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Prescott with Kids ~ Fun Things to Do in Arizona’s Territorial Capital

Prescott with kids is an adventure into Arizona’s past. Designated the capital by President Abraham Lincoln back when Arizona was still just a territory, the city embraces its Wild West history. If you’re picturing desert landscape with lots of prickly saguaro cactus, dusty tumbleweeds, and record-breaking heat, however, think again. Families from today’s capital Phoenix […]

6 Halloween Cocktail Recipes To Die For

There’s something in the air, and we don’t just mean the leaves blowing off the trees. Spirits seem to swirl around us in October. Or maybe it’s the spirits we’re stirring up here, in our roundup of Halloween cocktail recipes. We asked bartenders to tell us about their favorite cocktails for the spookiest time of year. Replicate them if […]

10 Tips for Mickey’s Halloween Party with Kids at Disneyland

Disneyland on a regular ol’ day is filled with tons of fun for kids and grown-ups. But visiting during Halloween season is sure to be a screaming good time! When my family attended our very first Mickey’s Halloween Party, I was a bit nervous to keep my children up WAY past their bedtime to collect […]

Portrait Studio Review & Fabulous Family Portrait Package Giveaway

My husband and I rarely make appearances in family photos. That’s because I’m the photographer and, well, I’m too busy snapping pics of the kids to think about including us adults. I’ve thought about booking a professional photographer, but that seemed daunting. Professional photos can be very expensive and I didn’t even know where to find […]

Valleyfair ~ Tips for Visiting Minnesota’s Largest Amusement Park

Many travelers come to the Twin Cities to shop at the biggest mall in the U.S., enjoy the state’s plentiful lakes, and soak up the music scene of Prince’s hometown. But did you know that Minnesota is home to one of Cedar Fair’s 13 amusement parks? Famous sister parks include Knott’s Berry Farm near Disneyland […]

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 […]

Fun Things to Do in Ottawa in Fall with Kids

Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, is arguably one of the country’s most family-friendly. Here you’ll find historic attractions, the impressive Rideau Canal and, of course, our Parliament where the Prime Minister and elected officials get down to business. Ottawa will be the epicenter of Canada’s 150th Birthday celebrations in 2017, but this city is worthy of a […]

Peanuts Movie Giveaways and Recipe

Like many of you, I grew up reading the Peanuts comic strip in the weekly newspaper and watching Peanuts cartoon specials on TV each Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. As a Peanuts fan, I was super-excited to see Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang are coming back in a modern take on the classic comic. […]

5 Reasons to Celebrate Halloween Time at Disneyland

Halloween Time at Disneyland blends two sources of childlike magic into one fun-filled experience. For the Halloween holiday, even adults get to play dress-up and play make believe. At Disneyland, life stresses are tossed aside in favor of silly hats, photos with Goofy and mouse-shaped ice cream treats. No wonder Halloween is a favorite time of year […]

A Frightfully Fun Hotel Stay at Nightmare on Curtis Street

After a while, Halloween memories start to blur together. Dress up, trick-or-treat, gorge on candy. Lather, rinse, repeat. But last weekend, my family experienced a Halloween event we will never forget. We attended the Nightmare on Curtis Street at the Curtis – A DoubleTree by Hilton. Each year during the month of October, the Curtis Hotel in […]

Save Money on Mickey’s Halloween Party Tickets at Disneyland

Halloween was once a one-day event for trick-or-treating through neighborhoods. Now it’s a season; one filled with costume parades, pumpkin patch visits, and parties galore. The happiest Halloween party of all? Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland, of course! Each fall Disneyland gets all dressed up for Halloween with spooky decor, pumpkin-themed treats and special rides […]

Howling Hootenanny Halloween at Toronto’s Black Creek Pioneer Village

It’s that time of year again. Days grow shorter, temperatures drop and children are preoccupied with thoughts of pumpkins, costumes and pillowcases full of candy. Anticipation of trick-or-treating bubbles over like a witch’s cauldron and families like ours head out on weekends looking for some seasonal fun. If your travels ever find you in my hometown of Toronto during October, you’ll find Halloween […]

Haunted Walking Tours in South Carolina & Georgia

I love a good scare. But the things that scare me most aren’t just goblins and ghouls at haunted houses, they’re real ghost stories taken from history. If you’ve never been on a haunted walking tour, give one a try! Some tours are definitely adults only, but there are also fabulous tours designed for families with kids (albeit […]