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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, ...

 

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

November 11, 2010 1 Comment Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the most popular theme park in the world, drawing an estimated 17.2 million people in 2009. Even if you have never visited, Cinderella’s Castle, Mickey Mouse and Space Mountain may be indelibly etched in your mind. Make a loose plan in advance, but remain flexible. The Magic Kingdom is ...

 

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New York City for Families – Part 2

New York City for Families – Part 2

November 9, 2010 1 Comment We started our second day in New York by taking a walk through Times Square (See New York City for Families – Part 1).  From stopping for chocolates at the Hershey store to staring at the enormous digital bill boards and posing for photos under the glittery theater district marquees, it was all an enjoyable cluster ...

 

New York City for Families – Part 1

New York City for Families – Part 1

November 9, 2010 1 Comment New York City is a wonderful place to take the kids. You can spend days just enjoying Central Park and the magnificent skyline that surrounds it. You can push those strollers up and down 5th Avenue, take in the ice skaters swirling through Rockefeller Center. Older kids will love the color and lights and perpetual ...

 

The Vallarta Palace – Concluding our Vacation with a Bang!

The Vallarta Palace – Concluding our Vacation with a Bang!

November 8, 2010 No Comments It had been a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable family reunion with my three boys and my parents at the Vallarta Palace in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. After the dolphins and waterpark adventure of the previous day, we elected to lie relatively low for our last day of complete and total indulgence at this amazing resort. Believe ...

 

San Clemente, San Onofre, San Juan Capistrano, California

San Clemente, San Onofre, San Juan Capistrano, California

November 8, 2010 No Comments South of Los Angeles you’ll find beach towns beginning with “San,” Spanish for saint. Our favorite saint destinations for family outings are the beach at San Onofre, the small seaside town of San Clemente, and the well known mission and historic town of San Juan Capistrano. San Clemente is a charming, laid back sort of ...

 

Carmel, California

Carmel, California

November 3, 2010 No Comments No, the town is not where they make caramels. No, they don’t have camels there, either. These were some of the questions asked when we first hit this picturesque California seaside town, a few years back, my family sharing a trip with another family, small children looking forward to the famous 17 mile drive as ...

 

Vallarta Palace–Dolphins and Karaoke!

Vallarta Palace–Dolphins and Karaoke!

November 3, 2010 1 Comment Our week at the Puerto Vallarta Palace had been a relaxing, indulgent, stress-free and wonderful time thus far. We had had a great amount of beach time, pool time, play time, entertainment–and food. Especially food. So much food, in fact, that I had switched from wearing bikinis to one-piece bathing suits, and nearly every piece ...

 

Activities and Pampering at the Vallarta Palace

Activities and Pampering at the Vallarta Palace

October 28, 2010 No Comments This is the third installment about my family’s recent trip to the Vallarta Palace in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.   Part 1: Getting the Royal Treatment at the Vallarta Palace Part 2: Puerto Vallarta Palace – Living Like Kings and Queens The boys woke up early in anticipation of the exciting day they were going to have. ...

 

Helen Georgia – Historic, Romantic and Much More

Helen Georgia – Historic, Romantic and Much More

October 27, 2010 No Comments Scenic Alpine town offers a refreshing escape About 70 miles north of Atlanta lies Helen Georgia, a Bavarian-inspired town where traces of Cherokee Indian culture, horse-drawn carriages, a beautiful river walk, historic streets, restaurants, horseback-riding, tubing, golf and a host of other entertainment options welcome you. If these don’t sound inviting enough, maybe a hot ...

 

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