August 28, 2015

4 Family-Friendly Hotel Picks in Puerto Vallarta

westin puerto vallarta

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has good news. Following a spate of hurricanes that came close to damaging resorts and hindering tourism in the area last month, all hotels, shops, attractions and golf courses in Puerto Vallarta are fully operational and ready for families to take time out to enjoy the beaches, snorkeling, waterparks and ziplines. Take a look at […]

7 Hotel Family Suites that Will Wow Your Kids

truck luxury theme-fantasyland hotel

It’s one thing to wow your kids with a trip to Walt Disney World or a getaway to New York City, but it’s something else for part of the “wow” to be the accommodations. More than just basic suites with coffee makers and kitchenettes, these seven family suites will (almost) make your kids not want to leave the room for […]

6 New Family-Friendly Hotels in Orlando

cabana bay

Orlando just seems to get more and more popular with families. There’s Walt Disney World, of course, but there are also so many other attractions, like Universal Studios, LEGOLAND and the Orlando Science Center. You could easily spend a week or two exploring Orlando with your kids. Before you go, take a look at four fabulous hotels you can book now […]

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 […]

5 Tips for Visiting Toronto with Kids

CN Tower

Back in June, I had the opportunity to visit Toronto, and while I was there for a travel blogging conference, rather than a family vacation, I can say that I found Toronto to be exceptionally family-friendly. Not only is there a lot for little ones to enjoy, like the Toronto Zoo, Ontario Science Centre and Centre Island, but there are […]

Bacara Resort & Spa: Family Fun in Santa Barbara

The View from Our Patio

Last month, my husband and I flew out to California to run the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon (my first half marathon – go me!).  Our first night in the Santa Barbara area, we had the opportunity to stay at Bacara Resort & Spa, and while I wouldn’t normally think of a “spa” as a family-friendly destination, there were […]

Hawks Cay Resort: Park & Play in the Florida Keys

Me, Clare & Kate at Dockside Dolphins

Last month, I let you know that my older girls and I took a trip across the Florida Keys over Spring Break, stopping at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon and traipsing all over Key West. While on our road trip, we also had the chance to spend two days at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. Hawks Cay Resort is […]

Ski Weekend at the Residence Inn Waynesboro

one bedroom suite

Over the weekend, we took our first family trip ever to a ski resort for two days of tubing (we’re working our way up to skiing). We live in Northern Virginia and one of the closest spots for skiing and tubing is Wintergreen (more on our adventures later this week). It’s about three hours away and has a lot for […]

A Perfect Family Getaway at the Residence Inn Boston Harbor

Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf

Over the summer, we went on a two-week road trip from Washington, DC to Boston. We made stops in Lancaster (PA), Philadelphia, Mystic (CT) and Boston. The kids had so much fun, especially in Boston. If you’re planning a trip to Boston, you may want to check out this post I put up earlier this month, Boston with Kids: 8 […]

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