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Winter is Wonderful at Canaan Valley Resort

Have you ever thought about running away? Maybe grabbing an old friend and just taking off? Perhaps to some far-off mountains? I sure have… And a few weeks ago, I actually did it. And that’s not even the craziest part. The crazy part was that I ran away to ski. Or quite possibly die trying, because I’d never even see skis in person. As almost everything in my life does, it all started with an random, if benign, question: How would you like to go skiing? We want to send…

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Nostalgia and Wanderlust, Oh My!

Have you ever had a real case of nostalgia and wanderlust and you put them together and you run around like a chicken with your head cut off trying to find the possessions you have that remind you of that event? Months and months ago, I went on the hunt for a video, taken of me, skydiving in Namibia in 2006. Pre-kids and marriage, pre-responsibility, prior to having to have a care in the world, when I travelled in places that had rogue scorpions in the outdoor washrooms. When I…

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I Love Spending Time Without My Kids

I just turned 41, and for my 41st birthday, I ran away from home. I checked into a hotel, drank mimosas next to the pool, took a 30 minute shower, ate breakfast in my bed, and never once turned on the TV. It was blissful…for me. I know there are many women who can’t imagine leaving their kids for two days to go to a hotel. They will tell you that their husband can’t handle it, or that they can’t afford it, or make any number of excuses. For that…

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Walt Disney World Annual Passes are Worth Every Penny!

My love for Disney runs deep. The first time I ever met Mickey Mouse, I was five years old. I grew up in Los Angeles and Disneyland was only forty minutes away. My parents took my brother and me to Disneyland for the first time and it was everything! We went with my parents and grandparents (who also lived with us) and my mom said we loved it! I mean…what’s not to love?! It’s all happiness. So Disneyland became a part of our childhood. We would do weekend trips and…

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Kid-Friendly Things to Do in New Jersey

Philly-area families know that once Summer hits, the best place to be is the beach. Luckily, we are within a 1-2 hour drive to fantastic beaches. New Jersey is one of my favorite places not just to hit the sand and sea, but to take my kids. The entire state has fabulous attractions and events all year-round. Here are some of the best kid-friendly things to do in New Jersey: Tuckerton Seaport Quaint, yet a hop skip and a jump from New York City and the Jersey Shore, Tuckerton Seaport…

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