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Little House on the Prairie – The Musical comes to Dallas & Fort Worth

Little House on the Prairie – The Musical comes to Dallas & Fort Worth
Melissa Gilbert is Ma, & Steve Blanchard is Pa in the musical version of Little House on the Prairie. A musical version of Little House on the Prairie is sweeping through the grasslands of north Texas. Based upon the book series of the same name by Laura Ingalls Wilder, a stage adaptation of this beloved American classic is now playing in Dallas, and will soon be in Fort Worth. The story chronicles the struggles and triumphs of a young pioneer family in the late 1800’s. For those unfamiliar...
May 13th, 2010 | Tui Cameron | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Family Friendly, musical theater

Underwater Fantasy Opens in the Valley

Underwater Fantasy Opens in the Valley
Phoenix may be hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean, but on Friday, May 14 Phoenicians will be face to face with tiger sharks, eels, sea horses, an octopus and thousands of tropical fish.  Arizona Mills mall (map) in Tempe will open its doors to the Sea Life Arizona Aquarium, the only dedicated aquarium in the state designed to provide a fun, interactive and educational experience for kids. Once you’ve made the rounds of the many discount stores available at Arizona Mills I suggest you check...
May 13th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: aquarium, Arizona, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, sea life

Cuddle Koalas and Kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park

Cuddle Koalas and Kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park
Ask international tourists what they hope to do in Australia, and most want to see kangaroos and koalas. But why just see them, when you can actually interact with these cute creatures? Featherdale Wildlife Park has grown to become one of Sydney’s most popular wildlife sanctuaries through its belief that minimal fencing is better for the animals, and the people who come to see to them. A peregrine falcon at Featherdale Wildlife Park It’s home to more than 2200 animals from 230 native species...
May 13th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Family Friendly, featuredarticle, wildlife, zoos

Elephants at the Houston Zoo

Elephants at the Houston Zoo
It’s a boy!  Wait - maybe you haven’t heard?  The Houston Zoo has a new baby elephant and his name is Baylor (named after the Baylor College of Medicine).  Baylor is, like his mother Shanti, an Asian elephant; Asian elephants are endangered in the wild and difficult to breed in captivity so this is a very exciting event.  Little Baylor weighed in at a mere 348 lbs. and by all accounts he is a healthy and happy calf.  If all goes well he’ll be viewable to the public by...
May 11th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Events, Family Friendly, zoo

Costa da Caparica, Some of the Best Beaches in Lisbon

Costa da Caparica, Some of the Best Beaches in Lisbon
Recently I moved to the other side of the river, to Costa da Caparica. Although just a short and beautiful boat ride from Lisbon, or some 15 minutes by car crossing 25 de Abril bridge, it feels like a sweet break from the rushing of the city. But you may ask why I’m writing about it now… Costa da Caparica has the closest pristine, long shore beaches you may find in Lisbon. It’s the perfect place to go if you have one day off from Lisbon and just want to relax lying on a white sandy beach. As...
May 10th, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, beaches, Family Friendly, Food & Beverage, Outdoors & Recreation

Authentic Neapolitan Pizza at Tutta Bella

Authentic Neapolitan Pizza at Tutta Bella
... and friends getting together to eat, drink, talk, and enjoy.  It’s a very Italian concept translated into Seattle style.  All locations are Family Friendly, and it’s a popular spot for birthday parties. Locations:  There are four Tutta Bella locations. Columbia City – 4918 Rainier Avenue South (map). Issaquah – 715 Northwest Gilman Boulevard, Issaquah (map). Stone Way – 4411 Stone Way North (map). Westlake – 2200 Westlake Avenue, Suite 112, South Lake Union (map). Hours: ...
May 6th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Family Friendly, featuredarticle, pizza, Restaurants

