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Hot Tips for visiting Santa Fe with Kids – from historic and artsy to the psychedelic

Santa Fe is a mecca for artists and history buffs, and it makes for a playful family vacation
Let me start by saying that we were really excited to visit Santa Fe, New Mexico during our Route 66 family road trip. Santa Fe has been calling my name for quite a while now, and I am happy to report that it did not disappoint! I mean, basically, from the first time I saw Jack Maxwell from the show Booze
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Perfect trip to the Grand Canyon with kids thanks to Best Western Plus Inn of Williams

One of our favorite stops on Route 66, Williams Arizona is truly the "gateway to the Grand Canyon"
We packed up our family of 7 in the minivan and left the green hills of Anaheim, California behind as we headed out on the Mother Road for our Route 66 high desert adventure. We were off to Williams, Arizona, where we would be staying at the Best Western Plus Inn of Williams before taking The Grand Canyon
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3 Best Haunted Hotels in San Diego that will make you Shiver

These hotels are historical, fun to visit, and absolutely full of spirit
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there is no denying that there is something special about visiting a historic place that has laid witness to generations of human experience - from joyous celebrations to tragic losses, and everything in between. You can't help but feel a deep connection to the
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Hotel Spotlight: Spring time at Apple Farm Inn is lovely in San Luis Obispo

A great place to drop your bags in San Luis Obispo and a true family favorite
Spring has sprung at the Apple Farm San Luis Obispo. The sun is out, the air is crisp and the flowers are in full bloom. Everything from the elaborate Apple Farm Inn hallways to the adorable gift shop is decked out in spring décor and it is just splendid! I’ve visited during the fall, which was lovely
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These are the 5 Best Family Hotels in Las Vegas (and this is why)

Not all hotels are created equal, and these Vegas resorts are practically designed for families
We go to Vegas often with our kids, and we have learned a TON over the years about doing Vegas with kids the right way. If you have never been to Vegas, I will warn you that there are so many choices when it comes to hotels that it is really hard to know which one to pick, especially because every family
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Hotel Spotlight: Family review of Best Western Plus Sundial in Scottsdale, AZ

The perfect place to drop your bags in the Arizona desert
The last stop on our epic family road trip across US, prior to returning home to Orange County, was in Scottsdale, AZ. Despite being on the road for almost 60 days, we came into town with a renewed energy. Maybe because we were closer to home and on more familiar turf or maybe it was because we were just
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Hotel Spotlight: Family review of Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel

A great location in Austin with on-site restaurant and craft beers on tap
After a long day of driving from Memphis on our epic 60-day family road trip, we were relieved to arrive at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel. We were arriving into town later than we thought, hungry and tired. Reminiscent of a boutique style hotel, the lobby was bright, modern and welcoming.
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Hotel Spotlight: Family review of Best Western Plus Belle Meade Inn & Suites in Nashville

Not located in downtown Nashville, but we found that is part of the charm of this hotel
After spending a good chunk of the summer on the east coast, it was time to head back through the south to make our way home to California. After visiting Asheville, NC the next stop on our #HotMamaDoesAmerica summer road trip was Nashville, Tennessee. Although we only had about a day to explore the county
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Hotel Spotlight: Family review of Best Western Plus Philadelphia Convention Center Hotel

Well-located and clean with a lobby bar, this hotel gets the job done
After completing the southern portion of our #HotMamaDoesAmerica road trip, we headed up to explore what the east coast had to offer. One of our most anticipated stops was Philadelphia. My daughter was especially excited about this visit. She was learning all about the Liberty Bell in school and couldn’t
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Hotel Spotlight: A night at the Historical Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel in Americus, GA

Step back in time to experience Victorian elegance and haunted tales at the Windsor hotel
Coming off a wonderful stay at Best Western Plus Sunset Suites Riverwalk, #HotMamaDoesAmerica epic road trip continues on with great thanks to Best Western Plus. After a brief visit to New Orleans, we were off to find my Great-Great-Great Grandfather’s grave at Andersonville National Historic Site. While
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Hotel Spotlight: Family review of Best Western Plus Sunset Suites Riverwalk in San Antonio

A lovely hotel within walking distance of the famed Riverwalk and Alamo
When you are traveling, sometimes you want to stay with a name you can trust. For our family that is Best Western Plus, because we have always had wonderful experiences with them. So, you can imagine how thrilled we were when they invited us to stay with them along the way during our 60 day cross country
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Hotel Spotlight: Family review of The Kirklee Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland

A Lovely Charming Hotel that Welcomed This American Family for 3 weeks with Open Hearts and Arms
 Built in 1902, the Kirklee Hotel is now a converted Edwardian townhouse set in a residential neighborhood on the beautiful west end of Glasgow, Scotland. It also happens to be where we called home for 2 ½ weeks while staying in town. Before this trip, I had never stayed at a B&B, but I’m glad we
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Hotel Spotlight: Family review of Tradewinds Island Grand in St Pete Beach, FL

An expansive beach resort that kids love and will talk about for years afterward
Imagine waking up to palm trees swaying in the breeze, to the turquoise sea sparkling in the sun and to the sand feeling as soft as powder sugar? It is not a just a fantasy, this is for real. While staying at the Tradewinds St Pete Beach Island Resort, we woke up to paradise every. single. day. Not
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Hotel Spotlight: Family review of historical Arizona Inn in Tucson, AZ

Amazing lush gardens and a retro pool that has entertained celebrities for a century
85 years ago an extraordinary woman by the name of Isabella Greenway opened her simply fabulous inn in Tucson, Arizona. Surrounded by the comforts of home, yet equipped with all the luxuries of an extravagant resort, the Arizona Inn remains timeless. During the depression, the inn was a symbol of hope in
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Hotel Spotlight: Family review of Fireside Inn in Idyllwild, CA

We have always loved our stays at Fireside Inn, Idyllwild
As a couple, HotDaddy and I have been visiting Idyllwild since 2003, becoming quite a tradition. Since having our beautiful and wild babies, Idyllwild has shifted from a romantic escape to a family retreat. Despite our number of visits, it wasn’t until 2010 we discovered the Fireside Inn when we were
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Have a Holly Jolly Christmas at the Apple Farm Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA

Apple Farm Inn goes all out for Christmas, and it will bring out your gleeful inner child
Every season, we like to take our family on a holiday inspired travel. One of our favorites is checking into the Christmas Wonderland that is the Apple Farm Inn. Here, we let our holiday spirit be filled with cheer. Sparkling lights drape over every surface casting a warm glow, jumbo garland adorned with
Hacienda Hotel Old Town San Diego Review for Families Read Article

Hotel Spotlight: Family review of Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel in Old Town San Diego, CA

Seriously, this is our favorite weekend getaway in Southern California
Located in the heart in the hear of the city, the Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town San Diego is our favorite place to drop our bags. The location is fantastic. You are walking distance from all the restaurants, shops and historical sites. This makes staying here extremely convenient, especially if

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