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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
adventurous, curious, relaxed, simple, independent, energetic, spontaneous, easy_going, artsy, social_butterfly
We Just Got Back From
Daytona Beach, Florida
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
The Mountains
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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November 29 2016
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Harmony of the Seas - Royal Caribbean | kids travel, kids activities
Harmony of the Seas - Royal Caribbean
1850 Eller Drive,
Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33316
"Enjoy A New Adventure Around Every Corner!"
Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas is a magnificent ship full of fun and exciting things for families to do! It is the world’s largest ship to date with an impressive amount of detail put into every inch of this floating wonderland.


Harmony of the Seas is split into seven unique neighborhoods. We entered the Royal Promenade when we boarded. This neighborhood took my breath away! Here there are several neighborhood bars and shops along with an impressive piece of artwork called Head. The Boardwalk is the place for families to hang out. It is home to a fun carousel, Starbucks, the Aqua Theater, and more. The Pool and Sports Zone is another great place for families to enjoy some time together. This neighborhood provides an amazing amount of fun activities for all. There are water slides, a rock climbing wall, a zip line, Flowriders, and yes, even places for mom and dad to relax. Of course, for an ultimate time of relaxation mom and dad should head to the Spa and Fitness neighborhood, but only after dropping the kids off at the Youth Zone. The Spa and Fitness neighborhood gives you access to a very impressive gym and spa with every service imaginable made available to guests. The Youth Zone is a fun, supervised place for kids of all ages to hang out and be entertained. There are video games, fun workshops, a movie theater, and even board games for kids to enjoy. The Entertainment Place neighborhood is available during all hours but really comes alive at night. Here you will don your evening attire while spending time with your fun night owl neighbors! Central Park was my favorite neighborhood. It was full of lush greenery and gave off a warm, relaxed vibe. I enjoyed relaxing on one of the many benches in this park while savoring my afternoon cup of Starbucks coffee. Each of the neighborhoods on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas is unique and when aboard the ship you should take the time to truly enjoy each one!


There are many family friendly staterooms to choose from on Harmony of the Seas. During our cruise, my husband and I enjoyed a balcony room. Waking up to the sunrise over the open ocean was breathtaking. The sitting area with vanity was nice and gave us plenty of room to spread out. Our private balcony really made the room and cruise memorable though. We enjoyed taking in the scenery around us when sitting on our balcony while at port and at sea. If there was not so much fun to be had on the ship I could have just stayed in my room taking in the view all weekend long!


While at sea your taste buds will have the opportunity to savor a flavorful experience. There are numerous complimentary dining experiences on board the ship that you and your family will enjoy. All of the food that I tasted was delicious, but one of my favorites was Izumi. I love sushi and the sushi that I had the opportunity to experience at Izumi aboard Harmony of the Seas was wonderful. It tasted fresh and I was very appreciative of the attention to detail each dish received from the chef. After sushi, I enjoyed unique drinks at Wonderland. The themes on the menu included: Sun, Sea, Ice, Earth, Fire, and Dreams. Each drink served at the bar were crafted around the six themes. In addition to the unique flavors, I really enjoyed the decor of this restaurant, it was exceptional. Several dining options are available to you on the ship. Plan to enjoy each of the if you can. Make it a priority to PLAN as you may not be able to take advantage of all of the unique dining options if you don't!


While on board you will want to enjoy the shows. There are several to choose from. I wasn’t able to experience them all, but from the few I experienced I would have to say that The Fine Line was my absolute favorite. It takes place at the AquaTheater on the ship. The artistry, acrobatics, and amazing stunts that the actors are able to accomplish will astound you! Do not miss it!


Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas is an experience. You and your family will make many memories during your cruise vacation. The food and the fun activities were amazing, but I have to say that the artwork located throughout the ship was the biggest draw for me. Each piece was very unique to the ship and to the different areas within the ship. This attention to detail is what makes this ship stand out among all of the others. Have fun cruising!


Disclosure: I received a complimentary inaugural cruise on Harmony of the Seas. I was not asked to express a particular view during my visit and as always these opinions are completely my own!
 
