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5 Ways Disney’s Aulani Makes You Feel Like ‘Ohana

At Disney’s Aulani, families bask in an elusive blend of cultural enrichment, relaxation and all-out fun. As parents, we pride ourselves on doing a good job preparing our kids to leave the nest someday. But when they grow from sweet-cheeked babies to big kids and then pre-teens seemingly overnight, it can be hard to let them stretch their […]

New York City in One Day for First Timers

My son asked, “Why is it so busy when it’s so late?” We had arrived in the city that never sleeps, that’s why! In a busy city filled with so much to do, creating an itinerary for two nights and one day is daunting. I have visited New York numerous times, but this was my 7-year-old son’s very first […]

How to Choose the Best Hotel for Your Family Vacation

Selecting the right hotel is one of the most important decisions to make when planning a vacation. Book wrong and you could wind up overspending, staying in a sketchy part of town, or feeling overtired and just plain blah throughout your hard-earned vacay. If you choose the best hotel for your family vacation, however, you’ll […]

Why Embassy Suites Anaheim South for Your Disneyland Vacation

Hotel options abound near Disneyland. But how can you find the best hotel in Anaheim for your family? Here are 10 reasons to choose Embassy Suites Anaheim South for your Disneyland vacation. Find Disneyland Resort deals including ticket discounts and discounted hotel packages! 1. All Suites Before a full day romping through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, you want to make sure the […]

Hawaiian Hideaway – Napili Bay, Maui

Sitting on my lanai with the warmth of the sun on my skin, a pina colada in one hand and a People magazine in the other, I’m tempted to think life doesn’t get much better than this. Fortunately, I chose that second to look up, just in time to spot a humpback whale breaching not far […]

Palm Springs Romantic Getaway

Mid-way through our Palm Springs romantic getaway, I asked my husband why we hadn’t done this sooner. It had been eight years since we embarked on a grown-ups-only trip, and that’s just far too long! With great places to stay, a tasty locavore food scene, and plenty to do (or not do), Palm Springs provides a lovely retreat from […]

Sheraton Maui – A Wonderful Place for Families to Laze in Paradise

The best thing about the Sheraton Maui is its meandering, waterfall-bedecked lazy river. But the laziest of rivers is just one reason to book a stay at this hotel. The 508-room resort has an open, expansive feel with plenty of grassy spaces dotted with tall palm trees. It’s located on 23 oceanfront acres in Kaanapali, which […]

Tips for a Mother-Daughter New York City Getaway

Taking your child to the city that never sleeps can be a daunting task. For years I’d fantasized about taking my daughter to the Big Apple, but for one reason or another the timing wasn’t right. A few months ago the stars aligned and we cashed in our air miles to embark on an awesome mother-daughter […]

Beat the Winter Blues with Best Western and AAA

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Best Western. All opinions are 100% mine. Got the winter blues? I sure do! After all the hubbub of the holidays, January can feel so humdrum. Scrape the frost off your suitcase and warm up with a little winter vacation! Whether it’s a toasty tropical […]

San Diego’s Paradise Point Resort with Kids – Paradise Indeed!

San Diego’s Paradise Point Resort isn’t merely a place to rest your head during a stay in America’s Finest City. This hotel is a destination unto itself. Indeed, you may not need to ever leave the resort during your vacation. (But with all that San Diego has to offer families, you should drag yourself away […]

Hyatt Regency Maui with Kids ~ A Fantastical Place to Stay

Long before I became a travel blogger, I chose to stay at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa with my husband and baby girl on one of our first-ever trips as new parents. Nearly nine years later I returned to this idyllic hotel, this time with my second child (our son, now 6) and my mom. Poor Daddy […]

Things to Do in Boise with Kids

When deciding where to go on your next family vacation, Boise, Idaho may not be the first place that comes to mind…but maybe it should be! Boise is home to recreational and outdoor activities that meet the needs of any adventure-seeking family. I was also delighted to find an incredibly friendly city filled with many fun […]

Hawaii Island’s Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel with Kids

Hawaii Island is a haven for families keen kick back and relax. Sure, the Big Island also offers awesome eco-adventures. Our family, however, was decidedly in the kick back camp, which is why were thrilled to jet off to the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Location, Location, Location! Situated on 32 oceanfront acres overlooking the silky white […]