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Can’t Wait for School Break? Here’s Five Top Tips from Travel Experts!

My little boys are growing up. It’s a hard thing to admit. But my oldest son, Dexter, will be starting Kindergarten in the fall, and our family dynamic is going to change. Over the last many years, we have taken a ton of family trips. Dex took his first transatlantic flight when he was just …

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Three Types of Family Camping and How To Choose Which is Right for Yours

When did camping get so complicated? It used to be that the term camping was reserved for heading out into the woods with a tent and spending the weekend with nature and not much else. These days, there are at least three different types of camping to choose from and not all of them will …

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Backyard Camping Never Felt So Comfortable With #KohlsCampGuide

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kohl’s. All opinions are my own. My very first (and only) camping trip was when I was four years old. My dad had a tradition of taking each of his kids camping with him in the middle of the woods once they reached a certain age, and …

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Top Tips for Getting the Best Photos at Walt Disney World (without a selfie stick!)

Selfie sticks are great for getting a selfie or group shot with everyone in the frame, but more and more popular destinations like Walt Disney World are banning the devices. Declared a public nuisance, they actually can be very inconvenient, unsafe and a total nuisance in crowded and fast moving places like the Disney parks. …

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6 Awesome Blast from the Past Experiences at Walt Disney World

Disney World is an interesting mix of old and new, with the classic Disney icons and rides still making it to the top of guest lists and new areas of the park taking on a retro look. Whether you are taking your first trip to the parks, or you haven’t been since you were a child, it …

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5 Amazing Disney World Experiences that Won’t Break the Bank

Creating experiences is what Disney World excels at, and like most other things Disney, those experiences can also be very costly. No matter what interests you or the kids, there is something special that Disney has worked up in order to enhance and really make your Disney vacation exceptional. While experiences at Walt Disney World …

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5 Tips for Planning Your Budget Disney World Vacation

One of the great things about having lived in Kissimmee for a couple of years was that we had family passes to the happiest place on earth year round! Dexter was only 16 months old when we first moved there, and he spent many happy days going through the park, seeing the shows, eating at …

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Mother Son Date at International Peace Gardens in Salt Lake City

Today I had plans to meet up with some local moms, including my friend Megan and her little boy, to have a little exploration of the International Peace Gardens in Salt Lake City. I decided to take Chester and Daniel into daycare and just have a Dexter and mommy day since he’s been feeling a …

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Family Hike to Mount Timpanogos and Timpanogos Cave Monument

One of our favorite things to do as a family is go hiking. While I may be an overweight lazy person, I truly enjoy getting out in nature with my family. Utah has some AMAZING vistas if you are willing to put in the work to get to them, and one of my absolute favorites …

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Free Printable – The ULTIMATE Summer Bucket List

If you are like most parents, you struggle to find awesome things to do that will keep your kids occupied. With that in mind, I’ve created a really cool Summer Bucket List that you can share with your children and check off as you go. This is the perfect checklist, with lots of items that …

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It’s My Birthday, and I Climbed a Mountain

The very first time I ever came to Utah, Mark’s family asked me if I wanted to climb a mountain. Game for anything, I said I definitely would, so we gathered the tribe and climbed up Ensign Peak behind the Salt Lake City capitol. The hike itself wasn’t that difficult (it’s definitely of the “easy” …

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An Afternoon at Salt Lake City Public Library

Over the weekend, we finally got around to doing something we’ve been wanting to do for ages. We took the kids to the Salt Lake City Public Library. Ever since we moved to SLC, I’ve wanted to visit. It’s such a cool building. Not only amazing for its selection of books, but architecturally it is …

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