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Best Hotel Pools for Adults

Whether you’re seeking a romantic retreat, girlfriend getaway, guys-only trip, or just a few hours of kid-free poolside relaxation during a family vacation — the right hotel pool can be an oasis of vacation bliss. Sure, it’s fun to swim and splash with your kids, but sometimes parents just need a break. I have written about the Best Kid-Friendly […]

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando – A Hotel for SeaWorld Lovers

Shamu-loving visitors to Orlando are in for a treat at Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld. The hotel offers all of the amenities you’d expect from this brand as well as a few unique SeaWorld perks just for hotel guests.

Disneyland Hotel Pools, Restaurants, Rooms & Special Touches

Of Disneyland’s three hotels, I know many Disney-lovers prefer the more upscale Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa with its woodsy detailing and grand lobby. Those on a budget might enjoy the beach-themed Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel (or one of Disney’s Good Neighbor hotels). I, however, like the traditional Disney elements of the Disneyland Hotel best. Located at one end of Downtown Disney with a nearby Monorail stop, this hotel […]

Tips for Staying in Hotels with Kids

When staying in a hotel with kids, there are some simple things you can do to make your family vacation as fun and stress-free as possible. That starts, of course, with finding the right hotel for your family. Once you check in, set up your room for vacation success. Above is an en-suite kitchen at the Residence Inn by […]

Disney’s New Ship is a Dream for Grown-Ups Too!

I have expounded on the bountiful kid-friendly benefits of Disney’s new ship, Dream. But the latest addition to Disney Cruise Line’s fleet offers plenty of fun for adults too. Many people think a Disney cruise is just for kids. Not true! In fact, not counting casino space (Disney does not offer gambling at sea), Disney offers […]

Sedona’s Enchantment Resort Review – Worth a Splurge?

Located on one of the most spectacular spots of real estate in the world, everything at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona seems to have been created to allow the scenic landscape take center stage. So, is it worth a splurge?

Weekend Getaway in Freeport Maine

Here are some tips to make the most of a weekend escape to the lovely town of Freeport, Maine with your honey, your children, or a close friend.

A Mommy-Daughter Vacation in Puerto Rico

For weeks before our San Juan getaway my five-year-old daughter, Karissa, danced around the house singing, “Puerto Rico…Puerto Rico!” This would be a special time for the two of us to talk, frolic on the beach, play games, and do other mommy-daughter things.

A Day on the Farm in Sicily

As my husband tossed my giggling daughter about in the water, I was overwhelmed by the bittersweet perfection of that moment. The aqua blue of the pool, surrounded by the golden hills…I wanted to stop the clock and forever be enveloped by Sicily’s beauty, the sun shining down on our happy little family, the sounds of children at play ringing through the air.

Disney Cruise – The Ideal Family Vacation

Here’s what I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen since I set sail with Mickey Mouse and friends in 2007: A Disney Cruise is THE ideal vacation for families! Whether you have a baby, kid, or teen…everyone’s needs (and wants!) are met on a Disney Cruise, including the parents’! Here are just some of the reasons I’m such a big fan of cruising Disney-style…