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Napa Valley: A Family-Friendly Getaway Napa Valley: A Family-Friendly Getaway
Napa Valley: A Family-Friendly Getaway
Is Napa Valley family friendly? Absolutely! Below are three places in wine country that we found to be perf... read more
White Hot Chocolate White Hot Chocolate
White Hot Chocolate
Warm up this winter season with a White Hot Chocolate. This is a decadent and delicious treat that is quick... read more
The Best Time to Book a Summer European Vacation The Best Time to Book a Summer European Vacation
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I get a lot of questions about our family's summer European vacation.  Most questions tend to be about book... read more
Amalfi Coast: Four Splendid Days Amalfi Coast: Four Splendid Days
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,... read more
Venice Must-Dos: 11 Things to Do and See Venice Must-Dos: 11 Things to Do and See
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Venice, Italy is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in the world. There are so many Venice Mu... read more
48 Hours in London with Kids 48 Hours in London with Kids
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... read more
Europe with Kids: The Ultimate Three Week Itinerary Europe with Kids: The Ultimate Three Week Itinerary
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Bucket-List Family Trip Our family recently embarked on a 26-day, bucket-list, vacation. We spent 21 days i... read more
My Honest Review of Hotel XCaret Mexico My Honest Review of Hotel XCaret Mexico
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This post contains affiliate links When it comes to resorts, I can be picky. Even though I had read hundred... read more
Thinking of a Family Road Trip? Just Do It Thinking of a Family Road Trip? Just Do It
Thinking of a Family Road Trip? Just Do It
We had always wanted to take an epic, cross-country, family road trip.  Unfortunately, there was always som... read more
Greek Lemon Rice Soup Greek Lemon Rice Soup
Greek Lemon Rice Soup
Greek lemon rice soup, also known as Avgolemono, is one of those dishes that reminds me of home.  The funny... read more

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