Fall Break, that time when in Kentucky the temperatures are beginning to change and those of us who are traveling have turned our thoughts to vacation. Its a toss up, do we relax on vacation or tackle a sight seeing adventure?  I have done a little of both through the years and following are my five top picks! - by Jackie McCarthy

For the Ultimate Adventure: By Plane

Disney in Orlando, Florida

This is best accomplished by reading one of the many How to do Disney guides available well in advance to plan your trip.  It is just too overwhelming without planning ahead. Disney has value resort hotels from $85 a night. During October, Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party is popular. This event has a separate ticket price from park admission. Magic Kingdom brings out the kid in everyone. The park is decorated for fall with pumpkins and scarecrows galore. Check online for various money saving offers!

Orange Beach, Gulf Shores Alabama

I am always drawn to the beach when I think of relaxation. I recommend the white sands and blue waters of the Gulf to wash away your cares. A week of building sand castles, lounging with a good book sea side. Sandwiches in a cooler for lunch and supper at various locations. Little LuLu's has a great burger and is a local favorite. Who wouldn't want a thrown roll from Lambert's Cafe? Enjoy family style dining on good old home cooking at this location. Many dolphin cruises are available to view the dolphins on the water while taking in a boat ride!

Get Me Outta Here, But Not Too Far: By Car

Newport Aquarium, Newport, KY

How about Newport Aquarium in Newport Kentucky? Newport is 2 minutes from downtown Cincinnati Ohio and open 365 days a year! It offers 1 million gallons of water! For more information www.newportaquarium.com for more information.  Print tickets at home prior to the trip and avoid the lines.

Breaks Park, Breaks, VA (Kentucky/Virgina Border)

A little known secret can be found at breakspark.com, a 4600 acre park also known as the, "Grand Canyon of The South". Hiking, biking, Horseback riding, Birding, Fishing, canoeing and more can be enjoyed here.  Don't forget to see the beautiful canyon view while you are there.

Staycation for Me: In Your Own Backyard

Diamond Lake Resort, Owensboro, KY

Lastly, some of us just like to stay close to home. Diamond Lake Resort is a 157 acre camping resort with 270 site RV park. www.diamondlakeresort.net. The annual Boo Fest is held on weekends through October with fun and affordable events for kids. October 10,11, October 17, 18 and October 24,25. Trick or treating for kids, Pay lake fishing, pedal boat rentals, go cart rentals and much more!  See the website for age and size requirements.

Vacation? Staycation? Just enjoy the time and make some memories!