Huzzah! In Spring, Arizona won’t turn the clocks to daylight savings time. The Phoenix area turns it back 450 years for the Renaissance Festival. Festival time in perfect Arizona spring weather Every February through April, it’s Arizona Renaissance Festival time. The event displaces the Sonoran Desert with an Elizabethan Village. In 2018 it turns 30-years-old. The fair takes place at a 17th century “village” east of Gold Canyon, Arizona. The time warp into the past is about a 45 minute-drive from most major Phoenix-Scottsdale resorts. The festival runs from the second weekend in February through the second weekend in April....Read More
Rivers of Light sneak peek! Finally! Rivers of Light Sneak Peek Rivers of Light is one of the most highly anticipated shows “coming soon” at Disney World. This show was suppose to open last summer, but was delayed several times. Many joked if the show would ever open…until now! Last night, we were surprised at the Disney Social Media Moms Conference with an exclusive sneak peek of the Rivers of Light. I was so excited, but I did not expect very much. Last summer, Rivers of Light was replaced with The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic show. Let me say...Read More
It only takes a short stroll through my small office to get a sense of my musical taste. I have records on display from Frank Sinatra, Kamasi Washington, Dawes, Santigold and Superchunk, just to name a handful, and on the other side of the room is a mountain of concert tickets, lanyards and signed posters from other bands I’ve seen and have adored listening to for many years. So, and to be perfectly honest, when I think back on my oldest child’s first concert, it’s not exactly the way I’d have drawn it up. As a child who grew...Read More
A family event for the winter, Cique du Soleil has imagined James Cameron’s Avatar in music, dance, puppets, gymnastics and contortions for an enchanting evening as “Toruk: The First Flight.”Read More
As a father, you’re faced with many challenges. From figuring out how to save for college to learning to share all your old toys; each is an opportunity for a learning experience. One of the most special challenges you’ll come across is introducing your children to your passions and hobbies. Sure, you’re not supposed to force your kids into anything – but we can all agree it’s a helluva lot easier to relate to them and spend some quality time over a shared interest. Some of us are lucky in that regard. Call it nature or nurture, but some...Read More
If you’re a dad and a sports fan, I already know two things about you: You remember the first time you attended a live sporting event From the moment you became a father, you started planning your kid’s first trip to the stadium Growing up, I was lucky enough to have a father that brought me along to several different spectacles and games. One of the first I can remember was some iteration of the long-defunct Grand Prix of Miami. It was raining, and I mostly remember being wet, cold, not seeing much through the plastic poncho he was...Read More
Ever wondered how to get started using airline miles and hotel points to travel around the world for free (or cheap)? Join me at Family Travel for Real Life on October 24th in Tysons Corner, Virginia.Organized by Dia Adams (“The Deal Mommy”), this is the third Family Travel for Real Life (#FT4RL) conference and this time I am honored to have been selected as one of the speakers.My topic is “Panning for Gold in Category 1: Hotel Tips, Tricks, and Steals,” which will focus on how to find hotels even in the lower ranges of hotel awards (ones that require...Read More
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