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Travel with Kids: Know Before You Go

Sooner or later many of us find ourselves searching for the best travel deals. This is particularly true when traveling with kids.  Family travel is costly and stressful.   The key to almost stress free travel with kids or without is planning.  Know before you go!  Avoid surprise charges; know luggage fees and limits; know airline, car rental, and hotel policies and amenities.  Pack wisely and make a budget.   I’m a travel agent always planning and searching for the best ...

A Day In Tombstone, Arizona

Tombstone, Arizona, the name evokes visions of gunfights, saloons, Wyatt Earp, the Clantons, Doc Holliday, and ghosts. Everyone's heard of the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral and may have seen it depicted in the recent movie bearing the town's name.  But Tombstone is not just  a remnant of the Wild West.  It's a real town with real people who've lived there through out history and live there still.  This has earned Tombstone the epitaph "The Town Too Tough to Die." Ever since my ...

Amazing Hotels Your Kids will Love

To me its seems like a no brainer, when we take the kids to Disneyland or Disney World we stay at a Disney Resort.  Disney Resorts are amazing, they keeps kids entertained with Mickey and friends wandering around the property and all that.  The kids love it! When we take the kids to other places we look for hotels and resorts that are kid friendly.  There are lots of resorts out there that have added cool pools and kids' clubs to entice families to spend their ...

Don’t Leave Home Without These Travel Apps!

Traveling, specially during peak  season, is stressful.  You have to deal with crowded airports and busy roads no matter how you choose to travel. One of the best ways to lower you stress level is to put your smartphone to work.  There are many free Travel Apps you can download on to your mobile devices to help you plan your trip, keep track of reservations, navigate airports and cities, plan your route, and more. The only caveat is if you are traveling internationally you may be charged ...

6 Great Road Trip Games and Activities for Kids – Free Printable

Many folks are going to find themselves on the road this Summer.  It's that time of year when many pack up the kids and make that long trip to Grandma's house or to the seashore for the annual family vacation. In my earlier post I talked about ideas to keep your car neat and organized during the trip.  Once you've done that it's time to think of activities to keep the kids, and adults, busy and entertained during the long hours on the road.  We all try to spare ourselves hours of having to ...

Road Trip: Keeping it Neat

Summer will find many families on the road heading to grandma's house or the seashore for the annual family vacation. Where ever you're headed you're probably  already dreading those long hours on that road trip  in a van full of kids asking the inevitable question "Are we there yet?" I'm sure you're busy looking for activities to keep the kids busy during the long drive and planning snacks and meals for the road.  But before you start packing take a minute to get the car or van organized ...

Are Executive/Club Rooms Worth It?

  Most of us think that hotels only offer rooms or suites, but really there are so many different types of rooms and suites.  Most world class hotels now have different "classes" of rooms that may not be as spacious and luxurious as a suite, but offer more luxuries and amenities than the standard rooms have.  They are called Executive or Club Rooms. Executive or Club rooms in most cases are the same size as a standard hotel room, but these rooms usually have better views and will have ...

Why Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel?

Sooner or later everyone ends up at a Disney Resort, with or without kids in tow.  It’s the happiest place on earth!  I’ve been going to Disneyland in California since I was 7 years old, and was at Disney World in Orlando, Florida the first month they opened their gates.  We’ve taken our kids numerous times to both resorts, and now take the grandkids too.  We’ve seen many changes, specially the last few years, both resorts have gotten so much bigger much more expensive. W...

Choosing the Right Stateroom for Your Family Cruise

We are definitely a cruising family, we’ve been cruising with our kids since they were teens; it’s only natural when grandkids came along they cruised with us too. I remember our very first cruise was a 7 day Alaska Cruise on the Star Princess. At the time I had no clue how cruise fares worked and deciphering stateroom categories was confusing.  Choosing the right stateroom was nearly impossible.   How can the same type of stateroom have so many different prices? At the time I told my ...

America’s Most Interesting Roadside Attractions

Summer's almost here and that means Road Trip! Wherever you're headed this year don't forget to include a stop at some of America's Roadside Attractions.  Some are really pretty cool! When my kids were young we spent countless hours on the road on one of my husband's annual coast to coast road trips.  I don't remember how many times we packed the kids up as soon as school let out, flew to the East Coast, rented a mini-van, and spent the month of June driving America's highways and byways ...