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Leslie Harvey

My family just got back from a week long vacation in Tokyo, Japan. Being the Disney fan that I am, you can bet that we spent some of our time visiting the two parks of the Tokyo Disney Resort – Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Tokyo, and indeed all of Japan, has so much to …

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After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 15 years, I’ve come to know how San Franciscans take our ski trips to the Sierra Mountains seriously. Skiing and snowboarding are central to the travel culture of the Bay Area in winter. Unfortunately, a lot of Northern California ski resorts are pretty distant from …

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Traveling with small kids often slows even the speediest of travelers down. Thankfully, most airlines accommodate flying families at some stages of the air travel process, most notably with preboarding or early family boarding policies. Letting families board earlier than other passengers can be quite helpful. When my kids were younger, I regularly used that …

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The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival at the Disneyland Resort is back in 2024 for another year of tasty treats and special events. I’ve attended the festival multiple days over many years and have always been impressed at the offerings. If you are thinking of planning a spring Disneyland visit in 2024 to …

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Checking a bag is something frequent flyers try mightily to avoid. It adds time, extra logistics, and cost to air travel. When little ones come along, however, packing light just isn’t always possible. Flying with a baby or toddler requires gear! The time comes for traveling parents to face the reality of needing to check …

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If you want to earn points towards free flights aboard Southwest Airlines, one of the easiest ways to do that is with a Southwest co-branded credit card. Chase currently offers three Southwest personal credit cards in addition to two business cards. These cards can be an excellent way to load up your Southwest Rapid Rewards …

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For sports-lovers, spring means one thing – baseball season! My family loves watching baseball games, so attending baseball spring training was high on our travel bucket list for quite awhile. Luckily, Arizona spring training games start a bit earlier than usual some years, which made it possible for us to spend the end of a …

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Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the United States, but the vast majority of visitors visit only when the weather is warm. My family visits Yosemite National Park regularly from our home a few hours away in the San Francisco Bay Area, but until this year, we tended to …

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The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California has now been reopened for nearly three years, and operations have returned to normal for quite some time. But things are still, practically speaking, quite a bit different in 2024 at the Happiest Place on Earth – some of them permanently so. If you haven’t been to the parks …

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