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12 Fun Things to Do in Monterey with Kids (2023)

Monterey, California is a cute coastal town in central California that is perfect for a family vacation. It has a beautiful coastline, lots of shopping and restaurants, and even some cute sea otters! If you’re dreaming of a California coastal weekend getaway, here are some fun things to do in Monterey with kids and teens! …

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REVIEW: Our Alaska Cruise with Holland America PLUS our Excursions

At the top edge of the United States sits our 49th state, Alaska. There’s no better way to get a taste of Alaska than aboard a cruise ship. And, Holland America has been operating Alaska cruises longer than anyone. We recently had the opportunity to take a 7-day Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise in August aboard …

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The Perfect Holiday Momcation Shopping in Seattle Southside

This month is both one of my favorite times of the year and one of the most stressful! I love Christmas, but with the holiday season comes a long to-do list that I have to juggle along with daily life. This season is the perfect time to plan a local holiday momcation and have some …

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10 Memphis Spots to Visit in the ‘Christmas at Graceland’ Hallmark Movie

If you’re a Hallmark movie fan and you’re planning a trip to Memphis soon, don’t miss these 10 iconic Memphis spots that were mentioned and/or shown in the original movie, Christmas at Graceland. I recently had the opportunity to visit Memphis, Tennesee for a few days and during the trip, I got to preview the …

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10 Best West Coast Christmas Destinations in the USA

Are you craving a winter holiday escape? While I admit I love staying at home with a cup of hot cocoa and Christmas music playing non-stop, there’s something really special about visiting a Christmas town or city for the holidays. If you’re based on the west coast, here are some of my picks for the …

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17 Best Pumpkin Patches in the USA (2022)

Autumn is finally here! Not only does that mean cooler crisp weather along with beautifully colored leaves, but another fall classic we’ve all grown to love is picking out the perfect pumpkin. No matter what part of the country you live in, there are plenty of pumpkin patches scattered all throughout that are just waiting …

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35 Best West Coast National Parks You Need to Visit

America’s National Parks are a source of pride and joy for citizens all across the country. From the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the sun-drenched beaches of California, our National Parks offer something for everyone. If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, or simply want to enjoy some beautiful natural scenery, then be sure to …

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Looking for a Haunted Corn Maze? 13 Best Haunted Corn Mazes in the USA

As hard as it is to believe, it’s almost that time again! Halloween is just weeks away and many teens and adults are searching for a good scare. If you’re wondering where to take your family and friends for a fun night but one that also provides a freakishly frightful experience, you’ve come to the …

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Best Rides at Universal Orlando Ride List & Height Requirements (Printable)

Universal Orlando has a reputation for being the edgier Florida theme park resort and more suitable for teens and thrill-seekers than some of the other area theme parks. There are a significant number of thrill rides including some of the best rollercoasters in the Orlando area. This Universal Orlando ride list shows what tends to …

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One Day in Rome Itinerary to See Top Sights & Food (+ Map)

Before my recent Mediterranean cruise, I flew in a day and a half early to enjoy one day in Rome. Here’s my itinerary for what to see in Rome plus what tours I booked. During my one day in Rome, I was able to see all the sights like the Colosseum, Vatican, Spanish Steps, and …

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27 Best Places & Cities in Portugal to Visit (Map Included)

Portugal is a beautiful country with plenty to see and do. From its stunning beaches to its ancient cities, here are the 27 most beautiful cities, towns, and places you need to visit in Portugal. I’m including a map to help you plan your trip and discover some of the prettiest Portuguese cities. Overwhelmed with …

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Step-by-Step Guide for Easiest Way from JFK to Manhattan Penn Station by Train (Photos)

A few years ago I had my first ever experience traveling to NYC. If you’re an NYC novice like I was, you’re probably trying to figure out how to get to or from JFK to Manhattan. Thanks to having some friends who are NYC experts, I got the local’s guide on what’s the best (and …

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