Posts by Allison


Hey there! Isn’t fall a wonderful season? The weather is crisp. Gorgeous multi-colored leaves fall from the trees. Everything is pumpkin spice and apples and a celebration of the harvest – and it smells so good. The whole season is a treat for the senses. And, have you noticed? Halloween in Utah is HUGE. Across the state, there are dozens of delightful destinations that celebrate the season and the unique cultures that...

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Seasons Greetings! What could possibly make The Happiest Place on Earth even happier? How about Christmas at Disneyland? Holiday time at the Disneyland Resort has become an annual tradition for many families, filled with the merriment and magical memories of the season. Each year, the holidays sparkle even brighter with festive decor, extraordinary entertainment and delectable treats. Here is a list of special activities that you can...

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Hello! Want to visit Universal Studios Hollywood with your family? It’s a real working movie studio and theme park. My family loved it. Universal Studios Hollywood is a world-class theme park vacation that’s fun for families. We thought it was especially good for families like ours who love movies and who have older kids that will enjoy the big thrill rides. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a fun new addition in...

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Hello! Who else loves history? Have I ever told you that it was my minor in college? It doesn’t take much to get me excited about a historical site, and the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is an especially good one. The Fortress of Louisbourg is a reconstructed fort dating back to the 1700’s when France owned this part of Nova Scotia. The fort was taken by the British in battle twice and eventually demolished. It has...

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Hello! Do you love national parks, but get tired of the crowds? Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a spectacular uncrowded gem that we visited this summer. We passed through Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park on a road trip through Colorado on Highway 50. We visited on a weekday morning in the summer. There were a few other visitors, but we had most of the view points all to ourselves. Black Canyon of the Gunnison...

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10 Screen-Free Road Trip Ideas

10 Screen-Free Road Trip Ideas


Posted By on Aug 16, 2017

Hey there! Need some ideas for your next road-trip? Electronic devices like DVD Players, tablets and smart phones can be lifesavers on long travel days.  My family owns our share of these devices and they keep us entertained on the road. However, we don’t like to use them non-stop to pacify our children on long drives. There are several reasons for this. First, I find that when my kids play electronic games or watch movies for...

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Howdy! Do you have a hankering for a Wild West vacation? We visited the Boot Hill Museum with my sister and her kids as part of a road trip to Dodge City, Kansas. I’d heard good things about the museum before our visit, but was pleasantly surprised to find that in addition to interesting historical exhibits, it’s a fun interactive museum for families. Watch a few episodes of the classic television show Gunsmoke before you...

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Hello! Are you looking for an affordable family hotel near the Southern California theme parks? I’ve got a recommendation. When my husband and I visited Knott’s Berry Farm, we asked Get Away Today to help us with a hotel nearby. Holiday Inn in Buena Park is the hotel they recommended. It’s just down the street from Knott’s Berry Farm and a short distance from Disneyland. We found this hotel to be clean and...

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Hello! Are you planning a trip through Bowling Green, Kentucky? I had never visited Kentucky, so I jumped at the chance when I was invited by the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. I don’t pursue or accept many press trips, but this one was too good to pass up. This thriving college town met my expectations, and then some. Whether you have teens, toddlers or will be traveling without kids, Bowling Green is...

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Hello! Want to visit someplace REALLY cool? I never knew that the Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world until my husband and I started planning a trip to Nova Scotia to celebrate 15 years of marriage. I still didn’t really get what that meant or whether it would be worth seeing until we were there. Watching and riding the Bay of Fundy tides was such a delightful surprise! Burntcoat Head Park is one of the best...

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