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Which Disneyland Character Meal Is Best for Your Family?

Each of the five Disneyland character meals has its own feel, special touches, and star character. But how do you know which character meal is best for your family? Let me break it down for you…

15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids

San Diego County overflows with fun for families. There is plenty for all ages to enjoy in this sunny Southern California town. As a mom who lived San Diego for 15 years and who returns regularly with her brood, here are my picks for the best San Diego attractions for kids. I’ve also included my favorite restaurants and […]

Universal Orlando Resort Tips for First Timers (+ Discounts for Everyone!)

Universal Orlando Resort has something for every pop-cultured kid and kid-at-heart. But with so much to see and do, planning a visit can be overwhelming. Universal Orlando Resort is made up of three theme parks: Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay, which opens on May 25, 2017. A fourth venue, CityWalk, is […]

History Is Fun for Kids at Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

History is fun when it is brought to life for kids. Reading about history can seem too far away and not relatable for children. But a visit to Jamestown Settlement and the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown makes learning interactive and entertaining. These two museums in Virginia encourage all ages to discover America’s history through exploration and […]

10 Fun Things to Do in Tokyo with Kids

Tokyo blends ages old Japanese traditions with modern skyscrapers and anime to make a fun and surprisingly non-intimidating vacation destination. With drinkable tap water, a low crime rate, and polite population, Tokyo makes a fabulous choice for first-timers to East Asia. Maximize the fun factor during your family’s Japanese holiday with these 10 things to do in Tokyo with […]

Why Ski Lake Louise with Kids in Banff National Park

What’s the worst part of any ski vacation? All those hours spent researching where to go! Some seek that cool mountain vibe. For other’s it’s all about amenities or vertical feet. At Canada’s Lake Louise Ski Resort you don’t have to choose. Here, you’ll find a true winter wonderland with an international ski hill. And it’s all […]

Cabo San Lucas Tours that Add Excitement to Your Beach Vacation

Cabo San Lucas is world renowned for its deep sea fishing, swanky hotels and sandy beaches. This reputation is well-deserved but there are many more adventures to experience in this beautiful Mexican resort town. Leave your beach lounger for a day and book one (or more!) of these seven Cabo San Lucas tours to add […]

Canada in 2017 ~ Why to Make THIS the Year You Visit

Canada is a pretty happening place these days. This vast, friendly country is rolling out the red carpet for the world’s visitors to celebrate its 150th birthday. Come experience the beauty of this nation’s landscape and the warmth of its people this year. Here are 10 reasons to visit Canada in 2017. 1. It’s Canada’s 150th birthday! There will be […]

Connection ~ It’s What Vacation Is All About

What motivates you to take a vacation? Maybe you want to explore someplace exciting and new. Or perhaps relaxation is your primary vacation motivation. For me, a true vacation is all about connecting with the people I love through memorable experiences. This story is brought to you in partnership with Vail Resorts. Craving connection while […]

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort with Kids ~ A Wild Luxury Vacation

For the traveling family that’s been there and done that, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort presents a new, grand opportunity to do something completely different. It’s a place to reconnect with the natural world and to each other. Here you will feel removed from the city and the stress of daily life. This is luxury family travel gone wild. […]

Considering Cabo? Here’s Why to Book Marina Fiesta Resort

Family-friendly resorts abound in Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico. Marina Fiesta Resort, though, boasts the best location by far. It’s located smack in the middle of the popular Golden Zone at the Marina, and ten minutes by foot from Medano Beach. But that’s not all. Read my Marina Fiesta Resort review to decide […]

Canmore with Kids ~ Activities for All Seasons Near Banff National Park

Most people know Banff National Park, but few have heard of its sweet little sister, Canmore. Located five minutes outside Canada’s most famous National Park, Canmore is a gem of a mountain town that’s well suited for families. With affordable accommodation options and kid-pleasing activities it’s a go-to for many Calgarians (like me!). Tourists go to Banff; […]

How to do a Home Exchange – Part 2

Whenever I tell people I have done a few home exchange vacations, they exclaim interest in doing the same. Of course, many travelers have some trepidation about a home exchange vacation. And they have a slew of questions about attempting a house swap. Read my advice for starting a home exchange and then read my tips below on how to make the most of a home exchange […]