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Thursday, June 24th, 2010
If you’re hitting the road this summer for a family road trip, check out the CarMax LUV2DRV Giveaway. You can win $2,500 to spend as you please (souvenirs from strange roadside attractions?), a $250 gas card and a CarMax trunk organizer. And while you’re there, be sure to download their Road Trip Guide. It’s packed with tips to help you survive the journey, such as games to make the time fly, travelin’ tunes to put on your iPod, and safety advice to ensure that your car is prepped for the trip. Happy and safe driving!
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Atlantis in Paradise Island for the official opening of their new kids’ club, Atlantis Kids Adventures. Designed for kids ages 3 to 12, the 8,000 square-foot complex combines the latest in interactive technology with old-fashioned imaginative play.
My 5-year-old daughter, Jane, was in a bit of a grumpy mood the first time she stepped on the cool touch-screen floor—on which lizards, fish, and pieces of popcorn scatter about when you step on them—and she couldn’t be dragged away for 45 minutes. Here’s a picture of her playing with a similar wall screen.
Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
Just in time for summer vacation, check out this FREE vacation-ready prep list that you can easily download. TimeToo, the makers of home organization tools for busy families, has developed a cute, click-and-print preplist for quick and stress-free family vacation planning—a checklist for everything from informing the house sitter of “garbage day” and watering plants to making sure your pet sitter has a key. To get the list, click here; or go to TimeToo, click on the yellow box that says, "summer’s here," and then print!
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
Last week, I blogged about all the extra fees on airplane tickets this summer, which will be especially hard on big families trying to take a much-needed vacation. But driving isn’t that much better these days (as many of you pointed out), thanks to the skyrocketing cost of gas. So, what alternatives does that leave us? Apparently, some people are opting out of travel all together for a cheap, relaxing "stay-cation" at home. We want to know what your summer plans are this year in light of rising fuel costs and the sagging economy. Vote in our poll or leave us a comment below.