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Use these travel journal ideas & free printable pages to help kids document their next vacation or trip! Since we’re heading out on a big road trip this summer, I thought I would include some travel journal pages in our Road Trip Binder (which already has 40+ Free Printable Road Trip Activities you might want …

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Getting tired of being stuck in the house? Not sure what to do with the kids on winter break days? Here’s a great list of things to do in Kansas City — workshops, events & ideas for some wonderful winter fun! Learn about the Holidays Christmas at Lanesfield When: Fridays and Saturdays thru Jan. 4th …

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We’re heading out for summer vacation soon and I asked my daughter what she wants to bring in her suitcase – her ‘very important items’ include a swimsuit, blankie & 32 books!  So, as a parent, here’s where I jump up and down saying ‘Yea! She loves to read!” but the practical side of me says there’s no way we can pack that many books.  Not to mention, she’s a voracious reader (finishes a book off faster than an ice cream cone!) so she’ll tear through those in the first few days of our trip and then need more.

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  Enjoy a family night out with classic games to play, a relaxing eating area and food everyone will enjoy. As we head into winter, it’s that time of year when parents scout out more indoor activities to do with their kids. But we want someplace where both kids AND parents can kick-back & unwind …

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  Tips on How to Start Family Traditions when you travel & take vacations — with a free printable list for you! Growing up, our family road trips where one of the highlights of my summers. Every year, we would head off to see far-away family members or set out to explore a new destination …

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When we got married, my husband and I moved half-way across the country and away from every relative we had.  It was hard the first few years to not have all those family dinners and be there for all the holidays. 

Then we had kids and realized that if we wanted to spend more time with our extended families, road trips were going to be a necessity.

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After a few years of planning and saving, we were able to take a trip to Hawaii this year — yes, it was amazing! 

We had accumulated enough Disney Reward dollars to stay at the Aulani Resort in Oahu on our first night on the island and it was one of the BEST decisions we made on the trip!  Being able to stay at an all-inclusive resort and not have to worry about grocery shopping or driving to any activities for the first day after that long plane trip meant a great start to our vacation.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re heading to Aulani especially if you’re only staying for a short time —


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Do you have a child who just loves trains?  Or maybe you’re one of those parents who doesn’t mind getting caught at a railroad stop while the kids try to count how many train cars go through? 

Trains are a form of travel that we should introduce to our kids – real train travel!  A few years ago, my family took a trip by train for just a few hours.  The kids loved the idea that we could all do things together (like visit the dining car for a snack!), had lots of room to stretch out and saw some unique places on the trip.

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As I’m sure you’ve heard (with all the store displays and multiple notes coming home from school about upcoming events) — the holidays are coming! To help with your planning, we’ve pulled together a list of all the holiday events and activities around Kansas City for you to use as a reference over the next …

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