The New England Carousel Museum

Did you know there is such a thing as a carousel museum?  We found one in Bristol CT and decided to check it out over the rainy Memorial Day weekend. Since I mentioned the museum to my daughter, she had been asking me to take her there.

  • New England Carousel Museum

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Plan your next family vacation in Nice

Nice, located on the east coast of France, rests on the Mediterranean Sea and offers everything you could hope for, from winding promenades to fountains and beaches. The mild Mediterranean weather makes it a perfect place for all your family’s favorite outdoor activities, sightseeing and adventures. Whether you just want to take in the sights, or are hoping to experience a new, fun side of adventure this family-friendly city is sure to charm kids and adults of all ages. I’ve rounded up the most kid-friendly activities for your next family vacation in Nice!

I love Nice! – Nice International Airport

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Explore Halong Bay On A Cruise- (With Kids)

Are you looking for stunning, dramatic landscapes?  Maybe you’d like to wander sandy beaches next to crystal-clear water or tour floating fishing villages?  If you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure that mixes traditional experiences with all the modern luxuries, then Halong Bay is the perfect place for you!  During my life, I’ve seen many breathtaking pictures of Halong Bay’s stunning landscape.  When my family planned our trip to Vietnam, visiting Halong Bay wasn’t an option, it was a necessity.

Our two-night, three-day cruise arranged a luxury van to pick us up from our Hanoi hotel early in the morning.  We reached Halong Bay in the early afternoon, and then the adventure began.  From hidden caves to panoramic views, Halong Bay is a must-see for adventurers of all types!

The Landscape

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11 Reasons Why You Will Love Croatia

After vacationing our way across Europe, we decided it was time to visit Croatia. I had heard a lot about this gorgeous Mediterranean country from my friends, and it was at the top of my travel list. From cobblestone streets that wind through stunning Roman architecture to the clear waters around Mljet Island, we found Croatia has something for everyone. Here are eleven things that I loved about it and you will too.

1) Architecture:

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    Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Skiing in Austria with kids- Skiing Alpendorf

  • St Johann-Alpendorf Ski Resort

If you are looking for a resort where you will enjoy an exciting family ski vacation in Europe (Austria), then the Alpina Family Spa and Sporthotel is just the place to be.  My family, along with some family friends, went there for a skiing vacation during the kids’ winter break; we had a great time skiing in the Alps.

Alpendorf is a quaint village that is about 55 km away from Salzburg and 3 km away from the town center of St. Johann Im Pongau. It is part of the Ski Amadé region of Austria, which has about 28 ski areas and towns, making it the second largest ski area in Europe.  Alpendorf is about 2hrs 30min from the Munich airport and 50min from the Salzburg airport.  We flew through Munich as it was much cheaper than flying through Salzburg. Our hotel arranged a van to pick us up from the airport.

Why did we decide to choose this resort for our family ski vacation in Europe?  We were looking for a place that was both kid- and adult-friendly.  Here are some key reasons why we choose this hotel:

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