July 29, 2014

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 […]

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 […]

5 Best Resorts to Spend a Multi-Generational Vacation

key west luxury village

Multi-generational vacations are more popular than ever. Last summer, we spent three weeks in Ireland with my in-laws as part of a home exchange. It was great that my kids could spend more time with their grandparents and it was helpful to have an extra set of hands (and two extra drivers) during our vacation. If you’re thinking about a […]

‘Frozen’ Norway: 7 Places to Visit as a Family


Given how much my nine-year-old (and everyone else) loves the movie Frozen, it really should come as no surprise that Norway has seen an epic 37 percent increase in visitors from the United States. In fact, a number of popular landmarks appear in the film, as do fjords, mountains and architecture of the region, making Norway a must-visit for Frozen […]

Top 10 Things for Kids to Do in Miami

lifeguard station

I go to South Florida at least once a year and am a very big fan of Miami. There’s so much to do as a family, including eco-focused and cultural activities, as well as a fantastic selection of family-friendly properties, like Trump International Beach Resort and The Palms Hotel & Spa, both of which are Preferred Family hotels. Here are […]

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 […]