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About TPF! Hosts John and Amy Burton
Somewhat normal people who love to travel...and who have learned a few things along the way.
John and Amy have five amazing children, one dog and an exciting history that includes authoring books, starting escape room and axe throwing businesses, planting churches and, as a result, traveling a lot!
Connecting with them through articles on this site and their YouTube channel will help you discover some of their favorite places and attractions. You will also learn some great tips that will save you money and help you experience some relaxing, thrilling and FUN trips and vacations.
Branson, Missouri Top 10 Place to Visit in 2022! TripAdvisor has named Branson, Missouri as the #3 trending destination in the United States for 2022! I review the top ten trending destinations in the world and the rest of the trending destinations in America before I shine the spotlight on Branson! I talk about Silver Dollar City, Dogwood Canyon, Top of the Rock, Escape Code, Sight and Sound and MUCH MORE! Watch and see why…Read More
Branson, Missouri | BEST things for YOUNG KIDS Branson, Missouri is an amazing place to take kids of all ages, including toddlers! Children love the adventure at places like Silver Dollar City, The Butterfly Palace, Wonderworks, White Water and MORE! 00:00 Intro 00:54 Silver Dollar City 02:34 Butterfly Palace 04:05 Promised Land Zoo 04:43 Branson's Wild World 05:15 Wonderworks 06:02 Aquarium at the Boardwalk 07:27 The Track 08:12 White Water 08:48 Dolly Parton's Stampede 09:58…Read More
New Cruise Ships 2023 | Project Blue | American Cruise Lines A new cruising experience is coming to the United States in 2023! American Cruise Lines announced Project Blue, a fleet of close-to-shore ships that will be deployed all over the United States. Twelve ships in total, each holding 109 passengers and 50 crew will cruise in places like Alaska, the Atlantic Intercostal Waterway and to a variety of fun cities and towns.Read More
Labadee, Haiti | Can We Soon Cruise to Royal Caribbean's Private Destination? Labadee is Royal Caribbean's private destination in Haiti, and after being closed to visitors, there are signs of life! We are headed to Labadee soon (we hope!) and this news is extremely exciting! How comparable is it to Perfect Day at CocoCay? We are ready to find out! We also discuss changes to the channel that will bring more travel and vacation news…Read More
Dollywood vs Silver Dollar City at Christmas! We spend multiple days a week at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri and absolutely love our home park, especially at Christmas! We head out to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee and experience Dollywood during Christmas and compare these two sister parks. From the rides to the shows to the train, Christmas tree, lights, food and the overall atmosphere, which park is best at Christmastime?Read More
How to BEAT Christmas Crowds at BUSY Silver Dollar City Christmas is BUSY at Silver Dollar City and the crowds are HUGE! We head out to BUSY Silver Dollar City during the Christmas season and share some key tips on how to beat the crowds. We'll see the parade, check out lines to restaurants and shows and discuss strategies for riding the rides. We also feature the Lens Ball! Check out some…Read More
Silver Dollar City Christmas | BEST Holiday Theme Park Event 2021! Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri was awarded as the winner of the BEST Holiday Theme Park Event in 2021 by USA Today! Check out the festivities including music, fireworks, a message from Silver Dollar City President Brad Thomas and MORE!Read More
Christmas at Silver Dollar City in a STORM! I head out into the night to see the Christmas lights at Silver Dollar City during an intense rain storm with cracks of lightning and pounding thunder! I walk through Grandfather's Mansion and tour the entire park in a torrential downpour. The reflections of the Christmas lights are amazing!Read More
Wilderness Club At Big Cedar | Two Bedroom Combined Lodge Room Review We review a two bedroom combined lodge at the BLUEGREEN WILDERNESS CLUB at BIG CEDAR near Branson, Missouri! This is a stunning property and a beautiful room in the Ozarks. We'll give you a tour of the room and a look at the incredible amenities at both the Wilderness Club and Big Cedar Lodge. Fun Mountain, Christmas ice skating, campfires, Christmas lights, the…Read More
Branson's Newest Attraction | Secret Passage After months of hard work, Branson's newest, most exciting new attraction is here! Secret Passage is an escape room experience unlike any you've ever enjoyed! Search through eight rooms and over 2500 square feet of immersive mystery. This 90-minute experience sets a new bar for escape rooms and Branson, Missouri thrills!Read More
Shepherd's Christmas Carol | Dinner Show We absolutely loved our visit to Shepherd of the Hills in Branson, Missouri to enjoy a wonderful Christmas meal and an amazing, original production of the Shepherd's Christmas Carol! There is nothing like Christmas in Branson, Missouri and Shepherd of the Hills helps bring the magic of the season to life!Read More
Best Restaurant at Silver Dollar City AND a Christmas Tour of the Park! Wow! This meal was INCREDIBLE! We experienced Reunion Hall's Christmas all-you-can-eat feast. A carving table with prime rib and ham along with other delicious holiday foods made it a can't miss place to eat! We also tour the park, get wax hands made, see the beautiful lights and Christmas tree, ride The Flooded Mine and MORE!Read More