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Take a Family-Friendly Tour of Hollywood with Adventures by Disney – Lights, Camera, Magic!

Have you been fascinated by the glamor and glitz of Hollywood and wished you could take a family-friendly tour to see the stars? Well, look no further than Adventures by Disney and “Lights, Camera, Magic!”

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A Family Vacation at Majestic Dude Ranch and a Silver Screen Cowboy Role

My family spent a week as guests of Majestic Dude Ranch, where we felt as if we had starring roles in the television series Bonanza mixed with a little Duck Dynasty reality TV.

We can honestly say it was one of the best family vacations we have ever had! Majestic Dude Ranch espouses two things that these television series celebrate: family and the great outdoors (no camouflage clothing required).

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Olympic National Park’s Rainforests with Kids

Last summer my family spent some time in the rainforest. No, I am not talking about the jungles of Hawaii or the Amazon, but rather the rainy yet temperate forests of the Pacific Northwest. Washington’s Olympic National Park is home to forests filled with towering spruce and fir dripping with moss as they reach up towards a sky thick with waterlogged clouds.

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A Guide to Traveling with Food Allergies

Startling facts are surfacing that severe food allergies are on the rise. According to the CDC, 4 out of every 100 children suffer with food allergies and between 1997-2007 food allergy incidences increased 18%! If you or a family you know is dealing with this serious condition, here’s a few handy tips I have put together for family travel with life-threatening food allergies.

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Winter Vacation at Vista Verde Ranch; “Mommy Travel Agent” Takes a Day Off

This winter we visited Vista Verde Ranch, an all-inclusive luxury guest ranch located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and I (aka, “Mommy Travel Agent”) actually had a vacation where I wasn’t responsible for every family member’s wants, needs and desires!

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National Park Visits In the Off-Season

Off-season national park visits provide two huge benefits: (1) crowd avoidance, and (2) discounted lodging prices. But of course, there are many cons to the off-season. These cons include unpredictable weather, transportation issues, closed trails, limited camping and dining options, kids’ school schedules and missing out on high-season sites or activities.

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