Dinosaur Fun in North Dakota

4 Places for Dinosaur Fun in North Dakota

Thanks to North Dakota for sponsoring today’s travel idea! Recently the North Dakota tourism office asked me to share with you why we’d love to visit someday. While North Dakota offers a wide variety of fun things to do from historic sites to outdoor activities, I chose to focus on all the dinosaur fun you can find there. Dinosaurs are…

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5 things we always bring on a Disney trip: Tips from a Disney Insider!

5 Things We Always Bring on a Disney Trip

I try not to overpack but you really do need more than just clothing when you head to Disney. Unless of course you’re rich and can just blow extra money on random stuff. Here are 5 things we always bring on a Disney trip (and you should too!). Your wallet will thank me. 1. Food Disney is expensive enough without…

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Fireworks at Walt Disney World

Unique Ways to Watch Fireworks at Walt Disney World

It’s a little crazy but I was at Disney World twice in under a month. I’ve had a very busy spring. As part of both trips, one for my Traveling Mom retreat and the other for DisneySMMC, I had the opportunity to experience fireworks at Walt Disney World in special ways.  I thought I’d share some of the unique ways…

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Exploring the Monkey Kingdom Los Angeles Zoo

Exploring the #MonkeyKingdom at the LA Zoo

My Avengers Press Trip to Los Angeles last week included a screening of the new Disneynature film Monkey Kingdom. Afterwards we headed to the LA Zoo to visit the monkeys and their primate cousins. Naturally I brought Maya, the heroine of Monkey Kingdom with me. We saw quite a few animals during our tour including hippos, elephants and their new…

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Medieval Times Royal Family

Our Medieval Times Adventure

We had the opportunity to check out Medieval Times in Buena Park over fall break.  It was a new experience for all of us, although Peter and I had our own preconceived ideas about Medieval Times. It seemed like a really silly thing to do but we wanted to break away from our typical California adventure and try a few new things….

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Easy DIY Disney Autograph Books

When we headed to Disneyland last fall, our trip was full of many firsts for our family – including our first experience with Mickey’s Halloween Party! Another first we experienced with the boys was getting Disney character autographs!  You can buy autograph books in the park, order custom ones from etsy or make your own! I wanted cute, custom ones…

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Arizona Road Trip ideas

Arizona Road Trip Ideas

Growing up in Tucson, I assumed that everyone celebrated Rodeo days with a 4 day weekend at the end of February. I didn’t realize until later that Rodeo Break is a Tucson thing, a sweet little extra break for Tucson kids. As a travel lover, I love that it gives us a chance to take a quick trip when no…

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Skywalker Ranch Main House

Strange Magic Skywalker Ranch Tour #StrangeMagicEvent

Touring Walt Disney’s Los Feliz home last fall was one of the coolest places I’ve ever seen. Earlier this week, I managed to tie that experience when I toured Skywalker Ranch. Skywalker Ranch is the headquarters for Lucasfilm and Skywalker Sound, located 40 minutes north of San Fransisco. George Lucas wanted a retreat for film makers to create outside of the Los Angeles Studio…

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Legoland California tips

LEGOLAND California Tips

My boys love LEGOLAND California. We’ve been several times over the past few years and have learned a few things in the process. Today I am sharing a few tips to help make your trip to LEGOLAND more fun. 1. Shop Early Or Else… Seriously do NOT wait until the end of the day to shop at the gift shop….

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All king beds at West Inn and Suites

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at the West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad

We headed back to Carlsbad over fall break to visit LEGOLAND again. Our boys are at the perfect age to enjoy LEGOLAND (4 and 7) and are big LEGO fans. On our last visit, we stayed at the LEGOLAND hotel right next to the park which was fun but not ideal. The location is great but the rooms are pretty pricey…

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