Paris 7th Arrondissement: Market Street Rue Cler

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One of the greatest delights in France is all of the fresh food markets you will discover around every corner.  Hop on the metro to the Paris 7th arrondissement with your market bag in tow. You will find some of the city’s best boulangeries, fromageries, and chocolateries on one magical street. Paris 7th Arrondissement by Metro We hope your took […]

Paris 4th arrondissement

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Our next major must-see-stop in Paris involves modern art in massive proportions!  Home of the Pompidou Center, the Paris 4th arrondissement is a feast for the eyes. You can certainly spend a full day in this burrough with plenty of art and people-watching alone.  If contemporary art and fashion-forward city locals are your thing, then dress comfortably for the weather […]

San Clemente: A Summer Getaway

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Summer isn’t all that far away, and it’s always better to plan vacations sooner rather than later! San Clemente is an amazing place to vist for all types. From sunny beaches to delicious eateries, it really has everything covered. A town with beautiful sunsets and grand Spanish architecture, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to snap a photo or two. Family […]

Paris 2nd Arrondissement: Looking Beyond the Louvre

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If you’ve never been to Paris, the Louvre Museum will most likely be on your top 5 must-see list. Spend half the day at the crown jewel of the Paris 2nd arrondissement and then head out to do some shopping. Some of the best clothing and specialty food shops live within the perimeter. Use this handy guide to plot your […]

Paris Ground Zero: Best Things to See + Do

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No matter what time of the year you visit Paris you are sure to have an amazing experience. This week, we are focusing on Paris Ground Zero – the central point of the city. If you plan your days around specific areas you will maximize your travel time. Make each arrondissement a fulfilling one-stop-shop and get your fill before moving […]

Oahu, Hawaii is a Fountain of Youth

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This year my beautiful wife turns fifty. She abhorred the idea of it and any talk of her up and coming celebration was expressly forbidden. We decided to vacation to Oahu, Hawaii hoping to better ease my wife into the inevitable next chapter of her life. The plan was to make things so fun that fifty would be a highlight […]

Yellowstone National Park: Day Trip Travel Guide

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Get up into the Mountain West and discover one of the frontiers that makes this country a treasure. We recently took a day trip to Yellowstone National Park and I felt like I had just visited 20 different planets by the time I was done. Be forewarned – there is no cell service available in the majority of the park.   They […]

Salt Lake City: Foodie-Approved Bars + Restaurants

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If you’re hitting the slopes in Utah this Spring, we won’t let you go hungry!  We compiled a list of our favorite bars and restaurants in Salt Lake City that will add dimension to your trip.  Foodie-approved!  The city is slowly gaining a reputation for top local eats and tasty craft cocktails.  Rather than trying the old hit-and-miss approach, give […]

Caribbean Cruise Beats the Winter Blues

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Winter weather getting you down? Use our last Caribbean cruise vacation as a guide for planning your next family vacation! We will give you the highs and lows of the journey. Certain hotels were a hit, where others weren’t so kid-friendly. Find out how we like the Princess Cruise ship Regal Princess (or not). Make your vacation a total success […]

Oktoberfest at Snowbird, Utah ist Wunderbar

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Last month, I decided to take my family to Snowbird for a fun weekend trip that adults and kids could both enjoy.  I was in luck! Oktoberfest at Snowbird runs from Aug. 12 – Oct. 15, Noon – 6:30 pm, every Sat & Sun. Vendors of micro brews throughout the region come to show off there creations and wares.  The event […]

Little Italy is For San Diego Lovers

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It was only a matter of time before this one happened. Little Italy is pretty much my #1 go to spot in San Diego. There are a million amazing shops and restaurants packed in a few city blocks. I’ll highlight my favorites here with the assumption there will most likely be a part 2 later on. In fact, I had […]

Travel Tips for Kids: Keep the Focus on the Fun!

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My family traveled to Florida this summer and I was nervous about taking 3 little kids on the plane. We planned to do a lot of sightseeing (including Sea World!) so I started researching ways to make the vacation as smooth as possible. Here are my favorite travel tips for airplane, car, and more! Some simple suggestions combined with a […]