July 4, 2015

20 Most Instagram-Worthy Roadside Attractions

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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 (and miles). If […]

Giveaway: Win Two CityPASS Ticket Booklets

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Summer is officially here and I imagine your vacation planning is in full swing. We’re going loads of places this summer from beaches to mountains to national parks to big cities. It’s both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. I know that the most exciting adventures are often the unplanned ones, but I just don’t want to miss one […]

15 Fun Things to Do with Kids in San Antonio

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We’re going to San Antonio this summer as part of our cross-country road trip. I’ve never been before, and really, I don’t know much about San Antonio beyond the scene from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure when Pee-Wee takes a tour of The Alamo to see the basement and find his bicycle. I know, pretty sad, right? So, I’ve been doing a […]

Staycation 2015: 50+ Family-Friendly City Guides

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On Monday, I shared with you the 25 Best Things to Do in Washington, DC this Summer. On this list, I included lots of fun activities, like taking a spin on the new Capital Wheel and paddling on the Potomac River in a kayak. There’s just so much to do in Washington, DC, especially in the summer. With the end of […]

25 Best Things to Do in Washington, DC this Summer

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School is nearly out for the year and now is the time to start putting plans in place to have the best summer. If your plans will bring you to Washington, DC then you’ll love this list of 25 things that you must do this summer in our Nation’s Capital. From taking in a Washington Nationals baseball game to going […]

10 Great KOA Campgrounds for Kids

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I’ve mentioned several times that I am decidedly not a camper, at least not a “pitch your own tent” kind of camper. I don’t know how to pitch a tent, at least not yet, and I don’t own a sleeping bag. However, I do love a good campground. Three years, ago, we stayed in deluxe cabins at the Mystic KOA […]

Yup, You’re “Doin’ Good”

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute Maid®. All opinions are 100% mine. Like many other moms and dads, I struggle with whether I’m doing a good job. As a parent, that is. I think that’s one of the reasons why I’m piling the kids into the minivan and we’re spending seven weeks on the […]

Join Me: #LPTakes5 Twitter Chat on Wednesday (5/13)

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I’ve been a big fan of Lonely Planet Kids for some time, so I’m extra excited to let you know that I’ll be participating in the #LPTakes5 Twitter Chat on Wednesday, May 13 from 12-1 pm ET. We’ll be talking all about family travel and it will be a fun opportunity for you to learn more about me and ask questions […]

10 Best Tips to Manage Car Sickness

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As excited as I am to hit the road this summer, there’s one thing I am very much not excited about: motion sickness. My 11 y.o. Clare, in particular, is very much prone to getting sick in the car. I’m hoping she outgrows this, but for now, it’s not much fun. We’ve tried Dramamine for Kids. It’s worked fine, but […]

Sleep in a Teepee: 8 Places to Do Just That

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I really, really want to stay in a teepee during our road trip this summer. I know, that sounds random. But, seriously, how fun would that be? Unfortunately, that hasn’t worked out, at least not yet. Most teepees are better suited for a family of four, and those that do sleep five or six aren’t on our route. However, sleeping […]

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