October 31, 2014

10 Cool Things I Just Learned About Europe

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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 […]

So Ready for Snow: 8 Fun Winter Activities with Kids

clare kate ready to ski

I went out for a run early this morning, like at 5 am, and it was 70 degrees. I live in Northern Virginia and it’s just not supposed to be this warm in mid-October. Don’t spite me for writing this, but I’m ready for the temperature to drop and for my front yard to be blanketed with snow. I’m not […]

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 […]

Florida Keys: 6 Best Places to Snorkel with Kids

Looe Key Snorkeling-Florida Keys

I’m a big fan of the Florida Keys. Two years ago, my older girls and I stayed at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. We also spent time exploring Key West. While we had a few hours to splash around at Bahia Honda State Park on Big Pine Key, we unfortunately did not have any time for snorkeling. I’m hoping […]

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 […]

6 Reasons to Take Your Kids to Belize

caye caulker-belize

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 […]