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About Me & My Family

There are 4 of us and a dog. I'm out numbered because I'm the only girl.
Our Family's Travel Personality
curious, relaxed, simple, independent, energetic, spontaneous, easy_going, artsy, social_butterfly
We Just Got Back From
Barrier Island Sanctuary, Melbourne Beach, FL
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
South Seas Island Resort - Captiva, FL
A Place We'd Love To Visit
New York
Favorite Vacation Memory
Visiting Williamsburg and walking down the street while the drums were playing in the background.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Flying in a plane with my oldest on our way to Tennessee. He was screaming (he was like 2 at the time) and everyone was giving me the evil eye.
Websites I Like:
priceline.com jennventures.com

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July 18 2016
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The Italian Restaurant - The Breakers | kids travel, kids activities
The Italian Restaurant - The Breakers
One South County Road,
Palm Beach,
Florida 33480
"The Italian Restaurant at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida is the perfect place for families to enjoy a delicious meal and after dinner fun. "
My family and I enjoyed a nice dinner at The Italian Restaurant at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. We made reservations before our visit so our table was ready before we walked in. The staff was very warm and inviting and our waiter, Doyle, was the best!

Our evening started off with a variety of bread and condiment tastings. Each were delightful and all four of us had our favorites. The kid’s menu was full of choices including Rigatoni Bolognese, Shrimp Scampi, Pan Seared Snapper, Chicken Parmigiana and more. The adult menu was varied as well. I ordered from the special menu while my husband, who is a pescatarian ordered a fish dish off of the main menu.

My kids ordered the Cheese Pizza and the Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo. Both of my boys, ages 10 and 8, devoured their meals. Dessert was included and one of my boys ordered the Brownie Sundae while the other, who isn’t a fan of ice cream, ordered the Brownie. The serving size was large and put a huge smile on my kid’s faces. While waiting for their meals, my boys enjoyed playing with the Wikki Stix. They were a fun change from the usual crayons and coloring sheets that restaurants hand to the children.

My husband and I really enjoyed our meals as well. Snapper Picatta was really good according to my husband. He allowed me to take a bite and I have to agree with him. I enjoyed the Zuppa Di Pesce. It was delicious and the fact that it was pretty healthy allowed me to really enjoy my Italian Cheesecake, and Cappuccino. Of course, while my husband and I enjoyed dessert my kids were in the Family Entertainment Center playing games and watching the fish in the giant aquarium. That is probably why I was able to really savor the end of my meal!

I highly recommend a visit to The Italian Restaurant. It is fun, relaxing, and of course delicious!!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary meal courtesy of The Italian Restaurant and The Breakers. I was not asked to express a particular view for my stay or meal. All opinions are my own.
 
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July 07 2016
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Echo Palm Beach | kids travel, kids activities
Echo Palm Beach
230 Sunrise Avenue,
Palm Beach,
Florida 33480
"Each dish is artfully arranged and pleasing to the palate. "
Echo in Palm Beach, Florida is a trendy, Asian infused restaurant perfect for families who want to indulge in an upscale yet relaxed dining experience. When visiting the Palm Beaches, the bold decor, energetic vibe, and unique food presentations of Echo is not to be missed!

My family, which included my two boys, ages 8 and 10, enjoyed a fun evening at Echo. We made our dinner reservations prior to our visit so we had a table ready and waiting for us. Instead of bread, we were served steamed edamame to tide us over until our meal was ready. I’m always excited when restaurants offer healthy options and this one was a pleasant surprise.

The kid’s menu offered Sesame Chicken, Lo Mein, Beef and Broccoli, and Lemon Chicken, plus a dessert of House Made Ice Cream. Both of my boy’s meals tasted great and the portion sizes were quite large. The ice cream dessert tasted delicious as well and was so beautifully presented that you almost didn’t want to take a scoop...almost. The kids were given wikki stix instead of the usual crayons and paper to keep them busy before and after the meal. This was another pleasant surprise as they stayed busy making creations allowing my husband and I to leisurely finish our meals.

