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A selection of posts involving travel, special outings or events and anything that gets us out of the house.

You CAN Go Home Again – Turning an Obligation into an Obli-cation

This post is in partnership with Hampton By Hilton. I am a member of their Real Travel Community, and I have been compensated for this post.  Real travel isn’t always easy. Traveling as a family can be the stuff of nightmares when you have very young kids, and trying to make the most of a difficult …

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Essential Family Camping Tips for a Successful Travel Adventure

As you may remember, I have an ongoing partnership with Firefly® as part of their Healthy Habit Helpers team, and as part of that, I get sent occasional care packages with new products for the kids to try out. This summer, we were very lucky to be sent an amazing package full of travel essentials to make our …

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Joy Is a Choice – The Truth About Traveling As a Family #RealTravel

This post is in partnership with Hampton By Hilton. I am a member of their Real Travel Community, and I have been compensated for this post.  Anyone who knows me knows that I have spent a lot of my life traveling. As a kid, my parents moved us all around the country, living in different …

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Four Things to Look for When Buying Your First Tent

This post may contain affiliate links. Is your family planning on going on a few camping trips this summer? If so, you might be looking at buying your first tent. While tent shopping isn’t the hardest thing you will ever do, it is something you will want to take seriously. Buy the wrong one and …

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Brooklyn Travel Guide

This post originally appeared on IHG’s Brooklyn Travel Guide. It is republished here with permission. The distinct culture, deep-rooted history and magnetic energy of Brooklyn make it one of the most beloved and revered destinations in America. Celebrated around the world for its big-city excitement and unique brand of authenticity, this buzzing New York City borough–the …

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Five Awesome Places to Visit in Des Moines

Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, may not seem like a must-see destination city. It doesn’t top many people’s bucket lists yet, but it certainly could. Des Moines is a city rich in hidden gems, with stunning museums, beautiful parks, and amazing attractions galore. If you’re looking for your next adventure, look no further. Here are …

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Snack Your Way Around The World At Disney’s Epcot World Showcase

Sitting down to dinner at Epcot World Showcase is a culinary delight. But if you want to sample all the showcase has to offer, you need to snack your way around the world. Epcot consists of eleven countries: Mexico, Norway, China, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, and Canada. Each country has food …

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The Five Best Orlando Dinner Shows The Whole Family Will Love

When most people think of Orlando, they can’t help but think of Disney. Perhaps Universal Studios or SeaWorld are close seconds, but most people who travel to Central Florida are after the Walt Disney World experience. For those who are after more than just a cartoon mouse, however, there’s a rich variety of experiences to …

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Disney in a Day – 5 Tips To Make The Best of Your Day Trip to Magic Kingdom

One thing you need to know before starting is that it is absolutely impossible to do everything in one day. There are things you are going to have to miss. The best thing you can do is research each land and then figure out what are must-dos. If you break your day down into manageable …

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Explore Pittsburgh Like a Local – Your Guide to the Best Budget-Friendly Hot Spots in the City of Bridges

Pittsburgh is one of the most family-friendly cities in the U.S. Once one of the nation’s major industrial centers, Steel City has a wealth of incredible museums and attractions thanks in large part to the industrialists who called Pittsburgh home. It’s definitely bucket-list worthy for art lovers, foodies, and sports fanatics alike. But if you want …

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Miami Travel Guide

This post originally appeared on IHG’s Miami Travel Guide. It is republished here with permission. Miami, with world class beaches, vibrant Latin influences and gorgeous Art Deco architecture is the ultimate destination for a beach vacation. You’ll find relaxation, trendy nightclubs, amazing cuisine, cutting-edge art galleries and plenty of culture, and there are great hotels …

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The Ups and Downs of Traveling With a Five Year Old

A couple of months ago, I decided to book a trip. Now that Dexter is in school, I have come to the realization that the rest of our lives are going to be ruled by school days. No more impromptu Tuesday morning treks to the mountains. No more being able to plan a vacation in …

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10 Low Cost Snack Ideas for Hiking with Kids

If you’ve ever taken a trip with kids, you’ll know that they almost always seem to be hungry at the least opportune times. You could be driving in the middle of no-where and suddenly your child is filled with a ravenous hunger that just won’t let them, or you, forget. If you’re planning on hiking …

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