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Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort and Spa Review

We just returned from a fabulous trip to the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort and Spa. If you’d like to see it in action, watch our video review below. If you prefer to read and look at beautiful photos, our full written review follows the video. MARCO ISLAND MARRIOTT VIDEO REVIEW This resort is pure …

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Lifeguard Training Ball at Wilderness Hotel

During our visit to the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, I witnessed a procedure that I think is complete brilliant. Have you ever been concerned at a pool or water resort that the lifeguards aren’t truly paying attention? I know I do all the time. Lifeguards are usually young and since …

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Lifestyle Holidays Resort Puerta Plata Review

The Lifestyle Holidays Resort is situated on the sandy beaches of Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic. This expansive, all-inclusive paradise is a resort that caters to its two types of vacationers: visitors and members. To watch our sneak peek of what you’d find at the Lifestyle Holidays Resort, click our video below: VIP members have bought …

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Baby Gizmo Visits the Chicago Children’s Museum

With Spring Break this week, we decided to do a week-long staycation in Chicago and explore our own city. Boy, have we been busy! From the movies (to see The Lorax) to the Lincoln Park Zoo to a marshmallow playdate, the beginning of the week was packed. We couldn’t stop there so yesterday we headed …

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Baby Gizmo Takes a Look Inside The American Girl Place

Yesterday, I took my daughter and her two besties to The American Girl Place in Chicago for her 7th birthday. We made reservations at the Cafe for lunch and planned for her to pick out her very first “big girl” American Girl doll. Since we didn’t know what to expect from our visit to the …

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Baby Gizmo Travel Review: B Ocean Hotel in Fort Lauderdale

After our recent family cruise, we had planned to stay an extra day in Fort Lauderdale before we headed home to snowy, cold Chicago. We wanted to take one extra day to unwind, possibly visit the beach, and just relax after we got off the boat but before the chaos of real life started again. …

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Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Review: Is it Kid-Friendly?

We took a family cruise last week and chose the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam to accommodate our multi-generational family.  We were traveling with ten people ranging from 2 to 68 years old. Since we had three children (ages 2, 4 and 6) and the grandparents, we were looking for a cruise that would appeal to both young …

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