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Dining and Drinking Options at the Suzhou Marriott Hotel in China

China is amazing and has so much to offer.  I still can’t believe I was lucky enough to get to visit.  One of my favorite hotels I stayed at was the Suzhou Marriott, which I reviewed for TravelingMom.  Honestly, you never have to leave the hotel with all of its fabulous dining options, health club, spa, and well-appointed rooms.  It all makes your stay in…

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traveling the world with your family
in Fabulous Finds, International, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Best Tips When Traveling The World With Your Family

We’ve done a lot of traveling over the years with the kids, both domestically and internationally.  It takes planning, fortitude, AND creativity, but I wouldn’t trade one experience for the world.  We’re happy to share what we’ve learned with you.  Some of these are for the kids and some of them are for the grown ups.  These are not the technical tips having to do…

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travel snacks
in International, North America, Travel Done Well

5 Travel Snacks That Fuel So You Arrive Ready To Go

Travel can be exhausting and arriving fresh and ready to go for us is so important.  There is no need to waste time at your destination just because you don’t feel in peak shape from traveling.  The top thing we neglect as travelers is fuel for our bodies.  We always need to think about snacks and meals to make sure we take care of ourselves….

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in International, North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

Give the Gift of Travel – MomsGoodEats Top 5 Picks

Do you need one last gift to put under the tree?  Then, think travel…Travel is a gift that keeps giving for so many years.  The experiences and memories that are shared can be savored forever.  The children will grow from both being with you and the education that travel offers.  This gift can also be given for the holidays, but taken during the year. Here…

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in Home, International, Lessons Learned

You Too Can Become the Ideal Traveler With a Little Effort

Have you ever paid attention to how people behave when they travel? Really behave… During a recent vacation, I decided to watch my fellow travelers for just this reason and not all of it was pretty. In fact, some of it was down right ugly. I watched at the airport, on the plane, at the reception desk at the hotel, on the beach, at the…

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cancelled flight
in International, North America, Travel Done Well

Top Tips to Handle The Dreaded Cancelled Flight

Now that holiday travel season is upon us, it’s inevitable that people will face the dreaded “CANCELLED” post next to their flight at the airport.  I don’t need to tell you that it can really make your travel experience awful or even ruin your whole vacation.  We’ve faced it more than once and if you haven’t, consider yourself really lucky and please share some of…

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in International, North America, Travel Tips

When Your Travel Expectations and Reality Collide

You book your trip because a friend said it was their “best trip ever”. You don’t do your own research or check out other reviews, because you figure your friend wouldn’t steer you wrong and if they like it, you’ll like it. After all, it does seem like the place is just your style. Then this happens…your luxury travel expectations and reality collide. Believe me,…

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in International, Lessons Learned, North America

KNOWING WHEN TO BE BOLD & EXPAND YOUR TRAVEL WORLD

I travel a lot, but more often than not, it’s based on my husband’s triathlete training and race schedule or the kids’ activities and not my dream vacation.  But, every once in awhile, I take the opportunity to travel just for me and go where I want.   See, I’m quite happy and comfortable to travel solo – which I realize makes me something of…

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