Posts by Allison


Hello! Planning at trip to Paris? Notre Dame Cathedral is a favorite destination for many visitors. This gorgeous gothic church on the banks of the Seine has welcomed visitors since the Middle Ages. Its iconic bell towers offer panoramic views of the city. My family visited Notre Dame Cathedral on a Sunday morning in June. We arrived during Gregorian Mass – a little after 10 AM. We found a long line into the cathedral and a long...

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How We Found Cheap Flights to Paris

How We Found Cheap Flights to Paris


Posted By on Jul 18, 2018

Hello! Do you dream of traveling the world? Me too. I grew up in a middle-class family in the wide open spaces of Utah, and have pretty much lived here all my life. It’s a fantastic place to live and travel, but for international travel, it isn’t close to anywhere. For years, I assumed that taking my family of four to Europe was financially out of our reach. Then I joined the family travel blogging community and saw how...

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Hello! Depending on who you are, visiting a place called Reptile Gardens might sound like a dream come true or your worst nightmare. We have visited this fun destination twice, seven years apart. My lizard-loving son was four-years-old the first time, and eleven the second time. Reptile Gardens was a winner both times. Reptile Gardens is a reptile zoo just outside of Rapid City, South Dakota, and it’s a fun destination for...

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Best Rides at Disneyland Paris

Best Rides at Disneyland Paris


Posted By on Jul 10, 2018

Hello! Are you planning a trip to Disneyland Paris? It’s a great destination for families because it combines classic Disney favorites with new attractions that you’ll only find at Disneyland Paris. My family spent one day at Disneyland Paris during our stay in France, and it was my kids’ favorite day of the trip. I have older kids (ages 11 and 14), and we all love rides. With such a short time in the parks, riding...

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Hello! Planning a trip to London? My family recently returned from our first trip to London, England. We wanted to experience all of the popular attractions, and become more familiar with this famous city. I was delighted when The London Pass provided my family with 2-Day London Passes, because it’s an easy way to see London’s top attractions. We learned a lot by using The London Pass – especially what NOT to do!...

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Hey there! Are you planning a trip to Lagoon Amusement Park in Utah? It’s lots of fun for families. Lagoon has been a happening Utah destination since 1886! Lagoon’s carousel is nearly 120 years old and the wooden roller coaster dates back to the 1920’s. In the 50’s and 60’s Ella Fitzgerald, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys and dozens of other top acts played at Lagoon. Today, Lagoon is still one of the...

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One Day at Disneyland Paris

One Day at Disneyland Paris


Posted By on Jun 20, 2018

Bonjour! Is Disneyland Paris on your wish list? My kids were thrilled when we told them we were adding a day in Disneyland Paris to our Paris itinerary. They liked visiting well-known Paris destinations like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame and Versailles, but in the end, Disneyland Paris was their favorite day of the trip. For families like ours who know their way around Disneyland or Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris feels...

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Hello! Planning a trip to Universal Orlando Resort in Florida? It’s one of my favorite destinations. Long gone are the days when Universal Orlando was a one-day add-on to a Walt Disney World trip. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is reason enough to make Universal Orlando Resort your first choice in Orlando, and with three full-size theme parks, it’s big enough to fill an entire vacation on its own. I recommend a...

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Hello! Are you thinking of a tour of Hearst Castle on the Central California coast? It’s one of the most popular California State Parks. Hearst Castle is a massive mansion built on the top of a mountain in San Simeon, California. It was built and added onto through the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s by the prominent newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, who filled it with his priceless art collection from around...

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Hello! Many families travel to Las Vegas, Nevada every year. For my family, it’s an easy warm-weather getaway from our home in Utah, or a convenient stopping point on a Southern California road trip. Though there are actually lots of great family activities in Las Vegas, the city earns its “Sin City” reputation. That can make it tricky to choose a family hotel in Las Vegas – especially because...

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