December 17, 2014

2014 Passports with Purpose Fundraiser: Win 2 Orlando Explorer Passes

gatorland parrots

It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Passports with Purpose travel blog fundraiser to raise money for a select international charity program. Last year, Passports with Purpose raised more than $80,000 for buildOn to construct two schools and fund two adult literacy programs in Mali, Africa. Simply incredible. This is the seventh year of the Passports with Purpose […]

10 Awesome Things About LEGOLAND Florida

legoland florida miniland

This may not come as a surprise, but yes, everything is awesome at LEGOLAND Florida. We spent the day there last week – our first time – and had such a great time exploring all the rides, shows and attractions. There’s also a waterpark at LEGOLAND Florida complete with a wave pool, raft ride and water slides of all kinds, […]

5 Tips for Getting Good Seats on Your Next Flight

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There are lots of things to worry about when it comes to flights with little ones.  Some of those worries come when packing, some when you’re boarding, and some in those stressful hours of time in the air. But don’t neglect the part that can often be taken care of well in advance: seat selection. Check out these five tips […]

8 Fun Ways to Explore Richmond, VA as a Family

richmond mural project

This past weekend, I had a chance to visit Richmond, VA. I was in town for the American Family Fitness Half Marathon (another weekend, another half marathon) and despite the fact that Richmond is less than two hours from my home, I’ve really never taken the time to explore my state’s capital city. Take a look at eight fun ways […]

Can I Handle a Family Road Trip on My Own?

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I’ve been thinking a lot about taking my four kids on a cross-country road trip this summer, as in from Washington, DC (where we live) to California and back. It’s a long way to drive and my husband could only be with us for half the trip, which means that it would just be me and the kids for two […]

15 Ways to Have the Best Day at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

hogwarts express

We’re heading to Universal Orlando Resort in a couple of weeks. It’s our first time there and my nine-year-old is especially excited about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Now that I’ve finally read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I’m pretty eager to explore all things Harry Potter, too. So, I’ve been asking around for tips for making the […]