September 2, 2014

6 Must-Do’s at Busch Gardens Tampa

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I recently spent the day at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL with my daughter, Clare. It was our first time exploring Busch Gardens and honestly I was surprised by how much there is to do and learn at this theme park. More than roller coasters and water rides (though the park does have both), the park offers numerous opportunities to […]

Presidential Libraries: 13 Ways to Rediscover 13 Presidents

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Don’t let the word “library” mislead you. While there are thousands of papers and personal records of our presidents to read, as well as spaces for scholarly research, there are just as many opportunities to explore, touch, see, listen and learn about American history at each of the 13 presidential libraries located across the United States. Franklin D. Roosevelt was […]

5 Learning Adventures to Have at the Beach


There’s still time for families to enjoy those last trips to the beach before the end of the summer. Between spending countless hours building sand castles, splashing in the waves and collecting seashells, there are so many activities for making memories. On a road trip to see the beaches of Naples and Sarasota, two of my girls and I set […]

20 Things You Must Do with Kids in New York City

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Sure, the American Museum of Natural History and Children’s Museum of Manhattan are fabulous, but many people already live near a natural history museum and a children’s museum. So, what do you do with kids in New York that is more, well, New York? Take a look at 20 must-do’s for families that will leave you with only the best […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Explore Boone Hall Plantation with Kids


Numerous plantations and large crop-producing estates can be found across South Carolina. One of the most popular is Boone Hall Plantation, which is located just 20 minutes outside historic Charleston in scenic Mount Pleasant. There are various ways to explore the site and learn its history, but here are five of the best ways to explore Boone Hall Plantation as […]

25 Fun Things to Do in a National Park

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In just a few weeks, the National Park Service will celebrate a birthday. Yes, the National Park Service turns 96 on August 25. As part of the celebration, all national parks will waive entrance fees and will offer lots of fun activities for families. As you begin to plan your outdoor adventure, here are 25 fun things you can do […]

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 […]