The Best of Walt Disney World Resort – Old Favorites and New Magic

I know that there are a lot of families out there who pretty much only take Disney vacations, and there was a time when I found this plan to be…well, a little boring. Why limit yourself when there is so much of this world to see? But when Cadence was given the opportunity to dance…

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Our Favorite Gear for a Summer Road Trip

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After planning our trip to Florida for the summer, we decided that it would be fun to drive like we did when the kids were much younger. Plus, we were ready to break in our new Explorer, so off we went! Of course, staying sane in the car on a long road trip is important,…

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AftT’s Guide to Wizarding Around Universal Orlando Resort

Hogwarts Express Universal Orlando Resort

“If yeh know where to go” Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links meaning that we earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. There is no additional cost to you, and it helps to support this site. Thanks! We’ve been to London and done the Warner…

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The Best Parasailing in Florida

Parasailing in Florida was the perfect way to split up our time between Florida theme parks. After spending 5 days at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, we were tired and ready for some time at the beach. If you are in southwest Florida and want to go parasailing, nobody does it better than Bonita Jet…

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Visiting Graceland with Kids

Visiting Graceland with Kids

For us, road trips east have usually included a stop in Memphis, Tennessee. As many times as we have been through this cool city, only Carrick had visited Graceland before. While I’ve never considered myself a true Elvis fan, I do like his songs and always thought that Graceland would be a fun, kitschy thing…

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AftT’s Guide to the 4th of July in Philadelphia with Kids

When we booked our flights to Europe last year, we decided to extend our trip and spend the 3rd and 4th of July in Philadelphia since we would be flying to London from Philly on the 5th. Talk about a great decision! Here’s how we made the most of 48 hours in the City of Brotherly Love over…

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11 Summer Vacation Reads for All Ages

As a school library media specialist, I do a lot of reading and am often asked for book recommendations. This time of year always puts me in the traveling mood, as I’m sure it does for many of you as well. Whether you are taking a road trip, going to a beach, exploring faraway lands,…

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Paris with Kids: Bastille Day and Beyond

When we planned our trip to Europe last year, we knew that we wanted to go back to Paris with the kids so they could experience this amazing city. After looking at our dates, we decided to visit on Bastille Day because of what an incredible experience that would be. We ended up staying five nights from…

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4 Things We Love to Do in Branson, MO

On the surface, Branson is a tourist trap. There’s no denying that. As a Midwestern kid, I went on several trips to Branson with my parents, and I have some great travel memories that include visiting Silver Dollar City and seeing some of the shows like The Presley’s and Lawrence Welk. Even though we have…

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Skiing the Japanese Alps with Kids

Skiing in Japan with kids

Skiing has turned into a fun spring break tradition for our family, and skiing in Japan was certainly no exception. I’ve been a skier for most of my life, but Carrie had only skied once in high school. Now that we’ve been three times as a family, I’m calling it now – we’re officially a ski family! I…

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