Echo’s dinner menu has a little something for every palette. I wish I had the opportunity to enjoy more than one meal as everything sounded so delicious! My husband and I both ordered a speciality roll. They were amazing and skillfully presented. One roll each was plenty as they were very filling. After our amazing dinner we enjoyed the coconut souffle for dessert. Oh my goodness, it was such a work of art and the each bite seemed better than the other.

Echo in Palm Beach, Florida is such a treat! I highly recommend your enjoying a nice dinner with your family at this trendy and super delicious locale!

Tips:
Feel free to enjoy drinks at the bar with friends. Their alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks have a fun Asian influence

After, or before dinner you may enjoy a stroll to the Paramount Theatre building just up street. You will have the opportunity to stroll down the halls where the rich and famous walked while you take in pictures and paraphernalia from the past.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary meal courtesy of Echo and The Breakers. I was not asked to express a particular view for my stay. All opinions are my own.
 
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July 06 2016
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The Breakers | kids travel, kids activities
The Breakers
One South County Road,
Palm Beach, Florida
"The legacy and vision of Henry Flagler has been carried through to The Breakers of today. If you are looking for a posh yet relaxing resort for you and family to call home, well, you must visit this resort."
My family and I enjoyed a “posh” getaway at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. Driving up to the resort you feel as if you are being transported to an Italian castle. Once you park your car you are treated like royalty as the valet scramble to assist you with your luggage and the resort porter assists you with the check-in process. Upon entering the lobby you are greeted by several hotel employees who are patiently waiting to assist you.

Check-In
The check-in process was quick and easy. I gave the front desk clerk my name and everything was on file. Once complete, I was given a map of the resort along with a list of services available to the guests. I was given directions to my room and away I went. As I was walking to the elevator I received a text from Guest Relations. They welcomed me to The Breakers and let me know I can text them at anytime if needed. I loved that convenience!!

The Room
Our Ocean Front Suite was spectacular. The decor was elegant and the view of the crisp, blue ocean water was serene. Our suite was extremely large with a living room and full sized master bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom provided us with a shower and full sized tub. My youngest son really enjoyed his evening baths in the HUGE tub. Both the living room and bedroom gave us awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Each room also gave us access to our own balconies. We enjoyed mornings and evenings on the porch. Our first morning we were able to see turtle tracks from the comfort of our own room!

Amenities
The Breakers provides many amenities to its guests. We stayed during the month of June so we were able to take advantage of their summer benefits which included a Full American Breakfast Buffet each morning. The buffet was delicious and provided us with a plethora of breakfast options. Additional summer benefits included unlimited golf, tennis, ocean fitness center access, group fitness classes, and WiFi.
My husband and I enjoyed a complimentary historical bike tour while our boys, ages 10 and 8, had a blast at Camp Breakers. The boys really enjoyed it. They made friends and honestly did not want to leave. My boys, as well as the other kids at the resort, had a blast on the playground and at the Family Entertainment Center. Frankly, I think the parents were having just as much fun as the kids at the the Entertainment Center.
Playing at the pool and the beach was another family favorite. I loved that the resort staff was quick to “prepare” my lounge chair for me. They placed a towel over my chair so that I could layout and then provided me with an additional towel to dry off with. They were always so helpful and ready to help us with everything. At the beach my family and I enjoyed a guided snorkeling tour. When we went out the water was perfectly clear which allowed us to see so many beautiful fish and marine life!
The Breakers provides a plethora of amenities to their guests, just take a look at their website and you will see.

Dining
You will not go hungry at The Breakers in Palm Beach. My family and I enjoyed breakfast at The Circle and The Beach Club Restaurant. Both places were unique and magnificent. We enjoyed dinner at Echo and The Italian Restaurant. The service and food were amazing and I highly recommend both.
There are many more dining options available at The Breakers and I am sure they are all worthy of savoring.

My family and I received impeccable service at The Breakers. The legacy and vision of Henry Flagler has been carried through to The Breakers of today. If you are looking for a posh yet relaxing resort for you and family to call home, well, you must visit this resort.

