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How to Build a Budget-Friendly Maui Family Vacation

Today I’m sharing my tips for planning a budget-friendly Maui family vacation. Yes, it IS Possible! MAUI, HAWAII – With long flights to get there even from the West Coast, and an average daily room rate of $350*, Maui may be one of the last places a budget-minded traveler would think of spending vacation time. …

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Travel with a laptop–and kids? Don’t forget the HDMI cable.

So you’ve checked in to the hotel and the kids, in all of their excitement, have just finished jumping on the beds. One spots a remote control across the room and click! There it is, the ad for the completely kid-inappropriate movie you can pay to watch on the that enormous TV. Changing channels may …

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Better than Screen Time: Three Alternatives for Family Road Trips

SCREEN-FREE ALTERNATIVES FOR ROAD TRIPS WITH KIDS – I recently came across two articles in well-known publications with tips for family road trips where both included helpful reminders to not only pre-charge and pack up all your family’s favorite electronic devices (tablets, phones, other electronics), but one went so far as to recommend bringing extra …

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A Sneaky San Francisco Airport Parking Tip

For Bay Area parents that have had enough of loading pajama-clad kids into the car before daybreak to *hopefully* beat commuter traffic and catch an early-morning flight, there is an interesting alternative that may just cost a hair more–or even the same–as you’ll pay for San Francisco Airport parking during your trip. The alternative includes: …

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Five favorite books for a Paris family vacation

Planning the best Paris family vacation possible can be a daunting task. But spending a little time with these books will not only help you keep your eyes on the prize as you pack up and prepare for your trip, it will also help your family enjoy your vacation all the more. From pre-trip planning and research to …

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