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Visiting Legoland Windsor – Tips to Enjoy Your Day with Kids

Last Saturday we spent a day at Legoland Windsor for my little girl’s 9th birthday and both our girls had such a blast that they even started plotting an entire week around Christmas time (that’s not going to happen.) Since we are die-hard Lego fans at home, build Lego robots and have Lego Star Wars […]

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Chlorine Fun vs Wild Adventure

Forget Water Parks – Show Your Kids The Beauties of Wild Swimming

Pools, slides, palm trees and floating rings pretty much sum up water parks but they usually come with brutal heat, crowds, strict rules, germ baths and chlorine. Swimming holes, on the other hand, offer fresh water pools, total adventure, rocky slides, big boulders and local trees but they also come with cold water, remote access, […]

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Welcome to Cars Land Sign

Cars Land – Worth the Lines?

Love Lighting McQueen and the world of rundown desert town of Radiator Springs? The nostalgic world of Route 66, vintage trucks and 1050s diners?  Opened to critical acclaim in June 2012, Cars Land is the newest addition to Disney’s California Adventure theme park. I took my girls on a road trip to Disneyland just after Cars […]

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How to Plan a Disneyland Trip on the Cheap

Last year, I promised my 6-year old I’d take her to Disneyland for her birthday. Last month, she reminded me her birthday was coming up and I looked up hotel prices – gasp! I looked at Disneyland ticket prices – gasp again! And I looked at SFO-LAX flights – triple gasp! If that trip was […]

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Sea Swings

Weekend Fun at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Forget all your troubles, the lights are brighter in Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk may reek of the vilest junk foods ever to fry at an amusement park but the rides are truckloads of fun, you can cruise by in flip-flops and the location can’t be beat. Pacific Ocean sunset with your Giant […]

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