lure NC Flowering Bridge Asheville

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Lake Lure NC (where the movie “Dirty Dancing” was filmed) looked interesting, but for a less busy time than traffic-congested Labor Day weekend. We didn’t spend much time there because of the crowds, other than a quick walk along the impressive Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, a historic 1925 bridge closed to traffic in 2011 to become an abundant flower garden. Free and open to the public.

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Hikes near Asheville

Mount Pisgah: 2.6 miles & nearby Frying Pan Mountain because who can pass up a hike to a fire tower that you can climb.

Craggy Gardens Pinnacle: 1.2 miles

Lunch Rock Trail, which starts at the Folk Art Center: 4.9 miles.

Mountains-to-Sea @ Craven Gap, which we did solely because my daughter is a Michelle Obama fan and Michelle Obama did this hike: 4.8 miles.

Note: We wanted to visit Mount Mitchell State Park  (highest point in NC), but because of COVID social-distancing limits, that state park was closed early each day of the holiday weekend due to being at capacity. If you go, check North Carolina State Parks Facebook page for park closure updates before making the drive.

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Junior Park Ranger Nerds

Places where your kids can earn their junior park ranger badges in the Asheville area include:

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site: roam the park-like grounds where the Poet of the People retired. The house, barn and barnyard, restrooms, and other structures were still closed due to COVID, but we still got to the see the goats. Find junior park ranger info here. 

Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Site, Visitor’s Center, Asheville: Find junior park ranger info here. 

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Asheville family vacations

Perks of staying outside the city

Our airbnb in Fairview, NC outside of Asheville was within a quick walk (past two bunnies and one fenced-llama) to Tryor’s Country Amish bakery and market.

We could feed the airbnb owner’s sheep, those that weren’t afraid of us, in nearby pastures and use the canoe and kayaks in the farm pond.

Definite advantages to staying outside of Asheville and within a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

So much to do in this area, we’ll be back.

 

(Daytrips from Savannah) Junior Park Ranger programs @ national monuments

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Fort Frederica Junior Ranger National Monument

As we wait for Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah to fully reopen (trails are open, visitor center and fort are closed),  here are some daytrips you can take to national monuments, sites that are open including:

*Fort Sumter National Monument, Charleston, S.C.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga.
*Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island.
*Congaree National Park, near Columbia, SC

Your kids can become a Junior Ranger 

Take advantage of the fact that we live within a day’s drive of multiple national parks & monuments & have your kids become a junior ranger at one or many of these sites.

When you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us parents who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Two Sisters Travel: Exclusive Walt Disney World Savings Are Here

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Two Sisters Travel Savannah Disney Discounts Georgia South Carolina residents

Two Sisters Travel: Disney discount for Georgia and S.C. residents

Ready to escape these unprecedented times and have fun with your family? Walt Disney World has re-opened and the magic is alive.

For a limited time, Georgia and South Carolina residents can save up to 30% on their stay at Walt Disney World Resort hotels now through December 25, 2020.

With limited capacity inside the theme parks, now is the perfect time to visit! Take advantage of low crowds and incredible deals to experience new attractions or the classics.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has opened 2 brand new lands, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land. Both offering exciting new attractions, entertainment and dining venues!

Not sure what visiting a theme park is like right now? Two Sisters Travel has visited them and can give you all of the insider details to make your getaway stress-free!

Contact your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at Two Sisters Travel now and let’s plan your magical getaway. And remember, their concierge travel planning services are always FREE!!

Tara McCoy
Travel Advisor at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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Two Sisters Travel is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Two Sisters Travel: Unbelievable Caribbean & Mexico Travel Deals for 2020 & 2021

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

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Below is a guest post by Two Sisters Travel.

Unbelievable Caribbean & Mexico Travel Deals for 2020 & 2021

As the world is re-opening for travel the deals are rolling in. At Two Sisters Travel, we’ve been seeing lots of great offers for domestic and international travel in 2020, and 2021, too!

Hands-down the most unbelievable deal is a prepaid travel voucher for some of our favorite all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Hard Rock Resorts (Punta Cana, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos)

Limitless fun for everyone in the family with waterparks, Camp Woodward (indoor trampoline, BMX, and sport facility), amazing entertainment & world-class cuisine.
$289 per night for family of 4 – 2020
$318 per night for family of 4 – 2021

UNICO 2087

Luxurious, modern 5-star adult-only resort that features on-demand 24-hour room service, dedicated local host, mixology classes and full wellness schedule.

$350 per night for 2 – 2020
$389 per night for 2 – 2021

This limited time offer expires Sept. 30 2020. These rates are valid from 3 to 6 nights and do not include airfare or airport transfers.

