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    The Hilton Grand Vacations- The District by Hilton Club

    In Washington DC in the center of the West End, very close to Georgetown, is a hidden gem: The District by Hilton Club. Uniquely located across the top 3 floors of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Georgetown hotel, The District is just 4 blocks from Metro Lines and a quick walk to attractions, dining, shops and DuPont Circle nightlife. Upon arrival my first impression was all the beautiful trees and greenery, right in the heart of busy, metropolitan Washington DC. As I drove up I noted the private drive, which made me feel safer with a small child. The bellmen appeared immediately to help me with my belongings.…

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    How to Get the Most Out of a Disney Trip (Even When You’re a Busy Boss Mom)

    Going to Disney World can (and should!) be one of the most magical experiences you ever share with your child. But when you’re a busy, business-owning mom, the thought of successfully navigating the potential pitfalls of a Disney trip (with a little one in tow) can make you feel more stress than joy. Well, I’m here to tell you that it can be done… in fact, I just did it! Here are my top 5 tips for having a trip full of Disney magic: Go With a Plan One of the best things that you can do before your trip is to spend some time planning. Even if it’s a…

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    The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

    Located along the shores of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island is a beautiful oceanfront hotel located just 21 miles from downtown Charleston. A part of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the Sanctuary is one of three options for accommodations offered for resort guests–other options include the Resort Villas or Premiere and Private homes. We were fortunate to stay at the Sanctuary as we traveled from Orlando to Washington, DC and we were enchanted by the fantastic service and exquisite accommodations that capture the history and charm one associates with the South. As you enter the Island you must pass through security gates and be cleared…

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    The Villas of Grand Cypress

    The Villas of Grand Cypress is a family golf resort in Orlando that bills itself as “lavish accommodations in Orlando with all the comforts of home.” The resort features luxury accommodations, golf, dining options, golf academy, meeting spaces and more. The accommodations include spacious suites and villas featuring up to four bedrooms and up to 2,800 square feet with full kitchens, living and dining areas. It is a beautiful property very close to Walt Disney World, and we enjoyed our stay there thoroughly. As I entered the resort I was taken with the beauty of my surroundings. As I drove to the Villa Check-in, the lush landscape instilled a sense…

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    Walt Disney World

    To say my daughter and I were excited to be at Walt Disney World would be an understatement. I took the advice of a Disney expert and arrived about one hour prior to opening. There were still lines for bag checks and admission, but the wait was minimal. During our day at Disney we used the both the Ferry Boat and the Monorail. Both were comfortable and convenient for use with a little one in a stroller. Upon entering the Magic Kingdom we felt the magic immediately. The excitement I saw in my daughter’s eyes let me know it was going to be a great day. We raced over to…

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    Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa

    Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa in Orlando is a stunning resort, with wonderful amenities and a beautiful property. The resort is a Walt Disney World® Good Neighbor property, which means that they offer standard rooms, suites and villa-style accommodations; are AAA-approved; meet Disney standards for quality and service; have a Guest Services desk to assist with Disney vacation planning and ticket purchases; provide guests with access to Walt Disney World® Resort information prior to arriving in the Disney Theme Parks; and are comfortable, convenient and close to the parks. This resort definitely did not disappoint. When I arrived I found a spacious, peaceful lobby, where I was immediately…

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    LEGOLAND® Florida

    As I planned this trip to LEGOLAND® Florida in Orlando I really didn’t know what to expect. My daughter does not really play with Legos but there was a waterpark and we are both really love the water. I arrived early and was pleasantly surprised at the ease of the parking. As we walked up the front we were greeted with a collection of colorful, larger than life LEGO® figures and signs. The entrance was clean, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The cleanliness we noted at the entrance was evident throughout the entire park. The day my daughter and I went was a very hot day, so most…

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    The Island – Fort Walton Beach, Florida

    The Island, by Hotel RL, is a waterfront resort hotel located in Fort Walton Beach, a small city on the Florida panhandle. Branding itself as “the treasure of the Emerald Coast,” Fort Walton Beach is a family-friendly city, with many family-friendly resorts and attractions including parks, museums and aquariums. The property is located on 13 landscaped acres with an 800-foot private beach, and it is a beautiful place for a family getaway in Florida. Pulling up to the Welcome Center at The Island, my first impression was “Wow!” The center is light, bright and airy. There is comfortable seating both inside and out. I was greeted with a warm welcome…

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    Career Paths as a Mom

    Being a mom is naturally one of the most time consuming tasks on the market these days, both mentally and physically. Stay at home moms aren’t just sitting around with time for leisure, moms are overrun with kids activities and family obligations. The dream of starting back up a career or starting your own business can often take the back burner. Taking some mental time to think about what you want to do with you career is one of the most beneficial steps to helping your family financially and leaving a legacy for your children. I stayed home with my young daughter for the first year and decided that my…

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    Windsor Court Hotel New Orleans

    My first stop on my tour was the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans. This AAA Four-Diamond, and Forbes Four-Star property is located just steps from the famous French Quarter, and it complements the romance and tradition of the famous historical center. Rich in style and French-inspired decor, the elegant retreat embraces the spirit and hospitality of the Crescent City while remaining loyal to the luxury its patrons demand. When I arrived at the Windsor Court I pulled into a very grand courtyard, and I no longer felt like I was downtown, but rather in the French countryside. The courtyard is beautifully decorated with graceful trees and planters, and a…

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