17th Annual EarthFest

17th Annual EarthFest
The Radio 92.9 EarthFest kicks off Boston’s Esplanade festival season on Saturday, May 22 from  11 AM-5PM at the DCR Hatch Shell along the Charles River  (Map). It’s a day of fun, entertainment and environmental activities . Now in its 17th year, EarthFest is a free event and  one of Boston’s largest festivals-attracting more than 100,000 people. Wander along the Esplanade and you can listen to lots of great live rock during the festival.  This year’s headliner is Collective...
May 5th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Events, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, festival, music

Beach Getaway in Sandy Hook

Beach Getaway in Sandy Hook
It appears that the heat of summer has already descended upon us here in NYC.  Although it may still be too cold for ocean swimming, we’re getting closer to those hazy days when its 85 degrees at 7 a.m. and the humidity makes it feel like you’re breathing through a sponge.  Not exactly a day for hitting midtown’s concrete canyons. Sandy Hook's Vast Beach Head with NYC Skyline Views Do as the locals do, and head out to NYC’s best and most easily accessible ocean side retreat. ...
May 2nd, 2010 | Steve Mirsky | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, Outdoors & Recreation

Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Texas

Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Texas
Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII smile at the commoners. Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Now in its 29th year, this lively Texas Renaissance festival is a regional favorite. Each weekend from April 10th to May 30th, the grounds come to life with a cast of costumed characters who have fun reenacting life in medieval times – the year 1533, to be precise. Costume clad peasants stroll Scarborough Festival's village. The Scarborough Renaissance Festival takes place on 35 acres of beautifully wooded...
May 1st, 2010 | Tui Cameron | Read More | Comments: 4
Filed under: Family Friendly, featuredphoto, historical reenactment

The Houston Polo Club

The Houston Polo Club
The game of polo is about 2000 years old, and The Houston Polo Club has been playing it for the last 82 (that’s “since 1928″).  According to their website, the club has been home to the prestigious United States Polo Association’s Silver Cup since 1998 – the oldest polo prize in the country.  Taking in a match is fun and affordable, with just a dash of luxury and high-society thrown in. The club’s spring season is going on now, and they have a full lineup...
April 30th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Family Friendly, featuredarticle, horseback riding, polo

Boston on a Budget:Boston CityPASS

Boston on a Budget:Boston CityPASS
Looking for a cost-effective way to see Boston’s top picks, not-to-be missed ? A CityPASS is a booklet of tickets that provides admission to five of Boston’s top attractions for one low price, including The New England Aquarium , the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Science, the Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center and either the Harvard Museum of Natural History or the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The CityPASS costs just $46 for adults, and...
April 29th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, Attractions, Family Friendly, Travel Tips - General Information

Playland Celebrates 100 Years of Midway Fun!

Playland Celebrates 100 Years of Midway Fun!
When I was a teenager, during the summer months the most poplar place for my friends and I to hang out was the amusement park at Renfrew and Hastings Street.  Back then it was known as “Happy Land” until a big wooden rollercoast was built in 1958 and the park became known as “Playland”. The amusement park had been operating since 1910 when the east end of Vancouver was little more than wilderness with a campsite nearby so that folks could make the trip and spend the weekend. I...
April 29th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Attractions, Family Friendly, featuredarticle

Boston Mother’s Day Events

Boston Mother’s Day Events
Clueless Dad about Mother’s Day?  Mother’s Day brunch is pretty much de rigeur. Flowers are nice too. And extra props to Dads and kids who plan a Mother’s Day family outing. Here are three Boston Mother’s Day events guaranteed to make  her day. Kiki and Kimani are one of several Mother/child pairs at the Franklin Park Zoo (One Franklin Park Rd., Boston, 617-541-LION, $14 adults, $8 ages 2-12, free under age 2)(Map). Moms receive free admission on Mother’s Day too! New...
April 28th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, Family Friendly, featuredarticle

