Family Trips

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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Christmas Eve Tradition in Louisiana: Bonfires on the Levee {w/ Video}

by CajunMama
Louisiana Christmas Eve Bonfires on the Levee

Destinations all over the globe celebrate this time of year according to the local culture. Here in Louisiana, we light the way for Papa Noel on Christmas Eve with the tradition of bonfires on the levee. There are two versions of how this tradition started, but no matter the origins, this is a wonderful way [...]

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Holland America Cruises: A Truly Luxurious Sailing Experience

by MarvelousMiniMama
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For families who love to travel, there is nothing quite as wonderful as a cruise.  You enjoy picturesque sunsets over a beautiful seascape, exotic ports of call, delicious food any time of day, and a clean room with fresh towels every time you return for a nap.  Basically, you are pampered and entertained every waking [...]

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Saving on Summer Vacations

by RollingMama
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Wherever your family is traveling this summer be sure to investigate discounts that can save you money. One of the best places to find promotions is each city’s Convention and Visitor Bureau–check the website or call for information. Some offer special online deals, while others have a card-carrying program or printable coupons. To save money [...]

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Tax Refund Travel Ideas + Hampton Hotels Giveaway

by CajunMama
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Glendale-Westgate

It’s that yucky time of year. Everyone in the US has either filed their taxes or they’ve requested an extension. Some of you may owe Uncle Sam thanks to new tax law changes that went into effect this year, and some of you are lucky enough to get a refund. So now that you just [...]

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Thomas the Tank Engine Shore Excursion Exclusive to Carnival Glory @CarnivalCruises

by CajunMama
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Carnival Cruise Lines is one of our favorite family cruise lines and here is yet another reason. They just announced the offering of an exclusive shore excursion that is sure to wow family’s cruising to Saint John, New Brunswich on the Carnival Glory. Available only on the August 5 and 10 five-day departures, families can [...]

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Tips for Enjoying the London Eye

by CajunMama

My daughter and I decided to meet a few friends in the UK during our Mardi Gras holiday. Since the best rate flights were into London Heathrow Airport, we spent a few days playing tourist in London before heading out into the countryside for a week of relaxed writing. Since we were being the American [...]

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