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We are a Family who love to travel, We are on the mission to explore all 50 states and as many countries as we can. Our motto is Learning never stops so as we explore this great land we are also learning about people, cultures, traditions and much more.
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December 27 2016
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Kimpton Glover Park Hotel | kids travel, kids activities
Kimpton Glover Park Hotel
2505 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest,
Washington, District of Columbia
"Serene Family-friendly Neighborhood."
Serene Family-friendly Neighborhood.

My 10-year-old daughter and I stayed two nights at the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel in December; it was our first time staying at a Kimpton Hotel.

LOCATION

Check in time at the hotel is at 3:00PM. Due to train delays we arrived around 4PM. I decided to take Amtrak to D.C. instead of driving my car. There is valet parking for $35 + tax per night if you do have a car. There is also a complimentary shuttle to the Woodley Park Metro station, Georgetown University, American University, and Georgetown University Hospital. We didn’t use the shuttle, but it was nice to know that it was there.

We have been to D.C. on many occasions but we have never stayed in the Glover Park neighborhood. Since I didn’t know too much about the area my first night I people watched out of my window. I saw people from all walks of life walking, talking and enjoying life. So the next day I decided that we were going to venture out as well. We walked 4 to 5 blocks to check out our surrounding and were pleasantly surprised. The neighborhood has parks, restaurants, grocery stores, houses, apartments, offices and schools all within walking distance. I feared that we might have to catch an Uber to get a good, affordable meal, but we didn’t, which took a lot of stress off of me.

HOTEL LOBBY

The decor is very stylish and updated inside and out. The two front desk staff members, Amanda and Monica, were very professional, pleasant and helpful, and they were awaiting our arrival.

Once we received out room key got on the elevator we noticed that it was roomy and required a key to get to your designated floor, which made us feel safe. The hotel was very quiet as we walked through the halls, and we didn’t hear any other guests.

ROOM

Once we got to our room we notice how spacious and clean and comfortable it was. Our room had a good size window looking over the street. The room had two queen size beds in it. My daughter sat on one of the bed and stated that it was hard. I had to explain to her that it was a memory foam mattress. (The pillows were memory foam too.) I don’t think she is a fan of memory form bedding -- no belly flops for her. I did notice that there was no extra bedding in the room, and I had to request a few things.

I loved that that the rooms have multiple USB ports and plugs on the side of the dressers. That’s a big plus for families traveling with lots of electronics. The room décor is very stylish. There are no fridges or microwaves in the rooms, which is an amenity that I like to have when I stay in hotels with my daughter. But each room does have the business essentials like an iron, iron board and an umbrella to be used during your stay.

DINING

I love a hotel that has a restaurant in it! Casolare is the restaurant at the Glover Park Hotel. We ate there for dinner, and it was very good. It is an Italian restaurant, and I’m a fan of Italian food. I loved that it was able to meet my food desires as well as my pizza-loving daughter desires as well. Surprisingly we didn’t order our ordinary cuisine which would be any type of pasta for myself and pepperoni pizza for my little girl. This time I went with the slow cooked salmon, and my daughter had the fettuccine with tomato and basil Sauce. Both dishes were amazing!

The staff was so attentive, pleasant and professional. The prices are moderately priced, and the décor is beautiful. If the weather had been warmer, I would have liked sitting outside on the patio to enjoy the food and neighborhood.

BOTTOM LINE

Overall my famaily’s stay at Glover Park Hotel was wonderful.

Even though the Kimpton Glover Park participates in the Kimpton Kids Program, the hotel did feel more business oriented than kid-oriented – especially since there were no other kids around in December. Typically, I look for a pool when traveling with my daughter, but this hotel doesn’t have a pool any other “play” areas. Also, we did not use many of the kid-friendly amenities that that Kimpton advertises, such as a goldfish to take care of, babysitting services and loaner biker, because they did not fit our family’s needs. The in room minibar and a business center with a fee for Internet usage obviously cater more towards business travelers and can honestly be a bit of a hassle for traveling families.

However, despite the few drawbacks mentioned above, I do recommend the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel to parents with kids due to the surrounding parks, restaurants and zoo close by. I will also put this hotel on my personal list places to stay when I’m in Washington D.C.

This review is based on a complimentary visit to Kimpton Glover Park Hotel. These opinions are entirely my own and my daughters’.
 
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December 06 2016
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White Oak Lavender | kids travel, kids activities
White Oak Lavender
2644 Cross Keys Road,
Harrisonburg,
Virginia 22801
"Farm Animals, Lavendar, Peace circle and more. "
A coworker told me about White Oak Lavender Farm and I was intrigued by the Lavender part. Lavender doesn't bloom until spring/summer so we missed out since we went in the fall. We still had an amazing time. They had a multiple animals which was so fun to see the chicken running around with their wild head feathers sticking up. My sister was obsessed with the kissing goats. Lol My daughter flips over horses and they had the most beautiful ones. I love to see llamas anytime they are around. The rabbits, ducks, and pigs the list goes on. What was the most exciting part for me was the Labyrinth this was the first time I accessed one. I could not leave without trying out the Strawberry Lavender Ice Cream which was amazing. A must try. I would recommend this little to spot to anyone in the area. They even have a little treat for adults. :)
 
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September 18 2016
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SeaWorld Orlando | kids travel, kids activities
SeaWorld Orlando
7007 SeaWorld Drive,
Orlando,
Florida 32821
"Shamu is the Best."
I took my daughter to SeaWorld for her 10th birthday. Seaworld is the cheapest out of all off the parks. We love the dolphin show, the animal show the rescue park of the park.It was amazing. I keep sharing stories with her of my first time there when I went around her age. The show was completely different since they had to change that the employees no longer get in the tanks with the whales but the show was amazing. The best part for her was to get wet. The Smile that was on her face was priceless. This was the best park bar far.
 
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September 18 2016
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EPCOT - Disney | kids travel, kids activities
EPCOT - Disney
Epcot Center Drive,
Lake Buena Vista,
Florida 32830
"Epic win for kids"
I took My daughter to Disneyworld for her 10th birthday. Epcot was one of the parks that we visited. I purchase our ticket at BestofOrlando.com which showed to be the cheapest site to purchse tickets at. The best part about Epcot was the educational places. The learning of netrons, cells etc.My daughter was able to build her own ride and then ride the ride to see how it felt. She put a first aid kit together in case of a hurricane or other bad weather. There was an area to play games. This was a very enjoyable park and I would recommend it to families.
 
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July 19 2016
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The Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat | kids travel, kids activities
The Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat
147 Monroe Church Rd,
Rice,
Virginia 23966
"The trees are not the limit to adventure. "
I found The Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat on craigslist. I youtubed and googled the place to see what to expect. It was an hour and a half away from where I lived. The drive was wonderful, which is very important to me. We got there and was escorted to the cabin we were staying in. My daughter was able to go to the adventure park an hour after we got there. She started with the lower level and loved every minute of it. The team was so supportive and patience with her. She decided to go for a second day and she when to the next two level which were more challenging but she did amazing. I would recommend this places to any and everyone.
 
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