Tips:
If you like history you will love strolling through The Breakers resort. The Italian inspired architecture is amazing and the stories from the past that adorn the walls of the resort will captivate you as it did me.
Parking is by valet only.
Complimentary shuttle service is available to escort you to and from the restaurants.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary stay, meals, and activities at The Breakers. I was not asked to express a particular view for my stay. All opinions are my own.
 
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June 20 2016
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Amargosa Opera House and Hotel | kids travel, kids activities
Amargosa Opera House and Hotel
HR-C 608,
Death Valley Junction,
California 92328
"Such a unique experience! "
Such a unique experience! The Amargosa Opera House was founded by an amazingly talented women named Marta. She and her husband, at the time, had a flat tire. While her husband was tending to the tire Marta found an old abandon building that was once used by the Pacific Coast Borax Company. She turned the old building into a hotel and theater where she performed plays that she choreographed. During my visit I did not stay overnight in the hotel but I did enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the Opera House.

The Opera House was still in use during the time of my visit. Marta was an amazing dancer but also an amazing artist. Her shows were not always sold out so she created an audience that is now ready to watch her shows whenever the curtain rises. She painted murals on the ceilings as well. As the seats filled with people, she captured audiences with her own unique performances. She no longer performs but currently there are dancers who continue to carry on her legacy by performing Marta’s shows.

When passing by Death Valley Junction you should take advantage of this fascinating tour. You will be inspired by Marta’s story. Be sure to have your cameras ready as there will be lots of picture opportunities!

Tips:
There are wild horses in the area. Marta provides water for the horses so be on the lookout!
Be sure to call for reservations.
There is a cafe on the property. I enjoyed a sandwich lunch and dessert during my visit. Be sure to grab lunch or a coffee when you stop!

Disclosure: I received a tour during my visit. As always, this review is honest and completely my own.
 
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June 20 2016
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Stovepipe Wells Village | kids travel, kids activities
Stovepipe Wells Village
51880 Highway 190,
Greenwood Village, Colorado
"Perfect Desert Oasis With Lots Of Complimentary Events To Enjoy!"
Stovepipe Wells Village is a comfortable oasis located in Death Valley, California. The village provides travelers with hotel or camping options, stores for shopping, a saloon, restaurant, and fun desert activities that the entire family can enjoy.

Check in was quick and easy at Stovepipe Wells Village. The person behind the desk who checked us in gave us a rundown of the property offered us some water and cookies, and then pointed us to the direction of our room.

The Room
I enjoyed a deluxe room that faced the sand dunes. The view and the room were amazing! My room came equipped with two large queen sized beds, a working area, TV, sitting area, and nice sized restroom. I was also provided with an extra bin for my recyclables. I really liked that feature. My a/c kept my room cool and worked great. I was very thankful for the bottles of complimentary water that kept me hydrated during my stay.

Amenities
Aside from the view, the hotel offers a pool for guests to enjoy. In the business center guests have access to two public computers, a printer, and wifi. Scanning and copying services are available upon request.

Dining Options
Toll Road Restaurant is a great place for families to enjoy a meal. Here you can enjoy a buffet breakfast and dinner or order off of the menu. Also, boxed lunches are available upon request. If you are looking for something a little lighter, or a place to wet your whistle, then Badwater Saloon is the place for you!

Things To Do
Shopping at the general store is a must when visiting the desert. Here you may purchase souvenirs that show you “survived” the desert. You should definitely take advantage of the free events this hotel has to offer. I enjoyed the Guided Night Sky Viewing, the Native American Flute demonstration, Sunrise at Mesquite Dunes and The Badwater Tour. I recommend each of those activities. You and your kids will have a really good time exploring and learning about Death Valley during your stay.

I highly recommend you and your family enjoying Stovepipe Wells Village when visiting Death Valley, California. The owners of the property want to provide an enjoyable stay to everyone, but especially to families. That is one of the reasons why their tours and events are complimentary to hotel guests. You will have a great time and make lots of memories during your stay.

Enjoy!

Tips:
Bring lots of water as you will be drinking quite a bit during your stay.
Sunblock and hats are a must.
It gets hot during the summer. Make sure you car is in proper working order to avoid troubles.


Disclosure: I received a complimentary stay. I was not asked to express a particular view for my stay. All thoughts and reviews are my own.
 
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