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TENAYA LODGE AT YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: A LUXURY HOTEL REVIEW

In this review we share our experience at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. This Yosemite Luxury Hotel is located in Fish Camp, CA on the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. If you are looking for a bit of luxury and relaxation after a day of exploring Yosemite Valley or Glacier Point, then Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is the perfect luxury resort for you.

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Family hiking on the Appalachian Trail

TIPS FOR HIKING WITH KIDS

Does hiking with kids seem impossible to you? A family hike doesn’t have to be impossible. In fact, we believe getting kids to hike is a worthwhile endeavor. However, like anything with kids, it takes a bit of creative planning and flexibility.

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Glacier Point

GLACIER POINT IN YOSEMITE

Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park is perfect for families! Accessible via car on Glacier Point road is easy provided the snow is clear. Accessing the trails at Glacier Point is a breeze for young kids and strollers. It is a perfect place for your kids to explore and for you to capture unforgettable memories on camera.

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Grand-Tetons-Jackson Hole Raod Trip

JACKSON HOLE & TETON VILLAGE IN THE FALL

Luxurious accommodations at Hotel Terra located inside Teton Village
Fantastic food at the Spur Restaurant and Bar in Teton Village 
Day trip to visit the quintessential Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Ride on a covered wagon at the Bar T 5 Chuckwagon cookout
Take in the grandeur of Jenny Lake and the nearby Grand Teton Mountain ranges

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Gifts ideas for hikers

100 GIFT IDEAS FOR HIKERS

After asking these expert and experienced hikers what they ALWAYS have in their hiking pack, I decided to use this information to put together a list of gifts for hikers based upon their recommendations.

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Image of Indian Head Entrance Sequoia National Park

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK FOR FAMILIES

Preparing to visit Sequoia National Park with kids
2 Day Itinerary for Sequoia & King’s Canyon National Park
Getting to Sequoia & King’s Canyon National Park
What to bring for a visit to Sequoia & King’s Canyon National Park
5 Must See Things in Sequoia National Park
5 Must See Things in King’s Canyon National Park
Where to stay in Sequoia & King’s Canyon National Park
Optional Day 3 Itinerary for hiking in King’s Canyon National Park

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Home 2 Suites Pigeon Forge TN

Home 2 Suites Pigeon Forge Hotel Review

If you are you looking for a hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and need a hotel near Dollywood large enough for your family to spread out, don’t overlook the new Home 2 Suites in Pigeon Forge. Convenient to The Island and other Pigeon Forge attractions this brand new Hilton property is perfect for a budget friendly family hotel in Pigeon Forge.

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REVIEW OF THE FESS PARKER DOUBLE TREE, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

In this hotel review, VeraVise visits The Fess Parker A Double Tree Hilton Resort in Santa Barbara, California. The Fess Parker surprised us with its beautifully manicured grounds, welcoming pools, and public spaces, and clean, spacious, rooms. If you want to enjoy the beautiful Santa Barbara coast in a well appointed and relaxing atmosphere, consider The Fess Parker A Double Tree Hilton Resort.

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OMNI AMELIA ISLAND

GETAWAY TO FLORIDA’S BEST BEACHES AT AMELIA ISLAND

Amelia Island’s Fernandina beach has become one of my absolute favorite Florida beaches! The island is 13 miles long and sits just over an hour south of two other favorite low country beaches located to the north in Georgia: Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island. We have stayed at the SPG Westin Property on Jekyll Island and can highly recommend it as well.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Five Reasons to Dine at Novo Restaurant & Lounge When Visiting San Luis Obispo

When researching best restaurants in San Luis Obispo, Novo Restaurant & Lounge will likely come up in the top of any search result. Due to land slides in Big Sur, we had to change our itinerary a bit from our initial plans. Knowing this, I really wanted to be sure our dinner included a stop in San Luis Obispo to give this downtown SLO restaurant a try. Thankfully, we successfully made it to SLO by dinner and enjoyed a fabulous and relaxing meal at Novo Restaurant & Lounge. 

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