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Las Vegas for families? Leave the strip for a great day trip to explore the region's niche museums, famous dams, ghost towns, and the Grand Canyon. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Fun Day Trips for Families Visiting Las Vegas

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Las Vegas for families? Well, when planning a family vacation, Vegas may not leap to mind. Although the Las Vegas strip has plenty of exciting things for families to see and do, there are many equally interesting places to visit outside of town. From the Hoover Dam to the Neon Museum to the genuine ghost town of Rhyolite, guest contributor Amber Kingsley outlines the many fascinating places for families to explore ‘beyond the strip’ in this colorful and detailed infographic.   Need a place to stay…

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Rain or shine, Seattle is a great place to bring the family for a day trip or weekend adventure. Here's some of the top things to do in Seattle with kids. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Toddler-Friendly Spots Around Seattle

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We’re very pleased to have this guest article from Keryn Means of Walkingon Travels. Keryn is based in Seattle and believes that just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to put your travel dreams aside – if anything they just get bigger and more exciting!  Rain or shine, cold weather or mild, Seattle is a great place to bring the family for a day trip or weekend adventure. Natural and man-made wonders mix in perfect harmony as you wander…

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Awesome water slides, kiddie pools, and hot tubs pretty much guarantee a howling good time and family fun at Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

A Howlin’ Good Time at Great Wolf Lodge

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Family friendly hotel + 50,000 sq ft water park = License to print money. Well, judging from the amount of kids and families we met during our recent visit to the Great Wolf Lodge Resort in Grand Mound, Washington, it certainly must be. The concept is simple; build an awesome water park packed with slides, rides, wave and kiddie pools and hot tubs, inside a hotel resort complex with restaurants, bars, cafes, a spa, arcade, Starbucks, and gift shops, and presto, you’ve got family theme-park…

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These Wizarding World of Harry Potter tips for super fans will help muggles get the most out of this Universal Studios Orlando theme park. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Tips for Super Fans

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As excited – and sad – as I am about the last movie in the Harry Potter series, as a fan I’m comforted by the fact that I can live the magical experience at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Two fabulous travelling mom friends, Sharon B. & Tracy L., have recently visited WWHP. Despite my mad jealousy that they’ve been there and I haven’t, we just had to get their Wizarding World of Harry Potter tips for super…

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