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Disneyland

You might be surprised at some of these items banned from Disneyland as the likelihood is you have a few them on you right now and would have innocently wandered in. Be warned!

Disneyland is known as the happiest place on Earth, but if you try and take these things in, you will find your smile turned upside down.

Some of these banned items make sense and you’ll be grateful for the rules (I’m looking at YOU skateboarder), but some of the other things I had no idea about and could have quite easily swanned in carrying the offending contraband.

Disneyland What NOT to take to

Disneyland What NOT to take to

Princesses and ballerinas will never be banned (as long as they’re over 14!)

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No costumes are allowed on anyone over 14...

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What to expect as media attending IPW

What to expect as media attending IPW. IPW is and has been for many years, the biggest event on my travel calendar. IPW is the big travel trade show for the United States of America and is held in different cities each year with around 6,000 travel operators, agents and media all rushing around chilly air conditioned conference halls walking off more steps in a day than a week of physical activity at home. I have made so many great connections, worked with awesome people and become friends with many of them over the years.

IPW stands for International Pow Wow (formerly called Pow Wow, but you’ll end up paying the Swear Jar if you call it that any more kidding!) and has been running since 1969. It brings in nearly $5 billion in new business in just three days.

I first attended in 2005...

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Best New York 3 Day Itinerary Attractions Experience

Best New York 3 Day Itinerary Attractions Experience. You can actually get a $40 credit for Broadway tickets through the Sightseeing pass!

Times Square

Best New York 3 Day Itinerary Attractions Experience

Best New York 3 Day Itinerary Attractions Experience

If you are not too tired after Broadway, pop into Times Square to see the flashing lights and night time atmosphere. Those lights do make it feel like it’s the middle of the day.

Times Square is not where I tend to spend a lot of time.

It’s just a square with flashing light advertisements and overpriced stores and restaurants, although we actually do like the Hard Rock Cafe here.

Times Square New York City - Check out this 3 day itinerary for NY and get the best NYC travel tips.

It’s very touristy and not where I spend a lot of time, but it’s worth seeing and having a photo at. It is Times Square after all.

You can always find time to fit it into your New York itinerary on anoth...

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Family Friendly Disneyland Hotels

Family Friendly Disneyland Hotels: Hyatt Regency Orange County in Anaheim are popular with our readers!

So once we knew we would be spending close to two weeks in Anaheim and attending Disneyland, I knew I wanted to experience as many hotels near Disneyland as I could to offer insights as to the best family-friendly Disney hotel to help you choose.

I was quite disappointed that I only had one night at the Hyatt Regency Orange Country AND I was not with Craig and the kids, as they would have loved it!

Family Friendly Disneyland Hotels, Hyatt Regency Orange County

Family Friendly Disneyland Hotels, Hyatt Regency Orange County

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I had flown in straight from the travel blogging conference in Finger Lakes, New York and they were flying in the next day from Vegas.

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All roads lead to the Happiest Place on Earth.

While I...

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10 Things to do in Gettysburg PA to Inspire and Educate

10 Things to do in Gettysburg PA to Inspire and Educate. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is not a destination that was on my USA bucket list.

I definitely knew there were interesting things to do in Gettysburg PA, but my outdoor adventure mind is more pointed towards hikes, bike rides and kayaking adventures.

But, as I grew up hearing about the heroes of Gettysburg from my Dad and we were passing through it on our way from Lake Lure to New York City, I penciled it into our multi-generational family road trip itinerary.

It ended up being one of my favorite destinations on the trip.

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10 Things to do in Gettysburg PA to Inspire and Educate

10 Things to do in Gettysburg PA to Inspire and Educate

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I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed this quaint Pennsylvania c...

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17 Legendary Things to do in Boston MA

17 Legendary Things to do in Boston MA with Kids (or without). There is an incredible amount of interesting, historical, and fun things to do in Boston MA.

And Boston is definitely a city of firsts and superlatives!

17 Legendary Things to do in Boston

17 Legendary Things to do in Boston

On the list of firsts in America: public park, public school, printing press, newspaper, post office, police force, subway, first full face transplant, chocolate factory, anti public smoking law, UFO sighting and brothel.

Boston also has the oldest restaurant, oldest baseball field, oldest college, best business school, best public schools, most expensive hotels, and apparently is the city with the worst drivers!

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It is time to visit Boston, a City of Wonder and experience all the fabulous things to do in Boston.

This is a...

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How to Have A Joyful Experience with Goat Yoga

How to Have A Joyful Experience with Goat Yoga  in the Finger Lakes NY.
I’m not completely sure as to why goat yoga is becoming a trendy thing to do.

It feels like it defeats the point of yoga, which is to be one with body, mind, spirit.

When you’re in warrior two and a Momma goat saunters between your legs and nearly topples you over, you aren’t really in that zone of Zen. You’re scrambling to tighten your core and stay in place, a task made  the more difficult by the fits of giggles that erupt from you.

How to Have A Joyful Experience with Goat Yoga

How to Have A Joyful Experience with Goat Yoga

Whatever the science, philosophy or studies behind it that demonstrates it’s spiritual or physical benefits, one thing I know for sure, goat yoga is pure fun.

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It’s about letting go of your preconceived  notion...

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15 Best Things to do in Kauai Hawaii

15 Best Things to do in Kauai Hawaii. If you have not yet been to Kauai Island Hawaii, you must.

Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands and is also known as the “garden isle” and quite different from Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island.

In this post I’ve created a list of the top things to do on the island of Kauai.

15 Best Things to do in Kauai Hawaii

1. Visit the Napali Coast

Visiting the Napali Coast in Kauai with a boat tour is a must to see the magnificent Na Pali coastline.

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15 Best Things to do in Kauai Hawaii

15 Best Things to do in Kauai Hawaii

15 Best Things to do in Kauai Hawaii, there are various types of boat tours including a more relaxed dinner and/or sunset cruise, a catamaran that affords a smaller group, or even smaller raft for an adventure.

Besides seeing the Napali Coast with one...

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Top Things to do in Washington DC

Top Things to do in Washington DC, it has so much to surprise every type of visitor. It is the capital of the United States of America. If you are on a group tour or you are travelling with your loved one, you are surely going to spend a great holiday here. There are so many monuments, museums, parks, cultural events, happening nightlife, adventure, and best dining scene to keep you stunned as well as relaxed. Here are some of the best things to do in Washington Dc.

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Lincoln Memorial

Top Things to do in Washington DC

Top Things to do in Washington DC

Lincoln memorial is one of the best places to visit during your tour to the capital. It is located at the western end of the National mall that can be reached from Foggy Bottom Metro station or by taking the DC National Bus...

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5 Outstanding Pizza Places in Chicago You Must Try

I may be a bit biased but here in Chicago we’ve got a real knack for food and there is no exception when it comes to pizza. We take it very, very seriously.

Are you on the hunt for classic Chicago style pizza? Thin crust? Neapolitan? You really can have it all. We’re highlighting 5 of the best pizza places in the city that will appeal to a wide variety of pizza lovers!

Whether you’re in town for a day or a weekend be sure to stop by one of these Chicago pizza places for a sensational culinary experience...

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