Catalina Island Family Activities For Cruise Visitors

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Port of Call: Avalon located on Catalina Island Catalina Island is about  22 miles from Long Beach, a popular embarkation port for Carnival Cruise Lines. When passengers arrive to Avalon there are plenty of family-friendly activities to keep them busy. Top Family-Friendly Activities Catalina is a seasonal resort island that sees the most visitors during the Summer months. Cruise visitors will […]

Family vacation cruise via the Catalina Flyer to Catalina Island

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All aboard the Catalina Flyer to Santa Catalina Island We head to Santa Catalina Island today on our Family Vacation journey.  The Catalina Flyer is the largest passenger-carrying catamaran on the West Coast, so we are hoping for smooth sailing.     Catalina Island is located approximately 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles, California. We will spend the next couple […]

Family vacation time on Balboa Island

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Family fun on Balboa Island Balboa Island is located in Orange County’s Newport Harbor close to Newport Beach, CA. Balboa Island is a man made Island.  The island is 1¾ miles around., so plan for a lot of walking as parking is at a premium. Do not miss Walking on main street, browsing the shops. Walking around the island and taking […]

Photo Recap From The Newport Dunes

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Day 1 Family Vacation Recap for #2011FamVaca Approximately 7 miles from my house is the Back Bay of Newport Beach. The Upper Newport Bay is one of the premier recreational and environmental assets in my community. The Dunes Resort, is situated on the Back Bay and makes the perfect place to kick off our 2011 Family Vacation. More posts about the #2011FamVaca […]

Summer Family Fun Begins at the Newport Dunes

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My family vacation kicks off at Newport Dunes Family-friendly resort with a lot of activities to keep kids (and parents) happy. Located off the back bay of Newport Beach, this could be one of Southern California’s  “best kept secrets.”   I admit, this is not the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel (one of my favorite hotels in the OC), but it […]

Getting ready for Family Vacation #2011FamVaca

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#2011FamVaca – From The Sea: A Staycation Boat Tour Journey This post is my entry into the TBEX Blog Carnival Contest sponsored by Choice Hotels International Services Corp.   I am lucky actually because I live very close to Newport Beach, California and so my staycation is focussed on sea-based activities around my hood. And based on new research from […]

Family Vacation Planning Tips

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The first step for planning a family vacation is …. picking the location. Researching destinations. Where do you find inspiration for picking the perfect family vacation location? If you are traveling with young kids, older children or teenagers the perfect location should include the right combination of food, activities, other kids, and supervised daycare (just in case). For ease of […]

Youth Ambassador Sara gives her report about Cruise4Haiti

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Youth Ambassador Sara, age 14, from Boulder, CO gives her report about Cruise4Haiti. Today around the world people all over are trying to help with poverty and devastation. Cruise4Haiti has teamed up with cruise line Royal Caribbean International to help raise funds for Airline Ambassadors and For Haiti With Love while bringing donations and aid to orphans in St. Maarten, […]

Youth Ambassador Sophia's wrap up report about Cruise4Haiti

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Special report from Youth Ambassador Sophia from Orange County, CA – age 12 Cruise4Haiti Voluncruise report Day 7: The Liberty of the Seas docked in Labadee, Haiti today. The Cruise4Haiti gang met and got off the ship to see our pallet of help for the For Haiti with Love orphanage. Although we could not get off the compound due to […]