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bentleyville tour of lights in duluth mn

Bentleyville Tour of Lights – 25 Tips for Your First Trip


Is your family ready to get into the Christmas spirit?  Well, there’s no better way to do that than to visit the Bentleyville Tour of Lights in Duluth, Minnesota.  How many lights are there?  Only four million!  Bentleyville is the largest walk through light display in the US that is free!  There’s Christmas music playing, Santa Claus listening to little…

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Roadside Attraction Worlds Largest Badger

Roadside Attractions – Why Your Family Needs to Stop


How often has this happened?  You are cruising along on your summer road trip and you start to see road signs everywhere screaming “World’s Largest”, and you admit you’re kind of curious.  Of course, your kids are really curious!  Then you think about the wasted time, the other tourists you’ll have to deal with and the wasted money.  You. Must.…

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Have You Ever…? (The Travel Edition)


“The World is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page.” (St. Augustine of Hippo) That is my favorite quote ever…and I’m not one to walk around quoting people!  It is true though!  I’ve read far more than one page in this “book” and I try to read more pages every day.  Never stop learning or…

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Capitol Building

What to do Your First Weekend in Madison, WI


If you’re looking for a smaller city to visit in the Midwest, than you need to consider spending a weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. The city is easy to get around and has a lot of fun family attractions.  There’s also great shopping, restaurants, outdoor trails and other family friendly activities. Madison is the second largest city in Wisconsin, and is…

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Art Institute

City Pass – An Easy Way to Save Time and Money on Vacation


What’s wrong with taking a summer vacation?  Well, for one, vacations can be expensive.  For two, once you get to your destination, you spend half of your time waiting in line to see what you want to see.  For three, well I could keep going on and on, but let’s focus on problems one and two. One way to solve…

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Tall Ship and the Lift Bridge

Duluth, Minnesota – 8 First Experiences For the Whole Family


One drawback to living is the Midwest is that the ocean is so far away.  We’ve got a 2 hour drive to the airport and then at least a 3 hour flight to get to the saltwater.  But, Duluth, MN is just over an hour away, and they have Lake Superior.  I guess I’ll take freshwater over saltwater any season,…

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Mall of America

Mall of America – 9 First Experiences For the Whole Family


Where can you have 9, yes 9, awesome first experiences over the course of 2 days?  Where can you shop at 520 stores, choose from 50 restaurants, explore an aquarium, have some thrills at an amusement park and much, MUCH more?  Only at the Mall of America! The Mall of America (MoA) is located in Bloomington Minnesota and is celebrating…

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Riding Amtrak With Kids – What to Expect the First Time


Traveling by train on Amtrak sounds so easy and relaxing doesn’t it?  All you have to do is hop on board, find your comfortable seat, and sit back and enjoy the ride.  There’s no traffic, no road construction, and no bathroom stops.  Perfect, right?  Maybe, maybe not, here is what you can expect when riding Amtrak with kids. I was…

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