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Beaches & Boats — 7 Fun Free Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Known as The Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is home to many golf courses, wide miles-long beaches and plenty of family friendly and free things to do. This affordable family vacation spots is one of the premier resort communities in the country. The weather is mild and much of the beachfront entertainment is free, making summer the best time to take advantage of these free activities. The Beach The area’s biggest attraction is the ocean, and of course it is a free and public space. Visitors should bring beach towels, blankets, and chairs to avoid the cost of rentals. Murrells Inlet...

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Eureka – A Great Northern California Getaway

Eureka, California is a historic port town on the Northern California coast.  Its attractions include towering redwood forests, abundant wildlife, and hearty food.  A trip to the “Lost Coast” is a perfect multigenerational getaway. Eureka, California, is a great central spot to base a tour of California’s north coast.  This 19th century seaport town was built by farmers, miners, fishermen, and loggers.  Today, Eureka lures visitors with a mix of dining, shopping, and outdoor diversions. This vibrant Northern California seaport is famous for teeming fisheries and towering redwood forests.  Families can experience a Victorian-styled Old Town, water sports on...

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Our Tween Daughters’ Emotional, Life-Changing Vist to Ethiopia

When my husband and I adopted our two daughters from Ethiopia over a decade ago, we made a promise that we would return. It was important to us that the girls establish a relationship with their birth families and forge a personal connection with their heritage. This spring, we made the journey with our three children, ages 10, 11 and 12. Thoughtful planning and research helped us prepare for the trip, and the generous, joyous spirit of the Ethiopian people made it a life-changing experience for the whole family. Here are some tips that helped us make the most of traveling internationally with our three children as well as...

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Visit the Amazing Hidden Gems of Australia

The land Down Under is a true traveler’s heaven with a number of iconic representational sites, known all around the world, even among people who have never been and have no plans to go to Australia. We have all heard about Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru Rocks, etc., but the truth is that this continent has so much more to offer. Australia is so big that even people who live there have not yet experienced all of it. Due to that fact, the country still hides plenty of undiscovered by tourists and unexplored by the locals, sites,...

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Things We Found to Do For Free in Prague – Day Two

Free Prague activities and attractions will give you an opportunity to see the best parts of the city without spending a dime. Prague has an abundance of free act ivies that appeal to all generations.  If you’re visiting on a budget, let this Multigenerational TMOM help you explore the free side of Prague. One of my favorite trips to Prague was with my sister and her son’s family.  The boys were ages 4, 7, and 8 at the time.  Prague is the perfect place for boys this age.  We didn’t want to break the budget so we were over-the-moon...

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Things We Found to Do for Free in Prague – Day One

Free Prague activities and attractions will give you an opportunity to see the best parts of the city without spending a dime. If you’re on a budget, let this Multigenerational TMOM help you explore the free side of Prague.   The Eastern European capitol of Prague in the Czech Republic is one of Europe’s most affordable tourist destinations.  One thing that makes it affordable is the abundance of free things for families to do. One of my favorite trips to Prague was with my sister and her son’s family.  The boys were ages 4, 7, and 8 at the...

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Discover the Great Plains — Free Things to Do in Lincoln Nebraska

Lincoln Nebraska is the second largest city in the state. It boasts an emerging food and arts scene and enough free things to do with kids to fill a weekend with family fun. This city is packed with opportunities for outdoor adventures and enjoyable learning experiences. From rose gardens to roaming buffalo to tractor testing to roller skating history, chances are you’ll find something the whole family will enjoy. Take a Walk through Antelope Park Much like Central Park in New York City, Antelope Park provides Lincoln locals and tourists a break from the concrete world. The park is large and can...

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How to Make Your Prague Vacation Trouble-Free and Stress-Free

Prague is one the most popular destination in the Eastern Europe.  It offers countless activities for modern-day families visiting this medieval city.  Read Multigenerational TMOM’s tips to make your visit to Prague a memorable, trouble-free, stress-free experience. The Czech capital of Prague is a visual delight.  Prague, or Praha as it is known locally, is one of the few cities in Europe that emerged from WWII with its medieval old town almost entirely intact.  Nicknamed “The City of a Hundred Spires,” Prague gives the illusion you’ve wandered into a fairy tale. Adding to the illusion are ancient cobblestone streets,...

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5 Hip Tools to Make a First-Timer Feel at Home at Disneyland

Over the years, this Traveling Mom has visited Disneyland many, many times.  Now as a grandmother, it has become her go-to-destination for those multigeneration bonding vacations.  Find out what modern day tools this hip grandma uses to help make this timeless destination the perfect vacation. First Glimpse of Disneyland I remember my first visit to Disneyland.  It was a special treat for my 5th birthday. It was July, 1955, and Disneyland had just opened.  (Yes, I have been going to Disneyland for 60+ years.) I have taken my children, my grandchildren and even friends for their first visit to...

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Beaches, Wine and History – 6 FREE Things to Do in St. Augustine

Known as The Ancient City, St. Augustine, Florida, is the oldest city in the United States, recently celebrating its 450th birthday. Located between Northeastern and Central East Florida, the city boasts a mild climate year round. Its architecture and landmarks are heavily influenced by the early Spanish Empire of the New World, and its offerings to visitors – many of them free – will appeal to history buffs. More than 40 miles of beaches It is a simple and obvious suggestion when looking for free activities in Florida, but a day at the beach can be priceless. St. Augustine consists of...

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