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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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Hello! We recently returned from a fall trip to LEGOLAND California in the beautiful seaside community of Carlsbad. We were excited to check out Brick-or-Treat, LEGOLAND’s Halloween celebration! SeaWorld and a day at the beach were also on our list. This trip was especially fun because my sister recently moved to Southern California and she visited LEGOLAND with us! We spent four nights at Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad...

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Does your family love movies? So do we! We have Family Movie Night every Friday. Drive-in movies are a summer tradition. Dinner and a movie is our go-to date night. We travel with movies. That’s how much we love a good movie. We were so excited when we were given the opportunity to work with the Sundance Film Festival last winter. Like many Utahns, we had never seen a Sundance Film Festival screening, but always kind of wanted...

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Happy Halloween! We just returned from a Fall Break trip to LEGOLAND California! Even though my kids are older now (ages 9 and 12), they were really excited to return to this fun family park. We made sure to visit LEGOLAND on a Saturday so that we could attend its special Halloween event, Brick-or-Treat. Brick-or-Treat is held every Saturday during the month of October from 5-9 pm. It features all the fun of a day at LEGOLAND, plus...

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My Favorite Books: Lindsay N

My Favorite Books: Lindsay N


Posted By on Oct 13, 2016

Hello! A few newsletters ago, I invited our subscribers to send me their book recommendations. Lindsay Nieminen quickly stepped up with a list of her favorite books! It’s a fun and diverse list full of page turners for adults and children. There are a few on this list that are new to me. I look forward to finding some new favorites! Lindsay is the editor of Carpe Diem OUR Way at www.carpediemourway.com. She is a travel-loving...

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