Entries for December, 2010

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Disneyland Tips for Families with Children: Part I

Disneyland Tips for Families with Children: Part I

December 15, 2010 1 Comment   My family and I have enjoyed visiting Disneyland many times throughout my life, our recent trip to the Magic Kingdom was the first with two babies and one preschooler in tow.  Traveling with six adults and three young children made our Disney experience a bit different from others we’ve had but we enjoyed every ...

 

Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Old-Fashioned Family Fun

Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Old-Fashioned Family Fun

December 15, 2010 No Comments I grew up outside Orlando, Florida, best known for its theme parks, amusement parks and family attractions. I never thought that I could find a town that was more of a tourist trap than Orlando. Over Christmas 2009, we decided to take an RV tour of the Southeast. One of our stops was Gatlinburg, Tennessee, ...

 

Tent Camping With Kids – Valuable Tips

Tent Camping With Kids – Valuable Tips

December 15, 2010 1 Comment Tent camping and kids are a natural fit. What child doesn’t enjoy the chance to run around in the woods, tell spooky stories by the campfire, and sleep in a tent? For the parents, however, the sheer list of tasks involved in tent camping can seem like a nightmare. Depending on the park’s housekeeping staff, ...

 

Gold Head Branch State Park: Discovering Old Florida

Gold Head Branch State Park: Discovering Old Florida

December 13, 2010 No Comments Located in Keystone Heights, Florida, a small town south of Jacksonville, Gold Head Branch State Park is a throwback to a simpler time. We stopped by on an RV trip from Williamsburg, Virginia to Orlando, Florida. We were looking for an inexpensive campsite, but discovered so much more. History of the Park Gold Head Branch ...

 

Cruising the Eastern Caribbean

Cruising the Eastern Caribbean

December 13, 2010 1 Comment Cruising is a wonderful way to introduce your kids to international travel. You only have to unpack once, and you can relax and enjoy yourselves while others take care of everything from cooking your meals to cleaning your room. My Cruises for Families article is filled with tips for parents considering a cruise with their ...

 

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Historic Halifax, North Carolina: The City That Time Forgot

Historic Halifax, North Carolina: The City That Time Forgot

December 13, 2010 1 Comment Dad and I took an RV trip up the East Coast last summer. With no particular schedule, we had plenty of time to explore small towns as well as bigger cities. Halifax, North Carolina had never been on our radar, but when we ended up camped close by, I went online to see what was ...

 

Chicago Family Attractions and Dining

Chicago Family Attractions and Dining

December 13, 2010 No Comments So you’ve seen the great view from the top of the Chicago Hancock Center and enjoyed the Ferris Wheel and lake front fun at the Navy Pier (Article:  Chicago Family Visit – John Hancock Center and the Navy Pier).  So what do you do now with the kids in the windy city?    Well, you could take them ...

 

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Upcountry Maui

Upcountry Maui

December 12, 2010 1 Comment “Upcountry” as Maui residents refer to the least tourist-traveled section of the island of Maui, is a different world from the tourist beaches at Kaanapali or Wailea, and different, too, from the rain-rich greenery on the Highway to Hana. Here you’ll find cowboys and farmers, crafts stores, galleries, and fresh produce you’ll wish you could ...

 

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Southern Maui Overview

Southern Maui Overview

December 12, 2010 1 Comment Southern Maui is a delightful tourist destination in the dry part of the island. It’s scenery is very different from the lush green dampness of Hana. Easy to access from the airport, with beautiful beaches and fantastic views of Lanai and Molokini crater – great for snorkeling trips – there are many wonderful resorts to ...

 

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Highway to Hana with Children: Overview

Highway to Hana with Children: Overview

December 12, 2010 6 Comments I’ll start out with this caveat: if you have a child who gets easily car sick, this twisting, scenic Maui road may not be for you; but the keyword is “easily”. The road may have plenty of twists and turns, but they are gentle, and you’ll be going slowly. You’ll also be making plenty of ...

 

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