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Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime! To me, a West Michigan vacation is not complete until you have sand permanently in your shoes, have captured at least one firefly in a jar, and endured at least one ice …

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A Tour of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans

November 18, 2014 – 1:47 pm
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Last month, I posted a story on how football fans traveling to New Orleans for a Saints game can save 15% off regular room rates at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans (simply enter code “FANN” when …

Football Season Savings at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans

October 20, 2014 – 9:03 am
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Football season is finally here and nothing beats the thrill of cheering in the stands while your team wins an away game. For the true fans who will travel to New Orleans for Saints games, …

Amish Country Itinerary in Lancaster, PA

May 3, 2013 – 2:23 pm
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If you’re looking for a great weekend road trip in the Northeast this spring, consider Lancaster, PA.  From the Amish country, to the railroads and museums, to the amusement parks, this itinerary is great family …

Long-Term Holiday Vacation in Orlando, Florida: Stay at Gatwick Hotels

November 10, 2012 – 6:19 pm
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Orlando getaways are viewed by many as the ultimate family getaway. Regardless of any low- cost holiday packages you may find on the internet, the cost of your Florida family escape can soon amount to …

How to Choose a Kid Friendly Hotel

July 3, 2012 – 5:45 am
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Ever arrive at a hotel and start to unpack the car, and you just know the bellman is groaning? How do you find a hotel that is truly family friendly?

Merriment and Mayhem in Port Washington, Wisconsin

June 8, 2012 – 6:57 pm
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Scheduled for the first full weekend of June, the Port Washington Pirate Festival in Port Washington, Wisconsin promises both merriment and mayhem on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Happening upon last year’s festival somewhat …

Stay and Play at Ohio State Park Lodges

October 5, 2011 – 1:56 pm
Ski hill and archery range at Punderson.

Joining with a handful of states allowing free access to their entire State Park system, residents of and visitors to Ohio are encouraged to hike, bike, boat, camp, and play their way across a sizable …

Where to Unplug the Kids

August 5, 2011 – 7:16 am
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According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, children now spend 53 hours a week in front of a television, computer, hand held video game console, cell phone, iPad… and some times, multiple devices at once. As you contemplate what to do with the last weeks of summer, we asked the experts at ARAMARK Parks and Destinations to tell us where they would like to spend some time outside.

Guest Post: Top 5 Family Road Trips

July 13, 2011 – 7:49 am
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Looking for a vacation spot that won’t break the bank? We asked Dan Weisman of Flipkey.com, a leading vacation rental website, to give us some suggestions of destinations that are road trip worthy, great for families and fun to visit.

Guest Post: Top 5 Tips for Winter Vacation Rentals

November 8, 2010 – 7:55 am
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Most travelers think of heading to a vacation rental with the family for a summer beach vacation. However, the winter can be a great time to stay in a vacation rental, too.