July 25, 2014

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 […]

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in San Diego

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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 […]

5 Reasons to Book a Family Trip to Iceland Now


Iceland has been on my mind ever since I read in Frommer’s 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up that you can participate in puffin rescues in the Westman Islands during the summer months (seriously, how adorable are puffins?). I was *this* close to booking a trip not long ago, but then changed my mind, and now […]

6 Must-Book Family Cruises

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It’s not uncommon to book a family cruise one year or more in advance and given the incredible experiences children can have, like learning to juggle, exploring medieval history and creating ocean murals, you’d be wise to book well in advance in order to snap up the best staterooms. Here are six of my favorite cruise vacations for families: Royal […]

10 Things to Do as a Family in Sarasota

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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 […]