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Looking for a great summer vacation destination that will knock your socks off? Twenty tips for great summer activities and things to do in Boise, Idaho.

The Best Things To Do in Boise, Idaho in Summer

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The wonderful thing about travel is how certain destinations can surprise and delight you. It could be a single attraction, the food, a sunset, the people, one individual, or like Boise, Idaho, it could be the sum of its parts. Add some dashes of ubiquitous friendliness and courtesy, and you’ve got the makings of a true, hidden gem. Yes, Boise, Idaho, is that place. We’ve been to Bend, Portland, and other, louder hoods of hipsterdom. But small, quiet Boise blew us away. There…

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Gulf Coast luxury and family-friendly amenities abound at the Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida | thetravellingmom.ca

Gulf Coast Luxury at the Sandpearl Resort

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Why doesn’t every hotel check-in include a complimentary glass of champagne? This question pops into my mind as I enjoy a sip of nose-tickling bubbly upon arrival at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida. It is really the most civilized of welcomes. What harried parent wouldn’t appreciate such a gift when she’s finally arrived at her luxury holiday destination after plane rides, baggage sorting, and a 45-minute cab ride? This first sparkling taste of the good life at Sandpearl Resort only whets…

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The Emerald City sparkles during the holiday season. Tips on celebrating the holidays in Seattle with taste, style and fun for all ages. | thetravellingmom.ca

Celebrating the Holidays in Seattle in Style

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Seattle sparkles during the holidays. Whether you’re up for an action-packed day trip or a longer weekend in the Emerald City, celebrating the holidays in Seattle with kids or without offers some serious west coast holiday fun for young and old. Seattle is a 2+ hour drive from Vancouver, British Columbia, and a 3+ hour drive from Portland, Oregon. Seattle has great hotels, restaurants, spas, shopping opportunities (Hello Nordstrom! HELLO Nordstrom Rack!), and unique holiday events. It’s a lively west coast…

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Kihei Beach, Maui (Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority. Tor Johnson)

Eight Active Things to Do in Maui with Kids

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Whether you’re looking for an active family holiday or a sedate, relaxed vacation, Maui offers much more than just amazing sunsets and white sand beaches. The Valley Isle is one of Hawaii’s most popular Islands, and is a perfect multigenerational family travel destination. Family members of all ages can participate and enjoy a wide variety of activities, both on land and at sea. Here are 8 amazing and active things for families to do on Maui with kids. Things to do in Maui with Kids 1. Enjoy the Beaches…

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From swimming with turtles to hiking the Na Pali Coast, enjoy the Garden Isle's Aloha Spirit with this list of 10 family-friendly things to do in Kauai. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The Best of Kauai with Kids

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As my father reminded me recently, there is only one Hawaii. The allure and beauty of the Islands are unique unto themselves, and we’ve been lucky to have travelled to four of the Hawaiian Islands many times over the years. We’ve celebrated honeymoons, birthdays and anniversaries in Hawaii – it holds a special place in our hearts. As spring break fever hits North America, I’m reminded about the many things for families to do in Kauai with kids. The pictures tell the…

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