Category Archives: Vacations

Great Wolf Lodge ReviewGreat Wolf Lodge Review Located In Kansas City

Recently my family spent a weekend at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City.  It is much more than just a hotel.  Its biggest draw is their large water park, which has three large water slides, a water playground, a … Continue reading

Tropical VacationCruise vs All Inclusive: Which vacation is right for you?

2012 was a lucky year for my hubby and me, as we got to get away as a couple on two amazing vacations.   We started the year off with a Caribbean cruise in January and ended it off with an … Continue reading

grandCalifornianHotelMapWhich Hotel To Stay At Disneyland

I have been visiting Disneyland every other year for many many years. Throughout those years I have been a teenager, newly married without children, mother of 4 including 1 teenager, strapped for money. Each phase of my life has led … Continue reading

Fish at AquariumThe Georgia Aquarium: Review by Mom of Five Children

The Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest aquarium located in Atlanta, but that’s not why I’ll visit there again. I’ll take all five kids again and again simply because this aquarium makes it easy and painless to see the exhibits. … Continue reading

Disney Cars Land RideTips For Riding Cars Radiator Springs Racers At Disney’s California Adventure Park

Cars Land is new at Disney’s California Adventure Park 2012. As many lovers of Disneyland know, that means crowds of people clamoring to ride and experience the new Cars Land. I just visited Disneyland for one week the end of … Continue reading

Cruise Ship in Tropical LocationCruising with Kids?

What does the phrase “Family Vacation” bring to mind?  Fun, family, road trip or long car ride, screaming, and whining?  Well, for me the thought of the latter was too overwhelming to even consider.  Luckily for me our next family … Continue reading

Welcom to Granby COGranby County Museum

On our family spring break trip to Granby, CO and Sol Vista Basin, a gem was discovered in the hills of the town of Hot Sulphur Springs: Granby’s Grand County Museum. Full disclosure: I love museums and given the choice … Continue reading

The North Shore of Oahu in HawaiiBetter Vacation Pictures Without the Photography Lesson

The weather is warming up, and I am getting that itch to go somewhere and do something fun! Got plans for Spring Break? Maybe a big trip this summer? No matter what your plans are, you always want to come … Continue reading

Stacked SuitcasesThe Ultimate Packing List For Kids

When you have kid(s), it doesn’t matter how long you are gone on vacation – one day, 3 weeks – you have to pack your whole house. Heck, if you aren’t even going on vacation I feel like you have … Continue reading

Mexico Excellence ResortReview of Excellence Riviera Cancun

All INCLUSIVE CANCUN RIVIERA MAYA RESORT ADULT ONLY ALL INCLUSIVE (20 MIN FROM CANCUN INT’L AIRPORT) Let me first give you my baseline for this review. My husband and I (mid-30s with 2 small kids who stayed home with Grandma … Continue reading

YMCAYMCA Offers a Variety of Fun For the Whole Family

Family fun that is affordable and practical? Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA in Granby, Colorado is all that and more.  As a mother of four children ranging from the ages of five to fifteen my husband and I are always looking … Continue reading

Marriott RewardsGet A Little Back With Marriott Rewards

When I purchase a product from a store a small amount of my purchase price goes to the credit card company I am using. I want some of that money back and the only way to do that is to … Continue reading

West Thumb Geyser BasinYellowstone National Park in a Day

I recently returned from a quick trip to Yellowstone National Park.  We have 3 kids in tow, ages 5, 2, & 9 months.  Needless to say we did not do any extreme hikes and we did not have enough time … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain National Park ValleyRocky Mountain National Park, Camping, Family, Memories

My family has recently discovered camping as a summer activity. At first I was reluctant… tent, bugs, dirt, and a 9 month old baby did not seem like a good time, BUT I couldn’t say no to my 11 year … Continue reading

Mickey Mouse at California AdventureRelaxing, Fun, and Disneyland all in the same sentence!

Yes, I said it!  Disneyland can be relaxing and fun, BUT after many years of enjoying Disney fun I have a few rules that I live by: