Playing in the mud, getting splashed with paint, lighting up the night or getting chased by zombies all add a little excitement to the typical 5K race. Fun runs are all the rage and a great way to get newbies involved in running; or to give veteran runners a change of pace. Most fun runs remove the [ ... ]
Head over to Universal Studios Hollywood for 2 new rides and an expanded Studio Tour! It’s a perfect mmer Vacation Idea.
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As a runner, I wanted to pay my respects to the Boston Marathoners; as an environmentalist, I didn’t want to use a lot of gas to go to ston.
We had no choice but to drive to Boston to pick my daughter up at college; the self-same daughter who refuses to eat industrialized food or buy clothing pr [ ... ]
We, the Year 3 class of Ajman Academy in the United Arab Emirates, wrote this article in order to help parents know what to expect in Thailand when travelling with kids. Since we are 7-9 years old, we researched what to do in Thailand from a kid’s perspective. We had to do a lot of thinking and re [ ... ]
Recently, I had the opportunity to teach my Year 3 students of Ajman Academy all about planning and taking a trip.
In our school, we follow the PYP model of education, where we break our year up into six blocks, each one focusing on a transdisciplinary theme and central idea. Within each idea, there [ ... ]
Dell Rapids is a beautiful and quaint piece of Americana history with its Pink Rose Quartz buildings from the local quarry. Along the banks of the picturesque Big Sioux River since 1871, this small community of 3,650 is located approximately 15 minutes north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This l [ ... ]
Opened in 1953, Dan Hotel Tel Aviv was the first luxury hotel in Israel and has maintained its status as the “Grande Dame” of Tel Aviv hotels ever since. Part of a 14 hotel chain operating in Israel, the Dan Tel Aviv hotel is in a category of its own in service and opulence in the Israeli hospit [ ... ]
If your family has time for just one more ride at Walt Disney World in Orlando, make it the Expedition Everest rollercoaster at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Last month, during my first trip to Disney in 35 years, I found myself with a dilemma.
In my possession I had 1 Park Hopper, 1 Fast Pass left and 2 hours until I had to be on the airport shuttle. (note: these passes are valuable Disney tools, and I can't imagine going to Disney without them).
So here I was, sans kids (I know. It's cruel.), with two hours to kill.
Do I relax, and bask in the 80-degree sun? Believe me, given that it was February and I live in Chicago, this is a joy I can't even explain.
Or do I hop aboard the shuttle by myself and go to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, race to Expedition Everest, and ride the roller coaster my fellow TravelingMoms raved about?
I went for it.
I had to hustle through the crowded park, moving like Frogger through the slow-moving, late-afternoon crowds.
But when I got to the ride, I waited for LESS THAN ONE MINUTE because of my Fast Pass and got on the ride.
I don't want to give away the details of the ride, but let me just say, I was one of those dorks who applauds, triumphantly waves my arms in the air, and screams “Yeah!!!” when the ride was over.
Then I hustled back to the shuttle with 15 minutes to spare, so I got a mini-break in the Florida sun.
I haven't ridden all of Disney World's roller coasters, and I'm sure there are a lot of good ones I've yet to ride.
But if there's anything better than Expedition Everest, let me know! Because the next time I'm there, with Fast Pass in hand, I'm going for it.