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Hollywood Interesting

Hollywood, Interesting Things to Do in Los Angeles with Kids. LA is the second biggest city in the USA, and as a visitor it seems like there are endless things to do in Los Angeles with kids!

Over the years we’ve been able to visit Los Angeles several times. Firstly solo, then as a couple, and now with our two daughters, Kalyra and Savannah.

Hollywood 20 Fun and Interesting Things

Hollywood 20 Fun and Interesting Things

To be honest we weren’t initially big fans, and it’s taken a while for LA to grow on us.

Sometimes you have to visit a place a second or third or even forth time before you can appreciate it.

I think it’s because we change so much with age and family makeup and what we look for in a destination. And destinations can evolve too.

Hollywood, Interesting Things to Do in Los Angeles with Kids

Our opinion of Lo...

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Utah BLOWS Our Mind

Utah BLOWS Our Mind. Bring out every superlative on the planet and you still won’t do this state justice. It’s why we’ve chosen to spend at least 5 weeks in Utah!

I can’t get enough of the colors in God’s Art Studio. Not only that it’s full, and I mean, full of epic outdoor adventures and memory making opportunities.

Utah BLOWS Our Mind

Utah BLOWS Our Mind

Snow Canyon State Park

There’s Savannah and Kalyra yelling at me over the ATV engine as I screamed and drove up a steep sand dune,

“You’ve got this Mum!” ‘Show them what you’re made of!”

The girls racing to the Zion Visitor Center to get their Junior Rangers Program so they can start learning about the park.

Enthusiastically stating that this was by far the most fun ever when we climbed up and around the small waterfall to explore ...

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Flying Alaska Airlines

Flying Alaska Airlines with a Baby or Toddler

Flying Alaska Airlines with a Baby or Toddler

Need to Know: Flying Alaska Airlines with a Baby or Toddler. Will you be flying Alaska Airlines with a baby or toddler? As part of my “Need to Know” airlines series for parents flying with infants and young children, here are some important points to be aware of (and be prepared for) before your flight–and possibly booking.

Flying Alaska Airlines with an infant on your lap?

If you plan to fly Alaska Airlines with a lap-held baby or “lap child,” be aware they make no luggage allowance for unticketed passengers (no matter how cute they may be). That means your diaper bag will count toward your own carry-on bag allowance, or at least toward one of the ticketed passengers in your party.

The only exceptions are car seats and strollers as ...

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Grandparents Vacation

Grandparents Vacation

Grandparents Vacation

Grandparents Vacation, Ten Essential Tips. Whether it’s a family reunion with many branches of your family tree or a just your household vacationing with one or two grandparents, I can tell you from experience that multi-generational travel is great way for families to bond and make memories—when it’s done right.

If you’re already planning a family vacation with grandparents, or you’re just beginning to consider the idea, here are some tips to help you avoid the common pitfalls of multigenerational travel and plan your best vacation with grandparents possible.

vacation with grandma, two toddlers with grandmother at Chichen Itza, Mexico

1. Be honest about your expectations.

If at least 1/10th of the reason you’re considering a vacation with the older generation is because you think you’ll have built-in babysitting, you all owe it ...

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Colorado National Parks Attraction

Colorado National Parks Attraction

Colorado National Parks Attraction

Colorado National Parks Attraction. Skgiin, boating, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding (inhale, deep breath here), scenic byways, rock climbing…okay, have you caught up yet? There are tons of things to do in Colorado! The really cool thing is you don’t have to traverse the whole state to partake of these wonderful activities. The Colorado National Parks have many of them ready at your beckon call! That’s right , one location and you can experience one of the more joyous family vacations you’ve ever had.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Fourteen min WAles of the Gunnison’s deep gorges are within this 31,000-acre National Park...
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Wonderful Enjoyable Family RV Vacations

Wonderful Enjoyable Family RV Vacations

Wonderful Enjoyable Family RV Vacations

Wonderful Enjoyable Family  RV Vacations. Family vacations are very valuable as they really help in strengthening family bonds and ties. Family vacations are enjoyed by everyone whether they are old or young, and nothing is better than to go on a wonderful RV vacation with your whole family. RV holiday are less expensive and they really give you the chance and the freedom to enjoy being together.

These days finding an RV campground or resort is not a very big deal as most cities and countries have them where people can park their RV and enjoy other recreational activities that the campground has to offer. Camping provides you with a golden chance to get close to nature where you can admire its bountiful resources and natural splendor.

Wonderful En...

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Canada’s Popular Tourist Destination.

Canada's Popular Tourist Destination.

Canada’s Popular Tourist Destination.

Canada’s  Popular Tourist Destination. Awe-inspiring scenery, vibrant cities and a welcoming atmosphere all make Canada a popular tourist destination. As the largest country in North America, Canada is a vast land encompassing majestic mountains, virgin forests, spacious prairies and Arctic tundra.

While much of the nation is of British and French descent, Canada is home to a mosaic of multicultural communities. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Canada. Number 10. Calgary. The largest city in Alberta, Calgary is situated between the Canadian Prairies and the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

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Canada Oil

After oil was discovered nearby in the early 1900s, Calgary boomed into what is now one of Canada’s largest metropolitan areas, attractin...

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Chinese New Year Celebrating Taipei, Taiwan

Chinese New Year Celebrating Taipei, Taiwan

              Chinese New Year Celebrating Taipei, Taiwan

I count myself so lucky to have celebrated two Chinese New Years in Taipei, Taiwan, where the celebrations go strong and last long! And I’ll never forget my bewilderment when someone explained to me the banks would be closed eleven days!

As you can imagine Chinese New Year is a “really big deal” in Taiwan, as it is in many cities celebrating Lunar New Year around the world. I was thrilled when Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett – a native of Taiwan and creator of the “Let’s Learn Mandarin Chinese with Miss Panda!“ audio CD for young children – agreed to share all about the Chinese New Year traditions in Taiwan in this special guest post (updated for 2019).

Welcome to the Year of the Pig!

celebrating Chinese New Year in Taipei and beyond

Chinese New Year:

The Biggest of ...

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Comuna Art Medellin, Colombia

Comuna Art Medellin, Colombia. What a treat to see such amazing street art! I may be a little biased because I love art in all forms but street art is a real treat. Larger than life and so full of color and interesting subject choices. It is always interesting and Comuna 13 is literally FULL of street art.

Whether I love the art, hate it, or laugh at it, I’ve never met art that I wasn’t excited about seeing. No matter what, you can have some fun conversations about it! Ask the kids what they think. They always have an interesting perspective and will enjoy you listening to their opinion.

From world’s most dangerous city to world’s most innovative city

Comuna 13, or San Javier, was once the most dangerous neighborhood in the entire world!! There were more murders here than in any ot...

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Painters Tape Travel Checklist

Painters Tape Travel Checklist

Painters Tape Travel Checklist

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Painters Tape Travel Checklist is the duct tape of travel. It can fix or correct so many problems you have! It can serve as a toy, too. Of all the things I take with me, I never, EVER leave home without painter’s tape.

1 – Use Painters Tape Travel Checklist to hold the hotel curtains together.

Why is it that no matter where the bed is located in a hotel room, the one tiny sliver of sunlight will shine a bring beam directly on your sleeping face. Don’t let that annoying stream of light wake you up!

We all know it is rare when little ones sleep in, right? Don’t let sunlight wake them up even one minute early! You need that extra sleep on vacation. Don’t let open curtains disturb your child’s slumber.

Use painters tape to ...

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