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Have Kids… Need Toys That Travel!

Have Kids… Need Toys That Travel!

6 Toy Fair Finds that are perfect for family travel. This year I was welcomed back to the Annual Toy Fair that was held in New York at the Jacob Javits Center and I was on the hunt for toys that are great for bringing on family trips.

The Toy Fair is huge and there is so much to see and learn about. There are lots of new toys that are perfect for a road trip, dinner out, a plane trip, or anywhere you need to go. I was lucky enough to meet with lots of great new up and coming entrepreneurs, who have incredible visions of what kids would love to play with. There were so many to discuss, so sit back and get ready for the toy travel ride…

March 13, 2017 | By More
Budget Friendly Guide to Visiting Orlando

Budget Friendly Guide to Visiting Orlando

Sixty-six million tourists from across the world visited Orlando in 2015 alone, with most setting their sights on the city’s biggest attractions, including Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. As the nation’s most popular tourist destination, Orlando boasts an array of theme parks and water parks, but vacations to these attractions come with a hefty price tag. Fortunately, central Florida also offers many hidden gems to explore, allowing you to take in all the City Beautiful has to offer for less than $1,000.

Plan your budget-friendly Orlando getaway with these tips.

March 7, 2017 | By More
Ten Top Things To See and Do in Edinburgh Scotland

Ten Top Things To See and Do in Edinburgh Scotland

Top Things To Sites to See And Things To Do In Edinburgh

If you want to spend your holidays in a city which is known to have a long list of historical and cultural attractions, then you need to book your tickets to the capital of Scotland – Edinburgh. After London, it is the second most popular destinations in the United Kingdom. And this is just not a vague statement; I will be narrating all those reasons why you should visit this beautiful city and what are the top things to see and do while you are in the city.

March 2, 2017 | By More
Pampered Family Spring Break Destinations in the UK

Pampered Family Spring Break Destinations in the UK

Top Spring Break UK Destinations For Families in 2017

If you are longing for a much needed break and you want to have a great time with your family then spring is a wonderful time to travel. You will not only have longer days to spend more time with your family members but the pleasant weather will allow you to explore the exotic locations that the UK has to offer. Spring time is when nature is at its best, you get to see bumble bees drone in the gardens, beautiful peacock butterflies circle in the air, and birds singing in earnest.

February 8, 2017 | By More
7 Exciting Things To Do In St. Louis With Kids

7 Exciting Things To Do In St. Louis With Kids

Places That Your Kids Would Love Visiting in Saint Louis

The Mound City – is what the city of Saint Louis is called due to the large number of earthworks within the city’s boundaries. It is actually the largest metropolitan area in the state of Missouri which is apparently the 19th largest state in the United States. While the city offers lots of earthwork mounds, it also offers many tourist’s spots and attractions especially for kids who would really enjoy a visit here.

December 28, 2016 | By More
Best Pacific Coast RV Road Trip Routes

Best Pacific Coast RV Road Trip Routes

Best Pacific Coast RV Camper Road Trip Routes

RV adventures have become a great American pastime, and there is perhaps no destination more iconic then the ultimate RV trek to the Pacific coast. Each year, droves of thrill seekers set out on the journey across the states to begin their own west coast adventure. Whether you are looking for nature in the northwest or sunshine in the south, you will find yourself right at home at the RV hotspots along the way. See below for some crowd favorites, and before setting out on your dream ride, make sure to stop by a service provider near you to ensure your ride goes smoothly from start to finish.

October 28, 2016 | By More
Finding Tons of Family Fun on a Pennsylvania Getaway

Finding Tons of Family Fun on a Pennsylvania Getaway

When in Pennsylvania, do as they do, go to Dutch Wonderland and Crayola Experience

Recently we were looking for a fun weekend getaway with our 5-year old. We decided to try out Lancaster, PA and Easton, PA for some serious kid fun. Joined by our good friends and their 4-year old we headed out for a smile-packed weekend.

August 26, 2016 | By More
Great Ways To Have Family Fun in Killarney Ireland

Great Ways To Have Family Fun in Killarney Ireland

Ireland is a wonderful destination for travel with your kids. There are lots of villages and castles for the family to go exploring, green hillsides to run about, and encounters with locals to experience Irish welcomes. Here’s A Great List of What To Do With Your Family Fun in Killarney, Ireland:

August 15, 2016 | By More
10 Reasons It’s The Best Time in Decades To Visit Britain

10 Reasons It’s The Best Time in Decades To Visit Britain

Here are 10 great reasons why this may be the best time to visit Britain in the last thirty years.

Probably a few weeks ago you had no idea what “Brexit” was or how it would affect Britain immediately after the vote to leave the European Union. The vote of the people of Britain to approve Brexit last week, sent proverbial shock waves through the world’s financial markets. The result was an unprecedented drop in British Pounds Sterling to the lowest value in decades. Today the GBP is down to the lowest value again the USD in 3 decades. As a result, the number of internet searches for fights to Britain have increased by an estimated 50%. Travelers know there are bargains to be had across-the-pond, so don’t miss this opportunity to travel to the United Kingdom for less than it’s cost in many, many years.

July 4, 2016 | By More
Do Kids Need A Passport To Go On A Cruise? Yes and Here’s How To Get It

Do Kids Need A Passport To Go On A Cruise? Yes and Here’s How To Get It

Yes, all babies and children need a passport in order to go on a cruise with you. No matter how old your children are, 16 months or 16 years old, all children (and adults for that matter) must have a passport before departing on a cruise. Here are the requirements and documents you will need in order to obtain a passport for your child if you live in the United States.

Here are the basic things you need to know.

