27 May, 2024

Waldorf Astoria Orlando for Family Travel

Heading to Disney and want to stay at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando? Check latest hotel prices & reviews for the Waldorf Orlando on TripAdvisor. Our Visit to Waldorf Astoria Orlando Staying at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando is a Smart Mama choice for families visiting the Disney theme parks or wanting to just escape to a beautiful resort in Central […]

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Disney Getaway to Blizzard Beach with Kids & a Scared Mom

A quick Disney getaway included visiting Blizzard Beach with kids. We had never visited a Disney Water Park as a family and were eager for the experience.  Our daughters are 3 & 7. The older one is super adventurous – she rode Space Mountain and Rockin’ Roller Coaster in Walt Disney World during our trip […]

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Hilton Bonnet Creek Video Review

Throughout our 2-night weekend at the Hilton Bonnet Creek I snapped loads of photos and video. It was a trip I surely wanted to always remember and it was a perfect summer weekend getaway! I compiled many of the images into a video showcasing some of very favorite aspects of the Hilton Bonnet Creek, especially […]

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Summer Weekend Getaway at the Hilton Bonnet Creek

UPDATE: Check out our video montage of our very favorite aspects of the Hilton Bonnet Creek! A summer weekend getaway at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando provided our family a perfect opportunity to relax, have fun, enjoy outstanding food and receive top notch service.  We head to Orlando quite a bit being South Florida residents. […]

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Why An All-Inclusive Resort is Great for Families

A family trip includes the additional cost for attractions, meals, entertainment and more. Selecting an all-inclusive resort for family travel provides a pre-paid approaching to vacationing. You arrive at your destination and are ready to enjoy, with no need to take out the credit card and pay for each and every aspect of the trip! You […]

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Beaches Negril Waterslide Video Review

Put on your bathing suit and get ready to pick your wedgie because the Pirates Island Water Park and gorgeous beach & water sports at Beaches Negril entertains the kids and adults! We experienced all we could during our last visit – something that all must do at a luxury all-inclusive resort! A family vacation to Beaches […]

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Key West Family Vacation Itinerary, Day 2

Key West vacation itinerary continues! Day 1 of our vacation itinerary included a gorgeous drive down Overseas Highway and a dinner at my namesake, Caroline’s Cafe. We had another beautiful, hot day in Key West on our 2nd day. Vacation Itinerary Day 2 The Reach Resort Poolside A little chess and bocce entertained the girls […]

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How I Pay It Forward in Disney

To Pay It Forward is to do something unexpectedly nice to another person. This goes beyond holding the door open or picking up a paper that fell. When I Pay It Forward I surprise someone with true kindness in a way that isn’t always what’s expected. Remember when I payed it forward at Starbucks and […]

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An Organized Suitcase is Necessary on a Weekend Getaway

[ad#Google in Content] We are the weekend getaway family, as you may remember from Smarty Pants Daddy’s post this summer.  We getaway when we can, especially when we find a good deal and have a free weekend!  On most trips, I am able to pack our clothes in 2 suitcases, often a backpack comes too […]

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Disney Parade Tip, Reuse Parade Toys

Who says you can’t reuse parade toys? You certainly don’t buy new beach towels each time you go to the beach?  Do you?  I’m thinking you buy them ahead of time and then reuse them with each beach trip.  Well, you shouldn’t go to a parade, particularly a Disney nighttime parade, without your pre-purchased parade […]

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Disney in a Weekend! Planning a Weekend Disney Getaway!

What a weekend!  Spent three great nights with family in Disney World.  Yes, we travel to Disney A LOT! We actually went 6 times just in 2009!  It sounds a bit excessive, don’t you think?  There are lots of reasons for our repetitive WDW getaways.  First and foremost, we were given season passes last year – […]

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