The Vacation Rental Market is changing and dogs are more welcome than ever.
Thanks to sites like Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway, people are learning the joys of vacation rentals and to enjoy the comforts of home rather than booking hotel rooms. People also turn to vacation homes because many hotels continue to ban dogs, even though other businesses welcome pets more frequently today. Remember, your dog will be more welcome the more he behaves himself in public. Here are a few dog etiquette tips you should keep in mind before you vacation with your dog.… Continue Reading
Why is the Eclipse is so Popular?
If you’ve never been in the path of totality for a solar eclipse, you may not realize what all the fuss is about. Very few of us have ever seen a total eclipse of the sun because they occur so infrequently that you are lucky of it occurs even once in your lifetime right where you are standing. But imagine this…it’s the middle of a warm sunny day. The birds are singing and you feel a slight breeze on your face. Then the sky starts to darken…almost imperceptibly at first. In fact, you might not even notice because it’s similar to clouds covering the sun but what you do notice is the hush. The birds stop singing, the air starts to chill and the wind changes. Maybe it stops, or maybe it starts to blow hard. Then you start to notice the darkening sky till suddenly, the light goes out completely…in the middle of the day, the stars come out! If you look toward the sun, all you see is a circle of black where the sun was and an amazing glowing halo around that circle of black (the moon that is covering the sun.) It is eerie, mesmerizing and you are filled with awe, suddenly understanding why ancient people were so terrified when this event took them by surprise.… Continue Reading
Driving to your Branson Cabin? Here are some free games to keep the kids occupied.
Entertain the kids while you’re traveling to or around Branson by installing a couple of great new free games on your tablet, iPhone or other mobile devices. Check out some fun game suggestions below. Who knows, you might get hooked on some of them yourself! Some of us remember the hours spent on the very first video game we could play at home….PacMan! As they say “what goes around comes around.” But now you hold it in your hands during that road trip to Branson or while enjoying a quiet evening in your Branson cabin. And they are all free!… Continue Reading
The Shepherd of the Hills
Long before Branson was known for the musical shows and attractions that bring visitors to the region today, it was well known for being the setting of “The Shepherd of the Hills” by Harold Bell Wright. This book takes place in the city of Branson as well as the Ozark Mountains that surround the city, and part of the book was written during his extended visits to Branson.… Continue Reading