July 26, 2016

10 Things to Do as a Family at Redwood National & State Parks

We visited Redwood National & State Parks in Northern California in July. This was my first time there and it was amazing on so many levels. We stayed in the north end, but it was very easy to drive to and explore other areas of the parks. Take a look at 10 things you must do if you take the […]

15 Free Things to Do in Chicago with Kids this Summer

Chicago may be a big city, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, you can even vacation in Chicago and still manage to do plenty of things that don’t cost a dime. take a look at 15 of my favorite free things to do in Chicago with kids. Have fun. 🙂 15 Free Things to Do in Chicago […]

10 Fun Things to Do in Orlando With Kids

Whether you’re headed to Orlando for the first time or piggybacking off of a conference and adding time to have fun with your family, there are so many options for making a great vacation out of your time in Orlando. Of course there’s Walt Disney World, but what else is there to do with kids? Here are 10 fun things to […]

Best Healthy Road Trip Snacks For Kids

With gas prices as low as they are, now is the time to really start thinking about a summer road trip. And, of course, as any mom or dad knows, snacks can make or break any road trip, but what should you bring? Packing healthy snacks for the car is a great way to save time and money while having […]

10 Reasons to Go to Kings Dominion this Spring

Over the weekend, my kids and I had the opportunity to check out the third annual Spring Bloom Festival at Kings Dominion near Richmond, VA. Operating on Saturdays and Sundays through May 15, the Spring Bloom Festival is all about flowers, family and fun. We had a great time exploring the rides and activities at Kings Dominion during the opening […]

15 Fun Things to Do in Hilton Head with Kids

Over Spring Break in mid-March, not only did we explore Myrtle Beach, but we also spent a few days exploring Hilton Head, SC. This was our first Hilton Head family vacation and there was so much to see and do, especially with kids. We loved riding our bikes and kayaking along the waterways in Hilton Head. And, of course, the […]

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 […]