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Month: November 2012

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Food Lovers on Parade: the Wonder of Food Tours

I LOVE FOOD! So a food tour is right up my alley! We were trying to get to three locations during the shoot, but we only made it to two.
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Family Travel: Maintaining A Healthy Sleeping Routine For Children

Travelling with kids can be challenging, especially when it comes to their sleeping routines. Unless your children feel familiar with their sleeping environment and do not feel excessively tired after travelling to various places, it can be difficult to adjust their sleeping routine. But don’t worry, this article will provide you with a few tips
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Family Travel: Building Excitement Through Books & Movies

My kids love everything about reading from lounging at the library to snuggling with a late-night read to diving into a new mystery novel. I use this to my advantage when I want to get them excited about family travel plans. This past summer we went to Boston, for example. To get the kids into the mood,
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The Lovely Hotel Contessa

Tucked away on a graceful bend of the Riverwalk in San Antonio, is the lovely Hotel Contessa. Everything about her is warm, gracious and inviting. Hospitality and service are number one with this locally-owned hotel. Tucked away on a graceful bend of the Riverwalk in San Antonio, is the lovely Hotel Contessa. Set amidst lush
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Games For Kids To Play In Line On A Family Vacation

Waiting in line on a family vacation happens more often than we think. Whether it’s for a ride at a theme park or a bus in the city, we all need kids activities to pass the time! I have five go-to games for kids that we play while waiting in line. Hope they help! 1. Secret Message. Use your child’s back
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Inexpensive Homemade Souvenirs

One of my favorite things to do with my girls is make crafts.  My kids are actually more artistic than I am, but I found a great idea from an artist on etsy that gave me an idea for a project that even I can do with my children. First, my inspiration came from http://www.etsy.com/shop/artintheround: Though
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Family Vacation & Color Coding Your Family

Color coding keeps the family organized, accountable, and easier to locate on a family vacation. If we’re taking a family road trip, we often bring our own colored towels and cups (sometimes the ones provided aren’t so clean). After assigning a color to each member of the family, we are able to know who’s towel is lying on
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PTA Membership Equals Travel Savings

  Are you a member of the National PTA organization through your child’s school? If you are, you could save some serious cash on a variety of services including travel-related expenses. If you haven’t joined yet, go for it! PTA membership is open to everyone in the family including grandparents, aunts and uncles! Check out these travel-related PTA membership benefits.
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PTA Membership Benefits: 3 Travel Savings

Family Travel with Colleen Kelly supports education and the National PTA. Travel can open up new opportunities for children to learn on the road by incorporating lessons from the classroom. On your next family vacation, get the kids up close and personal to history, culture, and geography while at the same time saving through your PTA
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Parking Tips For A Family Vacation

Have you ever lost your car in a parking garage and found yourself walking around hopelessly pressing the unlock button and listening for the BEEP-BEEP? Well, I have. And it’s especially frustrating when you’re traveling with kids on a family vacation. This error led to a simple strategy. I now take pictures and email them to myself in
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Family Travel in Ireland: Westport House

Westport House Just a short drive from Westport city center is Westport House, a privately owned home with historic roots.  The owners of Westport House are descendants of the legendary Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley. You can find a statue of the Pirate Queen in the gardens of the home.  Visitors can tour inside the home and can view
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