All Blog Posts Tagged 'travel' (152)

Along Pitlochry, Scotland

The Old Mill Inn, Pitlochry

It was after 5pm when we strolled down to the town, it was quite deserted by then. Most of the shops are closed at 5pm, except for a few eatery shops but we didn't take our dinner there. We bought some frozen pizzas from the grocery stall and micro-waved them in the guest house. (Saves some pounds and pennies!) LOL..



Let me tell you…

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Added by Reanaclaire on May 12, 2013 at 8:26am — No Comments

First Chapter Reveal: Rowena and the Dark Lord, by Melodie Campbell (comic fantasy, time travel)

Dark magic…dark passions….

When Rowena is abducted from Arizona and taken back to medieval Land’s End, one thing is clear: she must learn to control her powers of magic. It isn’t easy being a modern girl in an archaic land, and when Rowena accidently conjures up a Roman Legion in mid-battle, Land’s End is on the brink of a…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 2, 2013 at 7:12am — No Comments

Some Historical Buildings

From where I stood, I took some pictures around me... 
Never before I notice these buildings properly though I pass them by almost daily...…

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Added by Reanaclaire on March 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

7 frequently forgotten details that could ruin your trip

Nothing is worse than having your credit card declined, especially when you're trying to buy your family subway passes at a kiosk under Times Square surrounded by early morning commuters.

Don't get me wrong, the people around us were very understanding, if misguided in assuming we'd run up our line of credit. I think someone did offer to help pay our fare in the confusion, but just about everyone else was focused on catching their train.

It didn't help that when you're that far…

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Added by Kari Astrid Haugeto on February 27, 2013 at 9:11am — No Comments

Green on the Cheap

When I made the decision, really made the decision, to adopt a greener lifestyle, I had people say to me “I’d love to go green but I can’t afford it.”  Have you ever said that?  Thought that?  If so, I will refrain from telling you what I said in return.

The point is that if you think about it,…

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Added by Penny Roach on February 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to take kids to a museum

I was quite young when my parents started taking me to different museums and I always enjoyed them. My imagination would start getting wild. I am a firm believer that museums are a great family outing. They are a chance to spend some time together, exploring, learning about the past, present or the future, trying new…

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Added by Inga Batur on February 13, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

BlackBall And CNY Deco In Queensbay Mall

With full and heavy stomach, we eased digestion in Queensball Mall which is just a short distance away from Sungai Dua... we walked around the mall, browsing around and buying nothing.. seriously, nothing was bought that evening.... it was a good sign, at least for my pockets... hahahaa....

Thinking back now, it is indeed a Big surprise that we went back to the hotel empty-handed... Kudos to my girl! What a good girl she is! She didn't buy anything at all.....

See... nothing…

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Added by Reanaclaire on January 21, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

Magnificent Museums: Indianapolis Children's Museum





The Indianapolis Children's Museum is the world's largest museum of its kind and a definite must-see attraction if you have kids. My kids loved everything about it and would like to go back as often as possible. Between the excellent dinosaur exhibit, train displays, indoor carousel and playhouse, dedicated toddler/preschooler…
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Added by Erin on December 4, 2012 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Disney Planning DVD

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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Added by Erin on December 4, 2012 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Great 1-Night Trips: Dearborn, MI





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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Added by Erin on December 4, 2012 at 10:41pm — No Comments

ASTC Passport Program

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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Added by Erin on November 14, 2012 at 12:36am — No Comments

Kids Love Travel Series

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…

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Added by Erin on November 14, 2012 at 12:34am — No Comments

Disney World Planning Websites

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…

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Added by Erin on November 14, 2012 at 12:32am — No Comments

Why Travel with Kids

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.



So,…

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Added by Erin on November 14, 2012 at 12:28am — No Comments

Halloween And Pumpkins

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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Added by Reanaclaire on November 1, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

Fried Porridge In Klang

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...…

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Added by Reanaclaire on October 30, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

Halloween Atmosphere

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...…

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Added by Reanaclaire on October 29, 2012 at 8:48am — No Comments

Country Roads, Take Me Home..

Country roads, take me home... to the place... I belong... 
Next we were taken to Old Town... a place which reminded me cowboy shows and stuff... 
the planks, the old railways...…
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Added by Reanaclaire on October 22, 2012 at 8:49am — No Comments

Denny And The Man In San Diego

Among all the fast food outlets, I come to conclude that I love Denny the most!

I've seen Denny along every highway but didn't get to experience
the food until the day we left San Diego...…
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Added by Reanaclaire on October 18, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments

San Diego Cruise Tours Make Me Yellow

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!)…

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Added by Reanaclaire on October 17, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

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