Category Archives: TRAVEL

Get Your Family Dose of Vitamin ‘Sea’ at Universal Orlando Resort

When you haven’t visited Universal Orlando Resort in over 10 years, it’s safe to say…a few things have changed. 😉 The most obvious–the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter from Islands of Adventure into Universal Studios Florida. The second most obvious? So many NEW Universal Orlando hotels and resorts!

Universal Orlando Resort Surfside Inn & Suites

We were invited to give the new Universal Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites a whirl from a South Florida family’s perspective. And yes, while I was hosted on property this trip, I have some opinions. So get ready! Continue reading Get Your Family Dose of Vitamin ‘Sea’ at Universal Orlando Resort

How to Do Disney’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge When You’re Short On Time & Money | UPDATED

***UPDATED with details on Rise of the Resistance!*** 1/27/20 Whether you’re a massive Star Wars fan or even moderately interested in the franchise, I can’t help but recommend a visit to Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World. Having seen it for the first time this fall, any member of your family will definitely have an appreciation for the care and detail put into creating this “galaxy far, far away”. But this busy Boca mom doesn’t have much time…or a huge budget these days for family vacations. So, I’ve gathered some tips on how you can make the most of your journey to Batuu and do it affordably.

Basically crying behind my sunglasses in front of the Millennium Falcon

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See What There Is To ‘Sea’ At Miami Seaquarium

This Miami Seaquarium post was written by my sister and Modern Boca Mom contributor, Lauren Ricks. I am so happy she decided to share her experience and share a Miami Seaquarium coupon with all of us! Enjoy!


Being a big fan of sea animals and wildlife, it was a no brainer taking my son Aden down to the Miami Seaquarium! Did you know that you can visit world-class exhibits with manatees, sea turtles, penguins, rays and more? And it’s less than an hour away from Boca Raton!

Miami Seaquarium coupon

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A Fancy Family Trip to Miami Should Be at the Top of Your Bucket List

The beginning of summer was rough for my family. I’m always a bit burned out by the end of the school year since not only am I a mom, but I also work at a local Boca private school. But what complicated everything this year was that my grandfather (at age 92) passed away on June 1st. Yes, I know it was his time and he lived a great life (especially being married to my grandmother for 70 years!!). But it also created a lot of extra work for my family. We had never planned a funeral before. Now we are experts…unfortunately… :/

So when an invitation to experience a fancy family trip to Miami came across my inbox, I was grateful for the break. And the timing meant I would leave directly after my grandfather’s memorial service reception. It was perfect!

So are you ready to hear all about the fun, fancy things you can do with your own family just an hour south of Boca Raton? Let’s go! Continue reading A Fancy Family Trip to Miami Should Be at the Top of Your Bucket List