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Lisa-Marie Leihy loves to explore new places across the world and blog about her Sunshine State adventures with her family at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

Kid Friendly Aruba…One Happy Island!

Aruba is unique among the Caribbean islands. The Dutch influence gives the island an International feel with multi-lingual locals, luxury resorts and shopping, and US dollars accepted everywhere. Aruba has soft sand beaches on the western shores and rocky desert landscapes along the other coasts.
kid friendly island vacations: Sky Safari Ziplining at Wingfield Estate in St. Kitts

St. Kitts Island Adventures with Kids

The St. Kitts Marriott Resort & the Royal Beach Casino concierge can arrange for a wide variety of off property activities. If you prefer something mild or wild, there is a sweet Sugar City adventure waiting for you.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino in St. Kitts, Caribbean

Planning a Caribbean vacation? Your family will love the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino.

St. Kitts is well known as the most relaxing Caribbean island. After a family vacation at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino, located in Frigate Bay, you’ll know why. From the moment I arrived at the resort, I felt like a welcome member of the island family.
road trip palm beach

Palm Beaches for Families– Not Just for the 1%

When I daydream about Florida’s Palm Beaches, images of the incredible variety of luxurious beach front resorts, fine dining, cultural and environmental events, and endless shopping opportunities come alive in my thoughts. There are many good reasons why the 1% have flocked to the Palm Beaches for generations. These communities have earned their impressive world-class...

Spring Training with Kids

For a few weeks every spring, cozy baseball stadiums in Florida and Arizona play host to Major League teams much to the delight of baseball fans like me.

Yo Ho Ho!!!! Pirates Invade Tampa Bay!

Long before Captain Jack Sparrow hit the silver screen, the streets of Tampa have been taken over by pirates. Yes, you read that right. Since 1904, thousands of bead loving fans flock to downtown Tampa to participate in the pirate themed Gasparilla Extravaganza. The main event is the annual Pirate Parade which is named after...
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