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Grande Colonial Hotel

Superior Staycation on California’s Golden Coast Usually when my husband and I travel, we’d use the verb “schlep” to describe the general disarray that accompanies our family of four. Especially if we’ve got the teens in tow – cruising in and out of hotel rooms, or fiddling with yet another

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Next Stop: Manhattan. Family Fun in the Big Apple

It’s rumored that more than 150 movies are filmed in New York City every year. I’d wager that a good portion of those are made during the holiday season, celebrating the most populous city in the country under a blanket of white. Iconic landmarks, glittering skyscrapers, and some would argue

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Your Vacation Needs Branson Missouri

A few years back my teenage daughter came home from school using the phrase “beyond.” I gathered after it was expressed a few times that it meant “extra,” or “really great.” And then I felt very old. After enough time passes though, those juvenile phrases you think you’re unlikely to

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Day Tripping in Style at Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Full disclosure: I’m a mom of teenagers and as such, am continually on the hunt for bonding opportunities that a) don’t involve electronics and b) do entail entertainment and activities that are enjoyable for both age brackets. So I was thrilled when my suggestion of a day trip to the

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Radio City’s Most Wonderful Show of the Year

The Rockettes’ Christmas Spectacular There’s an extremely popular Joni Mitchell song that starts, “It’s coming on Christmas/ They’re cutting down trees”, and it is one of my absolute favorite markers of the season, despite its melancholy tone. Christmas is just one of those seasons full of feeling that runs the

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Minneapolis. The City by Nature

Known as one-half of the “Twin Cities,” Minneapolis is one of the most welcoming, culturally rich places to visit as a family in the country. With growing numbers of gorgeous parks, beautiful lakes, hiking trails, bike paths and verdant green spaces, this city is also home to a vibrant arts

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Six Splendid Days in the City of Light

My 14-year-old daughter has long been obsessed with all things French – its food (crepes, baguettes, macarons), fashion and the idea of one day experiencing these “for real” in the City of Light. While we’ve traveled extensively within the borders of our own country endeavoring to visit all 50 states

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First West Coast Park Based on the Iconic Sesame Street Show

This all-new park is sure to be the must-visit destination for any time of the year with a perfect mixture of water slides and attractions, rides, shows, a parade and so much more in one experience. Sesame Place offers 18 Sesame Street-themed rides and exciting water attractions, including a family-friendly

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