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Tips for Using Dallas Light Rail with Kids

Using big city public transportation is key to our family travel budget. Besides just being pretty fun for kids to experience the ride and the scenery along the route, navigating the transit maps and the ticket options and payment systems becomes a lesson in geography, math, and technology. My kids are teens now and very […]

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Cherry Tree Blossoms

Cherry Blossom Festivals for Families

Help! We’re drowning . . . Here in the Pacific Northwest, the cherry blossoms have burst open, saving the beleaguered denizens of the dark and damp. This winter, especially, has settled in like a watery vortex over our little corner of the country. But, just as we all cried a collective “Uncle”, the cherry trees […]

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Sleeps5--It's Black History Month, let's Celebrate!

Sleeps5–It’s Black History Month, let’s Celebrate!

What Is It? It’s Black History Month in the USA and the teacher in me just can’t help herself.  Readers will find below a collection of some of the sites that represent the accomplishments, contributions and stories of African-Americans in the United States. And for further information, I have included some links to various prominent […]

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Miami hotel family rooms sleep 5 or 6.

Quick List for Miami Hotels that Sleep 5

This list of Miami hotels that Sleep 5 or 6 comes at the request of one our readers. These hotels will be added to, and please send along any others you wish to see included. All of these listed below are located in the Miami Beach area. El Paseo:  The El Paseo has two […]

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Sleeping 5 in Philadelphia-Quick List

Here is a quick list of hotels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for families of five as requested by one of our visitors! Marriott Downtown: two double beds plus roll away, swimming pool. Courtyard by Marriott: located downtown, two double beds plus roll away, swimming pool. Radisson Blu Warwick:  located downtown, Deluxe room has room for five […]

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Sedona, AZ with our Family of Five

The Summer of 2011 is bittersweet for the Jacobsen family of five. Two of our members will be heading off to college in the Fall; leaving future family trips uncertain in their participation and consistency. Our children are not the little ones who once fit inside playpens meant for babies at some hotels. They are […]

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