Christmas at SeaWorld with Rudolph and Friends

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This year Christmas at SeaWorld has a fun new addition - all your favorite characters from the classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer film. We have attended Christmas at SeaWorld for the past several years and while they have all been awesome, this year certainly is at the top of the family favorite list. We were invited to attend the media party but also visited the park a couple of more times that weekend to make sure we soaked up all that Rudolph holiday goodness.  You'll find all Read More... {Read More...}

Koloa Zipline Kauai, Hawaii

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Earlier this year when we spent a week at the Hanalei Bay Resort in Kauai, Hawaii, I had no idea my favorite excursion of our Hawaiian vacation would be ziplining with my daughter. Our adventure with Koloa Zipline completely took me out of my comfort zone and was so much fun! With an upcoming visit to the Kauai Beach Villas next year, we are definitely looking forward to ziplining again! We booked our Koloa Zipline tour just a couple of days in advance. We were staying on the opposite Read More... {Read More...}

Tips for Picking Strawberries, Carlsbad, California Family Travel

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We visit Carlsbad, California frequently and each year we look forward to picking strawberries at the U-Pick Carlsbad Strawberry Company. It's a can't miss stop if you're in the area. The visit makes for a great family day and through the years we have found tips to improve the experience and make it great for everyone. This year was our baby's first time experiencing strawberry picking in Carlsbad and she loved finding the prettiest and most ripe strawberries with her big sister. These tips for Read More... {Read More...}

Tips for visiting SeaWorld with young children

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Our family visits SeaWorld more than any other of our frequented attractions or theme parks. We are about a six hour drive away from San Diego and find ourselves there a couple of times each season. Our seven year old daughter was just a baby during her first visit and we have watched her great knowledge of the oceans and marine animals mature with every park visit. We started the process again with our second baby's first visit at just four months old last year. I receive emails all year long Read More... {Read More...}

Snorkel Tips for Kids

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We planned our visit to Kauai, Hawaii with ResorTime for several months prior to the family vacation. We knew we would be attending the Na Pali Coast Snorkel Tour with Holo Holo Charters and with the abundant marine life in the Hawaiian waters, wanted to be fully prepared for many snorkeling adventures on our own too. Our seven year old daughter had never snorkeled in the open ocean so we sought out tips from a favorite marine biologist friend. In addition to basic snorkeling Read More... {Read More...}

Makai Club Resort Kauai, Hawaii family vacation giveaway

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Our family vacation to Kauai, Hawaii as part of a sponsored travel opportunity with ResorTime was incredible. We did everything from cruising the Na Pali Coast with Holo Holo Charters to exploring local towns and snorkeling with turtles. We stayed at the Hanalei Bay Resort for our full visit but also had the opportunity to tour several other Kauai ResorTime properties. The Makai Club Resort was just a short 10 minute drive away. While my husband and seven Read More... {Read More...}