December 3, 2016

20+ Must-Go Family Holiday Events in Washington, DC

There’s a lot to do in and around the Washington, DC area with kids, almost too much to do. So, if you live in the area, or are planning to pay a visit during the winter holidays, here are more than 20 fun things to do with your kids.  1. See Model Trains. Go to the U.S. Botanic Garden for plenty of model […]

Why You & Your Kids Will Love the Great Pumpkin Fest

My kids, especially my two younger ones, are not much for zombies and skeletons. So, of course, we loved that Kings Dominion’s Great Pumpkin Fest near Richmond, VA is all about painting pumpkins, costume parades, trick-or-treating and interactive shows. We had the opportunity to check out the second annual Great Pumpkin Fest over the weekend and we were not disappointed. […]

Top 10 Zoos to Visit this Summer

Summer is one of the best times to visit the zoo. They are open for longer hours, they usually offer summer deals, and the weather is nice for walking around and enjoying it all. Zoos are also a great family activity because they are fun while also being educational. Let’s take a look at the top 10 zoos to visit […]

Florida Keys: 10 Stops to Make with Kids

A couple of years ago, two of my girls and I set off on a five-day road trip across the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West. It’s just over two hours by car from Key to Key, but there are so many activities in the Florida Keys, like snorkeling, visiting with sea turtles and, of course, striking a pose […]

Dog Sledding with Kids (When There’s No Snow)

If you’ve never gone dog sledding with kids, it’s a must-try adventure, with or without snow. Yes, even without snow, you can still go dog sledding. It’s a different experience, of course, but it’s still very much a crowd-pleaser with kids. I went dog sledding two years ago in Michigan. As you can imagine, there was a lot of snow. I […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Lancaster, PA

A couple of weeks ago, my kids and I headed north to enjoy a few snow days away in Pennsylvania. We started our journey in York for snow tubing and factory tours, then went east to Lancaster. Our county was closed the next three days due to the snow and we were ready for anything. We needed to escape. The […]

12 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Irvine

Just 45 minutes from Los Angeles, you won’t want to overlook Irvine as a must-go destination for families. From riding a train to renting bikes to exploring works of art, there are a lot of fun things to do with kids in this SoCal town. On our recent visit to Irvine, we stayed at the Embassy Suites Irvine-Orange County Airport. It […]

10 Reasons to Take the Kids to the Great Pumpkin Fest

While many amusement parks break out the zombies, skeletons and tombstones in the fall, I love that many are also doing more to cater to small children with fun Halloween-themed activities (think pumpkins, scarecrows and hay bales). Over the weekend, my kids and I had the opportunity to check out the first annual Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion near […]

10 Kid-Friendly Oktoberfest Celebrations

Oktoberfest officially kicks off in Munich on Saturday (9/19). If you have no plans to travel to Germany, but still want to enjoy German music, dancing, foods and games as a family, here are 10 kid-friendly Oktoberfest celebrations across the U.S. that are worth a visit: 1. Oktoberfest at the River. In Spokane, WA, it’s a must to head to […]

Best “Kids Free” Deals in San Diego

There’s a lot to love about San Diego. The weather is lovely nearly year-round, there are plenty of family-friendly beaches, and now, kids get in free at more than 100 museums, attractions and animal parks throughout the month of October. If you’ve been considering a San Diego getaway, now is the time to make it happen. Not long ago, I […]