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When embarking on a Disney Cruise, most travelers head to Florida or a city in Europe to start their trip. For many years, however, Disney Cruise Line has had at least one ship calling San Diego, California home for a portion of the year – a much more convenient cruise option for West Coast based …

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A couple of times a year, I get a panicked message from a friend or reader who is about to take an airplane flight with their kids. Suddenly they’ve realized that they have no idea what kind of identification they need for their children to fly, if any. After a decade and a half of …

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San Francisco, California is a popular kid-friendly destination for travelers from all over the world, but finding a hotel that works for families in the city can be quite tricky. Many of San Francisco’s iconic historic hotel properties have small rooms that don’t really fit a family very comfortably. Additionally, quite a few hotels are …

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Disneyland vacations can be expensive endeavors. Budget-conscious visitors often look to save money by foregoing a few of the Disneyland optional extras, from Disney Genie+ line skipping to character dining. One extra that can really add to the cost of a Disneyland vacation is the park hopper ticket option. Park hopper tickets permit guests to …

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If it’s been a couple of years since your last Disneyland vacation, it’s time to learn something new. Everything you knew about cutting the lines to ride attractions at Disneyland in Anaheim, California (and for that matter, Walt Disney World too!) changed with the release of the Disney Genie+ system and it’s related service, Lightning …

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The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California has now been reopened for more than two years, and we can finally say that operations have returned to normal. But things are still, practically speaking, quite a bit different in 2023 at the Happiest Place on Earth – some of them permanently so. If you haven’t been to …

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When it comes to national parks, few have quite the name or cachet of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is one of the oldest national parks in the United States and is also one of the most visited – and with good reason. The park’s majestic waterfalls, grand giant trees, and natural wonders like Half Dome …

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My family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2009. The past 14 years have taught me what an underestimated city it is to explore and enjoy with kids. My children are now 5 and 9 and have opposite interests and personalities, but we have had great success in finding many attractions in our hometown on …

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