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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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On my family’s recent spring break trip to Disneyland, we again decided to stay at an off-property hotel “across the street” from Disneyland. Although we love staying in Disney hotels for the theming and perks when we can, the price is sometimes prohibitive – and it was definitely prohibitive during spring break week! Off-property Disneyland …

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When you travel with kids, you expect a few bumps in the road.  Usually it’s the kids who throw the curveballs.  Or the airlines.  Very rarely is it the hotels.  This time for my family, it was the hotel.  The curveball that came our way was more than just bad service – it was a …

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the most important tools in my family’s travel arsenal is travel loyalty points. Travel can be expensive, but families can do more of it and do it cheaper by maximizing the benefits these loyalty …

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Montreal, Canada is a gorgeous city in the summer and an ideal destination for traveling with kids.  My family recently spent two nights in Montreal in late June 2014, where we stayed in the Le Westin Montreal Hotel. Westin hotels are, of course, one of the Starwood brands of hotel and are usually fairly high-end.  Since my …

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This review is part of a two part series covering my family’s stay at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel from May 14-17, 2014. Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Review, Part 1 (Overview, Cost, Rooms, Dining) Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Review, Part 2 (Resort Amenities, Transportation, Critiques, Comparison to Hollywood Hotel, & Final Verdict) Last week, I …

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