Entries for September, 2011

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Don Cesar Beach Resort in Beautiful St. Pete Beach, Florida

Don Cesar Beach Resort in Beautiful St. Pete Beach, Florida

September 13, 2011 No Comments Whether you’re looking for an idyllic and low key end to a long journey or a beautiful beach escape, we love Florida‘s gulf coast. St. Pete Beach has pretty much everything you could ask for in a laid back and relaxing spot, and the hotel we chose to enjoy it, the Don Cesar, was ideal ...

 

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Flying Lessons – A Frustrating Travel Experience

Flying Lessons – A Frustrating Travel Experience

September 8, 2011 No Comments Our family recently completed a seventeen day trip from the Los Angeles area to the east coast. The purpose: a hybrid between supporting and facilitating my daughter’s burgeoning music career (you can find some of her tunes at www.nicolelexidavis.com) and a family vacation highlighting historic stops, urban delights, and finishing up at the beach, allowing fun ...

 

5 Best Oahu Resorts for Families

5 Best Oahu Resorts for Families

September 7, 2011 No Comments The most visited of the Hawaiian islands, Oahu is a fantastic holiday destination with its historic Pearl Harbor, the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Diamond Head Crater, Ala Moana Center – one of the largest open-air shopping centers in the world – and so much more. Listed alphabetically, the following five resorts are our top choices ...

 

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A Historical Family Stop – Fredericksburg, Virginia

A Historical Family Stop – Fredericksburg, Virginia

September 6, 2011 No Comments Looking for a friendly town full of history? On a recent east coast visit, charming Fredericksburg Virginia more than fit the bill for history buffs, scenery lovers, and shopping enthusiasts. It made a great stop as we drove from the Washington D.C. area into the south. Just off busy Interstate 95, the town retains a small ...

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip Between Roanoke & Abingdon, VI

Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip Between Roanoke & Abingdon, VI

September 5, 2011 No Comments Virginia is a state of great contrasts: it houses upscale bedroom communities that serve the Washington, D.C. metropolis, bucolic horse farms, antique shops, George Washington’s Mount Vernon home, and — the Blue Ridge Mountains. We started to explore the Blue Ridge region visiting friends in Roanoke, with a family pleasing visit to the Taubman Museum ...

 

Travel Town Museum: On the Right Track for Kids

Travel Town Museum: On the Right Track for Kids

September 4, 2011 No Comments Travel Town Museum What little kid (especially boys, of which I am a mother of three) doesn’t love a train? And what parent doesn’t love an easy, enjoyable and free family outing? In the nearly two years since our family moved from suburban New Jersey to Burbank, California, we have still not exhausted a wealth ...

 

5 Best Dallas Museums for Families

5 Best Dallas Museums for Families

September 3, 2011 No Comments The third largest city in Texas, Dallas is a bustling hub for businesses, sports and the arts. It boasts fantastic museums that take visitors on an enlightening expedition through art, history, science and human innovation that has had a vital role in shaping our world and broadening our perspectives. Listed alphabetically, the following five museums ...

 

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Vasquez Rocks: Another World Just Minutes from Los Angeles

Vasquez Rocks: Another World Just Minutes from Los Angeles

September 2, 2011 1 Comment It lies only 40 minutes north of Los Angeles, but one trip to Vasquez Rocks in the canyon country of Agua Dulce and you will literally feel as if you are on a different planet. One of L.A.’s best free natural attractions, Vasquez Rocks is a county park just outside Santa Clarita that feels more ...

 

Third Grade Field Trip: Aquarium of the Pacific

Third Grade Field Trip: Aquarium of the Pacific

September 1, 2011 1 Comment Let me say right up front: I am a seasoned veteran of the elementary school field trip. Since I am the mom of three, and I have been going on approximately three to four field trips a year since my 15-year-old was in preschool…well, you do the math. Some of these school excursions have been ...

 

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