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Train to Christmas Town in Hood River, OR

train to christmas town my family guide

The best Santa Train in England is available right around the corner in Hood River, OR HOOD RIVER, Ore., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Thousands of families enjoyed The Train to Christmas Town in locations across the US last year, but also across the pond in England.  An article about the train in the London Telegraph asked, “Is this the… Read more »

Cruises Make Happier Holidays

cruises during the holidays

Cruises Make Happier Holidays: While Ship’s Crew Does the Work, Guests Get to Relax, Enjoy Special Celebrations, Festive Atmosphere MIAMI, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Strange things will be happening on the high seas for Halloween, and Santa Claus will be visiting cruise ships around the world in December. No matter the holiday, cruise lines go all out… Read more »

Breweries in SW Washington that allow Kids

Breweries are becoming a family affair Are you getting tired of taking the kids to the same places every weekend?  Clark County but especially Vancouver is starting to boom with a variety of kid-friendly places that even the adults will enjoy.  The places I’m referring too are breweries and taprooms.  Clark County sat on the… Read more »

Movies are Free or Cheap All Summer

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Movies are either free or cheap, all summer long Watching movies in the summer is a family tradition in our house.  So when I heard about the free or cheap (like $1) movies at our local cinema we made it a weekly date with our kids.  School is letting out or will be soon across… Read more »

Kids Bowl Free: All Summer Long

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Bowl all summer long with this great national program for kids If you are looking for a new activity to keep your kids busy this summer, how about bowling!  There is a great national program called Kids Bowl Free. Kids Bowl Free allows registered kids receive 2 Free Games of Bowling, each day all summer… Read more »

Visit the National Parks for Free

visit the national parks for free

Traveling with your kids just became a little more affordable with the Every Kid in a Park pass provided by the National Park Foundation   Vacations with the family can get expensive but not if you do a little planning and research.  Our family loves to visit our National Parks and when I was doing… Read more »

Top 5 places better than the Caribbean

Top 5 places that are better than the caribbean

If you’re an avid cruiser like myself, you’ve undoubtedly been asked this question on numerous occasions, “What was your favorite cruise, ever?”  The answer to that question is easy, the one’s that weren’t in the Caribbean. That’s right, I said it.  Sure, the water is a shimmering blue, the Rum Punch tastes like heaven in… Read more »

9 Reasons Why Formal Night Needs to Go

9 Reasons Why Formal Night Needs to Go on cruise ships

Booking.com   Welcome Cruising fans! It’s time that we talk about the elephant in the room, or should I say, Penguin in the room. Since I first started cruising, the cruising industry has grown tremendously. From the size of the ships we cruise on to the amenities on board, the cruising industry has taken vacationing… Read more »

Vacation Ideas with Kids

vacation ideas with kids

Booking.com Check out some of these vacation ideas to keep the whole family entertained The school year is almost finished and it is time to start thinking about your vacation plans for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and all other days in between.  Your plans should include getting to new places and turn off… Read more »