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Star Wars Inspired Travel Deals and Destinations

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Do you want to retrace the steps of Storm Troopers and Jedi knights? We put our own Jedi research skills to the test and put together this list of destinations to make your dreams come true. Take a peek, book your tickets and grab your camera. Who knows, maybe you and your favourite Star Wars fan can make your own cinematic masterpiece.

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Conference Travel? Don’t leave home without these

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Last week I spent three incredible days in Laguna Beach, California. What made those days so incredible, you ask? Well, first of all I was there for Mom 2.0. The gathering of professional women who work and play in the blog-o-sphere, social media and traditional media was by far the best blog-focused conference I’ve been to in a long time. The topics were on point and the speakers were all mentor-worthy. But the second thing that made it incredible was the mere fact that I made it there at all. The last few months have been a hectic time in Heather-ville. Email woes, incredible awards, new opportunities and a general convergence of amazing things (including a piece in “O- The Oprah Winfrey Magazine” June issue! ) meant that I wasn’t as on the ball with my travel plans as I usually am. And so it was that I found myself only a week out from the conference without a hotel room. I got lucky. Maureen Dennis and Jill Amery took pity on me and in exchange for my fashion tips (Wooohoooo I’m so funny! * wipes tear*) let me stay with them leading to a fun weekend with friends new…

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Jamaica Bay Inn – California

Jamaica Bay Inn

Jamaica Bay Inn (Marina Del Rey, California) – This brand new 111-room resort is in a prime family-friendly location.   Check in with the hotel concierge for help creating an itinerary that will keep everyone happy (bike ride to Santa Monica Pier anyone?) or hang out on the grounds and make the most of the patios with fire pits, beachfront pools and outdoor hot tubs.  The “Spring Break Family Getaway Package” (U.S. $279 per night) includes Double Queen Room accommodations, milk and cookies on arrival, Full breakfast for four each morning and bike rentals. The special runs through May 26. www.jamaicabayinn.com

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