August 29, 2015

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Chattanooga

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It’s a 15 hour drive to New Orleans (where my brother and his wife live) from our home in Virginia, so I knew I’d need to make a stop with the kids along the way and Chattanooga, TN was one of our stops (we also stopped in Pigeon Forge). The last time I was in Chattanooga was in 1998 and […]

15 Things You Must Do at SeaWorld San Antonio

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As part of our epic cross-country summer road trip, we made a stop in San Antonio to see the Alamo, take a river cruise, and of course, spend the day at SeaWorld San Antonio. While I like to expose my kids to history, culture and national parks, I know that I also need to build in days for pure fun […]

From the Road: California (Week Four)

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We survived our fourth week on the road. I can’t believe it either. There have been ups, downs and I’ve come down with a small cold, but we’re still moving on. Every couple of days it’s a new city and it’s been a lot of driving, but it’s been pretty amazing, too. Day 22: Los Angeles, CA We made the […]

From the Road: Arizona to California (Week Three)

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It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been on the road four weeks (I’m still catching up on week three, as you can see). My husband was with us this whole week, which was definitely helpful, especially when there were sights I wanted to check out that I knew would be a no-go with the kids. It was another week […]

From the Road: Virginia to Texas (Week One)

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It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been on the road for one week and have driven more than 1,600 miles. As I type this, we’re in San Antonio after having spent a couple of days in Galveston. The kids are starting to enjoy checking out a new city every couple of days. I wish they’d put their iPads down […]

Postcards from…Chattanooga

Look for little red bird houses, like this one, all over Rock City.

We’re on our way to Texas in the morning, but I wanted to put up a quick post to share some of our photos from Chattanooga. We only had a day to explore this lovely town in Tennessee, but we made the most of it at Rock City and Ruby Falls. I also wanted to check out the Incline Railway […]

10 Summer Must-Do’s with Kids in Pigeon Forge

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I’ve written about Pigeon Forge several times, both for Travel Channel.com and here on Kidventurous, and finally I had a chance to take my kids over the weekend as part of our cross-country road trip. Driving down Parkway, the main drag in Pigeon Forge, was admittedly overwhelming. There are so many things to do, from musical shows to go-karts to […]

20 Most Instagram-Worthy Roadside Attractions

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There’s just something about road trips and stopping to take photos at fun and quirky roadside attractions, like Cadillac Ranch in Texas and Foamhenge in Virginia. One of my personal favorites is South of the Border, a road stop in South Carolina. You’ll see colorful billboards, like “Pedro’s Weather Report: Chili Today, Hot Tamale!,” for miles and miles (and miles). If […]

15 Fun Things to Do with Kids in San Antonio

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We’re going to San Antonio this summer as part of our cross-country road trip. I’ve never been before, and really, I don’t know much about San Antonio beyond the scene from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure when Pee-Wee takes a tour of The Alamo to see the basement and find his bicycle. I know, pretty sad, right? So, I’ve been doing a […]

25 Best Things to Do in Washington, DC this Summer

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School is nearly out for the year and now is the time to start putting plans in place to have the best summer. If your plans will bring you to Washington, DC then you’ll love this list of 25 things that you must do this summer in our Nation’s Capital. From taking in a Washington Nationals baseball game to going […]

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