My Dream Weekend in Philadelphia #VisitPhilly

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Flat out, I have to disclose that I'm totally biased with this post.  I live in the 'burbs of Philadelphia and have for the last 14 years so I pretty much think it's the coolest city around.  I just love it here.  I love it for a variety of reasons that aren't all related to tourism but I'll stick on topic with today's post.  But I did want to tell … [Read more...]

An Awesome Time Building Sandcastles w/@SandmanMatt at the @AvalonGoldenInn

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We went for one last beach hurrah down at the Jersey Shore last week. We planned the trip last minute and it worked out really well. There was a blogger event at the Avalon Golden Inn in Avalon, NJ. I had previously been there and had a great time in March 2010 and then May 2010 for two social media events so I was excited to get down there … [Read more...]

Family Trip to Hershey Park with Chevrolet

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True story: I've lived less than an hour and a half drive from Hershey, PA for the last 12 years and I had never been to visit until this weekend. Yesterday, thanks to Chevrolet, my family got the chance to finally visit Hershey Park. Chevrolet is actually a sponsor of the park and they have something unique going on that I haven't seen at any … [Read more...]

An Amazing Time in Orlando at the #ChampionsGate #Orlando @OmniHotels

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Ever since returning from Spring Break in Orlando, I've been running around with an insane schedule.  (Two days 'til Mom Mixer!)  I wanted to share with you guys some of the reviews I've been doing of our trip from over on my travel site - Family Travel Diary.   I definitely have more reviews coming - namely of Epcot and Magic Kingdom. But in the … [Read more...]

Cars Land Opens in Disneyland & Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained in the Car

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I recently shot this video while on an 8-hour road trip home to Philadelphia from Cincinnati. The sponsored campaign was in honor of the opening of Cars Land - the latest attraction at California's Disneyland and it looks pretty awesome! I've never been to Disneyland and hope to get there someday. You can check out my video below. I also … [Read more...]

HIT Entertainment Comes to Mexico via the Hard Rock Hotel

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Last week I reviewed my family's trip to Aventura Cove Palace, soon to be the Hard Rock Hotel in the Riviera Maya in Mexico. We had an amazing time including partying with the Summer with the Stars - a concert and weekend-long event with several American Idol celebrities and some Disney-show actors you may recognize! All of that was fun and glam, … [Read more...]

Mexico Resort Review: Aventura Cove Palace, Soon to be the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

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This past week, I was invited down to Aventura Cove Palace, an all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Maya. It had been years since I had been to Mexico. In fact, if you don't count a quick over the border trip to Tijuana, my last trip to Mexico was to Cancun when I was in high school. So I really didn't know what to expect. Obviously what one … [Read more...]

In Mexico: Summer with the Stars at Hard Rock Hotel

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Hey guys, less than 24 hours in Mexico and its already been a whirlwind. I wanted to post just a few photos of what we've been up to so far. We're saying here at the Aventura Cove Resort which is now owned by Hard Rock Hotel and will soon been known as the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Loving what we've seen so far and there's more to come but … [Read more...]

Announcing my new website: Family Travel Diary!

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Hey guys - it's definitely still a work in progress as I populate it with some posts but I couldn't hold it in anymore and wanted to share the link to my new website, Family Travel Diary! You can head on over to see my intro post if you want the whats whys and wheres but I wanted to share the URL and my excitement over this new venture! Good … [Read more...]

Aerobed for Kids: A Must-Have Travel Item with Young Children

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This Aerobed for Kids (Amazon, $79.99) product has won my loyalty for life.  We've been using this product since Nate (8) was two years old and continue to recommend it and purchase it when need be.  (One recently popped so we've ordered a new one.  Plus the grandparents have this as well thanks to our recommendation) What can I say?  This … [Read more...]