The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, TN

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is known for being the home of Dolly Parton, a mecca for mini golf loving-race car driving- carnival rider seeking tourists, and as the gateway to The Great Smoky Mountains, the most popular of the 58 National Parks in America.After hiking and exploring the mountains, we treated ourselves to an overnight at a…

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Packing a Suitcase

You’ll hear me say it often on this site: Be prepared. I truly believe you can never be too prepared, or plan too much. And while it’s been a personal resolution (since, about, oh… 2002) to try and be spontaneous, I have a lot of evidence to support planning ahead of a trip.I’ve written about…

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How to Pack the Car

The days of spontaneously hopping in a car and hitting the road ended when our daughter was born. After that point, even a simple trip to the grocery store required careful planning and a car full of “just in case” items.  Nowadays, we can pare down some of the items necessary (yay, no more lugging…

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Before You Go

Whether you’re planning your first vacation or are an experienced adventurer, traveling with children can be a challenge. Without proper planning and preparation, even a local weekend getaway can quickly take a turn for the worse. In all of my experience planning and embarking on driving vacations with my family throughout the United States, I…

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Top 10 Disney Planning Tips

We’re coming up on our third visit to the “mice” in Orlando this summer and our children are so excited! We were definitely bitten by the Disney World “bug” and keep coming back for more magic. It truly is (one of) the happiest places on Earth, no matter how old you are.Regular readers and followers…

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StoryLand in Glen, New Hampshire

Opened in 1954, StoryLand is a nursery rhyme themed amusement park that will take you back in time. Story Land is located in Glen, New Hampshire, a small community in the town of Bartlett in the beautiful White Mountains. It’s a short, ten minute drive to the town of  North Conway (a popular skiing destination) with…

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