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Buellton, in the Santa Ynez Valley, is the perfect pit stop for a north-south road trip in California on the 101

Buellton, California: More Than A Pit Stop

Photo by: Bigstock/Dinala The Santa Ynez Valley is stunning. Its rolling hills, pastures, vineyards, and farmland lie nearly in the middle of Santa Barbara County, just a few hours from Los Angeles. Most road trippers stop in the Santa Ynez Valley, in Buellton specifically, for a pit stop along the 5 Freeway. The town of […]

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Switzerland with Kids – Tips and Itinerary for the Swiss Travel Pass

Upon returning home from a full month traveling through nine European countries with my 7 and 8-year-old children, a friend asked where they should travel in Europe next summer with their young granddaughters. Without pause, I answered, “Switzerland!” adding immediately “If you have the budget for it.” Switzerland With Kids Tips for a Budget-Friendly Swiss Vacation […]

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St. Paul Minnesota

Top 10 Things for Families to do in Minnesota

Minnesota is full of pristine lakes, full-service resorts, historically significant people and places, and lots of wild space.

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Driving in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria: Tips for Planning a Central European Road Trip with Kids

In August 2017, my family rented a car in Frankfurt, Germany and spent roughly two weeks driving throughout Central Europe with an itinerary including the Czech Republic’s Bohemian Switzerland National Park (Národní park České Švýcarsko), Krakow’s Wieliczka Salt Mine, Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains and Austria’s Salzkammergut. Thanks to our rental car, we were able to spend […]

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Family-Friendly Day Trips from San Francisco

Photo By Big Stock/KarenWibbs There’s a lot to see in San Francisco, there’s no doubt. But, should you decide to venture outside the City by the Bay, here are some of the best family-friendly day trips from San Francisco and the approximate driving time for reaching them. Look for current hotel deals in San Francisco Day […]

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Iceland with Kids: Taking Advantage of Stopover Flights from Reykjavik

Look for current hotel deals in Iceland Until recently, I had never seriously considered traveling to Iceland. I’ve walked on glaciers before in Alaska – spotted puffins too. And, I’ve taken my kids to Yellowstone to see the Old Faithful geyser erupt. I didn’t feel the need to cross the Atlantic to see glaciers, puffins, […]

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Top Things To Do in Georgia for Families

Whatever your family’s flavor of fun, you are bound to find it here among the peanuts, peaches, and charm of the south.

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Asheville, NC FI

Asheville, North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Parkway

  I’m convinced that I could live a lifetime in Asheville, North Carolina and not have the time to try every amazing restaurant that the city has to offer. It would certainly take decades to hike every mountaintop and waterfall within an hour’s drive of the city or to delve fully into all the stories […]

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