April 28, 2017

How to Start a Travel Blog in One Hour (or Less)

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging here at Kidventurous for six years. We’ve had lots of fun adventures all across the country, even in France, Austria, Ireland and Puerto Rico. If you’ve ever thought about starting a travel blog, I can tell you this, it’s easier than you think. I am not tech-savvy, but after four years, Kidventurous is […]

Checking In: Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

I travel to South Florida at least once a year, usually to visit my in-laws, so I’ve been to the Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale areas a dozen times. Not long ago, I made my first trip to Hollywood, Florida to stay at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, one of the most delightful family beach resorts in Florida. It was […]

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day (+ Win a Pair of Northside Shoes)

We love national parks (as well as national monuments, seashores, historic parks, etc.). On our epic cross-country road trip in 2015, we visited at least a dozen. This year, we’re on track to explore at least four (Shenandoah, Cuyahoga Valley, Devils Tower and Badlands), though I’m sure there will be more. Now that Spring is officially here (thank goodness), I’m […]

Competitours: An “Amazing Race” Style Vacation

If you’ve yet to finish planning out your summer (yes, I realize it’s only March), then I have an idea for you. It’s more fun than a week at the same beach you’ve been going to year after year and I can guarantee it’s something your kids will be talking about with their friends for years to come. As a […]

What to Know Before a Ski Getaway at Seven Springs

Every year, I want to get my kids up on skis, but there’s always something, a basketball tournament, a father-daughter dance, a must-go birthday party. Then sometimes I just forget that I want to get the kids on skis and those weekends when one or more of the kids are available just pass me by. Frustrating. The last (only) time […]

10 Things to Do in Fort Worth with Kids

Many people know Fort Worth, Texas simply as part of the name of an airport (as in DFW, Dallas-Fort Worth). However, just west of Dallas, Fort Worth has its own distinct personality and is well worth a visit on your own or with kids. I was in Fort Worth recently for the Cowtown Half Marathon and had the opportunity to […]

Cool Road Trip Book: 50 States, 5000 Ideas

I love a good road trip. In fact, I’m already planning our next summer adventure – a three-week road trip to explore bits of Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota (hello, Mount Rushmore). So naturally I was excited about checking out NatGeo’s new book, 50 States, 5000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do. It […]

10 Things to Know Before You Go to Grand Cayman

There’s nothing better than a few days in the Caribbean to fight the winter blues, though one look out into the crystal clear water and any cares you may have will be washed away regardless of the season. I recently had the opportunity to go to the Cayman Islands and I will tell you, it is paradise. Located just below […]

What to Do in Orlando (Besides Walt Disney World)

This may sound crazy, but you can go to Orlando and not go to Walt Disney World. There’s so much to do – some things you didn’t even realize you could do – that you may not even find time for Mickey Mouse. From zipline adventures to airboat rides to stand-up paddleboarding, even professional football, you won’t be wondering what […]

Carnival Vista: 13 Things I Learned About Cruising

I have a confession to make. Up until mid-December, I had never been on a cruise to the Caribbean. I wasn’t a total cruise newbie. I cruised from Vancouver to Anchorage back in 2006, but so much has changed since then. And really, it’s impossible to compare an Alaska cruise to a Caribbean cruise. Hello, waterslides. So when I had […]