If you're visiting a destination that has CityPASS, take advantage of the opportunity to save up to 50% off combined prices for admission to many must-see attractions. You'll get nine days to use your tickets, and you can skip most ticket lines. It's a great way to enhance a city vacation or make the most of a staycation in your own town! www.citypass.com
Check out this video on our website for a helpful family travel packing tip from Colleen. Save some time and space!
In March, we filmed an episode for season 2 in the beautiful country of Wales. Colleen took part in a zip lining adventure high in the mountains on the longest zip line in Europe -- at 120 miles per hour!
In April, we filmed in sunny Pensacola, home of the Blue Angels. We watched a practice session and Colleen interviewed the pilots. If you're going to be in the area, you won't regret making a trip to see the Blue Angels. Check out the practice schedule at http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/show/.
We will film an episode in beautiful Palm Beach this month. Stay tuned for more season 2 news. We love the amazing destinations we're experiencing this year, and we can't wait to share them with our viewers!
APRIL:TURN YOUR TAX REFUND INTO FAMILY MEMORIES
April showers bring May flowers. Or...April's tax refund brings family fun! A (somewhat) unexpected check in the mail presents a great opportunity to quickly plan a vacation and surprise your family. Or if last-minute travel is not your thing, you can apply the extra cash to a bigger trip later in the year. Either way, it’s nice to know that your vacation money is coming from a tax check and not taking a bite out of your usual monthly budget.
MAY:THE BIGGEST AND BEST
CINCO DE MAYO PARTIES IN THE COUNTRY
Cinco De Mayo is an exciting and colorful celebration, though a bit of confusion surrounds the holiday. What exactly are we celebrating on May 5? Typically thought of as Mexican Independence Day, the holiday is actually a celebration of the Battle of Puebla, a battle that expelled France out of Mexico. In fact, Cinco de Mayo isn’t a national holiday in Mexico, and some would say the U.S. celebrates the day more than Mexico does! Just about every American city has its own version of a Cinco De Mayo celebration, but some do it up larger than others. Here’s a list of some of the biggest and best parties to commemorate this fun day.
Photo at Top: Colleen, her daughters and her niece, Heather, took in a Blue Wahoos baseball game in Pensacola in April. In addition to exciting baseball, the Blue Wahoos offer great entertainment and surprisingly diverse and delicious cuisine.