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Bora Bora – Food, Accommodations & Activities

Bora Bora – Food, Accommodations & Activities

September 15, 2013 No Comments Bora Bora: secluded, spectacular, sublime… it has been called Heaven on Earth, the Romantic Island, the Pearl of the Pacific, and so much more. But it is not just for honeymooners. Families will be delighted to explore this year-round paradise whose average temperature (both air and water) remains pleasantly in the high 70s Fahrenheit. It ...

 

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Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch – San Antonio, Texas

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch – San Antonio, Texas

July 12, 2013 No Comments Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch offers visitors a chance to do something many of them might never have the opportunity to do in their lifetimes: go on an African safari right in San Antonio, Texas! Visitors drive in the comfort of their own cars along the scenic four-mile route that cuts through the verdant ranchland. More ...

 

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Arizona Summer Road Trips: Cool Places to Go

Arizona Summer Road Trips: Cool Places to Go

April 18, 2013 No Comments Phoenix, Arizona is a wonderful place to visit. Towering Saguaro cacti line the roadways, its residents are friendly and there is an outstanding array of restaurants, shopping and golf courses, it’s easy to see why the Valley of the Sun is such a popular place to visit. Of course, Phoenix can also get hot in the ...

 

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Bottle Tree Ranch and a Day in the Mojave

Bottle Tree Ranch and a Day in the Mojave

April 6, 2013 No Comments Less than two hours from Los Angeles and a world away, kids of all ages and their parents will love the sparkling multi-colored forest awaiting them just off Route 66 near Victorville. This is a great stop on a drive heading in or out of Las Vegas, but it makes a wonderful day trip. That ...

 

Trip to Europe + Kids + Easy = We’re Going on a Cruise!

Trip to Europe + Kids + Easy = We’re Going on a Cruise!

March 13, 2013 No Comments The kids are finally old enough for a real vacation. Although riding Disney’s “It’s a Small World” and “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” is thrilling (the kids have so much fun), it’s not exactly your idea of getting away. Sometimes it’s more work for you than actually going to the office. Thankfully cruise ships have taken ...

 

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Family & Kid-Friendly Activities in Maui

Family & Kid-Friendly Activities in Maui

February 24, 2013 No Comments Basking in the sun on pristine beaches, among lush vegetation, along the crystal-clear, diamond-sparkling sea describes a typical day in the tropical paradise of Maui. In addition to relaxation and sun bathing, the island offers plenty of other activities for young families. Planning to celebrate a Hawaiian birthday vacation? Take a break from shopping for ...

 

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Summer Solstice Long Days in Iceland

Summer Solstice Long Days in Iceland

February 14, 2013 No Comments Many families planning an international trip stick with the tried and true: the changing of the guard in Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel tower and hot chocolate in Paris. Yes, I have stories of those adventures too, but what about something a little more internationally unusual? We chose Iceland, landing in Reykjavik in the season of ...

 

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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

February 5, 2013 No Comments This park is the unsung hero of Utah’s justifiably popular national parks system. While Zion and Bryce several hours to the west bear the brunt of visitor travel, and Arches is photographed everywhere and well known, Capitol Reef often gathers blank stares, or the misconception that is must be underwater somewhere. My kids ranked Capitol ...

 

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Disney’s Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida

Disney’s Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida

January 30, 2013 No Comments Magic wands, fairy godmothers, evil witches, dashing pirates, princesses, kingdoms and enchantments galore: Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the place where beloved fairytales and a host of other amusements are transformed into thrilling rides and interactive experiences to delight children and grownups of all ages. For anyone who isn’t familiar with the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, ...

 

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Family Road Trip in Utah

Family Road Trip in Utah

January 21, 2013 No Comments One of my favorite states to explore is Utah. My family and I have taken many trips around the state, from the red arches of Arches National Park, the stunning canyons of the aptly named Canyonlands, Salt Lake City, Park City, well, the list goes on. Driving distances collapse when they’re broken up by one ...

 

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