November 21, 2014

8 Fun Ways to Explore Richmond, VA as a Family

richmond mural project

This past weekend, I had a chance to visit Richmond, VA. I was in town for the American Family Fitness Half Marathon (another weekend, another half marathon) and despite the fact that Richmond is less than two hours from my home, I’ve really never taken the time to explore my state’s capital city. Take a look at eight fun ways […]

Exploring with Kids: 10 Things to Do in Savannah

savannah-jones street

I was in Savannah over the weekend for the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. The race was fantastic. Perfect weather. Flat course. Shiny medals. While there, my husband and I spent time exploring Savannah. It’s a very beautiful city, but not particularly kid-friendly, at least not in the traditional sense. For example, there’s no big children’s museum, no aquarium […]

5 New Reasons to Book a Family Cruise

carnival freedom

There’s been a lot of cruise news in the last couple of weeks and it’s very good for families. From LEGO playrooms and new ports of call to bumper cars and trapeze lessons, there are a lot more reasons to take your family on a cruise. Take a look at what’s new and notable: Cupcakes & Constellations Princess Cruises has partnered […]

10 Cool Things I Just Learned About Europe

europe map

On Monday, I attended the Visit Europe Media Exchange (VEMEX) in New York, which essentially is an opportunity for travel media and bloggers to meet one-on-one with representatives from various European countries and cities to learn what’s new. It was certainly a valuable day of meetings. Take look at 10 cool things I learned about Europe throughout the day: 1. […]

8 Things Your Kids Will Love About Pigeon Forge

great smoky mountain national park

Pigeon Forge, TN is just over seven hours from my house, so it’s a bit far for a weekend getaway. However, in writing two articles for TravelChannel.com about Pigeon Forge, I learned that there is a lot to do there as a family, as well as some places to stay that your kids will adore, which may inspire a visit […]

5 Fun & Unique Hotel Classes for Kids

mermaid academy

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

adventures around cincinnati-square

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

vandusen botanical garden

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 […]