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About Me & My Family

We're a globe trekking, fun-loving, bilingual family always planning our next adventure. From art museums to alpine skiing, we're ready for anything. USTA rated tennis players, golfers, swimmers, skiiers, sailors, and more!
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, relaxed, simple, independent, energetic, spontaneous, sophisticated, easy_going, scheduled, artsy, social_butterfly
We Just Got Back From
The Longboat Key Club which is located on the beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Paradise!
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Wherever we go next! Thanks to Trekaroo, I always have a great group of reviews to help me plan a fantastic vacation!
A Place We'd Love To Visit
During the winter, anywhere with snow and easy airport access. Golfing, tennis, spa, ski, and culinary resorts are ideal!
Favorite Vacation Memory
One of my favorite vacation memories was the first time my daughter saw snow at the Park City Mountain Resort in Utah. She's still talking about ski school years later! The Innisbrook Golf Resort and Indaba Spa near Tampa Bay, Florida. What an amazing experience! A home exchange holiday in France.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Dangerous weather conditions, unexpected airport and security delays.
Websites I Like:
snowmamas.com tbparenting.com visitflorida.com condenast.com

Summer Family Friendly Museum Exhibitions in Florida

Florida is home to some of the finest and most unique museum collections.  From classical to contemporary art, history, science and technology, there's a museum exhibit bound to entertain and educate you and your children this summer.  

This list features some this summer's exhibits which will only be on display for a limited time.    Please visit the museum websites for the most up to date exhibit times and prices.  

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4801 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, Florida

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The exclusive Mummies of the World exhibition features an amazing collection of artifacts and mummies from Europe, Asia, Egypt and Oceania, guests will be invited to start their journey by viewing a three minute introductory video. There are interactive touch screen kiosks and hands-on science displays which allow guests to peek inside the mummies to reveal what’s hidden under the linen wraps. With some advance preparation, children will be able to enjoy all aspects of this exhibit. The Mummies of the World will be on exhibit through September 9, 2012

reviewed on: July 23 2011

"New Sky Trail Ropes Course"
One of the best aspects to visiting MOSI is that they offer new and interesting exhibits all the time.  As of July 2011, MOSI added a Sky Trail Ropes Course which is absolutely wonderful for all of those adventurous folks out there!  There is a fee for this new activity.  You can opt to go on the Ropes Course without having to pay for the overall MOSI entrance fees or include the Ropes Course as a part of your visit to MOSI.  

There are height and weight restrictions so children have to be at least 42" tall to go on the ropes course with an adult and at least 48" to go on their own.  There are 36 elements on about three different levels ranging from 12-36 feet off the ground.  

You are buckled into a harness and have a safety line which you can hold onto if you lose your balance along the way.  We had an absolute blast climbing all around the metal structure.  My preschooler keeps asking when we can go back!  If you plan to go on the ropes course, try to do that first or as early in your day as possible...it can get hot and bright.  Earlier in the day, the ropes course is shaded by the IMAX dome which makes it nice.  Have fun!


1650 Harrison St.
Hollywood, Florida

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LEGO lovers rejoice! The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood will present "Nathan Sawaya: The Art of The Brick" from June 9-August 19, 2012. Sawaya was declared LEGO's 2004 professional Master Model Builder winner after a nationwide search. There will be many new works on display as well as some of the artist's most famous creations. The artist will be in the gallery on Saturday, June 9, 2012, when he does a live assembly of a new LEGO sculpture. For more information, please visit http://artandculturecenter.org/nathan-sawaya

reviewed on: May 01 2012

"Educational art classes for kiddos"
We participated in a childrens art class and had a blast!  My daughter loves to draw and the teacher really took the time with each child to help them learn and expand on whatever skill level they had.  It was a joy to see the kiddos create and even better to see them proudly showing their work off at the end of the class.  

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1000 Third Street South
Saint Petersburg, Florida

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Breakfast with Dali for Families Saturday, May 5, 9:30-11:30 am Saturday, June 2, 9:30-11:30am Breakfast with Dali is a monthly event that introduces the Dali Museum to families with children (ideal for ages 6-12). The interactive tour is led by a Dali docent as well as a roster of junior docents who have chosen Dali paintings and other works which specially appeal to children. Following the tour, enjoy a Spanish-themed breakfast buffet and hands-on activities. $21 adult, $10 child (6-12) Pre-purchase required. For more information, please contact Bethany Mead, Education Coordinator at e-mail: bmead@thedali.org or by phone: 727.623.4730

reviewed on: August 20 2010

"Amazing museum and architecture"
If you are a fan of Dali and his unusual artwork, then you have to plan a visit to this amazing museum!  On  January 11, 2011, the Dali unveiled a brand new museum which is an amazing architectural feast for the eyes.  It was built along the shores of Tampa Bay in downtown St. Petersburg.  Volunteers and some staff members offer incredible guided tours which are informative and fun.  There are educational programs for preschool and older kids.  The SurReal Friday events are popular with young professionals.