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Family Vactions as Big as Texas: Houston

Family Vactions as Big as Texas: Houston

August 22, 2010 No Comments While Texas makes us think of the untamed West with cowboys, shootouts, ghost towns, and the mysterious frontier, our family saw another side of the Lone Star State (its nickname as well as an apt description of Texas’ flag) during our recent vacation in Houston, the largest city in Texas (beating Dallas and the state ...

 

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Driving to the Arizona Grand Resort

Driving to the Arizona Grand Resort

August 21, 2010 No Comments Day 1 of our Arizona Grand Resort vacation  It’s August 21st and we’ve kicked off our next family vacation just 1 week after returning from Hawaii.   Our new destination?  The Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix! My brother-in-law Todd is the motivating force behind this new excursion.  He came through with this great vacation spot after ...

 

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“Roaming in Rome” Part Two

“Roaming in Rome” Part Two

August 18, 2010 1 Comment Honeymooners and adventurers do not hold a monopoly on vacationing in Rome.   The “Eternal City” also holds a vast number of family friendly activities.  When our vacation was still in the planning stages, I tasked my kids to research places they would want to visit while in Rome.   I was proud of their efforts and ...

 

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Santa Barbara has Something Special for Kids

Santa Barbara has Something Special for Kids

August 15, 2010 1 Comment When a co-worker recently suggested Santa Barbara and California’s Central Coast as a family vacation destination, I was a bit skeptical. It was on our list of possible honeymoon destinations when Dora and I were getting married and didn’t have much money to go farther than Las Vegas (which my wife-to-be had rejected as too ...

 

Ocean Lawn Wedding at the Maui Sheraton Resort

Ocean Lawn Wedding at the Maui Sheraton Resort

August 14, 2010 No Comments Maui Wedding Vacation in Lahaina – Day 7  The wedding and dinner reception took place outdoors in a scenic setting at the Maui Sheraton Resort and Spa called Ocean Lawn.  This was the last full day of our Hawaiian vacation.  My wife, Christian (our 10 month old son), and I walked over to the Sheraton a ...

 

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Kids Rock N Roll in Memphis

Kids Rock N Roll in Memphis

August 14, 2010 1 Comment When you think of Memphis, Tennessee, you naturally think “Rock N Roll,” Graceland, Sun Studio, and everything Elvis. However, would you ever think of Victorian England, Pink Palaces, and Mud?  I recently took along my two grandchildren, Scottie, 12, and Millie, 8 on my annual pilgrimage to Graceland. As you may have guessed I’m a ...

 

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Another Glorious Day on our Maui Vacation

Another Glorious Day on our Maui Vacation

August 13, 2010 No Comments Maui Wedding Vacation in Lahaina – Day 6   It’s the evening of Friday August 13th and we are at the Royal Lahaina Resort in HawaiiMaui reflecting on our wonderful day.  We’ve had an outstanding vacation so far and can’t believe how quickly it’s going by.  My wife and 10 month old son are already asleep ...

 

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Costa Rica & Making Your Hotel Room Kid-Friendly

Costa Rica & Making Your Hotel Room Kid-Friendly

August 13, 2010 2 Comments Experiencing a vacation destination like Costa Rica with our kids undoubtedly gave us a new appreciation of the country even if my wife, Dora, once called it home. Children always offer us a new perspective by forcing us to open up to new cultures and new situations that we often miss out on as adults. ...

 

The Hyatt Regency Resort in Maui – Kid Heaven!

The Hyatt Regency Resort in Maui – Kid Heaven!

August 12, 2010 No Comments Maui Wedding Vacation in Lahaina – Day 5 It’s Thursday August 12th, and we are on Day 5 of our Hawaiian vacation at the Maui Royal Lahaina Resort. Our 10 month old son Christian woke up crying this morning at around 3:15am.  We were really hoping that he would sleep through the night, but the ...

 

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Starting the Day Golfing at the Maui Kia Kaanapali Course

Starting the Day Golfing at the Maui Kia Kaanapali Course

August 11, 2010 No Comments Maui Wedding Vacation in Lahaina – Day 4 While most people who are still employed in the United States were at work, I was teeing off at the Kia Kaanapali Golf Course with my best friend Gabriel.  Today is Wednesday August 11th, the 4th day of our vacation in Kaanapali Maui and we are staying ...

 

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