Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Tips for Using Dallas Light Rail with Kids

Dallas Public Transportation Light Rail

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 Blossom Festivals for Families

Cherry Tree Blossoms

Help! We’re drowning . . . Here in the Pacific Northwest spring season, 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…

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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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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 will be added to Sleeps5.com, 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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Edgy and Historical Richmond, Virginia: Family of Five

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 it was the seat of the Confederacy during the American Civil War (aka War of Northern…

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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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Visiting Syracuse, in upstate New York

The Syracuse New York area is well known for spectacular fall foliage. But the city is lovely and has plenty of things to do at any time of the year! We had the pleasure of visiting Syracuse twice in the past couple of years, once in early, frigid spring, with a bit of snow here…

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Mysterious New Orleans and the Not So Mysterious Family of Five

We took our three intrepid teens to New Orleans (“Nawlins”) last summer. Yes, I wrote summer, but we truly lucked out on the weather.  We were greeted the first day by sweaty gentlemen in red tutus and leotards—it turns out there was a fun run in support of local charities. Ladies were also sporting red eveningwear,…

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Sleeps 5 on Roanoke Island-Manteo, NC – Tranquil Inn

We have been riveted here on the West Coast watching Hurricane Irene threaten our Eastern neighbors. Our family has especially been watching the charming little town of Manteo, North Carolina on historic Roanoke Island, where we vacationed just ten days ago. We have seen pictures of local denizens traversing the streets on boats instead of…

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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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