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avatarLisa is a full-time travel writer. She lives in an RV with her disabled father and writes about their experiences. Although she has no children of her own, Lisa loves being an Aunt to her own relatives and the children of all her friends. You can follow her adventures on her blog, Travel Confessions.
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Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

October 17, 2010 1 Comment Every year in May and June, thousands of Star Wars fans descend on Walt Disney World Florida for a spectacular party as only Disney can throw. Begun in 1997 and held annually since 2003, Star Wars Weekends provides an immersive look at one of the most popular film franchises of all time. The morning begins with ...

 

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Train Travel With Kids

Train Travel With Kids

October 17, 2010 No Comments Throughout much of the world, train travel is an efficient and vital link in the public transportation system. In the United States, however, trains can seem slow and inefficient. Many city pairs are not easily connected by train, forcing would-be rail travelers to make ridiculous connections.  An example is the former Orlando to New Orleans ...

 

Anchorage, Alaska: Big City Meets Rugged Frontier

Anchorage, Alaska: Big City Meets Rugged Frontier

October 13, 2010 No Comments After two wonderful weeks in Seward, Alaska, it was time to move on. We had a fantastic time, but were ready to take on the big city. Of course, the term “big city” is relative in Alaska. Anchorage is, by far, Alaska’s largest metro area, holding nearly half of the state’s population. In a state ...

 

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Seward, Alaska: A Quaint Port Town

Seward, Alaska: A Quaint Port Town

October 13, 2010 2 Comments Our Alaska cruise ended in Seward, and we were surprised how many people hopped on the early train to Anchorage to catch a flight home. If you invest the time and money in getting to Alaska, why spend only a week? Dad and I are full-time travelers, so we decided to spend an indefinite period ...

 

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Cruising for Families

Cruising for Families

October 13, 2010 1 Comment Cruising is a seemingly ideal vacation, allowing families to relax and recharge. Cruising is a particularly excellent choice for family reunions and large group get-togethers, as cruises truly offer something for everyone. Yet stories of accidents and illnesses at sea are all too common. Like any vacation, advance planning and preparation is the key to ...

 

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Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Four: Gold Rush and Glaciers

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Four: Gold Rush and Glaciers

September 27, 2010 1 Comment On Day Five of our Celebrity Millennium cruise to Alaska (continued from Part 3: Alaskan Ports Galore), we finally got to visit Skagway. For some reason, this recreated Gold Rush town had been at the top of Dad’s must-see Alaska list for years. I had actually been hired by phone for a summer job in Skagway a ...

 

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Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Three: Ports Galore

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Three: Ports Galore

September 27, 2010 1 Comment The first full day of our Vancouver to Seward Alaska cruise was everything we could have hoped for: relaxing, entertaining and filled with activities. Read about part one of our Alaskan adventure in Traveling 5,000 Miles on Two Weeks’ Notice, and part two where we are introduced to, and are discovering the Celebrity Millennium Cruise.   We both absolutely love ...

 

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Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Two: Was the Deal too Good to Be True?

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Two: Was the Deal too Good to Be True?

September 27, 2010 2 Comments On Day 2 of our Alaska adventure, we awoke bright and early in Seattle. Thankfully, my body was still on Orlando time, so the 7:40 a.m. departure felt more like 10:40 a.m. We had coach seating in the disabled section, providing us with two comfortable seats and room to simply park Dad’s scooter on board. ...

 

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Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part One: Traveling 5,000 Miles on Two Weeks’ Notice

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part One: Traveling 5,000 Miles on Two Weeks’ Notice

September 27, 2010 4 Comments My parents always meant to visit Alaska. They gathered tour books, visited websites, and even planned out a driving itinerary. Unfortunately, health issues and real-life concerns prevented them from living out their dream. After my mom passed away unexpectedly in 2004, at the age of 50, I moved in with my dad, who has some ...

 

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Flying With a Disability: What Parents Should Know Before Arriving at the Airport

Flying With a Disability: What Parents Should Know Before Arriving at the Airport

September 20, 2010 3 Comments Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, air travel has become increasingly challenging for everyone. Taking off your shoes, undergoing random pat-downs and packing your liquids to comply with regulations can be annoying at best, particularly when traveling with children. If your child has a disability, the process may seem overwhelming. Make a detailed ...

 

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