September 30, 2014

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles

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Several years ago, our family took a road trip around California. Los Angeles was a great place to start our adventure as there are so many free activities throughout the city. Take a look at 20 free activities for families that should top your list while in the Los Angeles area. 1. Star Watch on the Red Carpet.  Our first […]

20 Ways to Spend #OneMoreDay of Vacation

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MasterCard recently launched a new campaign called “One More Day,” as in, what would you do with one more day of vacation? They found that 429 million vacation days went unused last year, so MasterCard is now urging Americans to take a pledge to take #OneMoreDay of vacation, going so far as to give away a trip for four valued […]

6 Things to Do with Kids in Ottawa, Canada

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Over the summer, we spent a week and a half in Canada, including a day trip to Ottawa. I wish we could have spent more time there. Ottawa is such a family-friendly city and there is a lot to do with children. If you’re thinking about a visit, take a look at these six can’t-miss family activities in Ottawa. 1. […]

Top 10 Family-Friendly Oktoberfest Celebrations

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Oktoberfest officially kicks off in Munich on Saturday (9/20), but if you have no plans to travel to Germany, but still want to take in German music, dancing, foods and games, here are 10 family-friendly Oktoberfest celebrations across the U.S. that are worth a visit: 1. Oktoberfest Chicago. Hosted by St. Alphonsus Church, head to Oktoberfest Chicago for bratwurst, traditional […]

6 Things to Do with Kids in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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If you’ve ever taken a cruise to the Caribbean, there’s a pretty good chance you stopped in Puerto Rico. A major port of call, many of the cruise lines stop in San Juan to let passengers explore this colorful city. In fact, the island has seen a 135% increase in visits by cruise ship passengers in the last two years. So, […]

6 Ways to Enjoy Fort Sumter with Kids (Charleston)

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You’ll find no shortage of historic architecture, vibrant southern cuisine and fabulous water views in Charleston, SC, but no trip to this delightful city would be complete without reliving a major turning point in our country’s history at Fort Sumter National Monument on nearby Sullivan’s Island. Built after the War of 1812 as a line of defense for the city […]

Caribbean Travel: 5 Fall Family Getaways

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The kids are back in school and, if you’re like me, you’re thinking about just one more quick family vacation. The Caribbean has long been a favorite of mine and fortunately there are great deals to be found on tropical getaways and many islands to visit that are outside the hurricane belt. Take a look at five Caribbean hot spots […]

15 Things to Do with Kids in Williamsburg

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As a final getaway before the school bell rang, I took my kids to the Williamsburg, Virginia area for a couple of days of sightseeing around town and splashing it up at Kingsmill Resort. It’s been ages since I’d been to the area – known as America’s Historic Triangle, which also includes Jamestown and Yorktown – and I was excited […]