May 31, 2016 | By More
Play Fair New York – The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play

Play Fair New York – The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play

Play Fair in New York Is The Ultimate Play and Toy Experience, Consider It The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play

In early February, WickedGoodTravelTips was invited to attend the first annual Play Fair and Toy Fair (http://playfairny.com and http://toyfairny.com) at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. With my husband and son in tow, I headed to Manhattan on the coldest day of the year so far. This experience was like being a kid in a candy store, but instead of candy, there were toys, play activities, and everyone’s favorite characters from favorite shows, plus so much more. If you have children, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

March 21, 2016 | By More
6 Places To Make Magical Family Memories in Toronto

6 Places To Make Magical Family Memories in Toronto

Top 6 Amazing Places for a Families to Visit in Toronto

Toronto is the right place for your family vacation with lots of exciting places for families to visit. Toronto is a green city with lots and lots of parks, gardens and children’s playgrounds. All of them are in apple-pie order. You can also visit the wilder part of nature. Many parks are naturally wild, looking like forests. You can meet deer, foxes, beavers there on a condition you are attentive. On the tamer side, there are cultural city parks, with a nice lawn, picnic tables, and never-ending pathways. You can meet lots of local people there, walking, playing and admiring nature at its best. Which of them will suit you the most? Here’s a look at the best family friendly open spaces in Toronto:

March 14, 2016 | By More
For Affordable Family Vacations, Head To Eastern Europe

For Affordable Family Vacations, Head To Eastern Europe

For Family Adventures, Head for Eastern Europe For Best Holiday Bargains

Every year thousands of people pick up the travel brochures and attempt to decide the best destination for them. Unfortunately, many of the places in Europe, which are now in the Eurozone, have become increasingly expensive. This can place a huge amount of stress on your wallet. Fortunately there are some alternatives, eastern Europe in particular offers some amazing places to visit at reasonable prices:

February 1, 2016 | By More
America’s Best Winter Festivals To Blast Away The Winter Blahs

America’s Best Winter Festivals To Blast Away The Winter Blahs

Although winter can be a daunting season, it is also filled with gala celebrations including Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ day. It seems there is no shortage of reasons to celebrate and have a party during winter months, so we’ve gathered together a guide to America’s Best Winter Festivals to temp you off the couch. Grab your mittens and slip into you Ughs and head on out to a gala WinterFest, Ice Fest or Brew Fest from New England to California!

Guide To America’s Very Best Winter Festivals

January 11, 2016 | By More
Best Destinations for Family Christmas Vacation Magic In The USA

Best Destinations for Family Christmas Vacation Magic In The USA

There’s certainly no place like home for the holidays, but sometimes our family homes are scattered across the country or everyone is so completely stressed out that a holiday vacation is the answer. Actually nothing brings a family closer together than experiencing a new destination together.

As your family explores new cultures and vistas, you’ll find yourself snapping pictures of smiling faces and group hugs. So give yourselves the ultimate gift of a spending time together and relaxing where someone else does all the work. Here are our picks of the most magical destinations in America for spending the Christmas and New Years holidays:

December 1, 2015 | By More
Kids Eat, Stay & Play for Free in San Diego in October

Kids Eat, Stay & Play for Free in San Diego in October

This Fall, San Diego may just be the cheapest place in America to take the family on vacation. San Diego turns into a utopia for family vacations during the month of October with their Kids Eat, Stay and Play For Free promotion. With each paying adult, during the month of October, a child gets to vacation for next to nothing. What more encouragement do you need to plan a great family getaway to this popular seaside city?

September 28, 2015 | By More
Great Wolf Lodge Massachusetts – Hype vs Reality Trip Report

Great Wolf Lodge Massachusetts – Hype vs Reality Trip Report

Celebrating the last week of summer vacation, off we went to Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, Ma with great expectations of a fun time at this new water-park resort. While we don’t often post negative reviews, I feel we need to warn you that Great Wolf Lodge Massachusetts falls short of the Great Wolf reputation in the rest of the country. Let’s begin at the beginning, the registration lines were wrapped around the entrance and it had to have taken at least hour wait for the check-in process.

September 25, 2015 | By More
FootGolf – The New Way for Families to Go Golfing Together!

FootGolf – The New Way for Families to Go Golfing Together!

There’s a new trend on golf courses around the USA and it doesn’t come with high fees or expensive equipment. In fact, you probably have everything you’ll need to play FootGolf already at home. FootGolf is attracting attention as an ideal activity for families to get out in the sunshine and play together, and makes a great activity while on a family vacation. What is FootGolf, you ask? Take a soccer ball and strategically kick it around a beautiful 18 hole golf course into specially designed 21 inch cups cut into the rough of the course. Simple and fun!

August 4, 2015 | By More
Peru For Families, An Experience You Won’t Soon Forget

Peru For Families, An Experience You Won’t Soon Forget

Unlock The Mysteries of the Land of the Inca with Your Family – It’s a Journey You Will Always Remember.

The high plains of Peru and Ecuador are rich both culturally and ecologically, and travelling there with your children is probably easier than you may think. It’s important to make a solid plan for the journey, and arrange activities and transportation ahead of time, but the result will be an unforgettable adventure for your family.

July 29, 2015 | By More
America’s Absolute Top Rated RV and Camping Parks For Family Fun This Summer

America’s Absolute Top Rated RV and Camping Parks For Family Fun This Summer

America is dotted with great RV and Camping Parks that attract adventurers all summer long, but they are not all created equal. Before you load up your RV, camper van or family SUV, take the time to check out the very best of resort camping parks across the country.

July 17, 2015 | By More