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Leslie Harvey

Complete Guide to Disney World Transportation

Planes, trains, and automobiles? At Walt Disney World, the old transportation adage works a little differently. How about monorails and Minnie Vans? Or perhaps ridesharing and rental cars? Shuttles and a Skyliner? Ok, I’ll stop.  Walt Disney World is a pretty enormous place. In fact, it’s basically a major city, with a transit network to …

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21 Very Best Things to Do in San Francisco with Kids (by a Local Parent!)

San Francisco is an iconic destination for travelers from around the world, but it is especially fun to explore with kids. I’ve lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2005, and the last 13 years of that time has been with at least one kid in tow. While we haven’t done every family-friendly thing …

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Lyft and Uber with Kids: Ridesharing Tips for Families in 2023

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have really taken the travel world by storm the better part of the last decade. My hometown of San Francisco is the home turf to both companies, so I’ve used ridesharing a lot. While hopping in a Lyft or Uber is easy enough after a night on the town …

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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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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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