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20 Expert Tips for Disneyland Halloween Time in October [2019]

If you’re planning to visit Disneyland in October, you need to know some important things about the Disneyland Halloween season. I highly recommend you read over these tips before your visit! We visited Disneyland Halloween Time as guests of Alaska Airlines and the Disneyland Resort. We flew aboard their new Disney plane, Friendship and Beyond. …

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Terracotta Warriors of The First Emperor – Glimpse into Early China History

A few month ago my youngest expressed an interest in visiting the Terracotta Warriors tour in Seattle. She had heard about it from her teacher and a fellow classmate. Her classmate had actually been to China to recently and showed Mia her mini soldier souvenirs from her trip. Seattle has this amazing exhibit on tour …

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Ultimate Disneyland Guide – My Best Disneyland Tips

Since I’m a west coaster, Disneyland has been our family’s theme park of choice when planning a Disney vacation. Between trips with the kids, and a couple of runDisney races, I’ve been in the parks about ten times now. Recently I had a friend ask for some tips and I realized that I needed to share …

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Best of Virginia City & Nevada City Montana

During our recent trip to Southwest Montana, we visited a historical gem in the area, Virginia / Nevada City. This old pioneer mining camp along the Alder Gulch is a modern day ghost town, one that was actually never abandoned. This post is written in partnership with a sponsored trip from Southwest Montana. Our family didn’t …

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Disney Cares! Allergy-Friendly Treats Offered at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

This allergy mom is jumping up and down at something I discovered last night at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World! I’ve previously attended Mickey’s Halloween Party in Disneyland Halloween Time, but this year Disney showed that they care about families managing food allergies. Our own experience handling our daughter’s nut allergies is …

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Spending the Day at American Girl Seattle

We’ve been an American Girl family since 2011, when Faith saved up her birthday money to buy Julie. In 2012 Grace asked for Kit for Christmas, and we’ve been visiting our local American Girl Seattle store ever since. During our spring break we had a fun staycation getaway weekend with a special American Girl hotel stay …

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American Girl Hotel Stay Package at Homewood Suites Lynnwood, WA

I’m so excited to share with you about our special experience we had for spring break this year! Our family had a little staycation and stayed at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Seattle – Lynnwood with their American Girl hotel stay package. While I told the girls that we were staying in a hotel overnight, …

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Educational Travel and Family Fun in Astoria, Oregon

Recently we went away for the weekend to celebrate my birthday in Astoria, Oregon. This quaint seaside town is a hidden gem in the pacific northwest, filled with education, family fun, and outdoor enjoyment. Even on rainy days, Astoria has activities that will take you back in time and help you build family memories. We …

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Hotels by Disneyland: How to Choose Where to Stay

Perhaps you have a huge Disney fan in the family, or maybe you feel it’s a childhood right of passage, whatever your reasoning there is a chance you’re planning to visit Disneyland. Especially if you’re reading this! My Disneyland story began in the summer of 1989 with my first visit to Disneyland. My mother took …

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So, a Burger and some Sushi walked into a bar…

…and your taste buds will forever be thankful! In the heart of the glitz and glamour of the City Walk at the Universal Orlando Resort is a new restaurant with the most amazing concept. The Cowfish serves a packed menu filled with unique and flavorful burgers, artful and delicious sushi, as well as fusion specialties …

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Embarking on a #DopeyChallenge!

Wish me luck because I’m about to take the #DopeyChallenge! Wondering what craziness I’m embarking on? Starting today I will be running four races in four days to complete the Dopey Challenge by runDisney. And while this isn’t my first runDisney destination race, it’s certainly the most challenging event I’ve ever participated in. My adventure …

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The Ultimate Family GETAWAY – Norwegian Cruise Line

Who wouldn’t consider a family vacation packed with rock climbing, delicious food, beaches, broadway style shows, movies, ropes courses and pools the ultimate family getaway?! With so much to delight every member of the family, spending your time aboard the new Norwegian Getaway is sure to go down as a fave in your family vacation …

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