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How to save money on souvenirs at great wolf lodge

A Look Inside Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington Minnesota

If you live in the upper Midwest, you have probably heard that there is now a Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington Minnesota.  Actually, there are Great Wolf Lodges popping up all over the country.  These water park destinations are full of family fun and traditions, but a stay there can come at a steep price.  But still, you’re a little…

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ways to save money at great wolf lodge water park

Great Wolf Lodge – 16 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Trip

Is a trip to a Great Wolf Lodge water park looming in your family’s future?  Did the kids see the commercials on tv and now think it’s the best place in the world, while all you see is the money flying out of your wallet? After a while, you start to realize that it does look like a lot of…

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Hyatt Regency Coconut Point – 50 Tips For Your First Visit

There are certain kinds of surprises that most people don’t like.  I’m talking about the surprise of realizing that you forgot something at home, that your kids aren’t tall enough for the super fun water park that you just spent a bunch of money to stay at, or that a small cup of red grapes cost $7 at the coffee…

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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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The colorful Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – What You Can Expect to See Your First Time There

Wow!  My kids and I just returned from the most colorful weekend ever!  We spent a few days in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico and had a fantastic time!  The words colorful and Albuquerque don’t usually go together do they?  Isn’t everything brown there?  Well, mostly yes, but not during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta! This nine day festival takes…

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The original Wisconsin Ducks in Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells – Beyond the Waterparks

You’ve heard about Wisconsin Dells, the waterpark of capital of the world.  Yes, the whole world!  You can’t drive down the street without seeing crazy tube slides coming out the sides of buildings, or vertical waterslides that are straight down and way beyond extreme. Your kids could spend days at the waterparks and still not want to leave!  That is,…

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Wilderness Resort Wisconsin Dells

Wilderness Resort Wisconsin Dells – 71 Tips For Your First Visit

If you grew up in the Midwest, you either visited Wisconsin Dells every single year, or you have never been there.  You love the Dells, or hate the Dells.  It’s crowded, weird, crazy, fun, unique, nostalgic, should I go on? We never visited Wisconsin Dells when I was a kid (poor me), and it was only a few years ago…

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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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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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