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Celebrating Christmas at Disney: What to Expect

by Kathryn Blanco / Dec 12, 2017 / 0 comments

For me, Christmas has always meant gray skies and cold air, wood smoke and pine trees, home-cooked meals with hot chocolate, and, with a bit of good luck (or bad luck, if you’re the one doing the shoveling), a bit of snow. But how does Christmas in Disney compare? In some ways, the two are not that different.

Teaching Kids to Love Art

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Nov 08, 2017 / 1 comments

One of the questions I hear most often is from families looking to expand their kids’ appreciation of art. I’ve written 7 Tips for teaching your kids to appreciate art museums to answer just that question.

7 Tips for teaching your kids to appreciate art museums

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Aug 28, 2017 / 0 comments

I’m an avid art museum traveler. Wherever we go, we make sure to visit as many art museums as possible (this is the second priority in our travel planning – the first being great food). When we had a child, I wasn’t concerned that she’d love art museums, too.

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A Stroll through the Ohio Renaissance Festival

There's something magical about time travel. Even if you don't have a TARDIS or magic ring, you can still travel back to the Renaissance by visiting your local Renaissance Festival. We were lucky enough to explore the Ohio Renaissance Festival, located on 30 acres, this past weekend - and what fun we had!

A Nomad’s Haven in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A Nomad’s Haven in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Visiting the Lobster Capital of the World

Want to get your photo taken with the world's largest lobster? Head to Shediac, New Brunswick, in Atlantic Canada, for all things lobster. 

Visiting the Lobster Capital of the World

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Eating your way through Seattle - with a child in tow!

Ah, Seattle - land of glorious weather (if you time it right), fantastic culture, and incredible food...

 

Join us on a recent trip to visit my brother in Seattle. We focused on family-friendly meals, since we have a 5-year old daughter.

 

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These 5 Historical Activities Are Why You Need to Visit Kotor, Montenegro

Montenegró is one of the best kept secrets of the Balkan region. Despite being sandwiched between the summer hot spots of Greece and Croatia, it remains relatively untouched by tourism. It’s hard to see why, when Montenegró boasts 294 kilometers of breathtakingly blue Adriatic coastline, stunning limestone mountain cliffs reaching for hundreds of meters, real Eastern-European culture, and old towns with all the history and ambiance you could ask for. 

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Taipei with Kids: 24 Tips for a Great Trip

Our Taipei experience has been a whirlwind but despite that, or maybe because of it, we accumulated a small mountain of tips for traveling with kids through this modern Taiwanese city.  There’s plenty out there about where to go in Taipei and you can make an educated guess about the destinations your kids will like best.  As usual, we’re f

How to Do Disney - Without the Endless Lines

Nothing can ruin a good vacation like standing for hours, often in the Florida heat. Although Disney has done everything they can to make waiting in line more enjoyable (or at least less miserable), from outdoor fans to touchscreen games, nobody likes to wait.

How to Do Disney - Without the Endless Lines

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