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99 Things to Do in Oslo, Norway

If you are looking for a vacation with a whole lot of variety and never a dull moment, Oslo, Norway is the place for you. Rich in culture and history, Oslo prides itself on its ancestry and strong traditions. No matter the season, it’s easy to fill your days with …

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17 of the Best Audiobooks for Family Road Trips

If you’re headed out on a family road trip this summer, be sure to be prepared with lots of entertainment for the whole family. Instead of letting them plug into video games and movies, why not try bonding together over audiobooks the whole family will enjoy? We recently took our …

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The Best Family Vacation Ideas for Children with Special Needs

It is never easy to travel with children, but traveling with a child that has special needs presents a whole new set of challenges. However, it doesn’t have to be impossible. There are many places that offer accommodations for kids with special needs and provide families the relaxing getaway they …

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Disney Planning Tips for a Stress-Free Family Vacation

My last visit to Disney World was for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party a few years ago, just a couple of moms with one toddler each. This time around, visiting the theme park was a whole different ball game. My own family had expanded by one and this time my in-laws …

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5 Family Friendly Things to Do in Maui

Miles of coastline, incredible sunsets, gorgeous views and endless activities draw millions of people to Hawaii annually. One of the things that makes Hawaii so unique is that it’s appeal is wide and varied. Paris may be for lovers, but Hawaii is for lovers, solo travelers, adventure seekers, surfers, hikers, beach …

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Photographing the Hidden Gems of Jacksonville

  If you’re the type of traveler who is looking for authentic travel experiences, a delicious culinary scene and the opportunity to interact with locals, then a visit to Jacksonville, Florida might just be for you. Jacksonville is the city where you can find yourself serenaded by the Jacksonville Symphony …

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Parents Survival Guide: What to do when you bring a friend on vacation

After last year’s 40th birthday bash in Mexico, this year, we decided a low key staycation right here in California was exactly what we needed. We initially planned a multi-family weekend getaway, but we hit a few snags last minute and the multi-family turned into just us! After a little …

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A Weekend Getaway to The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Family vacations are an important part of growing up for many children and for many adults, family travels bring about some of the best memories of their childhood. That’s why, when choosing a family vacation destination it’s important to choose somewhere that offers the opportunity for unforgettable memories to be made, …

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5 Educational Attractions in New York to Keep Kids Learning

“Summer learning loss can follow students through high school, college, and beyond.” – OnlineCollege.org Somehow summer always seems to pass in a whirlwind, but before you rush to the back to school sales, be sure to keep your kids learning over the summer months. The best way to keep those …

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Family Road Trip Ideas: 5 National Parks to Conquer this Summer

When buying a car we often think about things like safety, cargo space, number of seats, and technology packages. But do you ever ask, “What kind of adventures can I take in this vehicle?” No? Maybe you aren’t asking the right questions. We all want safety and luxury in our …

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Best Non Theme Park Activities near Orlando

Let’s face it, while the whole do every theme park all day every day until you drop family vacation is something we all have done and loved, it’s not really something you can do every single time you visit Orlando. Sometimes the perfect family vacation in Orlando actually means seeking out …

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13 Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley

As far as theme parks go, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando has been a smashing success. After visiting the parks on numerous occasions I know it’s due in large part to the insane amount of tiny details throughout Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. There is so much …

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18 Things You May Not Know About the US Space Program

My very first “what I want to be when I grow up” was an astronaut. There was something about exploring the unknown that captured my heart. Well, that and a healthy obsession with Buck Rogers, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Stars Wars. When the government decided to end the space …

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Aruba, wild donkeys and cuteness overload

Did you know that donkey’s have been around since even before the dynasty of the Egyptian civilization we learned about in secondary school? It’s true, the modern donkey dates back over 6,000 years! While they are found in the murals of the tomb of the New Kingdom pharaoh Tutankhamun as hunted animals, their …

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Destination Southern California: The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach might be known for having some of the best beaches in California but there is so much more to this seaside city in Orange county. In addition to an extensive artist community and seaside escapes, there are also hidden gems like The Ranch at Laguna Beach. This coastal ranch …

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Season of the Force Takes Over Disneyland’s Tomorrowland

By now you’ve felt it: the energy in the air. Sure, the holidays are approaching with their usual joyful crackle of magic, but this year the excitement is distinctly over-the-top as fans of a certain tale from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away eagerly anticipate the …