Family Travel: Residence Inn Vegas

~This post is written on behalf of the Residence Inn Vegas hotel. I stayed there for 3 nights in October 2013 and all opinions are my own!

I’m pretty sure everyone has the same thoughts when they hear about VEGAS. I mean, it’s the city of sin. It’s great for parties, a trip with the girls (or guys), and weekend getaways. They don’t say “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” for nothing, right?!

But imagine if Vegas could be a family trip… a place to take the kids. Why not? There’s SO much

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Cozumel beaches from vacation

Last week we were in Cozumel for a family vacation. It was our first time there and was wonderful! Yes, you can take the kids to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico 😉 They had awesome things for kids and the beach was perfect for them. I’ll have more on our family vacation later… in the meantime I just wanted to share the gorgeousness of the beaches! This is at the Park Royal resort… the beach area is surrounded on both sides by a pool with swim up bar, hot tub,

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where I’ve been for the past week… {wordless wednesday}


Places to visit in the Caribbean: what’s your pick?

Each year, when I’m planning my holidays, I think about visiting the Caribbean. There are over 700 islands in the Caribbean, so it’s quite important to decide where you’re going before you get there. All the islands feature the same beautiful weather and sandy beaches, but each island has a unique quality all its own.

The islands of the Bahamas are probably the most popular tourist destination, mostly because of the white beaches and crystal clear water. The islands also offer everything else, like gambling, shopping and fine dining.

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Summers at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (giveaway)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

I remember visiting the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry all the time as a kid… it was like the go-to field trip in school and I’m not even sure how many years my classes hopped on a bus for a day exploring. I haven’t been in YEARS… and it’s on our summer to-do list this year now that we

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Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park area coupons

My brother lives in CO and I love going to visit because it’s beautiful there and there’s always so much to do! With a gorgeous backyard like CO, there’s always somewhere to hike, sights to see, wildlife, and tourist activities. My brother lives in Fort Collins and sometimes we like to explore nearby areas. A favorite is Estes Park and, of course, the Rocky Mountain National Park!

Rocky Mountain National Park attracts visitors from all over the world and it is right here in our own back yard. Come for a day, the

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Summer in Rockford: Magic Waters Waterpark

I grew up in Rockford and that means I grew up swimming at Magic Waters. I loved it as a kid and spent many summers there with season passes. It’s crazy that now I have my own children that get to experience the same waterpark! Much of it is the same, but a lot has been updated and there have been a LOT of new slides and attractions added since I was a kid.

Magic Waters is one of the largest water

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