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Family Cruising: What’s Included and What’s Not

Family cruising has become popular and affordable. It can be a great value for your vacation dollars.  Cruise fares will take a big bite out of your vacation budget, air fare too if embarking far from home.  But that’s really all you have to spend.  You can budget around the “extras” by cherry picking activities and luxuries that are important to you and your family. Our first cruise aboard the Star Princess was very costly.  We had no idea what to expect and purchased all sorts of ...

Spring Break Family Destination Ideas

It's that time of year again, Spring Break!  Many of us are waiting for Spring Break to take a short vacation but are afraid to dive into the craziness going on in some beach resorts.   The term Spring Break  brings to mind wild and crazy college kids taking over the beaches from coast to coast, I'm sure you've seen them on TV!  Don't worry, you don't have to get trampled by the mass of kids partying all day and all night, there are many family friendly destinations you can go to this ...

Rome With Kids – 10 Things to Do for Little or No Cost

We love, love, love Rome!  We’ve paraphrased the old adage to say “all flights lead to Rome”.  We go often with the grand kids and without.  The kids love it so much they couldn’t wait for last summer’s trip to Europe, they made sure Rome was on the itinerary. The Eternal city can be very kid friendly, Italians love kids.  Here are 10 things to do in Rome for little or no cost.  Grab the front seat on the top deck on one of Rome’s Hop on – Hop off bus. You can buy 24, 48, ...

Thanksgiving Travel – Where Will You Go?

Is it me or does it seem that once we hit Halloween the rest of the year seems to become a blur of rapidly changing seasons and holidays?  It seems that once the spooky fun and games of Halloween is over, it's time to think about the next Fall holiday, Thanksgiving.  Then it just rolls into Black Friday, Christmas, and continues on until the New Year.  It's one of the busiest times of year for me, I love it! Every year on November 1 I toy with the idea of chucking tradition out ...

Southwest Flight Cancellations – Big Headache!

Last month my family found ourselves smack in the middle of the Southwest Airlines techno glitch. The one that resulted in 2,300 Southwest Flight Cancellations from July 20th. to the 25th.  It was a disaster! I know flights get cancelled or delayed all the time.  It's happened to us on more than one occasion and it's always a pain, specially when you're traveling with kids.  But the difference between say flight cancellations by a "regular" airlines like Delta, United, Hawaiian Airlines ...

Taal Volcano Tour & Horseback Ride

Taal Volcano on the Philippine island of Luzon like all Philippine volcanoes is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the area of the Pacific basin where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. It is said to be the world's smallest active volcano standing a mere 1000 feet tall, but don't be misled by its size; it is also one of the deadliest volcanoes in the world having claimed 5000-6000 lives during its recorded 33 eruptions since 1572. It is the second most active volcano in ...

Westin Mina Seyahi Resort & Marina – Great Dubai Resort!

To say that Dubai has a ton of  hotels would be an understatement.  I believe there are almost 600 hotels in this city state that covers 1,588 square miles, that's roughly the size of Rhode Island which covers an area of 1,544 square miles.  And the hotel count is growing with 140 more set to open in 2016 and still more during  the next 4 years to accommodate visitors expected to flock to Dubai during the World Expo in 2020. So there definitely isn't a shortage of hotel rooms! There are ...

Eating Healthy Away From Home Sunny Anderson’s Tips

It's that time of year again!  Many of us are busily making our summer travel plans. We're booking airline, hotel, and car reservations; shopping for summer wear; mapping out routes; and doing all the other pre-vacation stuff that needs to be done so we can enjoy the trip.  One of the things many of us forget to plan are the meals we will eat while away from home.  Most of us end up grabbing calorie laden meals at fast food chains and other restaurants; pretty much resigned that at the end ...

Dubai Mall – Free & Not So Free Things To Do With Kids

Dubai is such an amazing place.  The city state boasts the world's tallest building, one of largest suspended aquariums in the world located in one of the largest indoor malls, and so much more.  There's lots to see and do in Dubai you won't know where to begin.  We've been there several times and still haven't seen it all. For our family one of the best things about Dubai is that it is very kid and family friendly.  Many of the venues are geared for families with children.  But it's ...

Capri Shore Excursion on Your Own!

Capri, that small island off the coast of Naples conjures up images of decadence, romance, and pleasure.  Located in the Bay of Naples, just a 45 minute hydrfoil ride from Naple's port this island has long been a favorite place for the rich and famous.  From Emperor Tiberius to Jackie Kennedy to Mariah Carey and Leonardo di Caprio, Capri has been a favored hide-away, in fact Tiberius spent the last years of his life in Villa Jovis, his most luxurious villa in Capri. These days thousands of ...