Family activities and, of course, horses!

At the White Stallion Ranch in Arizona, you can do most anything By Eileen Ogintz MARANA, AZ — Aaron and Richelle Mattson had just finished paying for their Disney cruise to Alaska IN 2020 when the Pandemic shut everything down. Luckily, they got a full refund....

The White Stallion Ranch experience

AZ Dude Ranch has been catering to families for decades By Eileen Ogintz MARANA, AZ — So many choices! So many horses! A horseback ride… archery… shooting… e-biking… rock climbing, whether you are a beginner or an expert on the mountains...

The Cactus Garden at The Phoenician

By Eileen Ogintz SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Cowboy’s Mustache…Jumping Cholla…Bunny Ears…Totem Pole. They may sound like a mixologist’s drink names or dance moves. But actually, they are some of the different cacti here in a unique two-acre Cactus Garden at The...

In Orlando, taking your kids to a restaurant is easy

By Eileen Ogintz Got some crackers? Ditto for a tablet with games or kids’ books.  Crayons and a pad work fine too. Taking young kids to a restaurant on vacation can seem like it is more trouble than it’s worth—waiting for the food (that’s why the crackers and games...
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