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What to pack in your Road Trip First Aid Kit

For us, a road trip is fun, full of adventure and games, good conversation and a time to connect away from the world. I relish the time in the car with the family. I know to some that sounds weird, but we’re all together. That being said, getting sick or hurt on the road is no fun, especially when you’re …

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Beyond Walt Disney World – What to do Outside of the Theme Parks

Living in the Central Florida area, we get to take advantage of the theme parks quite often. However, we only do so when we have annual passes, and that’s only every few years. We often go beyond Walt Disney World for our entertainment. If you are visiting Walt Disney World, Universal or Sea World and have a day outside of …

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How do you Keep Everyone Happy on a Family Vacation?

A family vacation conjures up images of smiling faces under sunny blue skies. Anyone who’s ever been on a family vacation knows that this is not the case 100% of the time. Unexpected weather or delays and high expectations for family togetherness can sometimes lead to disappointment. For every family member, one of the key things to remember is to …

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5 Fun Outdoor Activities to do in Muskegon, Michigan

We’re getting close to spring break here. While most people flock to my current home state of Florida, the kids and I are trekking on a rare spring trip to my original home of Muskegon, Michigan. We often visit in the summer, when the cold is tolerable to us thin blooded southerners. Yet this trip will still get us out and …

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Why You Should Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

How many of you have seen the movie Dolphin Tale? If you haven’t, I’m sure you’ve at least heard about the dolphin who lost her tail, underwent rehab and uses a prosthetic tail. The movie is a heartwarming story, which I’ll dive into later on. The dolphin in question however, is real and lives at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. If that’s …

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Glory Days in Gulfport Florida at the Historic Peninsula Inn

Gulfport, Florida is a unique small community just south of Saint Petersburg. The community itself doesn’t receive a lot of outside tourist traffic which lends it this incredible local feel. Once upon a time, Gulfport used to be a hotspot vacation community long before interstates and Disney World. Because of that, Gulfport has this vintage yet well preserved historical feel. …

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How to do the Holidays in Florida

While most people picture snow covered trees, twinkling with lights during the holidays, we do things a little differently in Florida. The holidays in Florida offer a unique advantage to enjoy warm weather activities mixed with over-the-top decorations. Where else will you see palm trees with lights and ornaments after all? If you want traditional holiday activities while visiting Florida, …

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Best Christmas Gifts for Moms and Dads who Love Travel

Kids aren’t the only ones that need gift guides. Moms and Dads who love travel need gifts too. I know there’s a lot of gadgets out there as well as other best lists. These are my personal recommendations of the Best Christmas gifts for Moms and Dads who love to travel. Take a look at the kids list here.