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Family and Budget Friendly Niagara Falls Hotel – Howard Johnson By The Falls Review

  Recently I took my “little” pack on a family vacation to Niagara Falls – you know 3 kids under the age of 5… Always an adventure I’ll tell you.  For the first leg of our trip we had the chance to stay in a family suite at the Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls. …

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How to Deal With Unexpected Layovers While Traveling With Children

You’ve checked in, checked your luggage and patiently waited in agonizingly slow security lines only to get to the gate and see those ill-fated words “delay.” Now what? Dealing with unexpected layovers while traveling with children can put a kink in your travel plans.  If you are lucky your gate is near the playground and …

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What to do at Canada’s Wonderland when you don’t love Roller Coasters

When people think of Canada’s Wonderland normally the first thing that comes to mind are the high thrill take your breath away roller coasters.  You know the ones like Leviathan – where riders are dropped from a height of 306 ft at an 80 degree angle and reach speeds of up to 148 km/hr.  There …

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View the Underwater World Like Never Before at Adventure Aquarium

If there was one highlight of our whole trip to Philadelphia it was our visit to the Adventure Aquarium.  Although not technically in Philadelphia located directly across the river in Camden, New Jersey this is a must visit attraction when in the area.  I could have spent hours and hours at the aquarium and wished …

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Our Home Away From Home at the Courtyard Marriott Philadelphia Langhorne Review

Our trip to Philadelphia and Langhorne, Pennsylvania was the first family vacation we took with both kids.  It is safe to say I was a little nervous about how everyone would do with the drive, change in routine, and all of the excitement Sesame Place and the other attractions we were planning to visit.  The …

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Dinosaurs, Butterflies and more at the Academy of Natural Sciences

When planning our recent family vacation to Philadelphia I was worried I would not find any attractions that our whole family would enjoy.  Hubs and I don’t always like the same attractions, and we had 2 little boys to keep entertained. I was excited when I came across the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel …

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Perfect Time for a Getaway to Niagara Falls with Courtyard by Marriott

Summer vacation is over you are back in your regular routine and Christmas craziness has not kicked in yet.  Yet you know it is coming, just like I do, the gatherings, parties, shopping, oh yes all of the shopping that needs to be done…  Seriously a couple of nights away with the kids to just …

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Enjoying the City from the water: Ottawa Boat Cruise Paul’s Boat Lines Review

On my recent trip to Ottawa we decided to take an Ottawa boat cruise on our first day in the city to give us an overview of the city and its history along with getting the “lay of the land”.  Paul’s Boat Lines Ottawa River Cruise offers a 1.5 hr tour that includes magnificent views …

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