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What will Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi do after ‘retiring’ from Jersey Shore Family Vacation?

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Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi posted a selfie on Instagram. Pic credit: @snooki/Instagram

It seems like just yesterday when Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi entered our lives on the very first episode of Jersey Shore. Back then, Nicole sported a very different hairstyle and claimed her biggest goal in life was to ”move to Jersey, find a nice, juiced, hot tan guy and live my life,” which quickly made her a household name.

Now, a decade later, Snooki has sadly decided to retire from Jersey Shore: Family Vacation after three seasons, leaving our hearts shattered.

But this likely won’t be the last we hear from the meatball since she has a personality that reality TV cameras can’t stay away from. The Jersey Shore alum even claimed she would do a different show if given the opportunity.

Snooki claimed she is open to another reality show

Now that Snooki is

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UP Adventure Book | Disney Family

 

Whether you’re hitting the road for the weekend, or having a staycation at home, this printable booklet is the perfect way to encourage your little ones to stay curious. As they fill out each page, they’ll earn new, printable badges. Grab a glue stick or some tape to attach to the booklet pages. Don’t forget: Adventure is out there.

Players: 1+

What You’ll Need

  • Regular paper or cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Stapler (or glue)
  • Pen or pencil

How To Play

  1. Instructions using staples:
    Print out all of the pages of your Adventure Book on card stock or regular paper. Cut out each page and each badge. Set the badges aside for when they are earned after each activity.
  2. Fold the cover of the book in half so the illustration is on the outside. Fold each page of the book in half so the illustration is on the inside. Keeping the pages folded,
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Family Vacation Destinations That are Budget Friendly

When it comes to planning a family vacation, one of the major stumbling blocks is the price. Where can you go that is budget-friendly but also offers enough for everyone to have fun?

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There doesn’t seem to be that many at first thought, but rest assured as this list has covered. You will create memories that will last a lifetime without having to burn a huge hole in your wallet.

Here are 5 family vacation destinations that are budget-friendly.

First up it’s the Golden State. San Diego has so many things to do for the entire family that will keep everyone entertained on a budget.

Head to Balboa Park to find all kinds of interesting spots. There’s a wide range of museums and gardens to explore, playgrounds to let the kids blow off some steam, the Old Globe Theatre and more. 

You also can’t visit San Diego and not go

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How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation on a Budget

Taking a family vacation doesn’t have to break the bank, especially if you can be flexible about timing and opportunistic when you see a great deal. It will be important to focus on where the family wants to vacation, have a budget that fits within your means, and then arm yourself with knowledge about package deals and last-minute savings via reputable websites.

From vacation ideas to money-saving strategies, here’s what you need to plan a budget-friendly family getaway with the kids.

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Called “America’s best idea” by the historian Wallace Stegner, our national park system offers families a wonderfully affordable way to visit our most cherished and beautiful landscapes, view wildlife in their natural habitat, learn about geological and cultural history, and appreciate the great outdoors. 

Each year, there are designated free days at the national parks. Plan your trip to arrive on

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The Photographer ~ on a Family Vacation ~ with Kids

The Photographer, on family vacation, with kids  by Kirsty Larmour

I’m lucky, very lucky – my family (me, hubby, 2 kids aged 4 and 2) have lived in some awesome places and managed to travel to some even greater places in our time – but it doesn’t matter how far and wide you travel, the one thing we all want to do when we’re on vacation is relax, but if you’re a parent with a camera (especially a photographer parent with a camera) you also want to get fantastic pics of your kids on holiday and to create some really great lasting memories.  In fact some of my very favourite pictures of my own kids are from our holidays just because of the fact I’ve been more relaxed and putting myself under less pressure!

So here is a series of points I find help me on that quest!! I don’t

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Orlando Vacation Packages, Discount Family Vacation Package Deals

Happy LIFE’S A BEACH Sunday where we highlight all your favorite historical vacation destinations. So sit back, enjoy, and let the good times roll!

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Memorable Family Vacation Getaway Packages

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and time to start planning your next trip! Vacations are not only important, they are essential, so let our team of “Extra Effort Experts” help you connect with the best vacation itinerary possible. Each vacation locale offers a little something different for everyone. From mountain tops to bikini tops, from roller coasters to rolling coastline, Vacation Play is here to see that your vacation time is valued time.

We are pleased that you made the decision to consider VacationPlay.com for your next vacation! We are the leader in vacationing on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. In fact, we’ve traveled nearly 400,000 families on our wonderful promotional vacation packages! Your 100% satisfaction is our goal. If at anytime you have questions, please feel free to contact one of our customer service representatives.

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Top 10 Things to do in San Diego with Kids | San Diego Family Vacation

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Ahhhh, San Diego. It is hard not to fall in love with this waterfront city known for its fabulous year-round weather, great beaches, and world-class animal attractions. A San Diego family vacation should be near the top of every family bucket list. Here are our picks for the best things to do in San Diego with kids,  along some “can’t miss” dining, lodging, and day trip recommendations.

Want more kid-friendly fun in California? Check out the best things to do in California with kids !

Things to do in San Diego with Kids on a Family Vacation

10. Visit the Tide Pools of Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego with Kids

cabrillo national monument is one of the best places to visit in San Diego with kids
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Rugged cliffs and edge of the earth views on one side, spectacular

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I was living in Wuhan and left for vacation. Now my family can’t go back.

Our fateful vacation plans

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Bashir’s son watching the dragon and lion shows at a mall in Malaysia for Lunar New Year.

Courtesy of Imani Bashir


It’s customary for people in China and expats to take a vacation during Chinese New Year since it’s the most important and longest local holiday. (The festival began on January 25 and lasted until February 8, about 15 days in total.)

Since it’s such a popular time to travel, it’s best to plan ahead, so I had booked our flights out of Wuhan nearly six months before ever hearing about the coronavirus.

On December 31, I received a text message from our landlady saying that there was a potential “pneumonia outbreak” in the area. It didn’t make sense to me; I had no idea that pneumonia was a contagious thing. (Editor’s note: Certain types of pneumonia are contagious.)

In the various expat group chats we

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