Entries for December, 2010

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Baltimore Maryland – Children’s Museum, Inner Harbor & Fort McHenry

Baltimore Maryland – Children’s Museum, Inner Harbor & Fort McHenry

December 11, 2010 1 Comment Baltimore Maryland may not be the first U.S. location you think of for a family friendly vacation. The major tourist attractions of Washington, D.C., are after all only a short drive away, and until recently, Baltimore had neighborhood’s geared more to urban renewal than tourism for children. Baltimore has always been a fascinating cultural mix ...

 

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Baltimore Family Attractions – Little Italy, Trains and Hotels

Baltimore Family Attractions – Little Italy, Trains and Hotels

December 11, 2010 2 Comments Previously we explored the well known tourist attractions of Baltimore’s inner harbor, its water taxis, and historic Fort McHenry. But there’s a lot more to explore in Baltimore for families.     First of all there are some unique small museums that you won’t find anywhere else. We loved the classic Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. ...

 

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Chicago Family Visit – John Hancock Center and the Navy Pier

Chicago Family Visit – John Hancock Center and the Navy Pier

December 9, 2010 1 Comment In the mid-western United States, Chicago Illinois is the go-to destination for exciting urban activities. The largest city in Illinois, Chicago has plenty of sights to see, the beaches of Lake Michigan, some grand hotels, and a bustling environment combined with a comfortable, family-friendly aesthetic even in its upscale restaurants. Maybe it’s a heartland thing, but ...

 

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Washington DC Museums and Monuments – Beyond the Smithsonian

Washington DC Museums and Monuments – Beyond the Smithsonian

December 9, 2010 No Comments After you’ve perused all the wonderful exhibits and artifacts in the Smithsonian Museum’s vast collection and enjoyed the Smithsonian sponsored National Zoo, there are still many, many more exciting museums and other attractions to take the kids in the D.C. area. Just driving or walking past the White House or the U.S. Capitol is awe inspiring.  ...

 

Smithsonian Museum Washington DC – Packed with Family Attractions

Smithsonian Museum Washington DC – Packed with Family Attractions

December 9, 2010 1 Comment Washington D.C. is packed with attractions for the whole family. There are as many outings as there are families who visit, with free museums, great parks, amazing historical sites, and cultural icons like the Washington Monument and the Nation’s Capital building itself to bring out the oohs and ahhs among travelers of all ages. Finding ...

 

Snow Time at Park City Utah and Telluride Colorado with the Kids

Snow Time at Park City Utah and Telluride Colorado with the Kids

December 8, 2010 1 Comment Skiing and toddlers. Okay, so that’s kind of an oxymoron. While older kids will love kid focused ski lessons – and many programs now start at the age of five – the tiniest travelers are not going to get the hang of skis and poles. But put the words ski resort and toddler together and ...

 

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Maui Family Attractions – Sheraton Maui, Lahaina and Volcanoes

Maui Family Attractions – Sheraton Maui, Lahaina and Volcanoes

December 8, 2010 2 Comments There are so many wonderful things about Hawaii and the island of Maui in particular, that families can easily spend ten vacations on any one island and still be eager to come back for more. Maui has diverse climates – the green, wet Hana area with its wonderful to explore switch back highway; the dry ...

 

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Family Travel Planning: Dining and packing for small travelers

Family Travel Planning: Dining and packing for small travelers

December 7, 2010 No Comments   Possibly the two most important elements of any trip – with or without children – are what you’ll eat and what essential but sometimes forgotten items you’ll bring on your journey.  Let’s start with a look at mealtime. Not exactly a news flash, is it? When you get hungry, you get cranky. Small children ...

 

Planning Ahead for a Family Trip – Tips and Advice

Planning Ahead for a Family Trip – Tips and Advice

December 6, 2010 No Comments As the holidays appoach, many of us are planning to visit relatives, take a vacation, or at least plan for one the next time we can afford to take it! Planning is something we love to do, often conceiving an idea for a trip, outlining the places we want to go, and then spending many ...

 

La Jolla California –  A Jewel of a Town for Families

La Jolla California – A Jewel of a Town for Families

December 6, 2010 No Comments La Jolla, Spanish for jewel, is more than just a suburb of San Diego. Only fifteen minutes from San Diego proper, it features lovely beaches, pleasant dining spots, and a number of fun tourist attractions. The town also holds the relatively small, family friendly Stephen Birch Aquarium and Museum, and the longtime home of the ...

 

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