September 30, 2014

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 […]

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore

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Over the years I have taken my kids to Baltimore many times, mostly to visit the National Aquarium  or Maryland Science Center.  But, like most other cities, there are an abundance of free activities to enjoy throughout the year. Take a look at 20 of my favorite free things to do with kids in the Baltimore area: 1. Shop at […]

15 Things to Do as a Family in Syracuse

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Last month, we spent a few days in Syracuse. This was our first trip to Upstate New York, and honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. I had no idea what was there, besides Syracuse University, of course. What I learned is that Syracuse is an amazingly family-friendly city with so much to do, including incredible parks, fabulous museums for […]

15 Ways to Enjoy Montreal this Summer

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We just got back from a road trip to Montreal and had such a fabulous time exploring the city. The weather was wonderful and we were able to enjoy so many outdoor activities, as well as take in the beautiful churches and interesting museums. If you’re thinking about a summer getaway to Montreal, take a look at 15 of my […]

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in San Diego

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I love San Diego. The weather is wonderful nearly every day and the beaches are beautiful. Plus, there are so many parks, museums, neighborhoods and restaurants worth exploring as a family. Take a look at 20 free and fantastic things to do with kids in the San Diego area.  1. Explore Balboa Park. Spend the day at Balboa Park taking […]