Day 3 – Dolphins and art galleries in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Dolphin show at Aquaventuras in Puerto Vallarta

Day 3 – Dolphins and art galleries in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

There are dolphin discovery programs run by this company all over the Caribbean but this park is different because for the same price (a little over $100) there is a challenge course, water slides, a water play area for younger kids, even a zipline over the slides).

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Day Two – a tour around the all-inclusives of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Meeting the Flintstones at the Melia resort in Puerto Vallarta

Day Two – a tour around the all-inclusives of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is known for its galleries and its food but it is probably known more as a cruise ship stop and for those visiting the all-inclusive resorts.

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Three days in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Day One taco tour!
On the Taco Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Three days in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Day One taco tour!

We’re in Puerto Vallarta, which is increasingly known for its food and happens to have some 500 taco stands open into the early hours of the night—each one with a specialty that locals come to savor. Every ingredient comes from within a 20 mile radius.

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Baseballs, burgers, crepes, water parks and family time in Arizona
Ethan at the Colorado Rockies spring training camp

Baseballs, burgers, crepes, water parks and family time in Arizona

Once we land, I talk the rental car lady and my Dad into getting us a cool Mustang to ride around in instead of this family looking car they had for us. My dad tells me I have rental car swag.

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Taking the Kids? What’s your souvenir strategy?
World of Disney souvenir shop

Taking the Kids? What’s your souvenir strategy?

Just as you should plan your itinerary and have a “what if” talk if the kids (or you) get lost, you need to have a souvenir strategy before the trip even starts. You don’t want to bust the vacation budget on something like a $40 sweatshirt, or a toy that will be forgotten the next day.

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Discovering history and fun in the countryside outside London
View of part of Sudeley Castle

Discovering history and fun in the countryside outside London

After seeing London’s great sites, it’s a joy to explore Britain’s famous Cotswolds towns, which are just about a two-hour train trip from London’s Paddington Station — ideal for a day or a weekend when you’ve had enough of the city, as fun as it is.

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