15 Mother’s Day Ideas: Houston

15 Mother’s Day Ideas: Houston
It’s almost Mother’s Day and if you have yet to plan anything special for your mother…you’re in trouble!  I am here to give you a hand; here are fifteen things to do with (or for) your mommy in Houston on May 9. Shopping The Galleria (map) The biggest mall in Houston, the Galleria has everything from Dillard’s to Macy’s to Neiman’s, not to mention high-end shopping like Fendi, Versace, and Tiffany’s.  If you are visiting our fair city you can stay...
April 27th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Family Friendly, featuredarticle, Luxury Spas, mothers day

Mother’s Day Brunch With The Kiddos

Mother’s Day Brunch With The Kiddos
Leave household responsibilities behind. For Moms who may have gone too long between dining experiences that involve only chicken nuggets and pizza, Mother’s Day Brunch is a great excuse to dress up and spend quality time in Boston with the family. Pricey but near great is the Mother’s Day brunch offered at Henrietta’s Table at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St., 617-661-5005)(Map) . Henrietta’s Table is totally haute-crunchy and organic. Highlights include a raw bar, carved...
April 26th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Family Friendly, Food & Beverage, holidays, Restaurants & Bars

On a Lovely Saturday Afternoon

On a Lovely Saturday Afternoon
Every Saturday starting on May 22nd, bring the entire family out for a free afternoon of family-themed fun in Centennial Olympic Park (map). The recurring event is called Centennial Olympic Park’s Fourth Saturday Family Fun Day, and includes tons of interactive activities that will entertain you all, as well as educate your little ones (shhh don’t tell your kids). Each Saturday will have a different theme: •    May 22nd: Flights & Kites •    June 26th: Great Outdoors •  ...
April 24th, 2010 | Katrina Verweel | Read More | Comments: 0
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Music, Fun and Fashion at Whistler BC

Music, Fun and Fashion at Whistler BC
There’s a lot more to do at Whistler (map)this week besides skiing and snowboarding.  The Telus 2010 World Ski & Snowboard Festival takes place from this weekend until Sunday  April 25. There’ll be music, slope-side competitions, art and fashion shows and lots of parties for  the next 10 days.  This is the 15th year for this festival, the longest running free outdoor concert series in North America.  e be more than 40 bands playing the Outdoor Concert Series  and the Kokanee...
April 24th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, Events, Family Friendly, Outdoors & Recreation

Family Adventure Package to Stone Mountain Park

Family Adventure Package to Stone Mountain Park
Planning a trip to the exciting city of Atlanta this summer with your family? If adventure is what you are looking for then there are some great summer packages that you should be aware of. Georgia’s number one attraction, Stone Mountain Park (map), is located just fifteen minutes from downtown and is the best place to be with tons of activities for the whole family to enjoy. With two Marriot hotels located within the park, all you have to do is show up and the rest of your vacation will be taken...
April 23rd, 2010 | Katrina Verweel | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Family Friendly, Hotels & Places to Stay, Outdoors & Recreation

Grand Opening: Canopy Tours in Urban Atlanta

Grand Opening: Canopy Tours in Urban Atlanta
Explore the Atlanta Botanical Garden to experience the best urban forest and garden the city has to offer. The garden has over 30 acres of gardens and woodlands, including one of the world’s largest permanent orchid displays. Coming May 1st is the long anticipated Canopy Walk that allows you to walk 40 feet up in the air getting an incredible bird’s eye view of the forest below. A unique reverse suspension bridge extending 600 feet from the gardens up to the branches of the trees allows you to...
April 22nd, 2010 | Katrina Verweel | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: botanical gardens, Family Friendly, featuredarticle

Earth Day 2010: Dallas – Fort Worth Celebrations

Earth Day 2010: Dallas – Fort Worth Celebrations
Earthday turns 40 this year, and there are festivals galore in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. 100 mpg is a personal best for our hybrid vehicle EarthFest 2010 This Dallas street fair celebrates Earthday with live music and performers on two stages. Food booths, balloon creations, and face painting add to the family-friendly fun. EarthFest also features more than 70 exhibits, with experts offering demonstrations of environmental products, such as solar devices and electric vehicles. Don’t...
April 22nd, 2010 | Tui Cameron | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: earth day, Family Friendly