Latest Manhattan Discoveries for Sleeps5 Families: off the Beaten Path

Here are 3 places to explore in New York City, beyond the usual must-see attractions on a Big Apple visit. Something for everyone!   Walkers: My daughter and I stumbled into lush and leafy Teardrop Park tucked between residential buildings in Battery Park City of Lower Manhattan. This park is definitely aimed at kid fun…

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Quick List for Miami Hotels that Sleep 5

Miami hotel family rooms sleep 5 or 6.

This list of Miami hotels that Sleep 5 or 6 comes at the request of one our readers. These hotels were added to the Miami family hotels page. Check out the Miami page for more details about each hotel. Please send along any others we should include! All of these listed below are located…

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Charming Guesthouse in Derbyshire: Sleeps5

Derbyshire Rennie Rose Guesthouse Sleeps 5 6

Quick Post: The cheerful bed and breakfast, Rennie Rose Guesthouse, has been brought to our attention. With two family rooms that can accommodate families of five, it is conveniently located on the edge of the charming village of Belper, England. Belper is within the Derwent Valley World Heritage site. Historic Belper was one of the…

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Happy 2016–Take that Trip!

Mt. Rainier, Washington

My family said goodbye to 2015 amidst the bang of distant fireworks, clatter of pans banging and voices cheering–our poor dog hid in the basement. We prayed for the safety of our pseudo-adult children somewhere out there with their fellow revelers cheering in the New Year. While 2015 brought many wonderful events for us, including…

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Christmas at Legoland California – See Santa

Going to Legoland during the holidays offers more than expected! We visited Legoland California, which is near San Diego, just after Christmas. It was our fourth time at this Legoland (we’ve also been to Legoland in Germany, Denmark, and in Windsor, England). But it was our first time to visit at the holiday time of…

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French Riviera Sleeps 5 Quick Post

If you find yourself fortunate enough to be traveling to the French Riviera with your family of five, we have been notified of the affordable, boutique hotel, Hotel des Cayrons that can accommodate you. It is located a mile outside of the charming, medieval town of Vence not far from Nice. The air conditioned Family…

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Top Family-Friendly Cities for Europe Travel

Photo above is a view of Tuileries Garden in Paris. Trying to assess which cities are popular for family travel tourists, we rely on news media accounts and travel industry figures. But there are so many factors, like things-to-do, kid-friendly places to eat, open space parks, or family-friendly hotels, and so on. And so many…

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Aloha: Sleeps5

Honua Kai Resort Family of 5, 6 Hotel in Maui

In response to a request from one of our readers, we are adding a quick list of Hawaii hotels for Maui and Oahu that can accommodate a family of 5 or 6. See the Sleeps5 Hawaii page for more links to tourist websites and family-friendly things to do for Hawaii. (Affiliate disclosure – at no extra…

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Donkeys are a Thing–Oia, Santorini, Greece

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Connection to Oia: If you have teenage daughters, you are probably aware of the popular movie series based on the book, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” which takes place in part on the Island of Santorini in the village of Oia. One of the characters is delivered to her…

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Edgy and Historical Richmond, Virginia: Family of Five

So Much History: Richmond, Virginia holds an interesting place in the historical landscape of the United States. It was the location where Patrick Henry gave his famous 1775 pre-Revolutionary War call to arms speech, “Give me Liberty or Give me Death.” And 90 years later, it was the seat of the Confederacy during the American…

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