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Spring Fling: A Theme Park Weekend

Lego tiger at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America

Whether you’re contemplating a family weekend getaway, or perhaps just want to have kid-like fun yourself, there’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in theme parks for an introduction to spring travel. I had a chance to check that premise out on a recent extended family theme park getaway to Minneapolis. Minneapolis might not be the […]

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The Top 5 Family Attractions in Edinburgh

National Monument and Carlton Hill Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh is a popular place year-round for travelers of all kinds, but especially families.  From the very atmospheric city streets, to the many tours and festivals that the kids will love, Scotland will leave the parents charmed and your children ready for their return trip. With so many attractions and venues, […]

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8 Tips for Traveling with Newborns

new born baby hand

It may have been a long time since you’ve traveled with a newborn, or perhaps you never have at all.  I hope these tips from today’s guest blogger will give you the tools to need to take on this travel opportunity.   1. Bring your own formula and diapers. You shouldn’t rely on being able […]

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Affordable Sentosa Island with the Sentosa Play Pass

Flying Trapeze at Sentosa

When I think of traveling to Singapore, I think of the city life, the food, and a chance to discover so much different than my own.  But it turns out there’s another side to Singapore, one that I had no idea existed – the island resort of Sentosa.  The translation of Sentosa means peace and […]

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Family Fun at the Royal Ontario Museum

T-Rex Guarding at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto

  Museum lovers who visit Toronto will want to get their history and culture fix at the Royal Ontario Museum with its engaging galleries of art, archaeology, and natural science from around the world.  With over 40 galleries spread out over four floors, the museums is just one more reasons that a visit to Ontario […]

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The Floating White House in Jack London Square

The USS Potomac was used by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as his presidential yacht, and to this day it is affectionately referred to as the “floating White House.”  The ship was  a 165-foot Coast Guard cutter before it was commissioned by the US Navy in 1936 and put to its new purpose. FDR hated to […]

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7 Family Vacation Destinations that are FUN & Educational

Looking for a way to combine family travel with a little educational and cultural experience as well?  There are a number of cities that can fill those specifications, blending lots of fun things to do with a quality cultural experience. There’s nothing wrong with combining plenty of relaxing downtime with an educational experience.  Learning can […]

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This Summer Send the Kids to Jail

old idaho state penitentiary in boise

If the kids tell you that the house rules make them feel like their in prison, put the Old Idaho Penitentiary on your vacation stop.  No commission of a crime required, just stop by their location in Boise, Idaho. The Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site was used as Idaho’s prison between 1870-1973. The prison […]

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Florida: The 27th State

Today is Admission Day for Florida, our 27th state, admitted to the Union on March 3rd, 1845. Florida is located in the southeastern part of the country, with the Atlantic Ocean flanking one side, and the Gulf of Mexico the other.  Ponce de Leon named it, and many believe that it was in Florida that […]

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Presidents Day at the Lincoln Memorial

February 19th is Presidents Day, a federal holiday here in the United States. Originally, the holiday was designated as Washington’s Birthday, and was celebrated on George Washington’s actual date of birth, February 22nd.  In 1971, however, as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, the holiday was moved to the third Monday in February.  The […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

It seems like everyone thinks about romance in February, but once Valentine’s Day passes, romance gets short shrift. One way […]

You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]