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5 Favorite Places to Splash and Ride the Water Slides in NJ & PA

We love our water parks, and wanted to share a few of the ones we have highlighted over the years. Here is just a sampling.

Dutch Wonderland Trip- Click pic for our complete review

Lancaster PA Getaway- Dutch Wonderland/Doubletree Resorts

– We went back in 2010 and had a wonderful time in Lancaster County

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Tomahawk Lake, Sparta NJ

Tomahawk Lake is located on 155 Tomahawk Trail Sparta, NJ 07871 . We got the chance to visit last minute last Friday on a hot August summer day, and Lynne from Tomahawk took the time to share with us all the cool highlights. This place is a low key lake area that has been in

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Dutch Springs, Bethlehem PA

We visited Dutch Springs in Bethlehem PA because my son had such a great time with his camp.

Address: 4733 Hanoverville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020-9479 Phone Number: 16107592270

It is basically a 50ft. quarry, and the water is perfect for a really hot summer day. Not much shade, so we were jealous of the tents,

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Kalahari Resorts, Poconos PA

Kalahari Resorts, Poconos PA

Hi Readers! Long time no write. Gotta say, our Kalahari trip was so much fun! We recently went to Kalahari Resorts ona Groupon with 5 other families.

Hotel Check In

The day you check in, you can start using the water park at noon. They will email or text you when

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Swimming with Dolphins at Discovery Cove, Orlando FL

Editor’s Note: Hi guys! So just like going on vacation to spice up our life in NJ, we like to spice up this blog a bit using the experiences of New Jerseyans visiting cool places. So my friend Ned had such a wonderful time at this attraction in Orlando, FL he shares us his story.

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Rocking Horse Ranch, Highland NY

Rocking Horse Ranch is located at 600 U.S. 44 Highland, NY 12528, (GPS users should use: 13 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland, NY). Last week my family and I were able to get away and visit Rocking Horse Ranch, a sprawling family resort in Hudson Valley, for a couple days. It makes a short trip (less

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The Most Relaxing Vacation with my Kids

My 6yo’s first kayak experience

As a geo-specific playground blogger, I’m used to giving you all the details on where the best places for free play are. Now that I have stepped out of NJ for our family vacation, I’m doing something a little different that highlights what we did that made our vacation

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Doing Disney the Jersey Way

I’ve been lucky to meet and become friends with Sandy Nusbaum Giercyk who is the owner and operation of Instant Impressions Travel Service, one of the leading travel agencies in the U.S. completely dedicated to Disney travel. She’s also right here in Morris County, NJ. With her help, we plan to share educated and informed insights to help NJ families plan, book, enjoy and return from a Disney vacation. If this goes well, we’ll also talk about things like the Disney cruise line, obtaining autographs, Disney celebrations, Disney Adventures, new attractions, resort openings and more. Every time we write about Disney travel we want to hear your comments, ideas and suggestions. We will moderate the discussion to try and make it as helpful and factual as possible. Taking a trip to Disney is not a simple proposition. Think of Disneyworld the way you think about Manhattan. Disneyworld is similar in size and complexity to Manhattan. You wouldn’t wing a trip to Manhattan with your kids. You have to plan the same way when you go to Disney. Continue reading Doing Disney the Jersey Way

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Great Wolf Lodge, Pocono Mountains

Just before Thanksgiving, 2011 my family and I had the great pleasure of visiting Great Wolf Lodge in Scotrun, PA in the Pocono Mountains. I have to admit, I was hesitant about going. I figured it would be crowded, maybe cold… and overpriced. I couldn’t have been more wrong! It was great and a fabulous deal for a family of five!

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Dutch Wonderland Review, Lancaster, PA and Willow Valley Resort

Dutch Wonderland is located on 2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA.

***Special vacation report***

So after the overwhelming response on our facebook fan page on where we should go on vacation, we listened, and went to beautiful Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. We were not disappointed, here’s our review:

Accomodations at Doubletree Resort (Willow Valley

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Crystal Springs Aquatic Center, East Brunswick, NJ

Dunham’s Corner Road at Church Lane, East Brunswick, NJ. Update: We finally visited Crystal Springs Aquatic Center and it is amazing. Although it is not like a Sesame Place or a Great Adventure, it is the place to go if you want to enjoy just the waterpark attractions and not have to deal

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