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Gilroy Gardens Review: The Best Little Theme Park You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

A little over an hour away from San Francisco and about 20 miles south of San Jose is the town of Gilroy, California. It is probably best known for its agriculture – in particular, its garlic. Gilroy plays host to an annual summer garlic festival that draws serious crowds. But Gilroy has another attraction that is …

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Best Things to Do in Cabarrus County, North Carolina with Kids

My parents recently retired to the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina to the college town of Davidson. While I miss having a reason to visit my home state of Alabama now, the silver lining is that I have an excuse to travel to a new place! When the kids and I visited family in the …

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Legoland California on a Budget: 10 Money-Saving Tips

My family takes many of our theme park vacations at Disney destinations. Don’t tell, but we recently decided to cheat on the Mouse. Our destination for a long weekend getaway: Legoland California in Carlsbad near San Diego. With an 8 year old daughter and a 4 year old son, my family is firmly in the …

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Planning a Trip to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks

This post was sponsored by Moon Travel Guides. All opinions expressed are my own. Utah’s National Parks are some of the most breathtaking and most-visited in the country. Two of the most popular are Zion and Bryce Canyon, both located in the southwestern corner of the state. Because of their close proximity to one another (about …

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North Carolina High Country with Kids: Fun Things to Do on a Multigenerational Trip

Multigenerational vacations are the hot trend in family travel right now. But I’ve been doing them since before they were cool. My husband and I live with our kids all the way across the country from my parents and extended family. Ever since we had kids nearly 8 years ago, we have been taking them …

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Taking Kids to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina

Antique furniture. Expensive chandeliers. Priceless family heirlooms. When I think of George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, luxury definitely comes to mind. Sounds like the perfect place to take toddler, right? Never one to be discouraged by challenging destinations (I’m the mom who took a toddler to Vegas, after all), my family recently set …

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Dollywood with Kids: 10 Things to Know Before You Go!

Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a theme park with a few serious thrills and a lot of Southern charm. My family recently had the chance to visit during our summer travels through the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. We were very pleasantly surprised by all the offerings for families with younger …

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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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Guide to Joshua Tree National Park with Kids

Many families visiting the Palm Springs area spend some time at Joshua Tree National Park nearby. My family’s travels took us to Palm Springs over spring break this year, and visiting Joshua Tree was on the top of our list, especially in this centennial year of America’s National Parks. With a 7 year old and a …

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