October 24, 2014

Visit San Diego: 100+ Freebies for Kids in October

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Over the summer, I shared 20 Free Things to Do with Kids in San Diego. Nearly 200 of you pinned this post on Pinterest (thank you!), so clearly saving money on a fun family getaway to San Diego is of interest. Well, guess what. Throughout the entire month of October, you can save even more as part of the annual […]

Adventures Around Cincinnati: 120+ Must-Do Activities with Kids

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I’ll be honest, I’d never really considered taking my kids to Cincinnati, though this is largely because I had no idea what was in Cincinnati. Then, I took a look at Adventures Around Cincinnati, a book co-authored by fellow family travel writer, Terri Weeks, and realized there’s a lot to do with kids in Cincinnati, like way more than I […]

8 Reasons to Explore Vancouver as a Family this Fall

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It’s been ages since I’ve been to Vancouver with the kids and I’m definitely ready to go back. It’s such a kid-friendly city and there are so many things to do as a family, especially in the fall. Take a look at eight reasons to explore Vancouver right now. 1. Fall Colors from the Skyride. Head to nearby Grouse Mountain […]

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

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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 […]

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles

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Several years ago, our family took a road trip around California. Los Angeles was a great place to start our adventure as there are so many free activities throughout the city. Take a look at 20 free activities for families that should top your list while in the Los Angeles area. 1. Star Watch on the Red Carpet.  Our first […]

20 Ways to Spend #OneMoreDay of Vacation

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MasterCard recently launched a new campaign called “One More Day,” as in, what would you do with one more day of vacation? They found that 429 million vacation days went unused last year, so MasterCard is now urging Americans to take a pledge to take #OneMoreDay of vacation, going so far as to give away a trip for four valued […]

6 Things to Do with Kids in Ottawa, Canada

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Over the summer, we spent a week and a half in Canada, including a day trip to Ottawa. I wish we could have spent more time there. Ottawa is such a family-friendly city and there is a lot to do with children. If you’re thinking about a visit, take a look at these six can’t-miss family activities in Ottawa. 1. […]

Travel Guides: Explore Europe for Free with Kids

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I know I don’t need to tell you that getting to Europe can cost a pretty penny. We flew to Ireland (Cork) last summer and paid an outrageous amount of money for the six of us to fly. The one upside, however, is that I put the purchase on my American Express Premier Rewards Card, which doles out triple the […]