April 28, 2017

10 Things to Do as a Family at Death Valley National Park

I love Death Valley. Especially in November. While temps can easily rise into the 100s (even 110s) in the summer, it was a balmy 69 degrees when I was there in late-fall, at least according to the thermometer display set up just outside the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. I stayed in Beatty, NV and entered the park from the east […]

25 Most Instagram-Worthy Roadside Attractions

There’s just something about road trips and stopping to take photos at fun and quirky roadside attractions, like Cadillac Ranch in Texas and Foamhenge in Virginia. One of my personal favorites is South of the Border, a road stop in South Carolina. You’ll see colorful billboards, like “Pedro’s Weather Report: Chili Today, Hot Tamale!,” for miles and miles. If you’re planning […]

10 Awesome Things About the LEGOLAND Hotel

Two years ago, my kids and I spent the day at LEGOLAND Florida. This was our first visit and, as you can imagine, it was awesome. We loved everything – the rides, the shows, the attractions – even the fact that LEGOLAND Florida has more than 180 benches, each made from 800 recycled milk jugs. Awesome. So, as you can […]

Best Places to Travel with Kids in January

The holidays have come and gone. Everyone in the house is back to work and school. Already you’re starting to hear an “I’m bored” here and there (now that the novelty of holiday gifts has worn off), so now is the time for a getaway. Here are 10 of the best places to visit with kids in January. Have fun. […]

‘Frozen’ Norway: 7 Places to Visit as a Family

It may be more than three years since the release of the movie Frozen, but Frozen fever is still alive and well. In fact, I was recently at Walt Disney World and the new “Frozen Ever After” ride at Epcot is one of the most popular (as in, book your FastPass+ now). This new ride replaced “Maelstrom” in Norway. Still the same […]

10 Stops to Make on a Vermont Road Trip

For such a small state, there’s a lot to see and do in Vermont. Make your own teddy bear at Vermont Teddy Bear Company, sample some of the best apple cider donuts in the country at Cold Hollow Cider Mill or hike to the Stowe Pinnacle Summit for incredible views of the Green Mountains. And don’t forget to stop in […]

Family Hotel Suites You Need to Book Right Now

It’s every SpongeBob watching kid’s dream to stay in a pineapple under the sea and now they can at the new Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. LEGO fans, you’re covered too, thanks to multiple suites, and soon, bungalows at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Take a look at five fabulous family hotel suites that get booked […]

Best Road Trip Games for Kids

Road trip season will be back in just a few short months. It’s a time when many of us will be hopping in our cars to head out to explore big cities, national parks, family beaches and theme parks, so being hip to the best road trip games for kids is key. Given the amount of time you’ll likely be […]

Going Solo: Driving the Extraterrestrial Highway in Nevada

As a mother of four, I know that sometimes us moms need a break – a break from carpools, a break from school lunches, a break from laundry. We just need to get away to relax and recharge in order to be an even better mom when we return home. I can’t say I get a chance to explore on […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Best National Parks Books for Kids

Two summers ago, my kids and I visited more than a dozen national parks and monuments. It was truly epic to be able to sled down sand dunes at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico and explore a grove of giant sequoia trees at Sequoia National Park in California. As I began to plan out our trip, I had […]