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Vancouver to Banff Canadian Rockies Train: First Passage to the West

Taking a Canadian Rockies train trip is definitely worthy of your travel bucket list. I recently had the opportunity to travel on the amazing Rocky Mountaineer First Passage to the West route. You can take this train from Vancouver to Banff or the return route from Banff to Vancouver. Thank you to the Rocky Mountaineer …

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What is the Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Experience Like?

Considering taking a trip aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train and wondering what the Gold Leaf service is all about? Or perhaps you’re looking for a unique luxury trip and wondering if seeing the Canadian Rockies by train is right for you? Here’s what to expect when you travel on the Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf service …

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First-Timer’s Guide to Universal Studios Hollywood California

Planning your very first trip to Universal Studios Hollywood in California? We just had our first experience in the park and I’m sharing all the details with you. Need to know where to buy your tickets, what rides are in the park, or tips to avoid long wait times? This is the guide for you. …

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Ultimate West Coast Road Trip on the California Coast

Our family just wrapped up an epic west coast road trip to California. We’ve traveled part of the route before but decided to spend more time along the California coast on this trip. If you’re planning your own Hwy 1 road trip, here’s a look at our itinerary. Where to Begin a West Coast Road …

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One Day in San Francisco at the Presidio Lodge near Golden Gate Bridge

Taking a road trip along the west coast gives you the perfect opportunity to visit San Francisco; one of the most recognizable cities in the country thanks to the Golden Gate Bridge. During our one night stop over we had dinner with friends, walked across the bridge, and had an amazing stay at the newly …

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Things to Do in Fort Bragg Including the Famous Glass Beach

Our first overnight in California on our coastal road trip was in the small town of Fort Bragg. I had visited this town before and was excited to show my girls this area’s beautiful coastline. While we only had one night to stop in Fort Bragg, it would be an excellent weekend destination. Here are …

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Best Place to See Redwoods on the California Coast

Our first stop on our Northern California road trip was for the Redwood National & State Forest. I’ve been to this part of California three times now, and every time I’m amazed at the beauty and size of these trees. Coastal redwoods can be found from southern Oregon into California. I recommend two specific stops …

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Tips for What to Expect at the Cirque du Soleil Crystal Show

Last night we had the chance to watch the new Cirque du Soleil show, Crystal. While I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, I came away with a smile on my face and with plenty of muttered wows in the books! I took Mia and her friend Dana, and we all left the show loving …

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Kona Kai San Diego: Beautiful Resort & Spa on Shelter Island

Are you looking for a great resort hotel in San Diego? Perhaps one that has a great beachy feel and offers resort getaway amenities? After my recent stay on Shelter Island at the newly remodeled Kona Kai Resort & Spa, I can say it’s an ideal resort for anyone looking to get a little bit …

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Amazing Weekend in Seattle Sightseeing and Eating

Earlier this month we took advantage of Seattle Museum Month and planned a teen staycation in Seattle. Our weekend in Seattle was filled with sightseeing around many of the popular downtown attractions, getting an up-close look at how glass art is made, and enjoying some new restaurants we hadn’t tried before. Thank you to Visit …

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February is Seattle Museum Month with Half-Price Admission

If you’re planning a trip to Seattle in February, I have got a huge tip that will save you money on your tickets to local museums. You’ll be able to get into places like Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Seattle Aquarium, and MoPop for HALF-PRICE! To celebrate the ending of the first semester and to …

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Best Lisbon Day Trips: Tips for Sintra, Belem, and Cascais

Some of my favorite experiences last year were my Lisbon day trips to Sintra, Belem, and Cascais. Sintra and Belem offer amazing sites that will make anyone fall in love with architecture. Cascais is a seaside town that allows you a chance to soak up some European sun and sea. And they’re all nearby, making them …

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