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The hot air balloons in New Mexico

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – 28 Tips for Your First Trip


The most photographed event in the World takes place during the first half of October every year, and it’s something that every family should try to attend at least once.  This colorful event is the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Just think about how excited your kids get when they see a hot air balloon floating in the…

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US Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth MN

A Look Inside the US Hockey Hall of Fame


While driving thru many of the small towns in Northern Minnesota, you’ll notice they have one thing in common. That one thing is an outdoor hockey rink. Some towns have multiple rinks so there’s ice time for everyone, and some towns have rinks with boards that have bordered the ice for generations. Winters can be pretty tough in Northern Minnesota,…

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The kids area at the water park at great wolf lodge in bloomington minnesota

A Look Inside the 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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How to save money on souvenirs at great wolf lodge

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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