May 26, 2015

4 Unexpected Things to Do in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

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Families around the world love Mexico’s Riviera Maya as a beach vacation destination. The Riviera Maya stretches along the eastern coast of Mexico, starting in Cancun and extending south through Playa del Carmen almost all the way to Tulum. Blessed with beautiful white sand beaches and crystal-clear blue Caribbean water, the Riviera Maya is ideal for long, lazy days at the […]

TravelChannel.com: 10 Best Family Adventures

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I already have my big family adventure planned for the year, but how about you? If you’re still pondering what to do with the kids, TravelChannel.com has compiled a list of the 10 Best Family Adventures for 2015. They worked with a panel of experts, including Keryn Means of Walking on Travels and Nancy Schretter of Family Travel Network, so […]

One Thing You MUST Do with Kids in Every U.S. State

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Ask anyone for the one thing you must do with kids in their state and you’ll quickly find that it’s like asking them to tell you which child is really their favorite. But, inspired by this HuffPost article, I pushed, asking friends, family, fellow travel bloggers and state visitors bureaus for that must-do experience to have with kids if you […]

2015 Bucket List: 25 Items I Hope to Cross Off this Year

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It’s good to dream big, right? Lesley of Bucket List Publications has been putting together annual bucket lists for the last three years (take a look at 2012, 2013 and 2014). Her efforts inspired me to put together a list of my own. There’s so much that I want to do and see, both on my own and as a […]

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 […]

Competitours: Vacation a la The Amazing Race with Your Teen or Tween

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I’ve long been a fan of The Amazing Race. The teams go to the most amazing locales and compete in so many fun challenges. If you’ve ever wanted to travel and compete in challenges in the style of The Amazing Race, and even better, do so with your kids, then look into Competitours. I recently read about Competitours on another […]

10 Luxury Hotel Spas Catering to Kids & Teens

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Earlier this week, I posted about the Top 5 Trends in Luxury Family Travel, one of which was spa treatments for kids and teens. These are definitely popular both here and abroad with hotels from California to Cape Town to Florence offering specialized treatments just for kids, tweens and teens. Take a look at 10 luxury hotel spas catering to […]

5 Things to Do with Kids in Madrid (+ an Almost $16 RT Airfare)

madrid-skyscanner app

Have you ever used the free Skyscanner app? I can’t lie, it’s pretty addictive. I open it up on my iPhone at least once a day to see where I can fly for cheap. Simply set your home airport and choose “Everywhere” as the city, then clear the dates so the app will pull up the cheapest fares going anywhere […]

8 Ways to Explore Glacier National Park in Montana

Discovery Cabin

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to spend a few days exploring Glacier National Park in Montana. I visited one time before, nearly 20 years ago, and the park was just as beautiful as I remembered. It’s the perfect place to explore with children and the ideal spot to make new family memories. Take a look at eight ways […]

6 Places to Take Your Kids (Before it’s Too Late)

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I’ve yet to purchase Frommer’s 500 Places to See Before They Disappear, but it’s definitely on my list. There are so many places that I want to go with my kids. I might as well start with those that may not be around too much longer, right? Here are six places on my short list right now: 1. Glacier National […]

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