If you are planning on visiting a Disney park and would like an overview of what each park and resort have to offer, I would encourage you to send for a free Disney vacation planning DVD. They provide the highlights of each park and give a glimpse into the various themes of all of the Disney property resorts.
Even though we just took a Disney vacation within the past year, my kids still ask to watch the DVD. I think it brings back good memories of their trip and gets them excited to…
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Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village- Dearborn, MI
The Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum complex are a huge treasure trove of history and rich in educational value for the whole family. I have probably been there 5 or 6 times over the years as a child and adult and have always enjoyed it.
The Village is an all-day undertaking as you will have tons of things to see and do. There are seven historic districts to visit in the village and…
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A great way to gain access to hundreds of museums nationwide is thru the ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers)passport program. Purchase a pass at one of the participating centers for free or reduced admission to other centers throughout the country. This is an excellent resource for traveling families.
We purchase our passes thru the Charlotte Harbor Historical
Society out of Florida, which are very reasonably priced for an annual family pass. The current amount for…
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One of my favorite travel book collections is the Kids Love Travel series, which was written by a family traveling and discovering different travel destinations for kid-friendliness. They give very helpful recommendations on navigating more popular tourist destinations as well as providing some information on often overlooked travel gems for families. I have the Ohio book and have used it extensively- I did not even know a few of the places existed. There are more than a dozen books…Continue
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Oh, the Disney vacation! So many things to do, places to eat, new attractions, characters to meet and shows to see. Everyone has an opinion on their favorite park, ride, or restaurant. It can seem a bit overwhelming when trying to plan and decide what the best options are for the ages of your children and what everyone is interested in doing. Not to mention the exact science of figuring out when the best time to visit each park would be as well as the least crowded times to visit attractions…Continue
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Why travel with kids? It can be inconvenient- dragging toys, extra clothes, portable electronics, and a huge supply of Capri-Suns halfway across the country. Not to mention if you have a baby or toddler and you might as well rent a trailer to haul everything you're going to need. Plus, the kids are out of their normal routine, might be missing sleep and are eating on the run. Nerves can get frayed and tantrums blow up, particularly if it's hot and standing in line is involved.
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I thought today is Halloween but I was mistaken, it was yesterday... During my younger days, it was not as popular as it is today, maybe those days we were not so "exposed" but nowadays, the youth of today are having fun disguising as "terror" as much as possible...
And what is Halloween actually? I went to Mr. Google to find out more and here is an extract from one of the websites....
Halloween originated as a pagan festival in parts of Northern Europe, particularly…
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By the time we left 1Utama, it was almost 6pm... the best meal of the day had arrived... DINNER! My friend had made plans to take us to a special meal in Klang, one open air restaurant called Bubur Goreng (Fried Porridge Restaurant)... This is the first time I heard of this and I wonder what was in store for us...…Continue
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Our next stop is One Utama shopping mall in Petaling Jaya. Know what? I have been to this place for umpteen times already and still I don't know the way till today! My sense of direction is really hopeless when it comes to recognizing roads. Thank goodness for my good friends, we managed to come and join in the Halloween atmosphere here...…Continue
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Among all the fast food outlets, I come to conclude that I love Denny the most!
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My two hours cruise along the San Diego harbour cruise... I thought I would be getting some good rest sleeping during the cruise... I was wrong... I didn't even snooze off this time.. instead I was enjoying the scenery and the wind... (plus the sun!)…Continue
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Back to my overdue "cruise post" ... we took a two hours deluxe harbour tour on the bay of San Diego... this two hours tour covers Harbor and Shelter Islands, Point Loma, Cabrillo National Monument, North Island Naval Air Station, the Submarine Base, as well as the Coronado Bridge and more...
Two hours cruise.. I thought I would be very bored and sleepy... but no.. I was very awake surprisingly... As usual, I let my pictures tell the story..…
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The next morning breakfast was taken in Chin's Szechuan restaurant again, it was a Sunday and they served something special, something like dim sum with a dash of szechuan style here and there... I was looking forward to tasting something new again ... having Szechuan dim sum in San Diego... lol...…Continue
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For our lunch, we went to visit this yacht club.... and I forgot the name of this seafood restaurant! sigh.. I should have written it down... just now I try googling for the name and I couldn't find it.. what shall I do? Just post up the pictures and see if anyone of you recognize the place or not... Maybe some of you will be able to tell me... :)…Continue
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After checking into our resort apartment, it was almost time for dinner.... and I was most excited and happy when I heard that we were going for Szechuan food instead of western food! Phew... that is really good news to me ...not that I don't like to take burgers and stuff but because I am a rice lover... I must have rice at least once a day or once a week if it is not too much to ask... LOL...
One of my sister's friend is working in this Szechuan restaurant called Chin's…
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The very next morning we had to leave Las Vegas for San Diego .....but before we did, we went to the premium factory outlet center to do our last minute shopping.... The mall is just walking distance from our Tahiti Village Resort and wasting no time, after rubbing massive sunblock lotion on our face and arms, we took a ten minutes walk to the mall under the hot sun....…Continue
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The following night after the heavy downpour, it was a time for another excitement, this time it was not as "threatening" as the previous night but a time for a "thunderous" one... an event I was looking forward to since the day I arrived in Las Vegas!
The only SHOW I wanted to go and watch is none other than a tribute to Michael Jackson and he is none other than Michael Firestone! Upon checking into the resort, we quickly booked tickets to the MJ Live in Rio…
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Soon it was dark when we reached the outskirts of Las Vegas... in fact, it was going to pour and it did!! With the lightning and all, I was quite nervous about the heavy rain and wind... furthermore, the radio kept announcing that those driving to Las Vegas got to look out for flash floods and take a U-turn out from the town....
I think "we" brought the rain to Las Vegas...
according to my BIL, it seldom rains in Las Vegas..
as in the song "It never rains in…
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