Category Archives: Domestic


Disneyland Tickets!

Tickets are expensive; there is really no way around it. You can find current pricing here. The general pricing pattern is that the price per day drops dramatically for every additional day you go; there is an additional flat rate fee to make your ticket a Park Hopper Ticket.

Theme Park Ticket – a Ticket allows you to enter 1 park for 1 day; you choose how many days you want to visit a park (within a specified time window), and if you would like to upgrade to a Park Hopper Ticket.

Park Hopper Ticket (upgrade feature) – allows you to go back and forth between both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure freely.

Kids Discounts – Children under the age of 3 are free. There is a slightly discount for children between the ages of 3-10 years.
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Disneyland for Kids of All Ages!

For kids of all ages! It really is! I visited for my first time before we had a child and my next visit was years later with our almost 3 year old. I had an amazing time during both trips. I now have an annual pass and visit as often as possible with my almost 4 year old. I’ve also travelled to Disneyland with families of all ages and abilities and am always amazed at how much there is to do; we still haven’t gotten to everything.
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Yosemite, a winter wonder land

The National Parks are most often thought of for summer vacations; a road trip once the kids are out of school. Or if you have the flexibility to avoid the crowds maybe you get in late spring or early fall instead. You see them at their best, with lush green fields of wildflowers, or painted rocks and deserts during the long summer hours. This is all wonderful and a piece of Americana traveling I’m just getting started with; and I’m so excited to do more of.
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Brimfield Antique Show

The Brimfield Antique and Collectable Show is the largest outdoor antiques show in the world. Liking or enjoying antiques is not a requirement for finding the whole thing fascinating. It takes over the small town of Brimfield, Massachusetts three times a year for a week at a time- sprawling for a mile of route 20, encompassing every open field, yard, and pavilion. You can find everything you always knew you never needed from furniture to china to canoes…
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Chain Hotels – That’s right I said it. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

I love B&B’s, Riads, Pansions, Auberges, whatever you want to call them. They are wonderful places to stay and each is different, reflecting the owner’s and location’s culture. If possible, I would prefer to stay in one of these unique experiences. But it’s not always feasible. You don’t always have the time to find just the right place to stay, hoping it will enhance your travels. Sometimes you just need an airport hotel or somewhere for a quick overnight stay. In these cases I have a couple go-to options, which only require picking what works for best for budget and location. They are Marriot Hotels for in the United States and Accor Hotels when overseas.
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