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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 ...

Printable Puzzles to Keep Your Kids Busy

Summer is in full swing and I am guessing the excitement of school vacation is starting to wear off.  Is "Mom, I'm bored" starting to become a popular phrase in your household? If that's the case, we have just the activity for you! "Personal Creations" shared these cute printable puzzles that will keep your little ones out of you hair (at least for a little bit). The six word searches are organized by level. There are two puzzles each for beginner, intermediate and advanced. With every level ...

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 ...

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 ...

World of Coca-Cola – It’s All About the SECRET!

I think everyone in the world knows Coca-Cola.  Everywhere I've ever been Coke's been there.  I think it's one of the things that links the world. It's prominent place in pop culture has cemented it into our lives.  I'm fairly sure we all have had our very own "coke moments". Last month I visited my daughter Jenny and her family in their Dacula, Georgia home.  My grandsons wanted to visited the Word of Coca-Cola, their friends had told them all about it.  So on the last Saturday of my ...