May 31, 2016

Free Ebook: 25 City Adventures for Families

Earlier this year, I was asked by Lonely Planet to contribute to a free family travel ebook they were putting together to help families like you plan out adventures with your kids. Of course, I had to say yes. They wanted me to contribute my best tips on traveling with kids in New Orleans, and since I was just there […]

Best Family-Friendly Hotels in New York City

We love New York City. It’s less than five hours from where we live outside Washington, DC and it’s such a fun place to visit with kids, as well as teens. We loved taking the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and enjoying the night views from the top of the Empire State Building. Even just exploring the city […]

Exploring with Kids: Long Weekend in Galveston

Last June, my kids and I had the opportunity to explore Galveston, TX as part of our cross-country road trip. I wanted to mix up our trip stops, and less than two weeks into our trip, we were definitely ready for an adventure at the beach. This was our first time in Galveston and we were excited to explore a […]

10 Things to Do as a Family at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park last June. We explored the Tennessee side of the park, though there are access points from North Carolina. This Great Smoky Mountains trip was our first stop on our cross-country adventure. Consistently topping the list of the most-visited national parks, the Smoky Mountains offers more than 850 miles of hiking trails, including a […]

Myrtle Beach: Family Vacation Checklist

We just got back from Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday. This was our first time ever to Myrtle Beach and it was such a fun time. So, naturally, I had to put together a checklist to help other families make the most of a getaway to Myrtle Beach since there are definitely some must-do Myrtle Beach attractions for kids. 1. […]

8 Great Winter Resorts for Warm Weather Family Fun

Winter Resorts for Warm Weather Family Fun At last, spring is here. It’s time to pack away the ski boots and poles, then head to the ski resorts. Yes, the ski resorts, many of which are perfect spots for spring and summer fun. From scenic gondola rides to horseback riding to splashing around in local swimming holes, there’s plenty to […]

5 Tips to Get the Best Deal on a Vacation Rental

Get the Best Deal on a Vacation Rental Summer vacation is just around the corner, so now is the time to start thinking about booking your summer rental whether a beach cottage, a lake house or an apartment in the city. It’s also the time to start thinking about how to get the best deal on a vacation rental for […]

What to Know Before You Visit Woodloch Resort

I’d never been to Woodloch Resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania until two weeks ago when I spent the weekend there with two of my daughters. It was just the three of us, and while there were lots of other small families staying at the resort, this is definitely a place you want to visit with your entire family…plus […]

Teaching Your Kids to Take Better Travel Photos

Teaching Your Kids to Take Better Travel Photos Nearly everyone has a  these days. They’ve gotten so inexpensive that there’s hardly any barrier to bringing up a budding photographer. With photo tours in many cities – even in national parks – there are many opportunities to teach children how to take good digital photos, giving them a greater appreciation of […]

What to Do in Gulf County, Florida (+ Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County. All opinions are 100% mine. We are big fans of Florida. We travel there as a family at least once a year to visit my snowbird in-laws. There are loads of fantastic beaches for shelling, waterways for stand-up paddleboarding and nature trails for biking and hiking, […]