Celebrate at M&M’S World

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When you think of popular places to visit in the United States, New York City, Las Vegas and Orlando probably come to mind. All three cities are very unique from anywhere else in the world and all three cities have more to see and do than anyone could ever take in during one trip. Your itinerary in any of these destinations will vary based on who you are traveling with, your travel preferences and the time of year you are visiting. New York City, Las Vegas and Orlando are all wonderful family destinations in their own ways. You really need to visit all three with your family to take in the best of each city. However, all three of these popular travel destinations in the United States have a “must visit” attraction that you have to get to with your whole family: M&M’S World!

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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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Disney Vacation Planning Made Easy

Planning a Disney vacation can seem like a daunting task. There are so many magical opportunities and so many details to choose from that you can feel overwhelmed. It absolutely should not be overwhelming though! When you are ready to pack up the family and head to the happiest place on earth, you easily can plan your vacation with confidence. Here is how…

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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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Feeding Baby on the Go: 6 Healthy Snack Options

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Every parent wants to make the best choice when it comes to providing their children with a healthy and wholesome diet. But busy lifestyles often take over, and parents find themselves packing their kids with easy-to-grab processed snacks and foods. For babies and young toddlers, this often means expensive snacks with little to no real nutritional value. As parents, we all want the option to give our children healthy foods with ingredients we can pronounce, especially when we are on the go. But there are so many different options out there it can be hard to decide which ones are best.

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Why You Should Take Weekend Getaways

Summer is starting to wind down. Your kids are about to go back to school or they already had their first day back. If you were not able to go on a big family vacation this summer, don’t worry! You can plan a weekend getaway right now and hang on to whatever summer is left. Weekend getaways are an amazing alternative to a long vacation. You don’t need lots of time off work, airline tickets or a faraway destination. You can pick a place within driving distance and get a hotel room at Hampton by Hilton for a couple of nights. In fact, we think weekend getaways can be better for families that want to travel. Here are 5 great reasons to take weekend trips instead of long vacations. 

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Five Family Friendly Colorado Hikes

The summer months are the perfect time of year to explore nature together as a family. Hitting the road and experiencing the best sights and scenes throughout the nation is the perfect way to create family memories that your children will speak about for months to come.

If you are an adventure seeker, Colorado is one of the best places in the country to introduce your kiddos to the beauty of the outdoors. We’ve rounded up five of the best family friendly hikes and all the tips you need to stay safe and connected on the journey.

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Ocean Coral & Turquesa By H10 – A Remarkable Resort in Riviera Maya

Along the alluring Caribbean coastline in Mexico lies a stretch of paradise that is just perfect for romantic or family getaways. Riviera Maya offers sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, warm sun and crisp ocean breezes. If you are ready to get away from the monotony of everyday, Riviera Maya is calling your name. We discovered a remarkable beach front resort that offers everything you need and more importantly, everything you would want. Ocean Coral & Turquesa by H10 is a five-star award winning resort with exclusive amenities and options that allow you to plan your perfect vacation.

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Moving & Long-Term Transition Tips from Military Families


Moving, with or without kids, can be exhausting.
Oftentimes when you arrive at your destination, you don’t have any of your household goods with you – the comfort of your home is missing. For kids, this transition can be even harder. Children thrive on routine and structure, so taking them out of their element can be daunting for both parents and kids. 

When you are making the transition from one home to another, it is in everyone’s best interest to have a few things in your arsenal to help make everyone feel a little more comfortable while you’re on the move and at your destination. 

Military families are all too familiar with traveling and moving; often times being stuck in hotels or temporary quarters for months without access to their belongings. As a result, they are quite experienced in keeping kids happy in unique situations to say the least! And that is why they are the experts.

With that in mind, today we offer some of our top moving and long-term transition tips for getting there, settling in and keeping everyone happy including our favorite gear, gadgets and activities! 

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San Ysidro Ranch – A Private Retreat In Santa Barbara

Tucked away on the coast of Central California is the place Forbes calls the #1 Hotel in America, San Ysidro Ranch. This hotel, a collection of suites and cottages is so sweet and simply wonderful. If you are looking for a private, romantic getaway, San Ysidro Ranch is just perfect. It is so luxurious and romantic that the Kennedys honeymooned here! When you stay here, you don’t feel like you’re staying at a hotel. You feel like you have your own little space in a secret garden and you will wish that you could stay forever. 

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Orlando World Center – At the Center of It All

Orlando is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. With famous theme parks, beautiful weather, amazing restaurants, golf and more, it is no wonder that people flock to this part of Florida year round. All the attractions in Orlando are spread out so you need a place to stay that is convenient to everything. Don’t let location hold you back from experiencing everything you want to experience here. Stay at the center of it all at the Orlando World Center Marriott

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18 Family Fun Things to do in Washington DC

When traveling to the Washington DC area, most people think of museums and monuments, history and relics, and shops and buildings. Although those types of attractions can be fun and educational, they can sometimes get a bit tedious and boring for young children – and even some adults! There are so many more things around the DC/Metro area that families can do and enjoy that don’t involve reading plaques on walls. The surrounding area of Virginia and Maryland hold so many special places to visit, both historical and not. There are hiking trails, presidential homes, playgrounds, lakes and rivers, outdoor concerts, and more! Here are a list of some of the best kept secrets of things to do in and around Washington DC with your family.

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Generations Rivieria Maya by Karisma – A Fantastic Family Resort

On the coast of the Caribbean, you will find a beautiful part of Mexico called Riviera Maya. Here there is one of the finest of all-inclusive resorts in the world, and the best part is, it is designed with your entire family in mind. Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma is a gourmet inclusive with all the features and details you would expect in an exclusive, adults only resort but the whole family is invited here! Give your children a taste of the sweet life and book your next family vacation at Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma. 

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Fort Lauderdale for the Adventurous

What do you crave in a vacation? Not everyone wants to lay by the pool or stand in line all day at an amusement park. A vacation should be about what you love the most, and if you love action and adventure the most, then your vacation should be packed with amazing activities and experiences. If you are looking for just that kind of getaway, look no further than Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This area of the sunshine state has tons to offer the adventurous.

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Grand Velas: One Resort, Endless Experiences

Our Daily Mom Team has traveled all over the world. We crave adventure and luxury and we found all anyone could ever want in a vacation at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. This luxury all-inclusive resort offers a unique and decadent experience that your entire family will enjoy. What makes Grand Velas so special is the way the resort is divided up into three different sections with very different experiences. If you are looking for an all-inclusive vacation that offers unique options for excitement and relaxation, you need to book a stay at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya.

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