August 22, 2014

15 Things to Do as a Family in Syracuse

armory square

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

old montreal

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

san diego sunset

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 […]

15 Ways to Enjoy Lake Placid this Summer


I’d never really considered a lake vacation, but our recent trip to Lake Placid, NY changed my mind. My family and I stayed at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort. It’s right in the heart of Lake Placid and backs up to Mirror Lake, so there are plenty of water activities, like pedalboats, paddleboards and kayaks. There’s also a small man-made beach […]

10 Things to Do as a Family in Sarasota

siesta beach

I travel to Florida at least once or twice a year. It’s an easy flight from the Washington, DC area, and there’s so much to do as a family. We went to Sarasota (on the Gulf Coast side of Florida) for the first time in April and here are 10 must-do’s as a family. 1. Jump the Waves at Siesta […]

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in San Francisco

golden gate bridge

I’ve not yet taken my kids out west to San Francisco, but I’m really looking forward to doing so, particularly given how much there is to do (and how much there is to do that is free). Take a look at 20 fun, fabulous and free things to do with kids in the San Francisco area. 1. Explore Golden Gate […]

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in Orlando

downtown disney fountain

Orlando has long been a popular choice among families. There’s Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, of course, but there are also a lot of free activities to do as a family. Take a look at 20 of my favorite free things to do with kids in the Orlando area. 1. See a Rocket Launch. Head east to Cape Canaveral […]

Top 10 Things to Do with Kids at the Mall of America

Nickelodeon Universe

If you’ve never been to the Mall of America in Minneapolis, you may want to add this mall (yes, a shopping mall) to your bucket list. Whether you have an entire day (honestly, you can spend multiple days exploring the Mall of America) or just a few hours, make a stop to experience the mall for yourself. Take a look […]