Travel

5 Tips for Planning Your First Family Trip Abroad

If you love to travel and you have kids, you are probably eager to introduce them to this world as well. When they were very young, you might have stuck with easy domestic vacations, going to visit family, or to the beach. However, now that they are a little older, you may want to introduce them to the joys of traveling to other countries, but where do you begin? The Basics Start early getting their passports and any other paperwork together. If you are not married to their other parent, there may be additional steps you need to take to leave the country with them. Once you have decided on the destination, find out if there are any requirements for visas or immunizations. Involve Everyone...

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I’m Heading to LA again for the Pete’s Dragon Premiere #PetesDragonEvent

I’m Heading to LA again for the Pete’s Dragon Premiere #PetesDragonEvent

I'm so excited to share with you that this weekend I'll be jumping on a plane to head to the west coast.  It's been a while since I've been on a California Disney blogging trip so I'm super excited for this one.   While there I'll be doing several cool things including attending the 'green' carpet premiere of Disney's Pete's Dragon!  But before we see the movie, we'll go to the premiere pre-party at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel! We will also be interviewing Bryce Dallas Howard  who plays “Grace” along with Oakes Fegley  who is “Pete” & Oona Laurence who plays “Natalie” in the movie!!!  I love doing these interviews and hearing behind the scenes happenings.  Make sure you following...

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Travel Miles Pointers: Top Tips For Using Points Wisely

Travel Miles Pointers: Top Tips For Using Points Wisely

Did you know that airlines will give you free money just to fly on their planes? Yes, it’s true. For most seasoned travelers, they know that airline frequent flyer miles are a legit way to save some money. But, if you’ve never used them before, or you’re just not familiar with how they work, it can all be quite confusing. Here’s what you need to know and how to save yourself some coin on your next trip. Top Tips For Using Points Wisely What Are They? Airline miles are sometimes called “frequent flyer miles.” They’re a way for airlines to score points for you based on the number of miles that you travel on a plane. The more miles you fly, the more points you accumulate. The points can also...

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Five Spring Break Road Trip Travel Tips

Five Spring Break Road Trip Travel Tips

It's Spring Break time and last year my family hit the road for an educational and fun trip down to Washington D.C. and came up with some road trip travel tips that made our trip easier and fun!  My girls love learning and exploring new places, and they loved our trip down to D.C.!   My husband is a bit of a nerd so he loved sharing his knowledge with our girls along the way. We live about 7 hours from Washington D.C. so it was quite the road trip.  The girls didn't mind being in the car that long because we try to make it fun, but it's still a long day there and then back.   I try to be as prepared as I possibly before we head out on a long trip but, of course, it's never perfect.   Here...

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Here’s How You Can Travel Like the Locals Do in Banff Canada

Banff is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Canada. Located in the mountainous area of Alberta, the outdoor attractions are varied and exciting, but what type of transportation do they have? How do the locals get around? There are two main modes of transportation that the locals use, and the following is a description of each of them. Here's How You Can Travel Like the Locals Do in Banff Canada Using a car or truck Of course, this is an important part of transportation in Banff, as is the case all over North America. However, if you are on vacation, there are a few things to consider. If you arrive by car, obviously you can use your vehicle while you stay in Banff, but if...

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The Ultimate East-West Road Trip For Travelers And Their Dogs

The Ultimate East-West Road Trip For Travelers And Their Dogs   A road trip across the continental United States wouldn’t be complete without your best friend, but if that friend is four-legged, this can add to the stress of traveling. Even though many dogs love a good ride in the car, planning logistics around Fido can feel daunting, as it can be difficult finding places that will welcome furry companions. Luckily, Hipmunk built an index of the most pet-friendly cities for travelers in each state, finding that 41% of hotels are pet-friendly. We’ve taken the liberty of sketching out just one possible road trip route to hit some of the most pet-friendly places and attractions along the...

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Choosing the Right Time to Enjoy Aruba

Choosing the Right Time to Enjoy Aruba

I hope you've been enjoying the Travel series I started last month.  While it's nice to go on vacation, some seasons are better than others to travel to certain places.  Aruba is one of them. We all dream of tropical beaches and warm Caribbean nights, and travel is more efficient to plan and affordable to enjoy. However, whether the problem is a rain season or a huge increase in prices during peak season at your destination of choice, there are certain times to visit a tropical paradise that are better than others. Palm Beach, Aruba is known for its great year-round climate and it's also out of the range of most tropical storms, but there are other considerations you should look into...

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What to Ask to Get More Out of Your Hotel Stay

Got Questions? Here’s What to Ask to Get More Out of Your Hotel Stay   The quality of a hotel stay can make or break a vacation, and sometimes you have questions that need answers. Although it’s sometimes uncomfortable to ask for help, most hotels are equipped with an array of people there to ensure a wonderful stay. We’ve got you covered when it comes who (and what) to ask for any situation! The Concierge A hotel concierge is a goldmine of information about both the hotel and its surrounding area. They’re the first choice for questions about activities and not-to-miss experiences. Like an increasing number of luxury hotels, The Waldorf Astoria in New York City boasts a personal...

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Family Friendly Places in San Antonio

Family Friendly Places in San Antonio

Family Friendly Places in San Antonio San Antonio is a family-friendly city with a wealth of fun adventures for every age group. Here are a few must-see places that you won't want to miss while vacationing with the little ones in the Lone Star State's thriving metropolis. Magik Theater Head to the Magik Theater--nearby historic Crockett Hotel--to catch a stage performance of a classic children's story. The Magik Theater has made books come to life for over two million children. The theater educates guests on Shakespeare and many other children's contemporary and classic stories. San Antonio Zoo At the San Antonio Zoo, you will come face to face with over 3,500 animals. After viewing...

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Airlines Are Flocking To South America – Here’s How To Take Advantage

Airlines Are Flocking To South America – Here’s How To Take Advantage South America’s charms are more accessible than ever, even on a tight budget. Airline carriers in the U.S. and hubs in Brazil and Peru are racing to add flights and amenities, meaning more options and lower prices. Follow these tips to make the most of the upcoming travel boom! Peru Connects A Continent Famous for its landscape and breathtaking vistas, Peru is more tourist-friendly than ever. Chilean LAN Airlines is betting Peru’s capital city of Lima can become a hub for exploration of the entire continent. LAN Peru’s new Orlando to Lima route promises quick connections (it aims for under 100 minutes) to Buenos Aires...

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Best Hotels in Chicago Near the Magnificent Mile

Best Hotels in Chicago Near the Magnificent Mile

  Best Hotels in Chicago Near the Magnificent Mile Chicago has many great neighborhoods to choose from, but the Magnificent Mile is a favorite for shoppers and those who love to be in the midst of the action. This packed mile-long stretch of North Michigan Avenue, a favorite of shoppers and sightseers alike, is also near museums and other outdoor spaces. Check out our roundup of five top hotels in Chicago within walking distance of this spectacular stretch of the city. Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile Live music, cocktail classes and an indoor pool are some of the more unique offerings at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. The well-known hotel chain offers their signature service and...

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Think Warm Thoughts with this Guide to Caribbean Attractions

If you've been following me on Facebook then you know we are having unusual cold temperatures here in Rhode Island. I was just thinking this morning how great it would be to have endless amounts of money to jet off to somewhere warm! I've never been to the Caribbean but would love to be there now because it's much warmer there, than it is here. But where would I go?  St. Maarten, Jamaica, Bermuda, Curacaco or The British Virgin Islands? Presented By Experience Destinations

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