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A family vacation to the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resorts, and all of the other amazing attractions that Lake Buena Vista, Orlando Florida has to offer is an exciting event. Staying just outside of the Magic Kingdom offers many advantages to your stay giving you immediate and easy access […]

Family Hotels Near Disney



My first (short) visit to Las Vegas was to help run the Tourism track at BlogWorld and New Media Expo, but I tried to scope out a few family travel angles in Sin City while I was there. Here are my thoughts about this surprising place: 1)  Even though the campaign […]

8 tips on taking the kids to Las Vegas



Welcome to the December 2, 2010 edition of the Carnival of Cities, where we tour the world in a single blog post.  We were supposed to publish yesterday but ran into some technical glitches; thanks for your patience. Thanks as well to the host of the previous edition on Byteful Travel, […]

Carnival of Cities for 2 December 2010


The teacher’s voice was clear and firm:  “No, sir, I’m afraid that is incorrect. You may step down and take a seat.” It was a spelling bee in progress at the Rose Hill School, an historic one-room schoolhouse built in 1895, but now located behind the small Cherokee Strip Museum […]

History class is in session at the Cherokee Strip Museum’s ...


Over 500 different kinds of soda (pssst….the staff told me to get the Dang! Butterscotch Root Beer.) Pick out a sampler six-pack (or more) of cold sodas. Great burgers in the diner. The shake that I got with my burger was spoon-thick. Ridiculously futuristic and cool architecture, with a giant […]

A real sugar shack: POPS on Oklahoma’s Route 66




Trails are one of my favorite ways for kids to learn about history, because they give both a visual of movements and events (using a trail map) but then you can physically take them on the trail itself. St. Joseph, Missouri (@StJoMo on Twitter) is one city that was the […]

Trails cross paths in St Joseph, Missouri


I’ve written before about our experience with Priceline…here’s a quick refresher on our takeaways from that search for a Las Vegas hotel room for a business trip…. Hotel rooms and other purchases from travel auction sites are generally nonrefundable. Be prepared for a walk or dealing with transportation if you […]

A few more Priceline tips



Welcome to the September 22, 2010 edition of the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, where we tour the world in a single blog post. Thanks very much to the host for the previous edition, Let’s Do Something Different, and we look forward to the next host, Netherlands-based Guido with Absolutely […]

Carnival of Cities for 22 September 2010