Diagon Alley Opens This Summer at Universal Orlando

Posted January 24th, 2014 by Sandie in Entertainment, Movies, Travel

This year is a fabulous time to visit Universal Orlando Resort. Not only is there a new budget-minded ’50s-themed resort opening in March called Cabana Bay Beach Resort, but the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is being expanded to include the brand-new attraction of Diagon Alley. “Harry Potter” stars Matthew […]

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Home Away From Home

Posted October 21st, 2013 by Sue Wagner in Living, Travel

With our family of six, we’ve found it increasingly hard to find and afford travel accommodations. We can manage with a 2-bedroom suite hotel room (with an air mattress and a decent couch), but we’ve found those hard to come by. The alternative is getting two hotel rooms, which adds […]

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Fall Fun: Planet Spooky at Kings Dominion

Posted October 3rd, 2013 by Victoria Mason in Day Trip Destination, Entertainment, Travel

Disclosure: King’s Dominion provided complimentary admission tickets for my family. Fall is my favorite time of year, particularly October when all the colors, harvests and activities surrounding autumn and Halloween are at their peak. If you like a fun-filled day outdoors, full of rides, pumpkin painting, tasty treats and a bit […]

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International Travel with Kids Ages 5 and 7

Posted September 24th, 2013 by Elaine in Child, Parenting, Travel, Uncategorized

Having children changed the way my husband and I think about traveling. For one, we must carefully consider transportation. Flying can not only be expensive, it can be extremely painful or tiring if a child decides he has lost his ability to sit still, or if the child has decided that the only way she […]

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Five Tips for a Romantic Roadtrip

Posted August 21st, 2013 by Sandie in Living, Travel

Before Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I (who have been together 17 years and married for 12) had not been on a roadtrip sans kids since 1998. I don’t count the four-hour drives between New York and Central Pennsylvania that we took to see his family or the three-hour […]

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Leaving on a Jet Plane… but Alone?

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by Ellen in Living, Travel

Our girls, Beezus and Ramona are seasoned travelers at the ages of 7 and 5. With all of their grandparents and most of our family living at least a 6-13 hour drive from the DC area (and their Dad, Mr. Quimby, getting points through a frequent flyer program) it’s always […]

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Safeway Rewards for Gas (Plus Giveaway!)

Posted March 25th, 2013 by Sandie in Giveaways, Travel

Once my family became a Party of Five, my husband and I decided that we would try to drive more than we fly. It was tough to get used to, but we’ve become a roadtripping family. This week and next (the DC area’s Spring Break weeks), as many of us […]

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