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Planning a family vacation? Great Deals for 2015

When you are planning a family vacation, the costs can add up very quickly. Even the best deals don’t sound cheap anymore when you multiply them by 4, 5, 6 or more. At the recent New York Times Travel show, I had the chance to speak with representatives of destinations and travel companies from around more »

5 Things to Do in Melbourne with Kids Who Love Animals

We arrived in Melbourne with the kids on a Friday afternoon, five days into the Australia part of our round-the-world-trip, and still no iconic Australian critter sightings. The highway signs kept teasing us with their messages. A “Kangaroo Crossing” sign here or an outline of a large furry animal there made us put down our more »

5 Things to Do in Melbourne with Kids Who Love Animals

We arrived in Melbourne with the kids on a Friday afternoon, five days into the Australia part of our round-the-world-trip, and still no iconic Australian critter sightings. The highway signs kept teasing us with their messages. A “Kangaroo Crossing” sign here or an outline of a large furry animal there made us put down our more »

Magno’s Travel Journal: New Zealand

We have been in New Zealand for about three weeks now, and while it’s a lot like the U.S.A., there are many major differences. One of the biggest differences that I’ve noticed is that the majority of Kiwis are a lot more active and adventurous than most Americans. Almost all of the attractions and sights require more »

Dead Wombat in the Middle of the Road

Day three in Australia begins with rain outside and Magnolia running a fever. We stop for oysters on our way out of town, since we had been foiled in our earlier effort. These Clyde River oysters were the perfect balance of briny and sweet, and had come right out of the river just hours before. more »

Australian Road Trip!

We arrived in Australia on Monday evening, and were treated to a spectacle sunset as we drove our (Upgraded! Score!) rental car towards the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. The sky in Australia seems a lot livelier than at home. The blue is bluer, the clouds are fluffier, and the sunsets last so long you more »

Well hello there, Bondi Beach!

Well hello there, Bondi Beach! A post shared by Paige Conner Totaro ✈️ (@alloverthemap) on Feb 19, 2013 at 11:48am PST

Calla joins the action on a Nepalese Bridge challenge on the high ropes.

Calla joins the action on a Nepalese Bridge challenge on the high ropes. A post shared by Paige Conner Totaro ✈️ (@alloverthemap) on Feb 16, 2013 at 3:34pm PST

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