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18 Romantic Things to Do on a Royal Caribbean Cruise

Romance abounds on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Couples activities, sweet surprises, and exciting extras will make any duo swoon. You and your partner will fall in love with each other all over again with this list of 18 romantic things to do on a Royal Caribbean cruise! Thank you to Royal Caribbean for hosting my […]

How to Handle People Who Hate Children on Airplanes

Many airplane passengers can’t stand flying within the same fuselage as children. In a survey of nearly 2,500 individuals by Travelzoo Australia, screaming children were named as the worst aspect of air travel by 67 percent of respondents. Apparently travelers think airplanes should be Zen zones free from the noise, exuberance, and annoyance of children. But […]

25 Things to Do in Flagstaff – Gateway to the Grand Canyon

Exciting things to do in Flagstaff abound all year long. My family of Phoenicians has had the pleasure of visiting this friendly college town during every season. In summer, vacationers seeking relief from the heat flock to this northern Arizona city. Meanwhile, snow lovers come to ski and board on Flagstaff’s mountain peaks in winter. […]

Scottsdale with Kids – 25 Fun Things to Do in the West’s Most Western Town

Scottsdale may be best known for its abundance of swanky spas, golf courses, and shopping malls. Thankfully, families will find a wealth of kid-friendly attractions here, too. As a family travel expert who spent half my childhood living in Scottsdale and then moved back to this Southwestern city with my brood several years ago, I […]

Why and How to Do a Home Exchange Vacation

Curious about how a home exchange works? If you would like the comforts of home while traveling at almost no cost, then doing a home exchange may be for you. Whenever I tell people my family has done a few home exchange vacations, they exclaim interest in doing the same. Of course, many would-be exchangers […]

Living in Arizona – Hot and Cold in the Desert

Living in Arizona has its pros and cons, as does anyplace. When I moved away from Arizona after college, I swore I’d never move back. Thirteen years of life in the desert was enough for me. I wanted cooler weather and a new adventure. But nearly two decades after I departed, I moved back. Are […]

San Diego Botanic Garden with Kids – An Enchanting Place for Families

San Diego Botanic Garden is an enchanting place for all ages. For families, it offers not one, not two but THREE children’s gardens full of hands-on activities. In total, you’ll find over 30 themed gardens here. There are also plenty of walking paths surrounded by plants and flowers from around the world. As multi-year members, […]

Why and How to Host a Vision Board Party

Making a vision board sounds like a good idea. But it sounds like a lot of work, too. Am I right? Don’t put it off any longer! To draw more of what you want into your life and ensure your vision board gets made, throw a vision board party. As someone who has attended and […]

Atlantis Bahamas with Kids of All Ages from Babies to Teens

Atlantis Bahamas on Paradise Island is paradise indeed for families. From babies to teens, kids of all ages love this resort. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world and a 141-acre water park, it’s easy to see why. Discover all the fun awaiting your family at Atlantis Bahamas with kids. This story […]

30 Things to Do at Mall of America Besides Shop

You’ve heard of the Mall of America. It’s that giant shopping mall in Minnesota. This mall’s 520 retail stores can keep any shopper happy for days. But do you know how much there is to do at Mall of America besides shop? I have spent a ton of time at this mega entertainment complex over […]

Scottsdale Christmas Activities and Winter Holiday Events

The holiday season is brimming with merry activities in the Valley of the Sun, especially with this array of festive Scottsdale Christmas events. Celebrate the season with lights displays, kid-friendly amusements, special dining experiences, and other revelries. Enjoy a jolly season with these 21 things to do during the winter holidays in Scottsdale, Arizona. This […]

Florida Family Vacations that Kids and Parents Love

Florida family vacations appeal to sun-loving, adventure-seeking kids and parents alike. Theme parks are an obvious draw with plenty of amusing options in the Sunshine State. Florida also boasts amazing sand beaches, educational attractions, and plenty of opportunities to play in nature. Here are nine of the best family vacation spots in Florida that are […]

Fabulous Things to Do in Miami with Kids and Teens

The array of fabulous things to do in Miami with kids and teens may surprise parents. This South Florida city is renowned for its sizzling nightlife and hot fashion sense but it also offers a lot for families. With incredible beaches, animal encounters, artsy offerings, and other amusements — there’s something for everyone in The […]