September 30, 2014

6 Things I Learned About Segway Tours

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On Saturday, I rode a Segway for the very first time. I was up in Boston with a few girlfriends and one of my friends had booked us a tour with Boston by Segway. I was hesitant at first. I’d never gotten up on a Segway before and I always thought the tourists on Segways looked kind of goofy. We […]

Family Vacation: 10 Reasons to Stay in Cork, Ireland


Last summer, we spent three weeks in Ireland. Most people assume Dublin, but no, we stayed in Cork. Actually, we stayed in a small village just 10 minutes outside Cork called Douglas as part of a home exchange with an Irish family. It was the perfect base and from Douglas we were able to do so much. Take a look […]

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 […]

8 Reasons to Book a Family Vacation in Jamaica

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If you’ve been considering a family vacation to the Caribbean, take a look at Jamaica. It’s easy to get there from the U.S. There are loads of shoulder season deals, which generally run through mid-December. Plus, new waterparks, sailing classes and even bobsledding experiences make Jamaica a must-visit destination for families. Look for over-the-water suites to make their debut in […]

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 […]

5 New Ways to Save Money on Plane Tickets


I’m sure you’ve heard it all before. Be flexible if you want to save money on airline tickets. Fly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Saturdays for the best fares. Is there anything new to help travelers save money on airline tickets? Since I’m on the hunt for six tickets to Orlando, I started to look around for advice from the experts […]

Top 10 Family-Friendly Oktoberfest Celebrations


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 […]

7 Tips for Renting a Car in Europe

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If you’ve been to Europe before, you’ll understand the risk of trying to drive in its big cities. I must admit, having grown up in Boston, I enjoy the thrill of city driving. But in Paris or London or Rome (or pretty much any big European city), you’re generally better off without a car. You’ll save time and money going […]