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Why & How You Should Be Planning 2021 Travel NOW

The year 2020 is finally coming to a close. All of us are looking forward to a new year more than ever. I’m going to let you in on a little travel blogger secret that is essential to your travel planning for 2021. Every year on December 26, the traffic on your favorite travel blogs …

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Complete Guide to Disney World Transportation

Planes, trains, and automobiles? At Walt Disney World, the old transportation adage works a little differently. How about monorails and Magical Express? Or perhaps ridesharing and rental cars? Shuttles and skyliners? Ok, I’ll stop.  Walt Disney World is a pretty enormous place. In fact, it’s basically a major city, with a transit network to match. …

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Christmas in San Francisco: 14+ Things to Do with Kids to Celebrate the Holiday Season

My favorite time of year in the San Francisco Bay Area is almost here! The weeks leading up to Christmas in San Francisco are always filled with kid-friendly special events and activities, so it is no surprise that many travelers choose to make their way to my hometown for the holidays. Whether you are a …

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Every Kid Outdoors: Guide to National Parks with 4th Graders

This post is sponsored by Perseus Books. All opinions are my own. My family was able to take advantage of a pretty amazing travel discount a couple of years ago thanks to my then 4th grade daughter. The National Park Service has a program called Every Kid Outdoors (formerly known as Every Kid in a …

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9 Things That Are Totally Different at Disney’s Aulani in 2020-2021

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, was the last Disney property in the world to shut its doors way back in late March of 2020. After over 7 months of closure, Aulani is back! The hotel, located on the island of O’ahu in Hawaii, just reopened to the public on November 1, 2020.  Like Walt …

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How to Ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Without the Wait

The most anticipated Disney attraction of the decade opened nearly a year ago. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance debuted at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios on December 5, 2019 and in Disneyland on January 17, 2020. Headliner ride openings at Disney parks mean long lines, some times for years to follow. What we didn’t …

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First Timer’s Guide to Lake Tahoe

Located on the California-Nevada border in the Sierra Mountains, Lake Tahoe is a popular vacation getaway. Day trippers and weekend warriors from Northern California visit often, but Tahoe is a bucket list destination for travelers from all over the country and even the world as well. With skiing and winter sports in colder months and …

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Disneyland Won’t Be Reopening for Quite a Long Time – Everything We Know Now

Over six months ago, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California closed its gates. What we all hoped would be a temporary closure of a few weeks was extended into an indefinite shuttering. In June, Disneyland announced a planned reopening date for the parks of July 17, 2020 – the resort’s 65th anniversary and just 6 …

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Everything You Need to Know about the 2020-2021 Ski Season

When the world shut down last March, ski resorts closed abruptly in the middle of the busy spring break ski season. Ski destinations and resorts struggled mightily in those first few weeks – should they give refunds, discounts on the next season, and might there be a hope for reopening in April before the snow …

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12 Fun Fall Activities for Kids Near San Francisco

Summer is over and fall is finally in the air! Or, if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area like I do, you know that fall is in the air somewhere. We don’t exactly have seasons in our part of Northern California. But even though the Bay Area can’t match the breathtaking autumn leaves …

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