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SeaWorld Orlando with Toddlers & Preschoolers

As the mom of three young children who adore dolphins, whales and other sea life, I was excited to bring my family to SeaWorld Orlando. I was blown away, though, by the fun we all had and how much my kids learned while exploring this ocean-themed amusement park in Florida! Here are five must-see attractions […]

9 Tips for Visiting Disney World with Teens and Tweens

If you think Walt Disney World is just for little kids, then think again! A Disney vacation with tweens and teens, however, is a completely different experience than when visiting Disney World with young children. In many ways, a Disney trip is better with older children. They don’t need naps, they can stay up later […]

Walt Disney World Vacation Homes vs. Disney Hotels

Trying to decide between booking a hotel or a vacation home at Walt Disney World? When planning a Disney trip, it’s easy to go overboard. But you won’t have a good time if you break the bank or your accommodations don’t meet your needs. Take a look at the the pros and cons of Disney […]

How to Plan a Walt Disney World Vacation

When people ask me what’s the most important thing to know about Disney World, the answer comes easily, “You’ve got to plan!” Walt Disney World is more than an amusement park — it really is a vacation experience. There are four major theme parks, two water parks, and two entertainment districts. Guests can choose to […]

Swim with Manatees, Florida’s Gentle Giants

Wondering what it’s like to swim with manatees? They may not have the strength and grace of killer whales, or the agility and good looks of dolphins, but swimming with manatees is a profound experience. For families who want to enjoy nature at its best, a wonderland is hidden behind Orlando’s amusement parks at Homosassa […]

Tips for Touring Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Young Children

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the easiest Disney theme park to tackle in one day with preschoolers, toddlers and other grade school kids. Although larger in size than the Magic Kingdom, this park has fewer attractions, many of which are sit-down shows or longer-length rides. This makes it a good choice for a day when your […]

11 Tips for Visiting SeaWorld Orlando in the Rain

Orlando overflows with fun attractions for families like SeaWorld. This Floridian city also sometimes overflows with rain, especially during hot and humid summer months. Don’t let a little rain ruin your plans. Follow these 10 tips for making the most of SeaWorld Orlando in the rain! 1. Check the weather forecast. Florida weather can be a bit unpredictable, with scorching temperatures one day and […]

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach – A Posh Oceanfront Hotel for Families

I wish you could have seen the smile and shock on my face during our family vacation when I opened the door to my suite at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. An ideal location, incredible customer service, and spacious accommodations make this hotel a great fit for families seeking a posh beach holiday in […]

Discover the Surprising Fort Lauderdale Art Scene

When you think of Fort Lauderdale, I bet images of sandy shores and sunny days spring to mind. The beach may draw you to this city, but the art scene will make you want to extend your stay. Take a break from the beach during your Florida vacation to explore the incredible Fort Lauderdale art […]

Epcot with Kids ~ Top 10 Tips Families Need to Know

Parents planning a trip to Walt Disney World might be inclined to skip Epcot, assuming kids won’t appreciate the park’s focus on technology and world cultures. Children, however, love to set off on a fantastical journey into the future and around the world at this incredible theme park. There are two distinct areas at Epcot, […]

Walt Disney World FastPass+ Tips for Savvy Parents

Embarking on a Walt Disney World vacation can require a lot of advanced planning. But all of that planning will save your family hours and hours of waiting in lines, thereby increasing the magic of your Disney vacation. FastPass+ makes planning your trip easier. It allows you to reserve access to some theme park attractions, entertainment and character […]

Fun Things to Do in Florida’s Palm Beach County with Kids

Whether your kids love learning about animals, splashing in the water, or having fun in the sun, Palm Beaches in Florida has it all. This county stretches from Florida’s Atlantic coast into the state’s farm country and includes the northern edge of Everglades National Park. Let’s dive in to these twelve fun things to do […]

Safari Wilderness Ranch ~ An Unforgettable Animal Safari in Florida

Did you know Florida offers safaris sure to thrill any animal-loving family? Take the kids on safari at the Safari Wilderness Ranch for an adventure they will remember long after the mouse ears have been put away. Here’s what to know before you go. Why Safari Wilderness Ranch Located in the heart of Florida’s Green Swamp Wilderness Area between […]