October 23, 2014

5 Fun & Unique Hotel Classes for Kids

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I love it when hotels and resorts offer fun and unique experiences for kids beyond your basic tennis and horseback riding lessons. Take a look at five must-try classes kids can take while on vacation whether they want to learn to navigate a surfboard or master mealtime social skills. 1. Swim Like a Mermaid. At Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida […]

Adventures Around Cincinnati: 120+ Must-Do Activities with Kids

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I’ll be honest, I’d never really considered taking my kids to Cincinnati, though this is largely because I had no idea what was in Cincinnati. Then, I took a look at Adventures Around Cincinnati, a book co-authored by fellow family travel writer, Terri Weeks, and realized there’s a lot to do with kids in Cincinnati, like way more than I […]

8 Reasons to Explore Vancouver as a Family this Fall

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It’s been ages since I’ve been to Vancouver with the kids and I’m definitely ready to go back. It’s such a kid-friendly city and there are so many things to do as a family, especially in the fall. Take a look at eight reasons to explore Vancouver right now. 1. Fall Colors from the Skyride. Head to nearby Grouse Mountain […]

6 Reasons to Take Your Kids to Belize

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I haven’t been to Belize (yet), but it’s definitely on my list. There are so many ways to explore nature in Belize, whether snorkeling, hiking through the jungle, cave tubing or exploring Mayan ruins throughout the country, even just over the border in Guatemala. Even better, we’re coming up on the dry season, which begins in mid-November, making now a […]

10 Stops to Make on the Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail

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There are a lot of great things to do with kids in Virginia (though I may be biased given I’ve lived here nearly my entire life). You can visit presidential homesteads, like Mount Vernon and Monticello. You can get outdoors at Natural Bridge and Virginia Beach. You can learn about colonial history in Williamsburg and Jamestown. Now, Go Blue Ridge […]

8 Ways to Explore Glacier National Park in Montana

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Over the summer, I had the opportunity to spend a few days exploring Glacier National Park in Montana. I visited one time before, nearly 20 years ago, and the park was just as beautiful as I remembered. It’s the perfect place to explore with children and the ideal spot to make new family memories. Take a look at eight ways […]

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles

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Several years ago, our family took a road trip around California. Los Angeles was a great place to start our adventure as there are so many free activities throughout the city. Take a look at 20 free activities for families that should top your list while in the Los Angeles area. 1. Star Watch on the Red Carpet.  Our first […]

20 Ways to Spend #OneMoreDay of Vacation

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MasterCard recently launched a new campaign called “One More Day,” as in, what would you do with one more day of vacation? They found that 429 million vacation days went unused last year, so MasterCard is now urging Americans to take a pledge to take #OneMoreDay of vacation, going so far as to give away a trip for four valued […]