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Lake Charles Louisiana Knows How To Party

Given a limited budget, an unlimited appetite and an interest in local culture, you can’t go wrong with a weekend escape to Southwest Louisiana, the South’s party capital.  I recently spent three days in a Lake Charles casino for the annual Travel Media Showcase –- the best conference to learn...

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Coming to America: Visas And Entry Requirements

Changing entry visa regulations and exit rules for foreign nationals and American citizens require preparation if your family is planning a vacation to the United States of America. According to US Department of Commerce, 69.8 million international tourists visited the United States in 2013, generating an all-time record $180.7 billion in revenue. That reflected a 12% increase from 2012. While...

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Our 15 Favorite Mardi Gras Celebrations Outside New Orleans

Here's our top 15 places for party-lovers and Catholics everywhere to commemorate Carnival, Mardi Gras and other pre-Lenten festivals. A traditional period of celebration that begins on 12th Night in January, and culminates on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday (also called Shrove Tuesday), it's always celebrated 47 days before Easter to mark the first day of Lent. New...

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3 Bucket List Adventures to Check Off in Hawaii

The islands of Hawaii are known for their varied scenery and culture, so when we realized how expensive a trip would be, we picked the most diverse one -- The Big Island – to knock off some bucket list dreams. Little did we know that instead of luaus and hula lessons, we’d be able to swim with manta rays, see lava flowing into the sea, and stargaze from the world’s tallest mountain.   Hawaii...

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Who Says Las Vegas Isn’t For Kids? On Strip Activities For Your Family

"In the end, kids won't remember that fancy toy or game you bought for them, they will remember the time you spent with them" - Kevin Heath How true are those words? Think of your own childhood, you remember the memories made and the time well spent as a family more so than any lavish toys you had. Most people think Las Vegas isn't the place for kids but as someone who grew up in...

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See the Scenic Side of Las Vegas

The words Las Vegas conjure up images of glitz, glam and gambling. But in reality, an outside world awaits. Las Vegas easily caters to outdoor enthusiasts, families, and to those who just want to discover and enjoy its nearby scenic desert landscape. Here are just a few things Las Vegas offers.   Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area For those who love to hike,...

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Skiing Vermont On A Tight Budget, No Snow

Whether there was snow or no snow, we decided to ski in Vermont over the winter holidays. Now, as a family of four, we ski on a tight budget. This is tough with the high price of lift tickets, especially during the holidays, when no off peak discounts are available. We also want to be able to drive to our destination from our home, for convenience and savings. Heading north of our home in...

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10 Reasons Not to Race Through Cabarrus County

Race fans and car nuts know all about Cabarrus County, a corner of North Carolina that’s home to the Charlotte Motor Speedway and its famous auto events. The Speedway hosts NASCAR races this year in May and October, and occasional car shows and special events at the...

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Students Can Learn from Disneyland’s Storybook Adventures

A Disney vacation will always be something that is somewhat of an heirloom, being handed down generation to generation, no matter the age when you first visit. It's a family vacation we save for, spend time planning out to every last detail, and one we want our children to remember for the rest of their lives. I'm going to help you maximize the magic and warm memories from this vacation,...

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Spend Three-Days in Florida’s State Parks

Give me 72 hours and I'll show you a side of Florida you never imagined. Planning a Florida family vacation usually involves rushing from theme park to theme park to hop on the latest ride and pose in front of a selfie-worthy attraction. The other Florida family favorite is full of sunny beaches and sailing across the waters on a first cruise with kids clubs galore. But there's a softer side to...

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