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Tina Buell

Top 10 Things to Do in Alabama with kids

Alabama is rich in sites that document the trials and triumphs of our past and offer an unparalleled look at momentous events that have defined our nation. The state is a historic adventure waiting for you and your family from the Native American tribes and Civil War battlefields to the Civil Rights Movement and the birthplace of Helen Keller, there are stories to be told all across the Heart of Dixie. Before you go, a few words of advice- arm yourself with this guide and perhaps more importantly, decide if you’re cheering for Alabama’s Crimson Tide or rooting for the Auburn Tigers. Football is a religion in Alabama. Ya’ll take it seriously now, Ya Hear!

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Family Trip to the Riviera Maya, Cancun

On a recent trip to Riviera Maya, Cancun on the Mexican Caribbean seashore, my family of four (two children ages 3 and 6) had the extreme pleasure of visiting Xel-Ha (pronounced shell-hah) and Xcaret (pronounced eesh-ca-ret). Even though we spent a full day at each location, we barely scratched the surface of fun activities. My advice to families who are planning a visit to Xel-Ha and Xcaret, treat it as you would Disneyland: give yourself at least two days per park.

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Kid-Friendly Carson Valley: The Hidden Nevada

Carson Valley, Nevada rocks! Never heard of it? No worries—neither had I until recently. Tsk-tsk, what a shame that Vegas hogs most of the state’s spotlight. Carson Valley is composed of three authentic wild west towns—Genoa, Gardnerville, and Minden—which rest at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range

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