If you’re feeling safe and ready to explore now or just want to make a solid investment into your future vacation memories, this deal is it.

Contact Tara at Two Sisters Travel to take advantage of this incredible deal.

Tara McCoy
843.284.3241
tara@twosisterstravelco.com

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Two Sisters Travel is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Two Sisters Travel: Top Socially Distanced Vacations

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

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Top Socially Distanced Vacations with Two Sisters Travel

In a world where the new normal is social distancing, Two Sisters Travel is sharing their top travel picks for socially distanced vacations.

Whether you’re looking for an adventure, exploring new places, or just relax & recharge, Two Sisters Travel has travel inspiration for every interest and budget.

National Parks

Highlighting some of America’s most breathtaking landscapes and landmarks our National Parks are true treasure to explore. But these itineraries can often be difficult to plan. There are an overwhelming number of options making it challenging to decide the right itinerary for you, then the logistics of organizing and coordinating each component can be a challenge.

Priced from $575 per person.

Utah Itinerary

Yosemite Itinerary

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Private Sailing & Yacht Charters

If the Caribbean is calling you, the answer is a private sailing or yacht charter. Two Sisters Travel can arrange skippered vessels of all sizes to sail the beautiful islands of the Caribbean from the Bahamas to the BVI’s to the exotic Southern Caribbean. These are personalized itineraries are perfect for relaxing and soaking up the calming vibes of the Caribbean.

Priced from $1,200 per person.

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Glamping

Imagine a balance of luxury and comfort in outdoor camping, that’s Glamping. Relax within an unplugged setting in your own safari-inspired canvas tent. Where mornings are filled with stunning sunrises and evenings are spent making s’mores by campfire or stargazing. Best part, you don’t have to travel outside our borders to get this experience. There are several Glamping sites that are nestled among some of our nation’s most treasured National Parks and perfect for your next family vacation, long-weekend romantic escape, or girlfriends getaway!

Priced from $200 per night.

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Dude Ranch

Seeking an authentic & unique experience? Escape to the Big Sky Country of Montana for an adventure the whole family will enjoy at a dude ranch. Days are filled with scenic horseback trail riding, rafting, fly fishing, & more. Evenings are filed with campfires, live western music, and hearty farm-to-table cuisine. 5-Night Itinerary priced from $1,375 per person.

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Contact Two Sisters Travel to help you plan your next vacation. Their team of expert travel advisors will make planning your next vacation easier & there’s no fee for their services.

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Museum School Program @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Sandbox Children's Museum

Attention Beaufort County students and families:

To support those families with children in grades K-4th, the Sandbox Children’s Museum new museum program is designed with you in mind.

In small multi-age pods with strict health and safety guidelines, students will not only have support for virtual lessons, but also access to staff-led hand-on enrichment activities in S.T.E.M. literacy, art, and movement, and free play in the museum. Children will also have free play in the museum during the day.

The new program for children in grades K-4th is at both the Hilton Head and Bluffton Sandbox locations.

Find more information and registration forms online here. Or email the Sandbox through the Contact Us tab.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Two Sisters Travel: Last Minute Deals @ Universal Orlando Resort

Monday, August 17th, 2020
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Two Sisters Travel @ Universal Orlando Resort.

Below is a guest post from Two Sisters Travel on last minute deals at Universal Orlando Resort

If you’re feeling ready to explore again, the world is re-opening for travel and the deals are some of the best we’ve ever seen!

Take advantage of the low crowds and the 2-days free ticket offer for a last minute vacation at Universal Orlando Resort this fall. You can even package with their convenient onsite hotels for even bigger savings.

Not sure what it’s like visiting a theme park right now?  Two Sisters Travel visited last month and have all of the firsthand knowledge and experience to help you navigate the travel options for your family.

If you’re looking to plan a trip to Universal Orlando Resort or any vacation, contact our team of professional travel advisors at Two Sisters Travel. We’ll help you make vacation planning easier, and there’s no fee for our services!

Tara McCoy
Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241

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Two Sisters Travel is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Rent a Savannah/Pooler private pool via an Airbnb-style app/website

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
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This saltwater backyard pool in Pooler rents for $45/hour. Maximum of eight guests.

Swimply—an Airbnb for pools—lets you rent a private backyard pool by the hour.

The app and website have seen a growth rate at about 2,000 percent during this pandemic summer as stay-at-home people are looking for outdoor, private spots to cool off and relax, reports CNBC here.

Swimply launched in 2018; however, there are only three pools listed in the Savannah/Pooler area and none that we could find listed in the Hilton Head Is./Bluffton SC area.

But it might be fun to try one of the five listed in Charleston SC or the many – including a few with slides – in Atlanta.

For those of you not using your backyard pools much, this is one way to make some cash with a splash.