Entries for September, 2011

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The Beatles Love: Cirque du Soleil Meets the Fab Four

The Beatles Love: Cirque du Soleil Meets the Fab Four

September 21, 2011 2 Comments Have you ever noticed that when you live somewhere, you never actually get around to seeing the major tourist attractions there? I grew up in Central Florida, just 40 minutes from Walt Disney World. While we did have annual passes to Disney and to Universal Orlando, we never made it to many of the other ...

 

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Top 10 Zoos on the West Coast USA

Top 10 Zoos on the West Coast USA

September 20, 2011 No Comments Particularly fascinating to children, zoos are a wonderful place for people of all ages to learn about the animal world and our role in its preservation while having fun. Listed alphabetically, the following 10 zoos were selected from the west coast region of the USA and include Washington State, Oregon and California, as well as ...

 

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum: Where Families Have Fun Together in Las Vegas

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum: Where Families Have Fun Together in Las Vegas

September 19, 2011 No Comments In our travels, Dad and I have seen a lot of museums. From dusty cubbyholes established in the Civil War era to modern wonderlands packed with the latest technology, each museum has its own special charm. But very few manage to keep the entire family engaged. Children’s museums, by definition, are geared toward very young ...

 

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Could You Be Gil Grissom? CSI: The Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada

Could You Be Gil Grissom? CSI: The Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada

September 19, 2011 No Comments If you have ever seen the TV show CSI or any of its incarnations, you may have wondered what it would be like to be a real-life crime scene investigator. Tracking clues, following evidence and discovering the truth behind some of the most puzzling cases of all time? Who wouldn’t want to try their hand? ...

 

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Mingle With the Stars at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Mingle With the Stars at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

September 18, 2011 No Comments Dad and I just love wax museums. There’s something creepy about the silent, motionless figures, especially if you’ve ever seen the old Vincent Price film, House of Wax. Of course, some roadside wax museums are especially scary, with run-down figures that look more like horror film stars than the politicians or A-listers that they’re meant ...

 

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Which Form of Transportation Works Best on your Family Trip?

Which Form of Transportation Works Best on your Family Trip?

September 18, 2011 No Comments On our recent multi-generational family trip to the East Coast – combined with my daughters first East Coast Music tour – we took planes, trains, automobiles, cabs, subways, and our own feet all around the eastern seaboard. Which form of transportation will work best for you? Traveling with kids is often easiest by car – ...

 

Hoover Dam Tour Company: The Best Way to See It

Hoover Dam Tour Company: The Best Way to See It

September 17, 2011 No Comments Dad is a retired engineer, and during my childhood he instilled a very deep appreciation of all things mechanical. So when we visited Las Vegas earlier this year, we were both excited to see the Hoover Dam. Constructed between 1931 and 1936 and opened two years ahead of schedule, the dam is a true marvel ...

 

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Seeing Las Vegas in Style: OnBoard Tours

Seeing Las Vegas in Style: OnBoard Tours

September 16, 2011 No Comments Dad and I have been to innumerable cities around the world. We love to get out and walk around, mingle with locals and get to know each place in depth. In order to achieve that, however, we need to figure out where we want to go. Whenever possible, we head out on a bus tour ...

 

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St. Petersburg, Florida – Saying hello to Dali and Strolling the Sunken Gardens

St. Petersburg, Florida – Saying hello to Dali and Strolling the Sunken Gardens

September 15, 2011 No Comments If you can tear yourself away from the beautiful gulf coast beach of St. Petersburg long enough to head into town, you’ll find old-school tourist attractions, a collection of interesting restaurants and cafes, and the Dali Museum, the only major collection of surrealist artist Salvador Dali’s work outside of Spain. Surprised to see a stellar ...

 

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Going Back to Boston Massachusetts – A Family Delight

Going Back to Boston Massachusetts – A Family Delight

September 14, 2011 No Comments It’s been awhile since I took my kids to Boston. They’re older now, but the city looks younger than ever, with tourism a tremendous industry for the city, it has reason to stay spic and span.  Some things have changed, some have not, in this still beautiful brownstone city perched between the sea and the ...

 

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