Category: Attractions

Experience Tonga Lumina at Mont Tremblant

Our summer visit to Mont Tremblant had been anticipated for awhile. The kids were excited to go ziplining and I was looking forward to spending some time with nature in the Appalachians. We would be doing a few new things this time around, including Tonga Lumina. “What is Tonga Lumina?” Each of my children had asked this question over the past few days, and now my husband was wondering the same thing. I didn’t really have an answer for them, other than what I had read on signs through the Mont Tremblant Pedestrian Village. “It’s a nighttime activity where...

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Five Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas​​

All around Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children the easy opportunity to explore unspoiled wilderness without traveling great distances. To compose this list, I tapped the memories of three experts: my children, who spent much of their childhoods hiking Southwestern trails with me. These came up as the five places they most enjoyed when they were small. Badwater, Death Valley National Park, Calif. One of the most popular places in the park, this salt flat will have you walking on the lowest terrain in North America, 282 feet below sea level. It is...

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Keep Disney World Magical with these Tips

I love a family trip to Disney World but it’s not always pixie dust and magic. Sometimes the kids won’t stop fighting, and no one can agree on what to do, and everyone is hungry… and Mama loses her cool. It happens to the best of us, but there are ways to avoid reaching this point. With some careful planning and preparation, you can really enjoy Disney World the way it is intended… as a memorable and happy family vacation. Here are my recommendations for keeping your cool as a parent at Disney World. Prioritize. Sit down with your family and...

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Santa Claus Land of Lights Opens for 7th Season on Thanksgiving Night

The 7th annual Santa Claus Land of Lights Family Christmas Light Adventure opens for the season on Thanksgiving night, November 26. Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, this custom drive-through outdoor light show tells the Shining Story of Rudolph with thousands of bright, energy-efficient LEDs and dozens of storyboards. At 1.2 miles long, it is one of the largest holiday light shows in North America. Each vehicle receives a free photo with Rudolph. Discount coupons ($4 off per vehicle) are offered at 39 McDonald’s locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. A complete list of coupon locations may...

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There’s Unlimited Fun at Citywalk

If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Orlando and you are looking for something to do or someplace to eat, Citywalk is the perfect choice. Universal CityWalk is Orlando’s hottest spot for entertainment, boasting the biggest names in live music, dining, dancing, movies and more in an eclectic mix of themed restaurants, nightclubs, specialty shops and a 20-screen movie theatre. The expansive, two-tiered promenade features individually themed shopping, entertainment and dining venues and sits at the entrance of both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks. The 30-acre entertainment complex is a meeting place with a...

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I Survived Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando #HHN24 #FacingFearsTogether

When I was ten years old, I attended a friend’s birthday party where she had selected two horror movies to watch. I sat through Friday the 13th getting more and more anxious with each passing scene. While the second movie played, I enjoyed a game of Monopoly in the kitchen with my friend’s Mom. For the next three decades I would still have nightmares about Friday the 13th and I avoided all horror movies, and then The Walking Dead came into my life. My husband started watching The Walking Dead on Netflix and I set up my computer screen...

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