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Elena

Elena is the managing editor for Daily Mom. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her daughter, running several businesses, working on Daily Mom, playing volleyball, going to the gym, photographing and reading. You can contact her via email.

Day of the Dead in Mazatlán

Each year, people in Mexico gather together to celebrate the Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos. This holiday and its celebrations are unique to Mexico. It is actually celebrated over more than one day as everyone gathers together in different ways to remember friends and families that have died. This holiday is also famous for the colorful, yet gothic style art, costumes, decorations, and imagery. While the Day of the Dead is celebrated all over Mexico and by those of Mexican descent everywhere, especially in the United States, if you want to experience this cultural tradition firsthand, you should travel to Mazatlán. This historic city celebrates The Day of the Dead like nowhere else. Just take a look…

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Magical Images Of Mazatlán

On the Pacific coast of Mexico, you will find a resort town full of history and tradition. Don’t take that to mean this place is boring. The exact opposite is true. If you are looking for a party, they’ve got all the fun you could want and then some. You will find yourself surrounded in natural beauty unlike anything you’ve ever experienced as you try to experience it all. Mazatlán is a magical city in Mexico, and we have the photos to prove it. 

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What To Do on a Kid-Free Getaway in Orlando

Orlando, located in central Florida, is a tourism hot spot. It is one of the most popular areas to visit in the United States and for good reason. Both Disney and Universal set up shop here with amazing parks. There is so much to do in Orlando. You could never see and do everything in one visit, and that’s why people keep coming back for more. What you choose to do in Orlando depends on if you are traveling with young children, older kids and teenagers, or just adults. Yes, adults can have an amazing time in Orlando when they get away without their kids. An adult trip to Orlando can be just as fun as traveling with kids. You get to tailor your itinerary to what you want to see and do. If you are planning a kid-free getaway to central Florida, here are ten things you must experience!

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IONutrition – Organic Meals for Active Lifestyles

If you live an active lifestyle or are making some life changes to start becoming more active, you probably find it challenging to eat the optimal nutrition you need to fuel your body on the go while you are actually on the go. Sure, there are plenty of meal prep delivery services now, and when you are out and about there are restaurants on every corner. However, those options are not always what your body needs when you need nutrition to fuel athletic performance. You don’t want to eat a burger on your way from the office to the gym. You also don’t have time to come home and prep a multi-step gourmet meal for lunch, but you don’t want to just brown bag an unhealthy sandwich either. We’ve found the perfect meal delivery option for those who demand more from their nutrition on the go, IONutrition!

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The Romantic Guide to Whistler for Couples

This winter, a new kind of place is calling you: Whistler, British Columbia. Calling you away from the ordinary to experience an extraordinary world, high up on a mountain, covered in white. If you and your partner are planning on spending your winter hunkered down in your home watching Netflix, change your plans. You need a romantic trip, just the two of you. Get off the couch, hit the slopes, and discover everything Whistler has to offer for a romantic getaway. 

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Paradise in the Heart of Orlando – Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

You have a lot of choices for where to stay when planning a vacation to Orlando, Florida. Not all hotels and resorts are created equal though. Don’t just stay at any boring old hotel. Live a little, and pick a world class resort that is a destination in itself. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort transports you to a tropical paradise. The grounds are lush and full of palm trees and other tropical greenery. Beautiful blue waterfalls cascade around the grounds. The rooms and suites are fantastic. The pool is luxurious and so much fun, and you get some amazing benefits that make experiencing all the excitement at Universal Studios even better. 

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Traveling with Children: Portland for a Weekend

When thinking about getting on a plane with two 4 year olds and flying 5 hours across the country just to spend 2 days hiking and then repeat it all over again to get back home, most moms would start hyperventilating. It’s true, preschoolers aren’t the easiest to hang out with in general, then put them in a tin can for hours straight and the resulting nightmare can give anyone a heart attack. Between the why’s and the constant whining and the snacks and having to sit still for 5 hours, you would think that the majority of sane people do not plan short stints across the country. And we say they are missing out!

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From the Soil to Your Skin – Natural Beauty with Amala

All skincare is not created equal. You can’t just walk into a grocery store, grab something off the shelf and assume it is actually good for your skin. Take a peek at the ingredients and you will find some toxic stuff in a lot of skincare. Natural is better. Our skin responds in a positive way to things that come from the earth around us, not from a laboratory.

If you are ready to stop harming your skin and start nourishing your skin, meet Amala.

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French Luxury in NYC with Sofitel

Have you ever visited New York City? Have you visited New York City with your family yet? Whether you’ve been to the Big Apple a million times or you are planning your first trip, where you stay can make or break your visit. We’ve discovered a gem in the heart of the city, where French luxury meets the hustle and bustle of the city. Sofitel NYC will give you everything you need to stay in New York City: style, comfort and location!

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How To Plan A Weekend Getaway

Travel is a passion for the team at Daily Mom. We’d travel all the time if we could, but that’s just not possible. One way that we all travel as much as we can is by taking weekend getaways instead of long vacations. You can take a weekend getaway with almost no notice and have the best time ever. In some ways a weekend getaway is superior to longer trips. However, just because you are taking a quick trip doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan that trip. Get the most out of your weekend getaway with these planning tips. 

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A Visual Tour of An Arizona Luxury Ranch

Just north of Tucson, in southwestern Arizona, you will find a gem in the desert. Hacienda Del Sol is a luxury guest ranch that gives you an authentic Tucson experience with wonderful amenities, beautiful sights, and memories that will stay with you forever. This isn’t your normal hotel. You will take a piece of Hacienda Del Sol with you when you leave and will find yourself dreaming of your days here until you can return.

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5 Days in Southwestern Arizona

One of the most amazing things about traveling throughout the United States is the diversity between the states. No two places are similar, and some are so unique that they seem like their own world. Arizona is one of these fabulously unique places. It may be known for its deserts but this great state is so much more. Pack your bags! In less than a week, you can journey through the desert and beyond, soak in the sun, and savor every sight.

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15 Sights to Entice You to Visit Bisbee, AZ

In southern Arizona, not too far from Tucson, there is a funky little town that you must visit if you like to take in sights that are just a little out of the ordinary. Bisbee, Arizona will draw you in with its sense of freedom and creativity. With just the right amount of retro and a small town feel, it truly is a unique place that everyone with wanderlust must check off their to visit list. Here are some of the sights that make Bisbee such an enticing place…

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Amazing Doors of Tucson

In Arizona’s Sonoran desert, you will find a gem of a city that is a little off the beaten path, Tucson. With mountains surrounding the city and sunshine year round, outdoor adventures await you. You can explore the natural beauty and unique ecosystem of the desert by visiting the various gardens and parks. This city in the southwestern U.S. will delight you with a hip, booming arts and culture scene. There are tons of museums, theaters and galleries to check out. Ride a streetcar through the heart of the city and take a walk around the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!). The list of things to see and do in Tucson goes on and on. This city is anything but boring!

The historical architecture in Tucson is all around. We love the adobe style row houses and restored mansions. Tucson is a great destination for those who like studying and enjoying different styles of architecture. One detail we kept noticing in Tucson was all the beautiful doorways!

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Explore Des Moines: An Unexpected Family Destination

If you are looking for a family getaway full of unexpected surprises, skip the overly developed tourist trap cities and travel right into the heart of the midwest and visit the greater Des Moines, Iowa area. Des Moines is full of surprises from world class accommodations and exciting activities to unique and delicious food. This capital city is incredibly family friendly without being just for kids. Explore this sweet spot in Iowa with your whole family. There’s still time to book a trip before summer ends. 

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