Family Trips

Living Like a Local – The Guesthouse Hotel in Chicago

by BoulderMama
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Let’s face it, traveling with small children is no walk in the park. From schlepping gear to dealing with picky eating, it can frankly, be a total pain the butt and result in less family travel time. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Not when you visit the beautiful, family-friendly city of Chicago [...]

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Icy Galveston holiday starring SpongeBob

by RollingMama
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Inside a 28,000 square-foot tent on the tropical island of Galveston, Texas, a team of Chinese artisans are wielding chainsaws and picks to shape blocks of ice into a holiday themed event.  The climate-controlled environment is a frigid 9 degrees. Dressed in protective garb, the ice carvers are transforming blocks of pink, blue and green [...]

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theWit Hotel Chicago #BeAWeekender

by CajunMama
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Finding time to get away from it all can be a challenge when one works Monday through Friday or once the school year begins. Leisure trips can be far and few between, especially with football season and extracurricular activities. Every once in a while, though, a weekend opens up and screams “run away and get [...]

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6 Things to Know Before you Visit DiggerLand USA

by edVAcationMama
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1. The ambiance is constructiontastic. If your kiddo loves yellow trucks, dirt, and heavy machinery they will be in heaven. 2. Diggerland USA has the largest rope climbing course in the World. It is a great workout for your muscles but even going up one level will make you feel like you accomplished something huge [...]

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All-inclusive for Families: Grand Palladium Bavaro – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

by MommyMusings
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My 10-year-old daughter and I just got back from our first visit to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for a four-night stay at Grand Palladium Bavaro Resort & Spa. As first time visitors to both the island and the hotel, we felt welcome for the moment arrived. Grand Palladium Bavaro is one of the largest family-friendly [...]

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Frugal Friday: Alabama’s Battle of Mobile Bay 150th Anniversary

by RollingMama
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“Damn the torpedoes!”  is the often quoted phrase shouted by Rear Admiral David Farragut shortly after dawn on Aug. 5, 1864.  The Admiral led 18 Union warships through the mouth of Mobile Bay and into the Civil War’s largest naval battle. This year  marks the 150th anniversary of Alabama’s Battle of Mobile Bay and the [...]

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3 Places you Must Eat at in Mystic Connecticut

by edVAcationMama
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We recently visited the beautiful town of Mystic, Connecticut. It was my first time there. We were set out on an adventure to learn as much as we could about the Mystic Aquarium and surrounding attractions but a girl has got to eat. Here are my top 3 Mystic picks for places to eat. Abbotts [...]

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go…With Carnival Freedom!

by MarvelousMiniMama
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In recent months, we have been sharing what’s new on board several Carnival cruises.  We showed you around the beautifully redesigned Sunshine, with its awesome restaurants, updated décor, and unbelievably cool SportSquare, SkyCourse, and WaterWorks areas for kids and teens.  We also took you to a concert with us on the Ecstasy to experience CarnivalLIVE, [...]

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Frugal Friday: Outdoors in California, North Carolina, and Florida

by RollingMama
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    It’s summertime.  Shut the TV off, ditch the computers, and mute the cell phones.  Take the kids outside and spend a day, or maybe a night, exploring the great outdoors. San Diego, California Walk the Pier The seaside neighborhood of La Jolla conducts a  free tour of  the Scripps Institute of Oceanography twice [...]

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Bring The World To Your Children With Little Passports!

by MarvelousMiniMama
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Summer vacation is finally here!  For us, that means fun trips to the beach and visiting with relatives.  But if your family is like ours, your travel plans don’t typically take up the entire summer.  You’ll have those days or weeks of down time that you fill up with barbeques, afternoons at the pool, and [...]

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