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European Family Vacation

Presented by the Pierce Family:  Kim, Dan, Olivia and Alex

The Pierce family vacation consisted of a week-long Disney cruise on the Mediterranean Sea and a week spent touring several major European cities during August 2013.   Advance planning kept everything running smoothly and preserved time would would have been lost waiting in lines, changing currency, getting directions, or making reservations.  Kim and Dan wanted their kids to enjoy quality time during their whirlwind tour and they created experiences before and after the trip that extended the fun and meaning of the experience.  See the  five posts connected to this trip to learn more about their discoveries and their organization.


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