April 26, 2017

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

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

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 […]

Crystal Cruises: New Ways to Give Back as a Family

The cruise industry is taking a beating these days (yes, another one of Carnival’s ships is having problems in the Caribbean), but I have noticed one bright spot lately, courtesy of Crystal Cruises. I’ve written in the past about giving back while ashore, but I was excited to read about the expansion of Crystal’s You Care, We Care program. Take […]

4 Sites to Visit to Give Back When You Travel

Starting to plan a family getaway for Spring Break? Before you book your airplane tickets or cruise schedule, check out four websites that can help you give back to those in need both before and during your next travel adventure. Route195.com: When you book your travel through Route195.com, not only will you find the same prices you see anywhere else […]

2012 Passports with Purpose Fundraiser: Win a One-Night Stay at Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria

I just wrote about my fabulous Hotel George giveaway as part of the annual Passports with Purpose travel blog fundraiser to raise money for a select international charity program. Well, guess what. I have a second hotel stay to give away too as part of this fundraiser, so read on. But first, a bit about Passports with Purpose. These folks raised […]

2012 Passports with Purpose Fundraiser: Win a One-Night Stay at Hotel George in Washington, DC

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 $90,000 to build two libraries in Zambia through a partnership with Room to Read. Amazing. This is the fifth year of the Passports with Purpose fundraiser, and my first […]

HomeAway: Helping Provide Shelter to Hurricane Sandy Victims

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there’s so much you can do for those affected, like help to package meals or donate $10 to any number of charities by sending a text message. There is much being done by experienced relief organizations to get victims food, medicine and supplies, but I was excited to learn today about what HomeAway is […]

Crystal Cruises: Give Back While Ashore

What did you do on your last cruise with your family? Okay, I’ve only been on one cruise, but I remember going to the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet each morning, getting dressed up for dinner and disembarking every so often for shore excursions. Oh, and we played a lot of Bingo (it was an Alaskan cruise, so it was a bit […]

Best Western: Using Leftover Hotel Soaps to Prevent Disease (+ More Hotels Doing Good)

I’m so proud of Best Western. I was looking for post ideas yesterday and learned that Best Western International has teamed up with Clean the World to recycle guest room soaps, shampoos, conditioners, body washes and lotions, which will then be pressed into new soap bars and distributed globally to help stem the spread of preventable diseases. So simple, yet […]