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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. We are USTA rated tennis players, professional artists and musicians, golfers, foodies, budding chefs, gardeners, swimmers, skiiers, sailors, engineers, kayakers, 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

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521 Reviews


August 10 2015
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Varekai on Tour - Cirque du Soleil | kids travel, kids activities
Varekai on Tour - Cirque du Soleil
Amalie Arena,
401 Channelside Drive,
Tampa,
Florida 33602
"Enchanting circus arts experience"
After years of hearing about Cirque du Soleil, we finally attended our first performance - Varekai on Tour. What a spectacular experience! The Amalie Arena, home to the Tampa Bay Lightning, was transformed into a magical, enchanted forest.

The subdued lighting and water droplet soundtrack help set the preshow mood. Two clowns interacted with the audience before the show which added to the family fun vibe. When the lights dimmed and the first magical characters appeared out of the mist, we were captivated! The show is a nod to old world circus arts which have been crowd pleasers for generations. The costumes are colorful, fanciful, and spectacular. The characters who wear these costumes fully embrace their roles and captivate the audience with their incredible skills.

Several times, I found myself holding my breath as aerialists soared free above the stage. Their strength and beauty was transformative. The show is accented by comical moments thanks to the hijinks of a couple of nontraditional clowns. Children around me laughed at their antics which made me smile even more.

During intermission, we learned more about the One Drop initiative. Their logo is subtly displayed on screens which motivated us to investigate more. I would encourage you to do the same with your family. It's a wonderful learning experience.

The second half was even more magical and energetic than the first! We watched acrobats jump and spin to the delight of fellow cast members. Two costumed singers and the orchestra are onstage throughout the production which adds electricity to the already amped up performances.

When the curtain finally closed on the evening, we left fully entertained, a bit wiser about the world's water habitat, and longing to revisit the magical world of Cirque.
 
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April 23 2015
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Schenley Park | kids travel, kids activities
Schenley Park
500 Panther Hollow Rd,
Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania 15213
"Great location and playgrounds"
During a recent visit to Pittsburgh, we ventured to the outdoor ice skating rink in Schenley Park on Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, the ice skating rink was closed due to a water break but we stayed to explore the park. The views of downtown from the park are beautiful! We watched as the sun went down and the city lights slowly twinkled to life. There's plenty of free parking although I could see how the park would be crowded on the weekends. We saw a pick up basketball group, a soccer game, and families playing on the playground. It's a wonderful location for casual, outdoor fun.
 
 
April 23 2015
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Savage Garden at MOSI | kids travel, kids activities
Savage Garden at MOSI
4801 East Fowler Avenue,
Tampa,
Florida 33617
"Plants with teeth?"
MOSI opened the new Savage Garden exhibit in their BioWorks Butterfly Garden on Earth Day 2015. The garden is located in a separate screened-in section of the Butterfly Garden. We were amazed by the variety of carnivorous plants including the Venus Flytrap. The staff gave us an informative overview of the plants and how each plant is designed to lure their food. This unique habitat is also clearly explained in accompanying display boards. We look forward to revisiting the Savage Garden to see how the plants grow over time.
 
 
April 23 2015
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Pinellas Trail | kids travel, kids activities
Pinellas Trail
12020 Walsingham Rd.,
Largo,
Florida 33778
"Great for family bike rides"
The Pinellas Trail winds through most of Pinellas County (St. Petersburg, Dunedin, Clearwater) and is popular with recreational bike riders and walkers. Parts of the trail run through residential and business districts while the northern portions of the trail are in pine forests. We prefer to ride our bikes on the northern part of the trail so we can avoid traffic and see more wildlife. There are restrooms along the trail but plan ahead and check trail maps to be sure.
 
 
April 23 2015
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Indian Rocks Beach | kids travel, kids activities
Indian Rocks Beach
1700 Gulf Blvd,
Indian Rocks Beach,
Florida 33785
"Beautiful beach"
Located on one of the many islands off the coast of Tampa Bay, Indian Rocks Beach is an easily accessible destination for locals and tourists alike. Parking can be a challenge but plan to arrive early in the day or in the late afternoon to secure an easy spot. The beach sand is smooth (not rocky) and flows nicely to the calm waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Be sure to shuffle your feet in the shallow waters during stingray season (May-October) to avoid any surprises. This is an ideal beach for families of all ages.