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Avengers Campus at Disneyland: Complete Guide, Tips, & Strategies

Marvel Comics fans have been waiting a long time to see their favorite characters get a permanent place in the US Disney parks. Finally that moment is here! A brand new land built around Marvel’s Avengers franchise, Avengers Campus, opened June 4, 2021 at Disney California Adventure Park in the Disneyland Resort. After getting a …

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First Timer’s Guide to Skiing Stowe Mountain Resort

New England might not be the first destination that comes to mind when planning a ski trip. When looking at a map, states like Colorado, Utah and California are at the top of most travelers’ lists for world class resorts, lodging, villages, and skiing. But don’t be so quick to write off the Northern New …

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Disney’s Minnie Vans: All Your Questions Answered

If you have been to Walt Disney World in recent years, you might have spotted some red and white polka dotted SUVs around the property. Painted to look like Minnie Mouse herself complete with logo and Minnie’s signature bow, these “Minnie Vans” are the latest and greatest in Disney transportation. Minnie Vans are Disney’s answer …

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Tips for Driving to Lake Tahoe in Winter

The scene is familiar every Friday afternoon in winter in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Valley. Thousands of cars take to the roads with skis and snowboards up top, bound for the many mountain ski resorts of Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is my family’s favorite ski destination, so we’ve made the drive along …

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Hotel Review of The Viv Hotel, Anaheim near Disneyland (formerly Radisson Blu Anaheim)

Guests visiting the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California have always had a large number of area hotels to consider. Until recently, however, there have been very few properties that check all the boxes for travelers who want a more luxurious Disneyland vacation experience. Until now! Several new higher end hotels have opened in the past …

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First Timer’s Guide to Disneyland Paris: Tips for American Visitors

Like a lot of American families, our family has spent a fair amount of vacation time at Disney World and Disneyland. But we like to spread our wings and travel to a lot more than just Disney destinations. This summer, we spent two weeks in the United Kingdom and France on the kids’ first trip …

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10 Amazing Winter Destinations in California for Families

I have loved highlighting my favorite travel destinations in every season in my home state of California. We’ve covered the best spring break destinations in California, California summer getaways, and best fall trips in the Golden State. And now it is finally time to tackle the fourth and final season – winter travel in California! …

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What Are the Best Airlines to Fly with Kids in the USA?

I’m often asked by fellow traveling parents: “What is the best airline to fly with kids?” Air travel with kids can be stressful even in the best of circumstances, so it’s only natural that families want to fly an airline that makes things easier. If only the answer were so simple. For United States based …

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11 Advanced Strategies & Tips to Maximize Disney Genie+ on a Disneyland Trip

Disneyland’s replacement for FASTPASS and MaxPass, Disney Genie+ has been going strong at Disneyland for nearly a year! But if you are new to all things Disney Genie+, the new system may still seem pretty complex and confusing. So you should start with my Guide to Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane at Disneyland for all …

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BubbleBum Booster Review: Our Family’s Most-Used Kid Travel Product

After 13 years of travel with kids and 10 years of blogging about it, I have tried a lot of kid travel products. A few have been awesome. A few have served a limited purpose well for a limited period of time. A few have been big flops. A very select few of these products …

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