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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. Orlando also sometimes overflows with rain, especially during hot and humid summer months. Don’t let a little rain ruin your plans! Here are my 10 tips for visiting SeaWorld Orlando in the rain.

13 Best Hotels with Lazy Rivers ~ Recommended by Travel Experts

Know what’s better than drifting along a lazy river in an idyllic vacation destination? Nothing, that’s what! As a hotel pool fanatic, I’m always seeking new pools to add to my family’s must-swim list. I asked some discerning, globetrotting travel bloggers to share their picks for the best hotels with lazy rivers. Of course, I […]

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 […]

9 Tips for Visiting Disney World with Teens and Tweens

If you think Walt Disney World is just for little kids, think again! In many ways, a Disney trip is better with older children. They don’t need naps, they can stay up later to watch fireworks, and they’re tall enough to ride all of the attractions. A Disney trip with tweens and teens, however, is […]

Friday Night Sound Waves ~ Free Music Concerts in Fort Lauderdale

Sandy beaches, good food, great hotels and incredible live music concerts are waiting for you in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you like free music festivals, then you’ll love Friday Night Sound Waves. This 36-week live concert series in Fort Lauderdale is THE place to enjoy the South Florida tunes. Friday Night Sound Waves South Florida […]

Swimming with Manatees, Florida’s Gentle Giants

They may not have the strength and grace of killer whales, or the agility and looks of dolphins, but manatees are stealing the show at Homosassa Springs in Citrus County, Florida.

For families who want to enjoy nature at its best, a nature wonderland is hidden behind Orlando’s amusement parks. There is another Florida, a nature-lover’s Florida. Our latest trip took us to the manatees’ home turf, a far cry from a modern-day aquarium. My daughter and I aimed our compass south to Florida’s west central coast line and the Gulf of Mexico, and it is here in Citrus County that we met one of the most formidable aquatic mammals.

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 all of the fun things to do in Palm Beach […]

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 […]

Fun Things to Do on Captiva Island and Sanibel Island When it Rains

Captiva Island and its big sister, Sanibel Island, are best known for their shell-filled beaches and Southern Florida sunshine. But what is there to do when your beach getaway gets doused with rain? There’s no need to feel gloomy on these colorful and friendly islands just because the weather is a little wet. Here are five fun […]

10 Best Embassy Suites Pools

I am a fanatic of great hotel pools and I adore the perks and extra space offered by Embassy Suites. It just makes sense to combine these two loves when looking for a fabulous hotel. If you’re looking for an Embassy Suites property with a pool the whole family will love, check out my picks for the 10 […]

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Tips for Super Fans and Non-Fans

You don’t need to be a Harry Potter super fan (like me!) to enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. My non-fan husband would be the first to admit this. He didn’t read the books and he’s not a big fan of the movies, but he enjoyed himself immensely at during our quest to experience all things Harry […]

Best Florida Family Vacation Destinations

When it comes to choosing a family-friendly vacation destination, sunny Florida is a high-ranking choice for both parents and kids. Theme parks are an obvious draw but the state is much more diverse than that, boasting lovely sand beaches, cultural and historical attractions, professional sporting events and ample opportunity to commune with nature. Here are seven […]