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Wow Mom with a Mother’s Day Hotel Package She’ll Always Remember

Flowers and jewelry are nice, of course. But if you really want to show mom your appreciation, book an incredible Mother’s Day hotel package. Whisk her away on one of these pampering retreats with sure-to-wow amenities. Talk about scoring some major brownie points! Choose from these six Mother’s Day hotel packages sure to please all sorts […]

Huntington Beach with Kids – The Ultimate Surfer Town

California’s Pacific Coast is lined with darling beach towns, each with its own local flavor and stretch of beach. For the ultimate surfer town, take the kids to Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City USA.

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 the years. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Edmonton Girlfriend Getaway Tips for a Hip Trip in Alberta, Canada

Looking for the perfect trifecta of shopping, spa and splurge-worthy restaurants for your next girlfriend getaway? You’ll find all this and more in Edmonton ~ Canada’s most Northern provincial capital. I went to University in Edmonton, but since I graduated oh-so-many years ago, I haven’t made it back much. There’s a bit of rivalry between […]

Milwaukee Guys Weekend – A Destination for Manly Men

Guy getaways tend to follow the same broken record of trips – a bachelor party in Vegas, a golf trip somewhere, or a weekend of debauchery in Mexico. Put on repeat. Over and over again. Men, I’m here to tell you that there are better options than unsuccessfully trying to relive your youth in an […]

Cornell Hotel de France ~ San Francisco with a French Accent

Savor a taste of la belle pays at Cornell Hotel de France in San Francisco and its on-site restaurant, Jeanne d’Arc. Located just a couple of blocks from Union Square, and easily within walking distance to San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown, the hotel is ideally situated to stay in European style while exploring the Golden City. A hotel for […]

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California Holiday Activities Year-Round

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California dazzles families with its indoor/outdoor waterpark, arcade, proximity to Disneyland, Magiquest electronic scavenger hunt, on-site bowling lanes, spa especially for kids and much more. Add holiday magic to the mix, and this hotel in Orange County becomes enchanting indeed. From Snowland during the winter holidays to Spring-A-Palooza in March and April, and Howl-O-Ween in […]

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 […]

Residence Inn Maui ~ A New Hotel for Families on the Valley Isle

Residence Inn Maui is the new keiki on the block in paradise. The all-suites Marriott brand kicked off its recent grand opening with a traditional Hawaiian conch shell call and luau. The initial party may be over but the fun lives on at Residence Inn Maui. There’s much for families to love at this new hotel in Wailea. […]

10 Ways to Keep it Weird in Portland with Kids

This city in Oregon prides itself on being offbeat with its slogan, “Keep Portland weird.” Public pianos implore passersby to play them. Dogs wear sunglasses. Doughnuts come topped with bubble gum. Intrigued? Check out these 10 ways to keep it weird in Portland with kids. 1. Eat weird Portland doughnuts. Kick off your Portland explorations with some […]