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Family Travel Planning: Dining and packing for small travelers

Family Travel Planning: Dining and packing for small travelers

December 7, 2010 No Comments   Possibly the two most important elements of any trip – with or without children – are what you’ll eat and what essential but sometimes forgotten items you’ll bring on your journey.  Let’s start with a look at mealtime. Not exactly a news flash, is it? When you get hungry, you get cranky. Small children ...

 

Planning Ahead for a Family Trip – Tips and Advice

Planning Ahead for a Family Trip – Tips and Advice

December 6, 2010 No Comments As the holidays appoach, many of us are planning to visit relatives, take a vacation, or at least plan for one the next time we can afford to take it! Planning is something we love to do, often conceiving an idea for a trip, outlining the places we want to go, and then spending many ...

 

Preparing Children for the New TSA Procedures

Preparing Children for the New TSA Procedures

November 27, 2010 1 Comment As the holiday travel season ramps up, families are facing controversial new procedures at airport security checkpoints. The debate on the new procedures has become a firestorm of controversy, but the TSA is holding fast to its belief that the new procedures are necessary for everyone’s safety. Some families are actually choosing to avoid flying ...

 

Finding Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World

Finding Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World

November 27, 2010 No Comments Who doesn’t love the thrill of adventure that comes with finding something that is hidden right out in the open? Geocaching and scavenger hunting are two wildly popular activities based on this concept. At Walt Disney World, the quest is always on for Hidden Mickeys. Unlike many other Disney activities, this one is entirely free ...

 

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Walt Disney World – Off the Beaten Path

Walt Disney World – Off the Beaten Path

November 26, 2010 No Comments Walt Disney World is a sprawling entertainment center consisting of four gated theme parks, two water parks, a shopping and dining complex, and dozens of recreational opportunities, as well as a myriad of hotels. It would be easy to spend a month at Walt Disney World and never run out of things to do. Once ...

 

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RVing With Kids

RVing With Kids

November 26, 2010 3 Comments RVing is, in many ways, the perfect method of travel, particularly for those who want to visit multiple destinations. Instead of trying to get kids to sleep in unfamiliar, potentially noisy, hotel rooms, you can put them to bed in the same place each night. Rather than trying to pack everything into carryon bags to ...

 

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Family Vacation Tips – Where to Stay on your Kid-cation

Family Vacation Tips – Where to Stay on your Kid-cation

November 16, 2010 No Comments Over the years, we’ve taken our kids to bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, motels, hotels, and rented homes. Your destination predicates your choice of accommodations of course – you can’t enjoy a family beach weekend at Jalama, a pleasantly isolated beach north of Santa Barbara – without camping. And you’re not going to camp in the ...

 

Discovering Roadside Attractions

Discovering Roadside Attractions

November 11, 2010 2 Comments   The 1950s were the decade of car culture, when gas was cheap and families took to the open road, many for the very first time. The interstate highway system was authorized in 1956 and construction began immediately in many states, but the first statewide segment (Nebraska’s Interstate 80) was not completed until 1974. Instead, ...

 

Farmer’s Market Delights

Farmer’s Market Delights

October 19, 2010 3 Comments It’s never too soon to introduce your children to a healthy diet. Which sounds boring. Which doesn’t have to be. One of the best ways to show your kids a good time and a good taste of fresh fruits, vegetables, organic cheeses and fun alternative snacks is by attending an old fashioned farmers market. No ...

 

Forks, Washington – more than Twilight

Forks, Washington – more than Twilight

October 19, 2010 No Comments Long before there was Twilight to make sleepy little Forks, Washington famous, this small town served as a jumping off spot to some beautiful wilderness areas in upper Washington State. We didn’t find any vampires in sight, but our kids loved the Hall of Mosses in the temperate rain forest just south of Forks, the ...

 

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