4 Favorite Holiday Attractions that Guarantee Family Fun!

BY: - 2 Dec '14 | Travel

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The holiday season is in full swing.  We’ve all recuperated from our fabulous Thanksgiving dinners and being up all night and day shopping on Friday.  You’ve probably already decided where Christmas dinner will be and what time you’ll surprise the kids with their gifts. Have you decided how the kids will spend their holiday break?  After dinner at Grandma’s house and the after Christmas shopping, you have to squeeze in some holiday family fun.

Here are a few of our favorite holiday attractions:

  • “Circle of Lights” at Monument Circle in Indianapolis. The “Circle of Lights” is home to the World’s Largest Christmas Tree which is made of 5,000 lights and 52 strands of garland streaming from the 242 foot tall soldiers and sailors monument.  A beautiful holiday celebration, the “Circle of Lights” has been named one of the top 5 must see holiday attractions in America.  For more information and ticket prices, visit visitindy.com
  • Gaylord Hotels ICE! Attractions.  The ‘ICE!’ holiday attractions are a family favorite each year.  The themed attractions are completely made of sculpted colorful ice maintained at a chilly 9 degrees.  Each of the four Gaylord Hotels features a themed ICE! attraction.  This year Gaylord National and Gaylord Texan are featuring the “Frosty the Snowman” theme.  Gaylord Orlando will feature the “Merry Madagascar” holiday theme.  The flagship Gaylord Opryland’s holiday theme will be the popular “Twas the Night before Christmas.”   For tickets and times, please visit gaylordhotels.com. ICE! Attractions run now thru 1/3/2015.
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas! (open now till 1/4/2015) Kids will love celebrating the holiday season with the Looney Tunes at the Six Flags Fiesta Texas “Majesty of Christmas” holiday spectacular.  Enjoy the Looney Tunes characters, thrill rides, ice skating, and tasty treats.  Cap off the night with a special event with Santa at his castle.  For more information call 210-697-5050 or click here to go to the parks official website.
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Do something totally different this holiday and create your own family traditions by celebrating the season at Disney World.  Disney World is a fun place to visit all year, but especially during the holidays.  Mickey and his friends take over on select nights with their holiday parade of characters along with an impressive holiday fireworks show and scheduled snowfall.  Santa Claus even makes a special appearance.  This holiday event runs now thru 12/19/14 (on select nights).  Click here for times and ticket information.

BMWK family, what are your favorite holiday attractions?

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Kirstin Fuller wrote 285 articles on this blog.

Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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Our 3 Must Have “Favorite Things” Travelers Edition

BY: - 16 Dec '14 | Travel

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We don’t want to put any pressure on you but there are only 9 days left to complete your holiday shopping!  We’re here to help you with great gift and stocking stuffers options for the traveler in your family.  Here are a few of our favorite things, travelers edition.

You, your spouse and depending on the age of your kids probably have a smartphone and tablet to call your own.  If this is the case, you need a portable battery/back-up power supply for your devices.  We have a great one for you.

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The ‘puku charger’ is the ultimate power bank.  It is 8000mAh chargers that provides 27 hours of talk time, 153 hours of media play (great for those long roadtrips with the kids) and wait for it…900 hours of standby time.  My absolute favorite feature of the ‘puku charger’ is its ability to charge two devices at once and one of those devices can be a tablet.  Every house (if not parent), should have a ‘puku charger.’  Available in 6 fabulous colors, the ‘puku charger’ retails for $99.00.  A 12000 mAh version is also available for $129.00. Stay charged!  You can pre-order (Jan. 2015 delivery) from  www.gotpuku.com and choose from one of the hot colors.

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This one is for the ladies but guys you can order one for your wife, daughter, and your sister.  Ladies if you love a cute yet functional case for your smartphone, we have the perfect one for you.  The ‘pursecase’ is the smartphone case that is oh so cute and hides a storage space for your ID and credit/debit card and a mirror to take a quick look.  Worn with the removable cross body chain strap it becomes the cutest cross body you’ve ever owned.  It looks like a mini Chanel bag (adorable).   Your wife, daughter and sister will love it because it is cute and functional.  Currently available for iPhones and Samsung phones, the ‘pursecase’ is $25.00.  The removable cross body chain strap is just $10.00 and available in silver or champagne.  It is a cute stocking stuffer or gift. Click here to see the complete line of colors and phone options.

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Looking for a laptop for the on-the-go person in the family but you don’t want to break the bank.  The HP Stream is a great choice.  Walmart has the 11.6 inch touch screen model in stores (sold out online).  This model features Microsoft Office 365 Personal and a 32GB hard drive with 1TB of cloud storage.  Available in two vibrant colors (Horizon Blue and Orchid Magenta) this laptop is great for basic computer tasks, web surfing, photo editing, creating documents, checking email and blogging. This laptop would be great for family travels, the blogger in the family, college freshman and the teen that wants their own stuff.  The HP Stream is priced to move at the amazing price of $199!  Hurry the 14 inch for $229/$299 (online only) has already sold out.  Visit your local Walmart to purchase or click here to order online at the Microsoft Store .

All of these items are great gifts/stocking stuffers.  If you order by December 19th, you can have these fabulous gifts just in time for Christmas.

Happy Holidays!

BMWK, Which one are you planning to purchase? Are we missing anything from this list?

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Kirstin Fuller wrote 285 articles on this blog.

Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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