November 22, 2014

8 Reasons to Book a Family Vacation in Jamaica

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If you’ve been considering a family vacation to the Caribbean, take a look at Jamaica. It’s easy to get there from the U.S. There are loads of shoulder season deals, which generally run through mid-December. Plus, new waterparks, sailing classes and even bobsledding experiences make Jamaica a must-visit destination for families. Look for over-the-water suites to make their debut in […]

Voluntourism: 8 Ways to Give Back on Your Family Vacation

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Voluntourism is big and it’s not just for adults. There are lots of programs at hotels and resorts that enable families and children to give back. You can even work directly with non-profits themselves, like Together for Good and Stuff Your Rucksack, which will let you know what’s needed at schools and orphanages in communities near your travel destination. Whether […]

Free Ebook: 100 More Activities to Do as a Family this Summer

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I’m excited to let you know that my second ebook, 100 More Activities to Do as a Family this Summer, is now available to all Kidventurous subscribers. As a follow-up to last year’s 100 Activities to Do as a Family this Summer, my second ebook is filled with even more tips, advice and ideas to help you have a fun and […]

8 Things You Must Do this Summer

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Summer is just around the corner. Despite single digit temperatures here in DC, I swear the last day of school and lazy summer days will be here in a flash, so it’s time to start thinking about how to best spend those 10 to 12 weeks of freedom with your kids. As you begin to plot out some ideas, take […]

2013 Passports with Purpose Fundraiser: Win $300 to Spend at Choice Hotels

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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 $110,000 to build five community wells in Haiti as part of a partnership with Amazing. This is the sixth year of the Passports with Purpose fundraiser and my second time participating, with […]

Travel for a Cause: How to Help St. Jude & Kids with Cancer

Hearing from a St. Jude Patient & His Family

Pediatric cancer has been a cause close to my heart for the last three years since the death of Declan Carmical, a little baby in my neighborhood who died of a brain tumor in August 2010. More recently, Gavin Rupp, an active 13-year-old in my community, died of cancer this past July. So, when Expedia invited me to Memphis to […]

Free Ebook: 100 Activities to Do as a Family this Summer

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I’m excited to let you know that I’ve finished my first ebook, and it’s available for free to everyone who subscribes to Kidventurous. It’s called 100 Activities to Do as a Family this Summer and it’s filled with tips, advice, even mobile apps, guides and books to help you have a fun and family-centered summer. Take a look at a […]

Florida Keys: Visiting the Turtle Hospital

Clare and Kate at Turtle Hospital

My older girls (ages 7 & 9) and I are exploring the Florida Keys this week and yesterday we visited the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. I love checking out educational activities when we travel and the Turtle Hospital was definitely worth a stop for us. If you visit the Turtle Hospital, be sure to get there at least 15 minutes […]