April 28, 2016

15 Fun Things to Do in Las Vegas with Kids

There really is a lot to do on a Las Vegas vacation with kids both on and off the Las Vegas Strip. Explore Egyptian treasures at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Or, set sail on a 90-minute sightseeing cruise on-board the Desert Princess at nearby Lake Mead. Over the years, Las Vegas has become much more family-friendly, offering a lot to […]

Florida Keys: 10 Stops to Make with Kids

A couple of years ago, two of my girls and I set off on a five-day road trip across the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West. It’s just over two hours by car from Key to Key, but there are so many activities in the Florida Keys, like snorkeling, visiting with sea turtles and, of course, striking a pose […]

Dog Sledding with Kids (When There’s No Snow)

If you’ve never gone dog sledding with kids, it’s a must-try adventure, with or without snow. Yes, even without snow, you can still go dog sledding. It’s a different experience, of course, but it’s still very much a crowd-pleaser with kids. I went dog sledding two years ago in Michigan. As you can imagine, there was a lot of snow. I […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Lancaster, PA

A couple of weeks ago, my kids and I headed north to enjoy a few snow days away in Pennsylvania. We started our journey in York for snow tubing and factory tours, then went east to Lancaster. Our county was closed the next three days due to the snow and we were ready for anything. We needed to escape. The […]

5 Stops to Make in Beaumont, Texas

Back in June, my kids and I made the six-hour drive from my brother’s place in New Orleans to Galveston, Texas to spend some time on the beaches. As we all know, it’s a must to break up a long drive and for us that led to a stop in Beaumont, Texas. I really didn’t know what to expect from […]

Where to Take Your Kids in Southeast New Mexico

As part of our cross-country road trip last summer, we made several stops in New Mexico. This was our first time in New Mexico and there was so much to see. The landscape is so different from what we see here in Virginia, so even just driving through the state was a fantastic experience. There’s also so much to do, […]

What to Do in Virginia Beach in the Winter

Sure, we all could use a good beach vacation in February, but it’s usually one that involves palm trees, warm tropical breezes and outdoor water slides. A getaway to stay just steps from the beach is not usually top of mind when average highs top out at 50 degrees (with 48 degree water temps). Still, two of my kids and […]

10 Things You Must Do with Kids in York, PA

A couple of weeks ago, my kids and I headed north to York, PA to enjoy a couple of snow days off from school. Our school system called on a Tuesday evening to say the schools would be closed the rest of the week, so I knew we had to escape, and off we went to York. York is known […]

6 Fun & Fabulous Spring Break Family Vacations

It’s hard to believe that Spring Break is just a few weeks away, especially given how cold it’s been lately (hello, polar vortex). However, if you’ll be ready to escape the moment the school bell rings on the last day before the break, here are six fun and fabulous Spring Break family vacations. Spring Break Family Vacations Florida Keys A […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Albuquerque

In July, my kids and I had the opportunity to explore Albuquerque, NM as part of our cross-country road trip. This was our first time in New Mexico and we were excited to explore a landscape far different from where we live in Virginia. From petroglyphs and volcanic rocks to mountains and shrubby bushes, it was like a whole new […]