Entries for October, 2010

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I Spy with my Little Eye – B for Boston Part II

I Spy with my Little Eye – B for Boston Part II

October 5, 2010 No Comments In my last New England oriented blog (Boston Part 1) I told you to make way for ducklings at the Public Garden and in the beautiful classic Boston Public Library. But there are still many more Boston based delights that your little ones will enjoy.  If it’s baseball season, take them out to a ball game. No ...

 

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Big Island for Little People Part 3

Big Island for Little People Part 3

October 5, 2010 No Comments Big Island of Hawaii Hilo Family Vacation – Hotels and Sights   No matter which side of the Big Island of Hawaii you explore, the sand, sun, and lava rock beaches of the west, the raw sea scape and rolling farm land of the south, the steaming volcanos in the middle – it feels as if you’re ...

 

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More Big Island, Little People Part 2

More Big Island, Little People Part 2

October 5, 2010 1 Comment We explored the Big Island Volcanoes National Park in my last blog, and now it’s time to hit the beach. Unlike Oahu, Maui, or Kauai, not every hotel has a soft sand beach, but there are great beaches to be found within a short drive.  Not too far from Volcanoes, you’ll find Punalu’u’s black sand beach ...

 

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Big Island, Little People

Big Island, Little People

October 5, 2010 1 Comment The Big Island of Hawaii is a world away from Oahu and the beaches of Waikiki. You might think volcanoes and tropical jungles are not the stuff of a family vacation, but – it is. In fact, all Hawaii is a treat for children. Kids are an expected part of the landscape, appreciated and enjoyed. ...

 

Nostalgic Niagara Falls

Nostalgic Niagara Falls

October 5, 2010 3 Comments Niagara Falls- more than a tourist destination   When you grow up outside of the US, there are certain images that come to represent the country….icons that you always associate with USA. I guess it was like that for us. Having watched the falls in a number of movies and seen countless pictures, calendars and posters ...

 

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La Brea Tar Pits – Page Museum

La Brea Tar Pits – Page Museum

October 4, 2010 No Comments For an up close and personal encounter with mammoths and saber-toothed cats while in Los Angeles, visit the Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits.  The address is 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90036 and their phone number is (323) 934-7243. A fun and fascinating place, the La Brea Tar Pits is unique in that it ...

 

The Packing Dilemma When Travelling with Small Children

The Packing Dilemma When Travelling with Small Children

October 3, 2010 2 Comments Before my husband and I had children packing was easy; even last minute trips took a half an hour to pack for. We’d simply throw our clothes and a few toiletries into a suitcase and off we’d go. Life changed a bit with the arrival of our son. Suddenly there were strollers, car seats, diapers, ...

 

Taking the Stress out of Vacation Prep

Taking the Stress out of Vacation Prep

October 3, 2010 2 Comments   As children, my sister and I would watch our mother slowly lose her mind in the week or so leading up to a vacation.  Her insanity would start harmlessly enough with something small like dragging out the suitcases.  A few days before our departure it would progress to an obsessive need to keep every ...

 

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I Spy With My Little Eye, Something Beginning With “B”

I Spy With My Little Eye, Something Beginning With “B”

October 1, 2010 2 Comments That would be Boston Massachusetts and a variety of its camera ready, stroller accessible, easy walking neighborhoods like Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, and Bunker Hill.  Boston is  a perfect city to take your kids on an urban adventure. The Back Bay is the area of Boston that parallels the Charles River, always pleasantly busy with ...

 

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The Palos Verdes Peninsula – A Family Delight

The Palos Verdes Peninsula – A Family Delight

October 1, 2010 No Comments Whether you live in Los Angeles or you’re from out of town, the Palos Verdes Peninsula makes a wonderful excursion for the whole family.  Starting at the edge of the peninsula closest to Redondo Beach, you’ll find the beach known to locals as RAT just north of Malaga Cove off of Palos Verdes Drive West. ...

 

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