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Colleen Lanin
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Milwaukee Guys Weekend - A Destination for Manly Men! Read why to consider this Wisconsin city for a dudes getaway.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin is one of the manliest towns out there. Beer, cheese, boats, motorcycles and more add up to one studly Milwaukee guys weekend.
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Canada in 2017 will be full of festivities to celebrate the country's 150th anniversary. Here's why to make this THE year you visit Canada!
Canada is rolling out the red carpet for the world's visitors to celebrate its 150th birthday this year. Here are 10 reasons to visit Canada in 2017.
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New Year's Eve Traditions from Europe! Have you heard of any of these?
You surely have your own New Year's Eve traditions. Learn about three fun New Year's Eve traditions from Europe, hailing from Spain, Denmark and Scotland.
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Great Wolf Lodge Southern California goes BIG for the holidays! Check out why to book a room during the winter holidays, for Spring-A-Palooza or Howl-O-Ween.
Great Wolf Lodge Southern California dazzles guests with Snowland during the winter holidays, Spring-A-Palooza in March and April and Howl-O-Ween in fall.
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When people ask Cora what her favorite hotel is - she'l often say Great Wolf Lodge. I wish we could've gotten up there for the holidays this year but we can't do everything! I'll try to remember for next year...maybe I'll give her a night as a bday present :-)
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These indoor hotel pools will chase any winter blues away! Which one looks the most tempting to you?
The weather doesn't have to be frightful to enjoy these spectacular indoor watery havens. Dive in to this list of the best indoor hotel pools for kids.
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I was lucky to get a chance to do a White House Christmas tour during Obama's Presidency. How do you think Donald Trump will decorate during the holidays?
As part of the White House Travel Bloggers Summit, I got a chance to tour the presidential holiday decorations. Come along for a White House Christmas tour!
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Cabo San Lucas Tours that Add Excitement to Your Beach Vacation ~ Ditch that beach lounger for a day for a camel trek, whale watching excursion & other fun adventures!
Leave your beach lounger for a day of adventure in Los Cabos. Book one (or more!) of these seven Cabo San Lucas tours to add excitement to your vacation.
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Best San Diego Attractions for Kids! I just updated this popular blog post to include fabulous hotels and restaurants for families, too. Did your favorites make our list?
As a travel writer and local mom who spent 15 years exploring San Diego County, here are my picks for the 15 best San Diego attractions for kids.
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Always a favorite post lady! I've never been but when I do I'll be using this! 
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Cornell Hotel de France Review ~ This boutique hotel is like a slice of France in the heart of San Francisco!
Just a few blocks from Union Square, enjoy San Francisco with a French accent at Cornell Hotel de France and its on-site restaurant, Jeanne d'Arc.
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Save your holiday season sanity with this simple trick!
Before your "ho ho hos" and "fa la las" turn into "no no nos," try this trick for keeping your holiday season sanity: create a Holiday Notebook.
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Christmas Traditions in Europe You've Never Heard Of...have you?!
What do lit candles atop girls' heads, a cat who eats children, and coal left in shoes have in common? Why, they're Christmas traditions in Europe!
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Christmas Markets Around the World You Must Visit! Which of these sounds most tempting to you?
These fabulous Christmas markets from around the world will keep your spirits bright and inspire future travels.
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Author of "The Travel Mamas' Guide"---an award-winning book about how to vacation with babies and children...and stay sane! Creator/Editor-in-Chief of TravelMamas.com, a popular family travel blog that provides printable packing lists, travel giveaways, reviews and stories for traveling parents. Co-host of #KidsNTrips Twitter parties.
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Winter Vancouver Girlfriend Getaway
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What to Do in Juneau, Alaska with Kids
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Juneau's natural beauty and the city's walkable downtown lure visitors here by the boatload. Here's what to do in Juneau, Alaska with kids.

Which Disneyland Character Meal is Best for Your Family? (Updated 2014)
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Ojai Babymoon - One Last Southern California Hurrah Before Baby
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Best Travel Destinations of the Year
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How & Why to Host a Vision Board Party
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Give Kids the Gift of Travel at Christmas and All Year
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For birthdays and gift-giving holidays, my family focuses on giving experiences instead of things. Here is why and how to give kids the gift

Passports with Purpose 2013 THANK YOU and Prize Winner Announcement
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Family Beach Vacation Tips
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10 Reasons to Rent Baby Travel Gear
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Whether traveling with an infant, toddler or preschooler, here are 10 reasons to rent baby travel gear!

Hilton Garden Inn and Keurig Coffee, Hooray! (A Poem of Sorts)
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What's that you say...Hilton Garden Inn has partnered with Keurig Coffee? Hooray!

Center Parc Bostalsee, Germany - A Family Focused Vacation Destination
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My American family has fallen in love with Europe's Center Parcs. Here are some reasons to choose Center Parc Bostalsee in Germany for your

Holiday Gifts for Travel Families
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From presents for children, tweens, teens, and parents---here are our picks for the best holiday gifts for travel families.

Holiday visits: Stay at a hotel or with relatives?
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A hotel stay versus bedding down at relative's home -- the age-old holiday debate comes once more.

An Indulgent Girlfriend Getaway at the Oaks at Ojai
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If you like your spa weekends to have a balance of naughty and nice, here’s how to have an indulgent girlfriend getaway at the Oaks at Ojai.