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Cheap Hotels in Las Vegas with Hotwire – ACT NOW!

November 17, 2017

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I’m all about the deals this week. I got my Southwest Companion pass yesterday and just now I read about a new initiative set forth by Hotwire to make 5 star hotels in Las Vegas accessible and affordable for the many. What‽ The ‘Million Dollar Sale’ launched by Hotwire this week reduces the price of Las Vegas […]

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7 Things to Know Before You Go to Alaska

November 6, 2017

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A visit to Alaska is a dream trip for many people. Even though we have all been exposed to Alaska from various TV shows, books and stories, there really is so much more to know about America’s last frontier that you don’t often see on TV.  After our recent visit, I put together a list of […]

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Classic Costa Rica Itinerary for Families

April 27, 2017

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Costa Rica is a large country, with an abundance of things to do from top to bottom and from both of it’s coasts. However, many visitors do not have all the time needed to explore this vast country, rather they have only 1 or 2 weeks maximum. For many, their trip must fit into a […]

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Arenal or Monteverde? Which is better?

April 24, 2017

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Arenal or Monteverde? Which is better?

Planning a trip to Costa Rica is a bit of a challenge considering how much there is to do, not in just one area, but in every region of the country. Many visitors opt for in-land adventure activities followed by time for relaxation on the beach. While considering where to go in-land, you will invariable come across […]

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Where to Stay in Tucson with Kids

February 13, 2017

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When planning a trip somewhere, one of the biggest roadblocks for me is figuring out where to stay. Every destination is filled with so many options – from budget options and home stays to fancy resorts. This can be one of the most overwhelming parts of travel planning, so I thought I would give you the rundown […]

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Travel Planning: Checklists for Travel

February 2, 2017

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Throughout this series, I have covered the basics of how to add more travel into your life, how to research for a trip and where and how to book the trip. For the final step of travel planning, depending on what type of trip you are taking, I have put together some timelines, checklists for […]

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Travel Planning: A Resource Guide

January 27, 2017

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Last week, we talked about researching where to go, but we didn’t delve into the nitty gritty of where to research flights, accommodation and things to do. This is an extension of research, but also begins to get into the logistics of travel planning. Logistics is another thing that I love about travel planning. Details, […]

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Travel Planning: Researching A Trip

January 20, 2017

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Last week I wrote about how you can add more travel into your life, but for many people, it’s the travel planning that is a huge barrier to actually getting out the door. Being a researcher at heart (and through training, I have a Masters in Research Psychology), this is one of my favorite parts […]

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Top Tips on How to Travel More

January 13, 2017

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I often get asked how I am able to travel so much with my son. Do you homeschool? Are you loaded? Is your travel free? All valid questions. Traveling with a family is difficult once children are in school and have limited time off, but it is not impossible. Travel is also much more expensive than […]

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2017 Travel Dreams

January 3, 2017

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Happy New Year!! I hope your 2017 is off to an active and exciting start. For the 3rd year in a row I am laying out my travel dreams in writing. I haven’t quite gotten prepared enough to actually purchase any tickets this year, but I am putting my lofty aspirations out there so the universe […]

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Guide to Legoland California

October 24, 2016

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Even though we live only 90 minutes away from Legoland in Carlsbad, it has taken us years to finally get there. My son isn’t a lego fanatic, so we weren’t pushed to make the trip. I regret now that it took us so long to get there. Being annual passport holders at Disney just up […]

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Copenhagen Card – Should You Purchase It?

August 29, 2016

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On my first trip to Europe as a backpacker I was given a sound piece of advice that I’m honestly still not always great at following: Don’t fret over the cost of attractions. Recognize that you may never visit again and the cost of seeing something that is a little over your budget is much […]

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Central and Southern Oregon Road Trip Itinerary

July 18, 2016

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For our third annual multi-family summer vacation, we decided on a road trip through Oregon. We had initially hoped to start in Portland and work our way around the state, but quickly realized how much there is to do in the US’s 9th largest state. Instead, we opted for a loop, focusing on the central and southern […]

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Guide to the Cook Islands with Kids

June 6, 2016

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If you are dreaming of a family friendly South Pacific island getaway, the Cook Islands is the perfect choice. With lush tropical hillsides, miles of unspoiled beaches, and calm turquoise waters, the Cook Islands are unquestionably ideal for honeymooners, but also terrific for families with the abundance of activities, culture and natural beauty. From hotels with kid’s clubs, kid menus and […]

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Finding Adventure in Dinosaurland

April 21, 2016

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Finding Adventure in Dinnosaurland

Last summer we took a 10 day road trip through Arizona and Utah with our family friends from Texas. While researching that trip I came across Dinosaur National Monument in northern Utah and western Colorado. We weren’t planning to be anywhere near that area so I stored it away for any future trips in the […]

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Tips on Celebrating Holi in India

March 21, 2016

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One of our all time favorite holidays in India is the Festival of Colors, better known as Holi. After 9 years of celebrating it in the streets of India (and 4 in Los Angeles), we have become experts on how to celebrate it safely and to maximum effect! (more…)

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Couchsurfing with Kids

February 22, 2016

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CouchSurfing with kids

A few years ago, a friend of mine went traveling for several months one winter with her 4 year old daughter. As I watched their journey I kept wondering how she was managing for so long on her own while traveling to off the beaten path locations throughout Europe. Turns out, she survived (and thrived) in […]

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Family Fun with CityPASS Seattle

February 1, 2016

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In researching for our recent trip to Seattle, I soon began to realize how many family friendly attractions there are in the city. There is so much to do and see in Seattle, that our to do list was growing exponentially by the day. Our visit to Seattle occurred during the cold and rainy winter season, which […]

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Planning a Trip to South Africa with Kids

January 28, 2016

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This year is my 40th/10th (leap day baby) birthday. I decided I wanted something epic. For years the plan had been to go to Tibet to chill with the monks, but with the addition of a child on the scene, I realized that the chill in February might be a bit too much. Instead, our sights […]

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Family Winter Weekend Getaway in Seattle

January 25, 2016

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When most people think of Seattle, the image that comes to mind is probably of rain and grunge. Yes it rains there (and quite often in our short experience) and reminders of the grunge era are everywhere, but there is so much more to the city than that.  From beautiful vistas of Mt Rainier poking […]

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