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September 16 2016
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Donnie's Donuts | kids travel, kids activities
Donnie's Donuts
318 Seabreeze Blvd,
Daytona Beach,
Florida 32118
"Enjoy Vintage Donuts - Such a Treat!"
My boys and I made a quick trip to Donnie's Donuts for a special treat and we are so glad that we did!
This small donut shop is located in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida and it is such a gem! There are several flavor combinations to choose from. If you don't see the one you want just let them know and they may be able to make the perfect flavor combination for you!
 
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September 16 2016
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Our Deck Down Under | kids travel, kids activities
Our Deck Down Under
78 Dunlawton Avenue,
Port Orange,
Florida 32127
"Enjoy a Unique Open Air Dining Experience"
Our Deck Down Under located in Port Orange, Florida is a fun open air dining experience. The view is relaxing and the Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Grits is a dish you must try!

I visited Our Deck Down Under with my boys after a full day of sightseeing. We must have arrived at the perfect time as we did not have to wait in line. However, a line did quickly form behind us. When you enter you will choose your food items from the menu and then order at the counter and a server will bring your food out to you. We ordered our meals to go as we didn’t want to get stuck in the storm that was brewing outside. The person who took our order and served our food to us really friendly.

The menu was great as there were lots of seafood options. There were a few other options available to those who do not like seafood, including a veggie burger. I ordered the blackened fish and it was delicious. The portion was very large for the price. In fact, it was big enough for two people. If you do split your meal I would recommend getting extra sides. My fish and my Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Grits were spicy, just the way I like them! One of my boys ordered the New England Clam Chowder. He loved it! He ordered the bowl and again it was a large portion. My other son ordered the hamburger. He really enjoyed it and it was large as well. All three of us were happy with our meals and would love to return to try the other menu items that are listed, especially their Key Lime Pie.

When visiting Our Deck Down Under be sure to visit when you are really hungry as the portions are large and yummy! This is a great, relaxed place for families to enjoy.
 
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September 16 2016
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Crabby Joe's Deck & Grill | kids travel, kids activities
Crabby Joe's Deck & Grill
3701 South Atlantic Avenue,
Daytona Beach,
Florida
"Enjoy Breakfast Above The Ocean Waves!"
Crabby Joe’s in Daytona Beach, Florida is a fun relaxed place to enjoy breakfast on the beach. It’s located atop a pier that overlooks the beautiful Daytona Beach seashore. We visited during a tropical storm so there were tons of surfers waiting to catch the perfect wave!

During our visit the staff was super friendly. Our waitress was quick to answer all of our questions and help us out with the menu as needed. She was also quick to keep my coffee topped off which was a BIG plus for me!

The menu consisted of the usual breakfast fare. The Sweet Caramel French Toast caught my eye but I was a good girl and just stuck with my coffee. My boys ordered the Ham & Cheese Omelet and one of the Sunrise Favorites. They both really enjoyed their meals. In fact, the gobbled everything up!

This was a fun, unique dining experience that I’m sure you and your family will enjoy during your visit to Daytona Beach.

Tip: My boys said there were a lot of Pokemon characters at this restaurant.
Bring your beach attire and have some fun at the beach after breakfast.
Bring your fishing line if you like to fish as you can fish off the pier.
 
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September 16 2016
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Caribbean Jack's Restaurant and Bar | kids travel, kids activities
Caribbean Jack's Restaurant and Bar
721 Ballough Road,
Daytona Beach,
Florida 32114
"Great view!"
Caribbean Jack’s is a fun place to enjoy a meal with the family. You can enjoy a relaxed meal with a beautiful view. Grab swinging table for a truly unique dining experience!

My boys, age 8 and 11, and I enjoyed dinner at Caribbean Jack’s in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was a nice Florida restaurant with a gorgeous view of the water. My boys ordered from the kids’ menu while I ordered a salad from the salad menu. My oldest ordered the hamburger and it came with fries. My youngest ordered the shrimp which also came with fries. Both were good but I feel like they could have provided a few extra shrimp with that meal option. Both boys were excited to find out that ice cream was included with their meal, once they finished their food of course. My chicken salad tasted great and was very filling.

The staff was very kind and attentive. There weren’t many people in the restaurant as we visited during a storm. I would love to visit again to enjoy dinner on of the swinging tables!
 
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