Can't beat a day on the beach at Topsail, N.C. Weather is beautiful, waves are fun to play in and the sun is plentiful. AND...a visit to the Topsail Turtle Project can't be beat, it is interesting, educational and fun for the entire family.

These calm, graceful Sea Turtles face danger everyday as boat propellers hit them and humans leave trash on the beach. Turtles don't know to not eat the trash. It is not nutritious and is unhealthy. They feel full, but they cannot survive on our trash--hey need protein. 

Injured sea turtles are brought to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. At the Topsail facility an army of volunteers are ready to help the struggling turtle. They are doing great work and a lot of time and effort goes into saving the turtle population.

With five wineries, historic bed and breakfast, restaurants and many things to do...why not plan a getaway to Corydon, in southern Indiana?

The area's five winemakers share a passion for the grape and welcome visitors to sample their award winning wines. 

Each of Corydon's wineries has its own uniqueness from a retired couple whose hobby just got a little out of hand, to a winemaker that is a viticulture educator. Their stories are different and their approaches to wine making unique.

If you have lost your marbles--maybe you can find them at the American Toy and Marble Museum in Akron. Remember the days of drawing a circle and shooting boulders at agies and cat eyes? You can relive those childhood times at this Akron museum. 

Akron is known for many things including making tires, the Goodyear Blimp and LeBron James. However, what many may not know, is that it Akron is known for its major contributions to the toy world.

Those contributions are because of Samuel C.

Visiting a water park in Ohio, during the winter months makes for a wonderful tropical vacation in the middle of winter, making it fun and relaxing for the entire family.... 

At these five parks near Lake Erie, it is summer all year round. Sandusky has to be the water park Mecca as it is home to the largest indoor water park in the nation.

Visitors have a choice of a variety of indoor water parks with slides, pools, lazy rivers, hotel rooms, restaurants and family fun activities.

In this capitol city, where to go out to breakfast is a major decision. Columbus has gained a big reputation as one of America's up and coming culinary destinations. The area offers breakfast goers a long list of ethnic, funky and offbeat places to eat. 

There are more than a dozen local coffee roasters and farmer's fields just minutes away from the city offering easy access to local ingredients for use in creating the menus of many restaurants.

Try some of these special places.

Believe it or is an opportunity to get some good ole winter comfort food while cruising (in your car, truck, etc. not your boat) through beautiful Hocking Hills State Park located in Logan, Ohio.

Yes, it is cold and snowy, hence the need for Comfort Food.

The Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise foods have been selected by fans via social media and these 10 stops along the way have done those dishes up right. 

CRUISE (2015) dates January 31, Feb. 1 and Feb. 7 and 8.

Palm Springs, California —famous for its movie stars, wind and sunshine — offers visitors 94 square miles of fun and interesting things to do. 

This resort city in the Coachella Valley has it all.

It is a place where resort hotels like the Renaissance offer luxury to all who visit, with tennis courts, pools, restaurants, bars and live entertainment.

For a holiday experience like none other visit the Dickens Victorian Village and fantastic courthouse light display in Cambridge, Ohio.

This is a unique mix of the old and the new in a family event that is free to the public. This city, of about 13,000 residents, has a passion for making the Christmas holidays special for visitors. 

For the last six years more than 1,000 volunteers have been creating The Dickens Victorian Village display.

One of the most famed Christmas movies of all time, "A Christmas Story" was filmed in Cleveland, Ohio. The house used in the movie where Ralphie and his family lived is open year-round for tours. You can climb under the sink, shoot the BB gun and see the famed leg lamp.

When it comes to holiday shopping...visiting Peddler's Village in Bucks County, PA has something fun for everyone in the family from Grandma to Junior. 

A visit to the area makes for a fun family event. 

Peddler's Village is home to over 70 one-of-a-kind shops, eight restaurants, children's fun things to do and lodging available on site. It is adjacent to small towns, scenic drives and historic sites.