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Surprising Your Kids with a Disneyland Vacation? Here’s Some Tips for the Big Reveal!

Surprising Your Kids with a Disneyland Vacation? Here’s Some Tips for the Big Reveal!

Parents love surprising their children, especially at Christmastime and there is no surprise better for a child than a chance to visit Disneyland. The chance to meet Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, and all of their favorite characters is not one that your children will forget anytime soon, especially when it is a surprise. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to do the big reveal for them! Continue reading “Surprising Your Kids with a Disneyland Vacation? Here’s Some Tips for the Big Reveal!” »

Save Money by Staying in Hotels Near Disneyland

Save Money by Staying in Hotels Near Disneyland

Let’s face it, taking a family to Disneyland isn’t cheap, but there are some ways you can save money and still have a good time. One of those ways is making sure you stay in clean, reputable hotels near Disneyland. Your hotel should have a shuttle service to and from the park as well as a laundry service.

Reputable Hotel

As a parent, you want your children to feel safe and secure. You don’t want to worry about being on the wrong side of town when you’re all tired out from a day of touring the “happiest place on Earth.” Find a hotel that is clean, respectable, and well-managed so that you feel safe when you pull in for the night. Take a virtual tour of the hotel before you book your stay. Clean, updated bathrooms, new carpet and bleached sheets can provide a restful atmosphere for your family. Spending the extra money for a good, safe place to stay as a family is worth the peace of mind. You also might check to see if they have a heated pool, hot tub, and fitness area as well. Many families find it convenient to plan a half-day in the middle of their vacation to lounge around poolside and recharge their batteries.

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Traveling to Los Angeles

Traveling to Los Angeles

A huge sprawling metropolis in sunny southern California on the west coast of the United States, the idea of Los Angeles conjures up many different images for different people.  For some, it’s Hollywood and movie stars, for others the beach and long coastline and others think of traffic jams, violence and generic sprawl.  The beauty of Los Angeles is that there is a little something for everyone.The first Travel Monday article of the New Year will be featuring a city close to my heart, my birthplace and native land of Los Angeles, USA.

The second-most visited spot in all of California behind Disneyland, Venice Beach is a spot to visit for people watching, beach days or shopping for kitschy souvenirs.  Stop by Muscle Beach to see where actor-turned Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger got his start pumping iron.  Visit the myriad street performers offering a variety of different shows of skill and talent.  Or, just soak in the ambiance of this beach that has been made famous as a backdrop in hundreds of different movies and television shows.  It’s the ultimate LA spot- a little bit weird, a little bit wild, but all parts unique and fun. Continue reading “Traveling to Los Angeles” »