Category Archives: TRAVEL

Top Things to Do with Kids in New York City | Summer 2019

I love to take my daughter to New York City. Modern Boca Dad and I lived in the Big Apple for almost 9 years and really enjoy heading back to the site of our 20’s to visit and reminisce. But now that we have a six year-old, our priorities as tourists have changed. These days, we’re more interested in having Tea with Eloise vs. Sleeping No More. And after a recent trip to the city, I have some awesome new recommendations for your next family visit. Here are Modern Boca Mom’s top things to do with kids in NYC this spring and summer!

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Carnival Mardis Gras Cruise Terminal Breaks Ground in Nearby Port Canaveral

At a space-themed ceremony, the Canaveral Port Authority and longtime cruise partner Carnival Cruise Line officially broke ground for construction of Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3 complex. The new terminal, dubbed the Launch Pad, will be the home of the Carnival Mardi Gras, the cruise line’s newest and most innovative ship, beginning in 2020!

Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal Carnival Mardi Gras

Currently under construction, Mardi Gras will arrive at Port Canaveral mid-October 2020. It will feature:

  • BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea
  • 20 passenger decks
  • 6 distinctive theme zones of fun, dining and entertainment:
    • Grand Central
    • The French Quarter with Emeril’s Bistro 1396, the first restaurant at sea created by famed New Orleans chef Emeril Lagasse
    • La Piazza
    • Summer Landing
    • Lido
    • The Ultimate Playground

We can’t wait to see the Carnival Mardi Gras in all its glory!

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Beaches Resorts for Beginners | 10 Things to Know Before You Go to the Turks & Caicos

If you are lucky enough to reside in Boca Raton, Florida and have our town’s pristine beaches at your disposal year-round, it’s hard (at least in my opinion) to justify going on a “beach vacation” with your family. Nine times out of ten, I’d rather spend my holiday budget on a cruise, Disney World or a country residing on the other side of the Atlantic. But after my first visit to Beaches Turks and Caicos for the 2018 Social Media on the Sand Conference (SMOTS), call me a convert!

first visit to beaches turks and caicos
Grace Bay, 2018

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So You’re Planning a Disney Trip with Friends | 5 Tips from a Disney Mom

So you’re planning a Disney trip with friends… I’m sure there’s a perfectly good reason why you’ve decided to do this. Perhaps you’re headed there for a special celebration? Or maybe your daughter has insisted on experiencing all the princesses with her BFF? Any way you slice it, traveling to Disney in a larger group (outside of your own family) can quickly become stressful without some advanced planning. Especially if the friends you happen to be traveling with are Walt Disney World novices. Yes, they do exist! 😉

Planning a Disney Trip with Friends

Here are some essential tips to make planning a Disney trip with friends as stress-free as possible!

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