May 29, 2016

Best National Parks Books for Kids

Last summer, my kids and I visited more than a dozen national parks and monuments. It was truly epic to be able to sled down sand dunes at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico and explore a grove of giant sequoia trees at Sequoia National Park in California. As I began to plan out our trip, I had a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

A Weekend Getaway to Meet Punxsutawney Phil

I’ve wanted to visit Punxsutawney, PA for a long time. I even added it to my travel bucket list for this year. Home to the most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, this small town is known as the Weather Capital of the World, and in less than two weeks, media from around the country (maybe even the world) will descend upon […]

5 Things You Must Do Near the Grand Canyon

Things to Do Near the Grand Canyon Over the summer, we visited the Grand Canyon. We stayed in the nearby town of Tusayan (not even 10 minutes from the South Rim park entrance) and had a fantastic time taking in this natural wonder of the world through ranger-led walks, the Junior Ranger program, even just by eating sandwiches along the […]

10 Great Cruise Picks for Families

It’s Wave Season, which means that now is the time to book a family cruise for the very best deals. Wave Season, which runs from January through March, is the time of year when cruise lines are most generous with incentives, like cabin upgrades and free onboard credit, to secure early bookings. Cruises are a great option if you’re considering […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Santa Clarita, CA

In July, my kids and I had the opportunity to explore Santa Clarita, CA. Just northwest of Los Angeles, there’s a lot for families to do and explore, especially outdoor-loving families. From hiking to biking to roller coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Santa Clarita is a must-visit with kids. Whether you have just a day or two, or even […]