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Chicago to Florida Road trip

Chicago to Florida Road Trip with the Kids

After our epic road trip from Chicago to Yellowstone, we were itching to plan another fun road trip. We thought it was about time to make the drive from Chicago to Florida. Oh, and what a fun road trip it was! Our road trip included plenty of fun stops, museums, tons of food (especially BBQ),...

Local Guides to Holiday & Christmas Events Near You

Your guide to decking the halls in your local neighborhood! Christmas in: SoCal | NorCal | Seattle | Portland | Denver | SLC | Texas | Chicago | NYC | Boston | Philly | DC and more!

Celebrate the Holidays in Houston, TX with the Family

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas all over the Gulf Coast of Texas with big city lights and fabulous shopping opportunities. Finding the spirit of the season with kids means lots of fun excitement with visiting Santa, watching eye-popping light displays, and visions of dancing sugar plums.

Top 10 Things for Families to Do in Texas

Howdy y’all! Have you heard the moniker, “everything’s bigger in Texas?” Well it’s true. When I think of Texas, I think big! Biggest continental state, big scenery, big art galleries, big belt buckles, and big fun for families! From Big Tex to big canyons, Texas is a mecca for family fun in a BIG way.

Top 10 Things to Do in Dallas with Kids

When you think of Dallas, what comes to mind? Something about guns, trucks, and a J.R. character, right? Push all those visions aside for a moment! While there are still urban cowboys and socialites around, there are so many great things to do in Dallas with kids. A thriving metropolis awaits your family with open...

Panhandle Getaways: Austin, Texas to the Florida Panhandle

While the beaches in Texas will do just fine most summers, sometimes you may want to truck-it east on I-10 to reach the glorious, white sandy beaches of the Florida Panhandle. If that time is now, you’re in luck because we’ve already scoped out all the best stops along the way! It’s just over 12...

8 Fun Things to do in Disney World’s New Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land is officially open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! This bright and cheerful land take guests into Andy’s backyard and features all your favorite Toy Story pals. As expected, Disney has created an immersive land filled with incredible detail, down to the “cooties” near the restroom entrance. Even the ride queues are works of...
Disney and Universal in one visit by flickr sam howzit

Planning Tips for doing Disney and Universal in ONE trip

It’s been exactly 15 years since I last visited Disney. I planned this trip knowing it may be another 15 years before we visit these Florida parks again. As a family, we are a pretty driven, goal-oriented sort. I knew we could see both Universal parks and two of the Disney parks -kamikaze style. Here’s...
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