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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]