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Star Wars at Sea: On A Cruise Line Far, Far Away (in 2018)

Feb 20, 2017
Star Wars at Sea returns to Disney Cruise Line with 15 special Disney Fantasy sailings to the Caribbean from January through April 2018.

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A Spring Skiing Adventure at Heavenly and Kirkwood ski resorts


Heavenly Ski Resort. We both agreed that this ski area had been aptly named. We looked out over the giant span of beautiful Lake Tahoe from the top of the mountain. more
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Time to plan your visit to our National Parks


Ethan and Hannah viewing Yellowstone bear from a safe distance
My youngest daughter, Mel, says those national parks trips when she was little (and complained her legs were “broken” from all the hiking) spurred her interest in environmental science — her college major more
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An Easter brunch to remember — Day Five


Desserts at the Sunday brunch Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
We are at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay’s Sunday Brunch that is so popular in the Bay area that people drive an hour or more to indulge. more
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Giant Redwoods and little yellow slugs – Day Four


Reggie examines a bananna slug in Redwood grove
The Giant Redwoods, soaring hundreds of feet in the air, were amazing. But what was even better was the conversations with my daughter Reggie as we hiked through Butano State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains more
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Exploring the coastal region near Half Moon Bay


With the baby goats at Vida Verde
This area is also home California’s first and only broad based ecotourism visitor program, through which more than 30 farmers, fisherman and business community members have come together to offer visitors hands-on activities and a chance to meet local residents. more
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Day Two – exploring San Francisco’s Japantown


Peace Pagoda in Japantown San Francisco
Everyone knows San Francisco’s bustling, busy Chinatown, the largest outside of Asia. But Japantown? This area is worth exploring and not just for the food. more
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Six days in San Francisco and Redwood country


Fairmont chef jW Foster on rooftop garden in San Francisco
The Fairmont San Francisco’s Executive Chef jW Foster installed the beehives in the hotel’s 1,000-square foot culinary garden to help support the bee population which has dropped 90 per cent since the 1980s. more
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Spiderman vs. Harry Potter at Universal Orlando


The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man attraction
Move over, Harry Potter. Spider-Man has arrived. “I’m just not that into Harry Potter,” explains 16-year-old Jordan Madow who preferred the newly reanimated Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man more
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How to get your teens to spend time with you


Disney Fantasy at night (photo by Eva Weinberg)
Question: How do you make two high school senior girls happy AND get them to spend time with you? more
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Teens meet DisneyWorld – really like Epcot


Topiary garden at Epcot
When we got to Magic Kingdom the first day we were in DisneyWorld, it was a little overwhelming. After walking through Cinderella's castle, we were greeted by Hannah Montana more
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