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Tips for Travel to Cactus League Baseball Spring Training with Kids

This post is sponsored by the Tempe Tourism Office. All opinions are my own. For sports-lovers, spring means one thing – baseball season! My family loves watching baseball games, so attending baseball spring training has been high on our travel bucket list for quite awhile. Luckily, spring training games in 2020 started a bit earlier …

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First Timer’s Guide to Bermuda

The island of Bermuda blends a tropical island vibe and a dapper British style. The result is a pretty unique vacation destination. Since Americans need at least a passport and a plane flight or cruise booking to visit, a trip to Bermuda definitely requires some planning. Luckily, the logistics on the ground are pretty easy …

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Why Families Should Explore Gulf County, Florida

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I grew up in Alabama, so the beaches of Florida and the panhandle from Pensacola to Destin to Panama City were a favorite travel destination for my family. The fine white sand along the Gulf …

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Top 17 Warm Weather Destinations for Families Escaping Winter

In case you haven’t been watching the news lately, winter is here. In a big way! While I’m lucky enough to live in Northern California where it never really gets that frigid, I feel for my friends in New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and in many other places where winter can really be a drag. Ready to …

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The Ultimate Guide to Haleakala National Park in Maui

This post is sponsored by TourMaui.com but all opinions are my own.  America’s national parks are one of my family’s favorite travel destinations. When a recent trip to Maui began to take shape, I realized it was the perfect opportunity to cross a new national park, Haleakala, off my bucket list. Haleakala National Park is …

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Best Things to Do in Maui with Kids

For many travelers, a Hawaii vacation conjures up the image of lots of time sitting on the beach in a lounge chair with a tropical drink in hand. Those of us who are family travelers, however, know that even tropical trips are rarely quite so relaxing. Keeping the kids occupied and engaged is important too. …

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Oslo with Kids: Why Norway Should Be on Your Family Travel Bucket List

This post is sponsored by Visit Norway. All opinions are my own. Just a few years ago, traveling to Norway moved much higher on my family’s travel bucket list. My husband and I visited Oslo in 2008 when I was pregnant with my first child and found it to be one of our favorite cities in the …

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Tennessee Smoky Mountains with Kids: From National Parks to Theme Parks

With one of the nation’s best theme parks and the most visited of the country’s national parks, a visit to the Smokies was long overdue for this Southern gal. Although I grew up in Alabama, I never spent any real time in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains as a child. When a family reunion in the …

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8 Best Family-Friendly Hawaii Resorts

Thanks to Vacatia for sponsoring this post. For a traveling family like mine, being less than a 5 hour flight away from Hawaii is a major benefit of living on the West Coast. Although Hawaii can be a bit pricey, it’s an amazing family travel destination. So many of the activities are kid-friendly, and the beaches are …

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Palm Springs with Young Kids: An Unlikely Destination That Worked

When I told a few friends that my husband and I had planned a spring break road trip to Palm Springs earlier this year, I must admit I got a few funny looks. While Southern Californians think of Palm Springs as a family-friendly destination, most of the rest of the country only knows it as …

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