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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 ...

13 Kid Friendly Places to See in Houston

 It seems we find ourselves in Houston just about every year. Either to visit family or to catch a flight to Europe or the Middle East.  When we stop by we usually spend a day or two, it's a good place to rest between long flights. That's why I'm always looking for new places to see and things to do in Houston.  Recently I found many interesting places to see in Houston. I doubt we'll have time to do them all, but we'll certainly try to do some special Halloween activities, maybe even ...

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 ...

Best Theme Parks in the US

I love Theme Parks!  When my kids were young we'd pack up a van and do a yearly family road trip from coast to coast.  It took us a month but it was a great way to see our beautiful country.  Along our route we made sure to stop at a theme park or two, it made the trip more fun for the kids. My husband would refuse to ride the roller coasters, insisting someone had to watch our stuff and take our pictures.  I ended up on all the roller coasters with the kids.  I have to admit I rode them ...

Packing for Your Trip

 Your plans are made,  you’ve got airline tickets,  rental car, and hotel; you know what you want to see and do at your destination. It’s time to pack! Packing is not so easy when kids are involved.  When I travel alone or with my husband packing’s a breeze; throw things in a suitcase.  When you're traveling with kids it takes a bit more thought and planning. Packing depends on several factors: trip length, weather at your destination, and hotel’s facilities. If  you'll be ...

Air Travel With Kids

Your bags are packed, you’re ready to go.  All that’s left is getting to the airport on time and then the family vacation finally begins.  Or does it?  In my experience the vacation doesn’t really begin until we get to our destination.  I often find myself asking “Am I’m having fun yet?” as I navigate the airport with luggage and kids in tow. Air travel is supposed to be simple and hassle free, with online check-in and security pre-screening we’re supposed to zip ...

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, ...

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 ...