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Introducing Vacation Mavens – a Family Travel Podcast

What began as a sliver of an idea in my mind, has officially launched today! It should come as no surprise that someone who writes a blog called Stuffed Suitcase likes to travel and talk travel. And now my love of sharing great travel advice and family vacation information has a new outlet, the Vacation …

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The Extras to Add to Your Family Cruise Packing List

Ready to head on a cruise? Here are some must-pack items to add to your cruise packing list! Now that I’ve finally completed my commentary regarding our family Caribbean cruise aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Norwegian Pearl, I wanted to share some tips for when you next pack for a cruise. You’ll find below …

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15 Easy to Pack Games for Any Family Trip :: A to Z Packing Tips Series

Today’s A to Z packing tips post is excellent! I’m so happy to have Kirsten here to share for the letter G, 15 Easy to Pack Games for Any Family Trip. Kirsten writes at Kids Are A Trip where she shares her family’s travel adventures and tips including the challenges of traveling with a child with food …

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Carlsbad Hotels Perfect for Families

Golfers already love Carlsbad because of the great weather and pristine courses, and so will families for the selection of great hotels and beaches. This affluent seaside city is home to the LEGOLAND® California Resort, seven miles of stunning beaches, and about an hour away from Disneyland, making it a perfect getaway for families. Looking …

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A Day at Discovery Cove in Orlando Florida

While most people picture busy theme parks when they think about Orlando, we discovered a real gem that doesn’t fit that picture at all. Discovery Cove is located right by SeaWorld and just a short drive from the Disney parks. It’s an all-inclusive day resort where your family can relax and unwind alongside some unique …

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Printable Camping Meal Planner Template

Our family just returned from a weekend away staying at a county park in a camping trailer. One of the things we loved most from our weekend was the delicious meals we shared together. Creating a camping meal plan in advance meant we had some great meals. We really enjoyed branching beyond the traditional camping …

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Home Sweet Home: House Sitting Instructions Printable

Escaping for vacation means finding a new home away from home, at least temporarily. However, you still have to make sure your own home sweet home is taken care of during your vacation. This house sitting instructions printable will help you and your housesitter by covering all the information they might need to care for …

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Ultimate Guide with Tips for a Great Universal Orlando Trip

It’s no wonder that Orlando, Florida is considered the theme park capital of the world. With so many great family theme parks in the area there are plenty of options for getting immersed in the land of thrills and make-believe. One of our family’s favorite theme parks is the Universal Orlando Resort. If you’re planning …

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Things to do in Orlando – Our Family Vacation

I’m so excited to start sharing about our recent Orlando family vacation and sharing ideas for things to do in Orlando! To start things off, I’m posting our 10-day itinerary details and then will be posting more specific posts about our experiences. I have three hotels to share with you (Buena Vista Palace, Doubletree Suites …

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Photo Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Going along with my spring break posting theme, I’ve created something I’m really excited about! This photo scavenger hunt for kids is perfect for your next family road trip vacation. My girls both have inexpensive (affiliates) digital cameras, and this is such a fun way to give them a task during your travels. I’m all about …

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12 Things to do to Prepare Your Home for Vacation

One of the important parts of heading out on a trip is preparing your home for vacation. Of course, the best thing to do would be to hire a house-sitter to stay at your home while you’re gone. In my college days, I made quite a nice side income watching houses and pets for people …

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