12 Tips for Doing Disneyland Right at the Holidays

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Holiday time at Disneyland is extra magical. From the gorgeous, festive decorations around the park to the moving nightly fireworks display complete with holiday music and a fairytale snowfall ending, it's guaranteed to put you in a holiday frame of mind. We've started an annual tradition by going over Thanksgiving for a few days, and then coming home inspired to decorate. The holiday decorations at Disneyland stay up until after New Year's, so there’s plenty of time to take in the happiest place on earth on steroids. It is seriously amazing. If and when you decide to go, I've put together a list of tips and ...Read more.

Our Stay at the “New” Royal Palms Resort

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I've always been a huge fan of the Royal Palms Resort & Spa -- from the gorgeous property to the award-winning T. Cook's restaurant which never disappoints. It's right down the street from our house, but once I'm there I immediately feel like I'm on vacation somewhere in the Mediterranean. The beautiful architecture and lush grounds are the perfect backdrop for a relaxing vacation or staycation. We also like to pop into the bar on the weekends for a drink and to enjoy the live music -- generally a talented local singer/guitarist is playing songs we all recognize, ranging from the '70s to now. Love! Needless to ...Read more.

Tips & Tricks for Traveling with Food Allergies

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by Dr. Deirdre Hahn, Lifestyle Contributor | Eight years have passed since our daughter Lilly was tested for food allergies. We’ve adapted… but it shapes every single decision we make about eating. Every. Single. Decision. From buying a box of cereal to eating dinner while on vacation in Spain, we assess the risk of every morsel that may pass her lips. Sometimes it’s easy. In the United States, a box of cereal has a nice, clear label that lists ingredients and possible cross-contamination with other allergens. In other countries, this information may be missing from the label. The following 8 foods account for ...Read more.