January 29, 2015

20 Ways to Spend #OneMoreDay of Vacation

koa cabin

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 […]

Stay Classy DC: The Newseum’s Anchorman Exhibit

The Exhibit Features Props from the Movie.

I’ve always been a big fan of the Newseum. It’s a fantastic museum in Washington, DC that teaches about the history of news in a way that is interactive and fun. There are loads of hands-on activities that both kids and adults will love, like touch-screen kiosks that allow visitors to be reporters or photographers, as well as news desks […]

Survey: Top Holiday Travel Anxieties (Ugly Sweaters)

ugly christmas sweater

I spotted a national survey from Choice Hotels this morning on top holiday travel anxieties that made me laugh, largely because all of my family lives nearby so I’ve not found myself in most of these situations, but maybe you have. Among the most common anxieties: Accidentally Seeing a Relative Naked: Right away, I’m glad I don’t travel for the […]

3 Children’s Museums Open for Families to Explore


I love going to children’s museums. For a long time, we were without one here in Washington, DC until the National Children’s Museum opened up last December. Now, several cities across the country have gotten new children’s museums worth exploring with your little ones. Take a look: The Thinkery (Austin, TX) The Thinkery, which opened up on Saturday (Dec. 7), […]

Today Only: Kindle Sale (+ Must-Have Ebooks for Your Travels)


Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruled that you’ll soon be able to read ebooks, play games and watch videos on electronic devices during an entire flight, like by the end of the year. This is great news for traveling families since, let’s be honest, that 10-minute wait from the time a plane departs (until the plane gets above […]

Tune In: Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

colleen kelly

Back in April, my older girls and I were able to get a behind-the-scenes look at the National Aquarium in Baltimore as we took part in a video shoot with my friend, Colleen, for the first season of her PBS series, Family Travel with Colleen Kelly. We had a lot of fun and I was excited to learn that the […]

Survey: Kids Name Top-10 Summer Travel Picks

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

School’s already out for some children (another week left for my clan) and Highlights for Children recently polled America’s kids to find out where they most want to go this summer. The results are definitely interesting, especial picks #6 and #10. Take a look: #1 Niagara Falls (NY): While the falls themselves are certainly a huge draw, there are so […]

FamilyFun: 10 Favorite Family Destinations

yellowstone national park

Have you started to plan your summer vacation? If you’re just now thinking about what to do and where to go, look out for the April issue of FamilyFun where you’ll find the 60 Best Family Vacation Spots as rated by their readers, including the Statue of Liberty (due to re-open July 4), St. Augustine (FL) and Niagara Falls. FamilyFun […]

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