Posts by Allison


Hey there! Who else is itching for spring? Since my kids AND my husband are tied to the traditional school schedule, Spring Break is our best opportunity to get out of town for a few days between Christmas and summer breaks. It’s also a celebration. We love winter holidays and the abundance of winter sports close to our Utah home, but we are as excited as anyone for the arrival of spring. It’s often a chance to warm up and...

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Welcome! Are you planning a trip to Disneyland? How exciting! All the attractions at Disneyland are great, but there are a few that so exceptional, they have earned a permanent place in our cultural heritage. Their creativity and attention to detail is unparalleled. Most have been at Disneyland for decades. The only problem with many of these top rides is that wait times can be an hour or more, especially in the middle of the day. For...

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Hello! Nordic Valley was one of the resorts I visited most often when I was learning to ski, so I was excited to have the chance to return with my 9-year-old son earlier this week! It was a lot like I remembered. We played hooky on a gorgeous Wednesday after a long holiday weekend, and we practically had the resort to ourselves. No lift lines ever! Nordic Valley is one of three resorts in the Ogden, Utah area. It’s small, and...

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Thank you to Visit Ogden for sponsoring this post. I was compensated for writing this post, but was not hosted by any of the restaurants on this list.  Hello! Do you know Ogden, Utah? If not, you’re missing something good. Ogden is practically my hometown. I’ve lived about 15 minutes from downtown Ogden most of my life and it’s a city I genuinely love. Ogden is home to world-class ski resorts, fun family activities...

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Favorite travel memories of 2016

Favorite travel memories of 2016


Posted By on Dec 29, 2016

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that 2016 is already ticking to a close. My family’s year was filled with happy family memories, and I hope yours was too. Sure, not every day was sunshine and roses, but it’s mostly the highlights we remember. I announced a few weeks ago in the email newsletter that Katie has decided to make her break from Tips for Family Trips permanent. She has been missed, but freeing up more...

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Good Day, Sunshine! That’s pretty much every day of the year in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix is among the Top 10 largest cities in the U.S., so it is loaded with activities and amenities. It is a sprawling oasis in the desert. Temperatures are sunny and mild in the winter and incredibly HOT in the summer. When you’re in need of warm weather in the winter or screaming off-season deals in the summer, Phoenix is a great...

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Hello! Ski season is here! The mountains behind my home got two feet of snow last weekend – with more on the way! Nearly all of Utah’s winter resorts are now open. 🙂 One of my favorite media events the annual Ski Utah round table in Salt Lake City. It’s my chance to find out what’s new at all of Utah’s resorts. My top question is always, “What programs and discounts are available for families this...

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Hey there! Ford’s Theatre is one of those gold-star destinations for history lovers. It’s the place where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, which changed the course of American history. Ford’s Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Washington D.C., just a few blocks from the most popular monuments and museums. Ford’s Theatre was renovated and reopened in 2009, so the exhibits are all...

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10 travel gifts under $10

10 travel gifts under $10


Posted By on Dec 1, 2016

It’s that time of year! Are you looking for inexpensive, but thoughtful gifts and stocking stuffers for the travelers in your life? Here are some of my favorite practical travel gifts under $10 for kids and adults. Portable Power Bank A portable power bank is an essential travel accessory. Its a great way to keep your camera, maps, games and other apps running all day – even when you don’t have time to find an...

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This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you Sierra Trading Post for sponsoring this post. While this is a sponsored opportunity from Sierra Trading Post, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Ski season is almost here! Several Utah resorts will open for the season within the next couple of weeks! My kids and I are excited for another winter of bluebird days on Utah’s famous powder....

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