view from horse and buggy Mackinac Island - Photo Melody Wren
Step Back in Time on Mackinac Island

Pronounced Mackinaw, Mackinac Island is a pristine island is filled with charm and character-filled houses lining each street.  Horses’ hooves echo as buggies carry ferry loads of visitors from the dock.

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American Writers Museum Word Map - Photo Denise Davy
More Than the Bean – Finding Unusual and Unique Attractions in Chicago

I admit I tend to over-schedule my trips to make sure I see EVERYTHING there is to see. But a recent trip to Chicago showed me that sometimes it’s the unexpec

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Spotlight on Culture in Salt River Arizona

The sound of the drumbeat almost drowns out my host, who leans in and raises her voice to be heard above the pervasive rhythm. She fills in more information for me as the names and nations of people processing in are announced over the loudspeaker. T

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Museums in Western New York Photo #2 Explore And More kids playing Photo by Drew Brown
3 World-Class Museums Your Family Won’t Want to Miss in Western New York

Up for a terrific tri-city museum tour? Three new museums in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Jamestown, are worth the trek to western New York. First, learn the fascinating history of the Underground Railroad, which helped slaves escape to freedom across

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What You Need to Know About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

In a galaxy far far away…..just a hop skip and a jump from a Critter Country, the land of the old American West of the first frontier and from a world of fantasy, you walk into new planet. Batuu, a remote planet on the edge of the galaxy where the

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Washington DC-Lincoln Memorial lit up at night - Photo Lisa Johnston
Free DC: A Family-Friendly and Wallet-Friendly Vacation in Washington D.C.

Looking for an easy-on-the-budget holiday? Washington, D.C. may be a perfect choice!

Airfare, accommodations, car rentals, transfers, entertainment – a family vacation can quickly add up in terms of costs. Add some attraction tickets an

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The author and her sons at LA's Staples Center prior to the hockey game. Photo Lisa Johnston
Sports Maniacs Hit the Big 3 in LA – How Our Family Saw the NBA, NHL and NFL in Los Angeles

Four major sports leagues. Countless cities. So many options. If you’re a professional sports fan, how do you pick the perfect sports weekend? With a lot of planning and a little bit of luck.

Travelling to sports games has always been high on my f

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Florida Sanibel Fort Meyers Captiva Islane Edison and Ford Estate Grounds Photo Sabrina Pirillo
Kids Will Love Seashells, Butterflies, Fords, & Light Bulbs in Fort Myers and Sanibel

Here we go again, Canada. The dreaded winter months bringing sleet and snow accompanied by so many layers you feel like the Michelin Man. For most Canadians, their get-away-go-to is Florida, and this year should be no different.

The sunny southwes

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Bare Necessities of Planning Your Disneyland Vacation
The Ultimate Guide to Disneyland: I’ll Never Grow Up! The Bare Necessities of Planning Your Disneyland Vacation

Looking for hot deals on a Disney vacation? Then you have to read this post, Exclusive Offer! Discounted Disney Tickets for Canadian Residents

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Fall is For Lovers in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

The view from the lounge patio at th

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