Family Trips

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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Frugal Friday Finds: Boston, Amtrak, and a Travel Contest

by RollingMama
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Everyone enjoys a bargain.  This week’s finds feature coupons in Boston, a contest to travel to almost anywhere, and discounts on Amtrak.  We’d love to hear about your frugal travel finds–just leave us a comment. Boston Bound Save a bunch in Boston with the Family-Friendly ValuePass (good through October, 2014).  Download the entire five pages–including [...]

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5 Reasons You Should Sail On The Norwegian Epic

by MarvelousMiniMama
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My husband and I just returned home from a 7-day Caribbean cruise out of Miami, sailing on the Norwegian Epic.  This was our first experience with Norwegian and we had a great time!  Here are 5 reasons we think you should choose the Epic for your next cruise vacation: 1.     Freestyle Dining- Norwegian Cruise Line [...]

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Romance in Ireland

by CajunMama

What is a romantic escape? Does it really have to be about time with your significant other? Does is have to be a honeymoon trip or anniversary journey? Is it who you are with or is it about where you go? My affair with Ireland began before I visited this magical place. I read about [...]

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Snow Mountain Ranch – A Treat for the Whole Family in the Rocky Mountains

by BoulderMama
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Lots of folks come to Colorado to experience world-class downhill skiing or snowboarding atop stunning mountain peaks in the winter time. However, what lies between the peaks is where much of the beauty, tranquility and awesomeness can be found…. and Snow Mountain Ranch (YMCA of the Rockies) has it all. Snow Mountain Ranch is located [...]

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The Redesigned Carnival Sunshine: Fun. Just Got Real.

by MarvelousMiniMama

Just when you thought Carnival cruising couldn’t possibly get any better, enter the completely transformed Carnival Sunshine.  Originally sailing as the Carnival Destiny (launched in 1996), it recently received a magnificent $155 million dollar makeover and re-entered the world ready to take fun to amazing new heights. As part of their Fun Ship 2.0 initiative [...]

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