July 24, 2014

6 Places to Take Your Kids (Before it’s Too Late)

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I’ve yet to purchase Frommer’s 500 Places to See Before They Disappear, but it’s definitely on my list. There are so many places that I want to go with my kids. I might as well start with those that may not be around too much longer, right? Here are six places on my short list right now: 1. Glacier National […]

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in San Diego

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I love San Diego. The weather is wonderful nearly every day and the beaches are beautiful. Plus, there are so many parks, museums, neighborhoods and restaurants worth exploring as a family. Take a look at 20 free and fantastic things to do with kids in the San Diego area.  1. Explore Balboa Park. Spend the day at Balboa Park taking […]

15 Ways to Enjoy Lake Placid this Summer

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I’d never really considered a lake vacation, but our recent trip to Lake Placid, NY changed my mind. My family and I stayed at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort. It’s right in the heart of Lake Placid and backs up to Mirror Lake, so there are plenty of water activities, like pedalboats, paddleboards and kayaks. There’s also a small man-made beach […]

5 Reasons to Book a Family Trip to Iceland Now

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Iceland has been on my mind ever since I read in Frommer’s 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up that you can participate in puffin rescues in the Westman Islands during the summer months (seriously, how adorable are puffins?). I was *this* close to booking a trip not long ago, but then changed my mind, and now […]

6 Must-Book Family Cruises

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It’s not uncommon to book a family cruise one year or more in advance and given the incredible experiences children can have, like learning to juggle, exploring medieval history and creating ocean murals, you’d be wise to book well in advance in order to snap up the best staterooms. Here are six of my favorite cruise vacations for families: Royal […]

10 Things to Do as a Family in Sarasota

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I travel to Florida at least once or twice a year. It’s an easy flight from the Washington, DC area, and there’s so much to do as a family. We went to Sarasota (on the Gulf Coast side of Florida) for the first time in April and here are 10 must-do’s as a family. 1. Jump the Waves at Siesta […]