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There’s no place like home for the holidays. But getting there isn’t always easy, particularly if you are flying the not-so-friendly skies and doing it all with kids. Flight delays, crowded airports, TSA snafus, and holiday stress sometimes seem take the joy out of the holiday travel season. Holiday air travel with kids is not …

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While a Disneyland vacation is special any time, the resort is known for multiple special events, festivals, and holiday celebrations that happen at different times every year. These celebrations often feature unique decorations, special foods, and one-time only entertainment. Naturally, many Disneyland guests want to time their vacation for when one of these special offerings …

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Traveling with your kids during the Christmas season? Kids often wonder how Santa will know to deliver gifts to the right place. And parents often wonder how they can possibly transport all those gifts back home! Never fear! My family has been away from our home on Christmas Day on 8 of the 14 holiday …

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About a decade ago, Disney introduced its MagicBands to theme park visitors in Orlando, Florida. These bands, similar in size to a FitBit, were introduced as part of a major technology overhaul to the guest experience at Walt Disney World. They’ve been updated several times since their 2013 debut and are now available at other …

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Flying with kids, especially babies and toddlers, is daunting for most parents. But the idea of taking overnight flights – often called red-eyes – can be particularly terrifying for many. Red-eye flights are, however, a necessary evil of air travel. Sometimes there is simply no other way to get where your family needs to go …

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Disney’s replacement for FASTPASS and MaxPass, Disney Genie+, has been going strong at the Disneyland Resort in California for nearly two years. If you are still a beginner on all things Disney Genie+, the new system may still seem pretty complex and confusing. So you should start with my Guide to Disney Genie+ and Lightning …

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Mendocino County, a coastal county just north of the San Francisco Bay Area, has become one of our family’s favorite Northern California destinations over the years. Far too many visitors to Northern California, however, halt their travels somewhere in the middle of Napa or Sonoma County wine country. After living in Northern California for nearly …

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Want to visit a national park but not sure where to start? Many Americans have discovered America’s national park system in the last several years. National parks are unique and breathtakingly beautiful destinations that have the added benefit of being budget-friendly. It is no wonder attendance has skyrocketed nationwide. But national parks can also be intimidating …

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The Halloween decorations are about to be packed away and the holiday decor will soon be unveiled at the Happiest Place on Earth. As much as I adore Halloween Time at Disneyland, the Christmas holiday season is perhaps even more magical. My family has been able to make many trips to experience the Disneyland Holidays …

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