Domestic Travel

7 – Restaurants with Beer and a Playscape in Austin, Texas

Traveling to Austin in the near future?  Ever visited Austin, the live music capital of the world? If you are headed this way be sure and check out our list of the 7 – Restaurants with Beer and a Playscape.  I love spending time with the kiddos and I enjoy having an ice cold beer too. Why not be able to have the best of both worlds? Well you can check out the list below: 7 – Restaurants  with Beer and a Playscape in no particular order.  A few are in the Austin metro are and a few are...

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Ranking the Walt Disney World Nighttime Shows

When it comes to theme park nighttime spectaculars, nobody can hold a handle to Disney. With Rivers of Light opening this week, Walt Disney World now hosts six different nighttime shows. If you have young kids like me, even with a week in Orlando you won’t have time to see all the shows – too many late bedtimes. I thought it might be fun to put together a biased, totally subjective list of the Walt Disney World nighttime shows. I got to preview Rivers of Light at #DisneySMMC so I’ve now seen all of them and can finally put this list...

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We Pulled Up To The Beachwalk Resort. And Then My Son Threw Up.

This isn’t the weekend I had planned. I’m supposed to be 27-stories in the sky at the Beachwalk Resort in Hallandale Beach, FL. Instead, I’m sitting at my dining table in Pompano Beach, deathly afraid of more poop and vomit. My family and I were set to take full advantage of a complimentary stay at the newly-renovated resort, about 30 minutes south on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. For 36 hours, we’d relax on the beach, enjoy delicious meals, and traverse through Aventura and Hollywood on the hotel-provided shuttle. Beachwalk Resort offered a complimentary weekend in a two-room...

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Caring for Giants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

What does it take to take care of giant African elephants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? The Walt Disney Resort is introducing a new tour, Caring for Giants, with a behind-the-scenes experience that answers just that. The new elephant excursion begins March 12, 2017 and is now open for reservations. Caring for Giants, Up Close with Elephants The new experience is family-friendly and open to anyone over the age of 4. I went on one of the tours recently during the recent Disney Social Media Mom Celebration, as part of a preview. There were at least 5 elephants no more than 100...

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Stress, Puke, Fatigue and Traveling Babies

I recently returned to the East Coast from a family jaunt to the deserts and red rocks of Arizona and was reminded that plastering social media with great landscapes, fancy resorts, and frolicking babies is easy. The stress, puke, and fatigue that come along with traveling babies is not. Allow me to recap the hardships we faced on our trip and share the lessons learned. Plane Travel We flew Southwest Airlines non-stop from Baltimore-Washington International to Phoenix on a round trip itinerary utilizing my Southwest Companion Pass. It’s a great deal because it means I only had to buy...

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Legoland Florida Introduces Ninjago World

Legoland Florida Legoland Florida Resort introduces Ninjago World at its theme park in Winter Haven, Fla. just outside of Orlando. My family and I visited Legoland for the first time and did not know what to expect. We knew, from friends’ recommendations, that the park was particularly friendly towards younger kids. With two pre-school twin boy critics in the family, we ventured out to discover what it was all about. Legoland invited my wife and blogger matriarch, Tara, to the grand opening of Ninjago World so the boys and I tagged along – she had little say in the affair....

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6 Tips for Visiting Dart’em Up in Austin, Texas

Dart’em Up is Austin’s newest foam dart sports arena and the first of its kind in Texas. Dart’em Up is a 12,500 sq ft facility jam packed full of fun, excitement, and Nerf guns! But before you go check out my 6 Tips for Visiting Dart’em Up. Dart’em Up Austin, Texas My oldest boy and I were able to visit Dart’em Up and we had a blast! Also, check out our Dart’em Up Vlog post.   Dart’em Up Tour Check out a little video tour of Dart’em Up. Head over to my YouTube Channel to see the video of...

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Top 5 Winter Activities in Duluth Minnesota

What do you do in Duluth, Minnesota in the winter? It’s cold, covered in snow. Did I mention that it’s cold? We’re Floridians! We weren’t sure what to do during our white Christmas vacation in Duluth, Minnesota, so we had to find out. We couldn’t just sit in the cabin by the fire the whole time! Well, maybe we could… Our daughter, Hunter, wanted to see snow for her December birthday and to have a white Christmas. Dad grew up in Northern Minnesota and still had family up there, so he knew how he could provide both for his...

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How to Find The Round Rock in Round Rock

The Round Rock in Round was was not lost but we were on a mission to find it!  I have been living in Central Texas for the past seven years and I have always wanted to visit the Round Rock that the city of Round Rock was named after.  It has been a natural landmark helping guide travelers.  If you ever wondered how to find The Round Rock in Round Rock, I have some tips for you! How to Find The Round Rock in Round Rock If you are going to Google The Round Rock in Round Rock, Texas the...

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New York City pizza tour review

While my daughter and I were in New York City a few months ago, we decided to take a New York City pizza tour.  Our family loves pizza (who doesn’t!) and one of our favorite family traditions is homemade pizza every week.  After doing a bit of research, we decided on Scott’s Pizza Tours, a company based in Manhattan that runs a variety of different pizza tours.  Our tickets were $40 and take you to 3 different pizzerias in New York.  1 child 4 years old or younger can come for free per paying adult (As long as you...

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