Category Archives: TRAVEL

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

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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