Posts by Allison


Welcome! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Are you looking for a new family tradition, or a festive outing to enjoy with family or friends? Lights displays, festivals and events to boost your holiday spirit can be found all over Utah. Christmas is an especially good time to introduce your kids to the fine arts through the theatre, ballet or symphony. Most Utahns celebrate Christmas, but this list is open to all...

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Hello! Ski season is almost here! The mountains behind my home are dusted with snow and several resorts will open Thanksgiving weekend! It looks like 2017-18 will be another great season. 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...

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Hello! Headed to Orlando? There are so many fun things to do in Orlando, Florida, it’s impossible to do them all in one vacation. SeaWorld Orlando is among the top theme parks in the area, and we were glad that we included it in our most recent Orlando itinerary. SeaWorld Orlando is not quite as crowded as some of Orlando’s other parks, and it offers a fun balance of entertaining shows, thrill rides, and educational animal...

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3 ways to use packing cubes

3 ways to use packing cubes


Posted By on Nov 1, 2017

Hey there! Want something that will make packing easier? Who doesn’t? Several years ago, I purchased four sets of eBags Packing Cubes in different colors – one for each member of my family – through Amazon.com. I’ve used them on many trips since then, and they have been a great way to organize our stuff for a trip. My sister even borrows them for her family’s big camping trip each year and my eBags still...

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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 last year. The resort 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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Hello! Are you planning a trip to Universal Orlando Resort? Wondering if Express Pass is worth the money? My family recently tried the Express Pass ticket add-on at Universal Orlando Resort. We all love Harry Potter, and my kids (ages 10 and 13) are old enough to get excited about big thrill rides, so we used Express Pass on all the most popular rides in both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. We are frugal, so we...

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Hey there! Wondering if ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft are a good option for your family? Want to know what to expect and how to get started? We have used both Uber and Lyft several times in Washington D.C., Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. We are headed to Orlando this week and expect to use Uber and Lyft most of the time because it is the most convenient and affordable option from our rental home. These ride sharing...

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Hello! Planning a ski trip? Snowbasin Resort is a great choice for families. Snowbasin is the Utah resort that is closest to my home, and it is one of my favorites. It is located just a few minutes drive from Ogden, and it is absolutely beautiful. Did you know that it was an Olympic venue in 2002? Because of that, Snowbasin has world-class facilities, but it’s also a manageable size. Beginners’ luck Snowbasin doesn’t...

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Hello! Does your family enjoy visiting zoos when you travel? The Denver Zoo is a great choice. We first visited the Denver Zoo when our kids were little. It’s a large zoo that features many of our favorite animals. It also has a train and carousel, which my young children loved. My kids are older now (ages 13 and 10), and we just had one full day on our last trip through Denver, so we had lots of options with little time. I...

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Hello! Are you planning a cruise? One of my favorite parts of any cruise is the food. Cruise dining is a little different than most people are used to, so this post is all about helping you navigate your options and having a great experience. Most of today’s big cruise ships give you a variety of dining choices – buffet, dining room, room service or specialty restaurant – for every meal. I enjoy trying them all when...

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