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My background

I'm a wife and mami of 4 active and globe trotting kids. I've always loved a good adventure and truly believe that it's possible to travel with kids. Join me, as I share our adventures and inspire you to get out of the house with your kiddos. Whether you're planning a family vacation, a day trip, a road trip or a trip of a lifetime to an exotic destination, I will share insights, trip reports and information that will inspire you. Check back often to stay up to date on things to do with kids at your next travel destination and to inspire you to take on family travel this year.

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How I got started

In addition to traveling, I am an avid reader. As a child, I would never watch a movie prior to reading the book. My love of reading opened the doors of my imagination and inspired me to see the places so vividly outlined in my books. It is possible to love adventure and exploring while married and raising children.  

When our eldest daughter was 2 weeks old, I was ready to get out of the house and we headed to Mystic, CT which is located just 1 hour and 15 minutes from our home. This was the start of many adventures with our now four children.

Check back often for more information on my favorite family friendly hotels and resorts. I will provide updates and reviews on family friendly travel destinations that will inspire you to not leave the kids behind as you plan your next trip or vacation. Whether you're looking to take a local day trip, an overnight road trip, a national inter-generational family vacation or a once in a life time international adventure, Have Kiddos Will Travel will be an invaluable resource to your family. 

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My Blobber Vibes include some of our favorite destinations, hotel, resorts, trips  and things to do with kids. Check it out and start building your family travel bucket list.

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Why Everyone Should Plan a Yes Trip for their Child's 13th Birthday

 13 is a year of transition and it leads to girls going through a significant amount of anxiety and stress. A Yes Trip is an opportunity for dedicated parent – child bonding away from the responsibilities and stress of life.  A Yes Trip allows for a parent to spend time nurturing and speaking into their child’s life during a critical time of life. The answer to most reasonable requests during this trip will be: “yes.” I will intentionally attempt to not say “no,” within reason. We will indulge in treats and snacks that we don’t usually eat. We will sleep in, stay up late, explore a colonial city and lounge by the pool. 

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Disney's Character Breakfast - Budget Friendly Option to Disney Parks

Disney's Character Breakfast is a great family travel option for families looking to give their kids a Disney experience without breaking the bank.

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The Impact of Early Life Travel on Perception and Cultural Understanding

 My love of adventure and travel started at a young age when my parents would have us spend part of our summer vacations with family in Dominican Republic. This trend allowed me to grow up to be the type of person who thrives in exploring new cultures and experiencing new places. In this post I will share how my experiences studying abroad while in college led to my ability to take risks and be open to exposing my kids to early life travel.  

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Adventures in Parenting...

This post has been a long time coming, yet I’ve been a bit hesitant to put these thoughts on paper. We’re big believers in intentional parenting. This is one of the reasons why we travel often with our children. Mark Twain said: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”  

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Legoland Florida Trip Report

 LEGOLAND® Florida is comprised of 150 – acres offering a variety of themed lands that will be familiar to Lego fans. The park is geared toward children ages 2 – 12, but I can see my Lego loving teenager being impressed by the offerings. As kids who spend hours of their days building with bricks, they were extremely impressed with the time and energy that it would take to put together the creations throughout the park. Our kids absolutely loved their time at LEGOLAND® Florida . They are already asking for us to return and stay at the hotel, but to bring their dad and older sister next time. They are also eagerly anticipating the opening of LEGOLAND New York, which will be opening near us in the 2020. Is LEGOLAND® Florida a worthwhile endeavor while visiting the Orlando area? You must know your kid’s interest prior to making that call. For our bricks loving family, Legoland was a perfect way to spend a sunny Orlando day. .

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Pacific Coast Highway Trip and Disneyland with Kids

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