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5 Tips for Visiting the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour

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If you’re visiting London with your family, one of the stops you must do is the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour. Truth be told, my husband and I were NOT going to do this because we didn’t want to end a somewhat-cultural vacation on a “theme park” note. But we changed our mind when a bunch of my friends told us to do it. And they were right. The Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour is not a theme park. But that makes it even better. It’s more of an interactive, educational experience that shows the props and sets of the…

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Family Things to do in London

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For Spring Break, we decided to change our plans from Costa Rica to London, England (we weren’t too keen on hanging out with the mosquitos and the Zika virus). Although we weren’t lounging around in the sun, we had sunny days and blue skies (and of course a few London showers). To be honest, London can be daunting because there is so many things to do. To get your list of things going, here’s our 8 day itinerary of family things to do in London, England that you can mix and match depending on your priorities, likes and dislikes. It’s a…

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5 Family Road Trip Tips

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All great family trips have a beginning. Some begin at the airport and some begin in your driveway. Just because it’s the end of the warm weather, road trips don’t stop. Although the school year has begun, there are a many holidays where weekends become three or four day mini-vacations! What to do? Road trip!!! Below are my 5 family road trip tips. 5 Family Road Trip Tips 1. In-car entertainment is your friend. We allow our girls to bring a DVD or two, depending on the length of our road trip. During these rare, quiet times, The Hubby and I have…

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Visiting the Children’s Zoo at the Bronx Zoo (Plus 5 Tips!)

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Whether living in or visiting New York City, The Bronx Zoo is the place to visit especially if you have a family. The Bronx Zoo just opened its recently renovated its Children’s Zoo earlier this summer and it definitely is the place to visit. I am a WCS Ambassador and receive a complimentary family premium membership and exclusive opportunities for my participation. The last time I was at the Bronx Zoo was over 30 years ago with my grandmother (my stepfather’s mom). I remember that we took a hot New York City bus from Washington Heights all the way to…

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Family Travel Tips: Aquatopia at Camelback Lodge

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This post was not sponsored in any way. I did win a one night’s accomodations by entering a contest hosted by The New York Mom (Thank you, Maria!). We love to travel, especially road trips because they are fun, short and doable for many families. We ventured only one hour and 45 minutes away from New York City to Tannersville, PA to visit the new indoor water park, Aquatopia, at Camelback Lodge. For a weekend trip, there’s many things to know. (We only tried out Aquatopia because it was a rainy weekend, but know that there is an outdoor waterpark, Camelbeach…

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Launch of the American Girl Truly Me Signature Studio

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Thank you for American Girl for sponsoring this post! So, we tend to do things a little late in this family. We have two girls, a 6th grader and 2nd grader and last year was our first time at Disney World. So, it’s only fitting that — although we live in New York City — we had gone to the American Girl store for the first time a few days ago. Good things come to those who wait. Because boy, did we have a blast celebrating the launch of the American Girl Truly Me Signature Studio! Decisions…decisions #trulyme #americangirl #nyc A photo posted…

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The Bronx Zoo Children’s Zoo Grand Opening

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It’s June and it’s officially summer! Some families already have kids out of school, and some will be having their last days in the next few weeks. The first thing on our summer bucket list will be to celebrate The Bronx Zoo’s Children’s Zoo long-awaited grand opening. And since it’s summer, The Children’s Zoo has a ton of activities that gets kids out-and-about in nature. Not only can you encounter wild animals like the giant anteater, sloths and the world’s smallest deer, but if wild animals aren’t for you, there’s a new petting zoo and a recycled children’s garden. Starting this weekend, The FarmOn! Foundation presents…

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Bronx Zoo Birdathon and Bird Migration Month

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Our second grader has been studying anything and everything about birds for the past several weeks. It is a yearly study that all second graders do at our girls’ elementary school. So, for the past several weeks she and the rest of her class have been going birding in downtown Manhattan’s parks and Central Park. Lucky for her and YOU, The Bronx Zoo is celebrating the Second Annual Bronx Zoo Birdathon and Bird Migration Month kicking off on Saturday, May 9 and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun and learning. You’ll be able to join professional birders on nature…

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Wildlife Conservation Society Celebrates 120th Anniversary with #NYisWild Campaign

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We all know that New York City is the ultimate concrete jungle, but who knew that there were actually wild animals in the midst? If you look hard enough, you’ll see what I’m talking about — and if you take pictures of these “wild animals”, you can enter to win some major prizes! To celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a city-wide campaign called #NYisWild is turning the New York City concrete jungle into a summer-long photo safari where New Yorkers can participate by choosing from 120 “wild” attractions around the city and capturing a photo of…

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Things to Do and Places to Eat at Squaw Valley

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Have you read my post about skiing and the Squaw Kids ski school at Squaw Valley? If you haven’t and are looking for a family-friendly ski resort, read it now! If you have already read it, Thank you. Squaw Valley, with over 4,000 skiable terrain is more than just a skiing and boarding mountain. It’s an adventure resort with many activities when you’re not on the mountain. Below is a list of family-friendly things to do and places to eat while at Squaw Valley — perfect for the whole family! Thank you to Squaw Valley for providing vouchers for our…

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Review: Squaw Valley Skiing and Ski School

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If you’ve been reading my travel posts you’ll know that my girls and I are big fans of skiing. Our 6th and 2nd grader have been skiing since they were each in kindergarten; we love the confidence the sport gives our girls and we enjoy seeing their abilities grow every year. This ski season, both girls have officially surpassed me in my skiing ability — and its because of the amazing instruction at Squaw Kids at Squaw Valley that could make it happen! Thank you to Squaw Valley for providing ski school (which includes lift tickets and rentals) for our girls and…

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Review: Hilton Curacao Resort

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During our family trip to Curacao we stayed at the Hilton Curaçao Resort which is centrally located in the middle of the island in between the west and east sides of Curaçao. Thank you to the Hilton Curaçao for our stay during our trip! The Hilton Curaçao Resort is a large hotel with 197 rooms that have recently been renovated, which means new bathrooms and newer furnishings. The outside does look older than some hotels that we’ve stayed in, but the rooms, bathrooms and public places are super clean and that’s all that matters!! Pros of Staying at the Hilton Curaçao Resort: The beach has amazing…

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