First-timers guide to Sanibel Island

Sanibel & Captiva Travel Guide We just returned from a week at Sanibel Island and it was the perfect destination for a family beach vacation!  However, before visiting Sanibel Island, I couldn’t find much information telling me what to expect during our first stay on the island. Being budget travelers, I wanted to know where the best grocery stores were, how much the bridge tolls cost, and more. Without further ado, here is your guide to a first-time trip to …

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Sheraton Vistana Resort – a review of this 2-bedroom suite near Disney World

There are so many family-friendly resorts in the Orlando area, it’s hard to choose just one!  On our first trip to the area, beach weather was iffy, so we chose to stay in Central Florida and center ourselves around all of the major attractions like Universal Studios and Disney World. The Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas checked off every single one of our requirements. Location – close to Disney World Maybe the biggest draw to the resort is its location. The …

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4 great beaches for families near Fort Myers, Florida

These Southwest Florida Beaches Pack a lot of Paradise Fort Myers, Florida was a place I’d never really dreamed of visiting. Now I want to move there (no joke)! After a great deal using points on nonstop flights to Southwest Florida, I found myself researching a place I knew little about.  During my research, I kept finding two themes- great beaches and great sunsets. I made it my goal to experience the best of both! That said, here are 4 …

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Kid-approved: Monster Truck Tour at The Showcase of Citrus

What checks all the boxes of a little boy’s dream, a science lesson, and an hour of fun?!? The answer: A Monster Truck tour at The Showcase of Citrus in Central Florida. While researching things to do in the Orlando area, a friend recommended a family-friendly stop at The Showcase of Citrus. We didn’t know if time would allow, but then we found a Groupon to save on the Monster Truck tour. Once my husband saw the words “Monster Truck” …

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St. Augustine’s historic fort: Castillo de San Marcos

Tips for visiting St. Augustine’s Historic Fort with kids St. Augustine, Florida is a city made for lovers of history, and Castillo de San Marcos is the pinnacle attraction related to the city’s robust past. We visited recently with our young children and found the historic fort to have something for all ages. Here are my tips for exploring America’s largest and oldest fort. The history of Castillo de San Marcos Castillo de San Marcos was constructed by the Spaniards …

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Everything is Awesome at LEGOLAND Florida

Visiting LEGOLAND Florida was something my kids had been begging to do for MONTHS. When we thought about Christmas presents, we remembered that we hated seeing a pile of toys that would later be unused. Then we thought about turning a trip to LEGOLAND Florida theme park into our Christmas gift for the kids, and it made much more sense! We couldn’t be happier with our choice! Our kids loved their LEGOLAND visit, and we appreciated that it was the …

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