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Coeur d’Alene Holiday Inn Express Review

We’ve been vacationing to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho each summer for the past six or so years. It’s really a great vacation city for families, especially Seattle families. It’s only a 4.5 hour drive from Seattle, and includes a lake and the largest theme park in the Northwest! Coeur d’Alene is also a great vacation city …

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5 Reasons Why Travel is Good for Your Family

Have you been putting off traveling with your family due to work obligations, finances, or some other reason? I’m going to show you 5 reasons why travel is good for your family. All of these reasons can apply whether you travel far or stay close to home. The point is…everyone benefits from a little getaway. …

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Life Lesson: Expired Passports & Being Spontaneous

Recently we had tickets to fly to Canada to visit family. We’ve all flown there before and all have US passports. However, when my husband went to check us in for the flight the day before departure, Faith couldn’t be checked in due to an expired passport. Did you know that passports for children 15 …

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Our Family Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian – Part 4: Activities Aboard

While we had so much fun enjoying the different ports of call; activities aboard the ship were also fabulous. One of our favorite things to do was watch the evening shows. Each evening they featured a special and unique show including musical numbers, magic, and comedy. The Stardust Theater is a beautiful venue and you …

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Our Family Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian – Part 3: Ports of Call

If someone told you they just returned from vacationing in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Mexico, you’d probably think they were quite the traveler. When you take a cruise, you can be quite the traveler yourself. Our family’s recent Caribbean cruise included stops at all of those locals. Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas This is …

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Our Family Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian – Part 2: Stateroom & Dining

  Stateroom Balcony View Balcony Stateroom We loved our stateroom aboard the Norwegian Pearl. We had a mid-ship balcony stateroom on deck 10. Our room was setup with two single beds pushed together and made up as a queen bed. There was a sofa that pulled out into a single bed and another single bed …

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Our Family Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian – Part 1: Car Rental & Arrival

In November our family went on our first cruise. My husband and I have cruised before, but this was our first cruise with kids. And…we LOVED it! It was our first experience with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), and one we’ll repeat again. We had flown early into Orlando so I could take part in a …

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