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“Travel is rich with learning opportunities, and the ultimate souvenir is a broader perspective.” ― Rick Steves

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Napa Valley: A Family-Friendly Getaway

Is Napa Valley family friendly? Absolutely! Below are three places in wine country that we found to be perfect for families. If you're thinking of a family vacation, Napa Valley might not be your initial choice. The famed wine country, best known for its adult-centric itinerary, is seldom on top…
Michelle Tucker
February 13, 2024
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Disneyland’s Silhouette Studio: The Perfect Souvenir

Disney's Silhouette Studio During our recent Disneyland adventure, my family had the pleasure of discovering one of the park's most treasured gems: Disneyland's Silhouette Studio. This enchanting experience not only captured our profiles but also immersed us in a piece of Disney history. The Silhouette Studio opened the day after…
Michelle Tucker
December 2, 2023
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The Best Time to Book a Summer European Vacation

I get a lot of questions about our family's summer European vacation.  Most questions tend to be about booking and how I went about planning our vacation.  One specific question that keeps popping up is when I started booking our trip.  Since I am already researching next summer's trip, I…
Michelle Tucker
September 24, 2023
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Amalfi Coast: Four Splendid Days

The Amalfi Coast was our last stop on our 22-day European Vacation.  We took the train from Rome to Naples, where we met our driver to take us from Naples to the small town of Praiano.  Traffic is terrible and dangerous on the Amalfi Coast, so renting a car and…
Michelle Tucker
September 2, 2023
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Three Days to Roam in Rome

Rome is one of my favorite cities anywhere in the world.  I was reminded of why I loved it so much when our family spent three fantastic days there this summer. Being back in Rome helped me recall some of the reasons why I love the Eternal City. The first…
Michelle Tucker
August 24, 2023
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Cinque Terre: Three Perfect Days

Knowing how much I love to travel, I do not exaggerate when I say Cinque Terre is one of my favorite places to which I’ve ever traveled. I first came to this charming village 25 years ago, traveling solo, and instantly fell in love with everything about the area. So,…
Michelle Tucker
August 14, 2023
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Italy with Kids: The Ultimate Two-Week Itinerary

This post contains affiliate links We spent the last 15 days of our family’s European vacation in Italy. I would have loved to have even more time in this beautiful country, but two weeks in Italy was all we had, and enough time to see what we wanted to see…
Michelle Tucker
August 10, 2023
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Venice Must-Dos: 11 Things to Do and See

Venice, Italy is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in the world. There are so many Venice Must-dos that should be experienced during a visit. Venice was our third stop on our 22-day European vacation. It was our first stop in Italy. I highly recommend starting any Italy…
Michelle Tucker
August 6, 2023
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Paris: A Change of Plans

Three Days in Paris Sometimes even the best laid-out trips don’t always go as planned.  This was the case for us in Paris.  We started our trip with my son feeling under the weather. We had to take everything I planned for three days in Paris and either condense it…
Michelle Tucker
July 27, 2023
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48 Hours in London with Kids

You've only got 48 hours to visit London.  To make things even more complicated, you're with the kids.  How will you manage? Don't worry, you can still see a good amount of the city and not wear yourself out in the process. London in 48 Hours Our family only had…
Michelle Tucker
July 22, 2023
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