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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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Complete Guide to Skiing Northstar California Resort with Kids

One of the best parts of traveling with kids as a parent is taking them to destinations that had meaning in your own childhood. For my family, Northstar California Resort in North Lake Tahoe is one such meaningful place. The resort is where my husband grew up skiing with his brothers (in their 1980s and early …

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Disney Aulani Splurges: 11 Extras Worth the Money

A vacation at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Hawaii is a bucket list trip for many family travelers. The magic of Disney plus the aloha spirit of Hawaii make for a luxurious and fun-filled travel combination. Of course, Hawaiian vacations are also pretty pricey. It is vital to spend your money wisely — …

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First Timer’s Guide to London with Kids (+ 17 Things to Do for Families)

After a long break from international travel, our family recently hopped across the pond for the kids’ first trip to Europe. We spent a full week of a two week vacation exploring London, England. We were in town just weeks before Queen Elizabeth passed away, so were able to experience some of the final days …

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