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Perfect Time to Visit Hawaii

Apr 25, 2017
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Hit the Beach at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat in Florida

LEGOland bungalow
There’s a lighthouse just a stone’s throw from Orlando that’s calling your name. LEGOLAND Florida’s new Beach Retreat is a beacon for weary families looking for a place to unwind more
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Disney transformative? Try new Pandora at WDW and Guardians at DisneyLand this summer

Navi River Journey at Pandora - The World of AVATAR at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Often families head to Disney because they want to escape the real world. With the opening next month of Pandora-The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, a visit can be a transformative adventure more
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A Portland, Maine Family Vacation at the Inn by the Sea

A private boardwalk leads from Inn by the Sea, ME to sandy Crescent Beach
The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. A private boardwalk leads through a wildlife sanctuary to an idyllic sandy beach, where you’ll see lobster boats and sunsets straight out of an Edward Hopper painting. more
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Amenities galore in the business and first lounges at Dubai Airport

KIds play area in Emirates Business Class lounge Dubai
Even after midnight the lounges are busy, as Dubai is a major gateway and global connection point. (There are appealing packages from Emirates for those who want to stop over for a day or two.) more
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Dubai: biggest building, biggest mall, mixing pot of cultures

Selfie-taking at the top of the Burg Khalifa
The woman is busy taking selfies at the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest skyscraper in the world – 2,716.5 feet and more than 160 stories. more
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A Trip to Cubs Spring Training with my Dad

My dad is still skeptical of this selfie deal
I convinced my dad to join me this spring in Arizona for spring training. As coincidence would have it, two of his very best friends from his college years at The University of Texas were also planning a trip. more
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A mixture of Bedouin tradition and modern: Dubai

Desert camel ride
Dubai is such a mixture of the old from the Bedouin tradition and the new—the tallest building in the world--The Burj Khalifa--and the biggest indoor theme park more
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On a long-haul flight, Emirates Airlines thinks of everything

Littlest Flight Attendant aboard
It’s the extra touches—the captain signing their travel journals, the chance to have their picture taken in a flight attendant’s or captain’s hat—perhaps even the chance for a wannabe young flight attendant to help serve. more
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Off the rails and trails in Arizona for Cubs Spring training

Green Zebra ATV Tour near Phoenix AZ
A quick father-son trip to spring training in the Cactus League to see the World Champion Chicago Cubs (yes that's still sinking in). Air travel misadventure our first day followed by adventure in the Sonoran Dessert on day 2. more
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A Quick Spring Getaway to Aspen

Hotel Aspen
Hank and I went on short spring getaway to Aspen. Although only 12 miles as the bird-flies from where we live in Crested Butte, in the winter it takes about 4 hours to drive around the mountains. more
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