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the kids’ spa at disney aulani hawaii

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  A recent visit to Disney Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii happened to coincide with my daughter’s birthday. Somewhere in the lead up to our trip, my daughter discovered that Aulani offered spa treatments for kids and she was … Read More

kids wireless bluetooth headphones by LilGadgets

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When we bought a car off my parents, my kids were overjoyed to discover that there was a built-in DVD player in the back seat (this also brought me great joy and hopes of some occasional peace and quiet). A … Read More

laniwai spa at disney aulani hawaii

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‘The spa is the best part of Disney Aulani’. This comment (from a trusted blogger friend), was all the encouragement I needed to give it a try, despite the fact that I don’t really consider myself to be a spa person. … Read More

review – disney aulani resort and spa, hawaii

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  The excitement I felt when I first walked the immaculate grounds of Disney Aulani Hawaii (at 5am due to jet lag) was the same one I get every time I arrive in Vegas. Is this for real?  Is this … Read More

zip lining with kids – ziptrek whistler

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    On a late spring trip to Whistler, my daughter and I finally had the chance to do something that she has been asking me about for several years – go zip lining. What child doesn’t want to go … Read More

safety 1st boostapak – booster seat backpack combo

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There are few items for travel that I love as much as our Safety1st BoostApak. In an age of shrinking luggage allowances on airplanes, I very much appreciate a dual usage item. The BoostApak, is a combination car booster seat … Read More

escape to seattle – the kimpton palladian hotel

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My love affair with boutique hotels, and Kimpton hotels in particular, began many years ago. I blame my obsession on the fact that I am the type of person who wants to feel like a VIP all the time (although … Read More

nightmare vacations – confessions of 10 family travel experts

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For years I have wanted to write this post. Although I consider myself to be quite skilled at family travel, sometimes things still go sideways on our family trips. Most of the suggestions I share on this site come from … Read More

10 epic summer adventures with kids in canada

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  Knee deep in my research for an upcoming trip to the Maritimes, I have fallen deeply in love with my home and native land – Canada. It occurred to me that despite having criss-crossed the globe with my kids … Read More

resort review – the viceroy – zihuatanejo, mexico

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While doing research for a post on the best family-friendly boutique hotels in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, I came across the Viceroy, a luxury beachfront resort on gorgeous Playa La Ropa. Formerly Villa del Sol and then The Tides, we were thrilled to … Read More

top 10 things for kids in zihuatanejo, mexico

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If you are looking for an easy Mexican beach holiday with kids, the quiet fishing village of Zihuatanejo, Mexico is a great choice. Here are all the things we loved for a family traveling with a baby, toddler, or kids … Read More

resort review – club intrawest zihuatanejo, mexico

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In general, our family tries to steer clear of large resorts, preferring the more intimate environment of a boutique hotel.  We do, however, make exceptions. In the case of our stay at the Club Intrawest in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, our journey … Read More

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