August 19, 2014

5 Ways to Explore Boone Hall Plantation with Kids


Numerous plantations and large crop-producing estates can be found across South Carolina. One of the most popular is Boone Hall Plantation, which is located just 20 minutes outside historic Charleston in scenic Mount Pleasant. There are various ways to explore the site and learn its history, but here are five of the best ways to explore Boone Hall Plantation as […]

25 Fun Things to Do in a National Park

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In just a few weeks, the National Park Service will celebrate a birthday. Yes, the National Park Service turns 96 on August 25. As part of the celebration, all national parks will waive entrance fees and will offer lots of fun activities for families. As you begin to plan your outdoor adventure, here are 25 fun things you can do […]

10 Family Camping Tips for Non-Campers

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I think I’m pretty upfront about the fact that I am not a camper. Sure, I’ve slept in a tent. At a campground. Twice. It was fun, but I’ll never be a set-up-your-own-tent-in-the-forest kind of girl. However, I do like the idea of exposing my kids to camping, so if you’re like me, here are 10 family camping tips for […]

15 Ways to Enjoy Montreal this Summer

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We just got back from a road trip to Montreal and had such a fabulous time exploring the city. The weather was wonderful and we were able to enjoy so many outdoor activities, as well as take in the beautiful churches and interesting museums. If you’re thinking about a summer getaway to Montreal, take a look at 15 of my […]

Family Travel: 8 Items Your Kids Will Want (That You Will Forget)

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We took two road trips in June, both of which involved 10+ hours in the car, along with many more hours spent sightseeing. I learned that, despite being a mom for nearly 11 years, there are many things that I forget to bring along when we go on vacation (oh so many). Take a look at eight things your kids […]

10 Things You Must Do Before You Leave the Country


I hate to say it, but I can be a naïve traveler sometimes. If I was out of the country and my passport was stolen, I’d probably have a devil of a time getting back into the U.S. Given summer is such a busy time for international travel, I put together the list below of 10 things you must do […]