Spring Break 2015: Ski Family Vacation at Vail

So it’s Spring Break! and one of my favorite destinations is Vail, Colorado.  Having a family ski vacation at Vail is very baby friendly.  Staying at a resort that offers day care for your kids is a must, specially if you want to hit the slopes with your hubby instead of taking turns babysitting the kids.


Beaver Creek in Vail, Colorado

My top choice is Beaver Creek Resort, which offers a great daycare service for kids as small as newborns.  Their daycare is conveniently located two stories below the ski lifts.  And if you are still breastfeeding, like in my case, you can easily ski down the slopes a couple of times, breastfeed your baby, have a nice lunch, and ski a couple of more times before picking up your kids at 4pm.

The resort also has an ice skating ring and family tubing. In addition, just because your kids don’t ski yet they don’t have to give up the slopes.  Beaver Creek has a couple of gondolas for those riders on foot, so that everyone can enjoy the magnificent view.

This year the weather was around 50F during the day, and the skies were clear and sunny.  It was the perfect weather to enjoy warm chili and beer sitting by the slopes and to take the kids around to enjoy the snow.

Mia stepping on snow for the first time.

Mia stepping on snow for the first time.

Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays from the place Where Dreams Come True… Disney World!!!

So as a lucky Floridian I’ve got Disney World just 3 hours away.  Add to that an Annual Pass and two kids younger than 3 years old, and you’ve got a year full of fun with your little ones.

I love Magic Kingdom, but for my 2 1/2 year old boy Hollywood Studios was a hit.  They have the Disney Junior Live on Stage show that is a must if your little one watches Disney Junior, as they have their favorite characters live on stage! Even my 6 months old baby girl loved it, as she could enjoy the colors and the bubbles falling from the sky.  Another show that my toddler enjoyed was the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.  They just added Lightning McQueen and Mater to the show, so my boy was thrilled.

For a decent place to eat I would recommend The Hollywood Brown Derby.  I personally enjoyed their Pan-seared Black Grouper.

Finally, if you are planning to go to Magic Kingdom I have two tips to share:

1 ) If you have a big stroller than you do not wish to fold, then walk from the parking lot directly to the Ferry.  It’s faster and you don’t need to worry about folding and unfolding your stroller.

2) Take advantage of the Baby Care Center! They have changing tables, feeding chairs, nursing room, and restrooms (which are always clean AND empty :)).