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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Santa Fe lures families on spring break with Kids FreeFest

Think of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and you might envision high-end art galleries, beautifully handcrafted Native American jewelry and fancy dining. But Santa Fe’s tourism office also wants families to start thinking about it as a kid-friendly spring break destination. During Kids FreeFest March 1-April 15, several Santa Fe tourism venues will offer deals for […]

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Mexico’s Rocky Point: A fall break destination

I hadn’t been to Rocky Point in more than 20 years, when the roads were rough and resorts were sparse. Today, the popular vacation destination offers ample oceanfront vacation options, and the beaches are amazing — clean, walkable stretches of sand, warm gentle water, active tide pools. I have friends who regularly take their kids […]

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San Diego: 5 fall-break vacation tips

Summer is officially over. But don’t put those boogie boards and beach toys away just yet. If you listen carefully, you can hear the welcoming sounds of the ocean waves calling you to visit sunny San Diego. For the sixth year, “Kids Free San Diego” returns, offering special October deals at hotels, theme parks, restaurants […]

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Disneyland launches new MaxPass system

Are you planning a trip to Disneyland before school starts? The Anaheim, California theme park introduced its new $10 MaxPass system for speedier access to major attractions on Wednesday, July 19. The free FastPass system will remain in place at more than a dozen rides in the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks. The free-with-admission […]

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Road trip? Take a good traveling book for the kids

There are travel books, which take you on an imaginary journey, and there are traveling books, which go along with you and entertain you on a real one. Happily for kids, every good book is a travel book, as well as an excellent traveling companion. But for those times when a change of pace is […]

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Visiting Disneyland? Gilbert mompreneur simplifies planning

Shana O’Mara, a Gilbert mompreneur and an Arizona native, knows “The Happiest Place on Earth” like the back of her hand. Her parents honeymooned in Disneyland, and weekend trips to the Anaheim, California, theme park quickly became a family entertainment staple. “My family are all born and raised Phoenicians, but I would say 90 percent […]

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Warm weather delays Arizona Snowbowl opening until Nov. 18 or later

Considering a family ski trip — or just need to get away? The Arizona Snowbowl north of Flagstaff originally announced it would open Friday, Nov. 11 — the earliest opening in its history. But because of unseasonably warm weather, the ski resort now projects a Friday, Nov. 18 opening date at the earliest as snow-making […]

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Toddlers on a plane

As someone who was bitten by the travel bug at an early age, I can’t go more than a few months without feeling the urge to get on a plane and go somewhere new. When I became a parent, I thought—because I was told, repeatedly—that my traveling days were over. I heard that flying with […]

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Then & Now – November 2011 “Travel with Kids”

EDITOR’S NOTE: When Daniel Friedman wrote about the Simmons family in October 2011, they had just returned from China. In November 2011, they turned their travels into a TV show, “Travel with Kids,” that broadcast on the Valley’s KAET (PBS) Channel 8. Jeremy and Carrie Simmons of Phoenix travel the world with their kids—sons Seamus, […]

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Pack, park and GO!

Nadia Day, MD, with her children Ella (5), Jackson (3) and Amelia (1 month).

Flying tips for families We carted four Balint kids from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport across the country to visit family on the East Coast countless times. Talk about stress. From packing, parking and checking in at the airport (even before 9/11) to attempts at in-flight entertainment in the days before so many electronic devices, […]

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