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5 Things You Should Bring to a Hotel (That I Often Forget)

I love to travel and see new places and I also enjoy staying in a nice clean hotel and being able to relax and be comfortable. Of course a hotel will never feel like home, but there are some minor things you can do that will make your hotel stay even better. These are all […]

Big Surf Waterpark – An Arizona Tradition

Summer gets unbearably hot in the Arizona desert. Even swimming doesn’t beat the heat but it sure makes in a little easier to take. I grew up hearing my mom’s stories about Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe, Arizona and loved it when we got to visit the waterpark ourselves. Big Surf has changed a lot since […]

Tips for Involving Your Children in Travel Plans

I am so excited to bring you this guest post today. Kendra Thornton is a renown travel expert and the former Director of Corporate Communications at Orbitz.com, one of the nation’s largest travel agencies. Today she is sharing ideas on involving your children in travel plans and making the trip memorable for the whole family. Kendra […]

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

I have ridden the Grand Canyon Railway twice in my life. My husband and I rode the train up to the Grand Canyon a decade ago but more recently we took our children to experience the Polar Express train trip for a little Christmas cheer. We stayed in the Grand Canyon Railroad Hotel both times that we rode the train, and we had a wonderful experience […]

Family Fun at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

I recently had the chance to review the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, a AAA Four Diamond Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona as part of a stay-cation series we did over at East Valley Mom Guide.  You can read my review here.  My family had so much fun during our stay that I wanted to share the family-friendly amenities and activities with […]

The Successful Road Trip – Tips for Traveling With Kids

I grew up in a family that loved traveling. Jumping in the car and driving across country is really no big deal to me. In fact, I think the trip is just as fun as the destination. However, anyone with small children knows that making a road trip successful takes some planning. That is unless […]