December 18, 2014

5 Must-Do Holiday Activities with Kids

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It’s hard to believe that there are only ten days until Christmas. There are still so many holiday attractions and events to see and do. Take a look at five of my favorites: 1. Christmas Markets. You don’t need to fly to Europe to enjoy the magic, the twinkling lights and the gluhwein of a Christmas Market. There are some […]

Taking the Kids: 2nd or 3rd Visit to Washington, DC

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There’s no question that Washington, DC is a great place to explore with kids. A visit to the U.S. Capitol, taking in the views from the top of the Washington Monument and snapping a selfie from in front of the White House are all must-do’s, of course. But, what do you do with your kids in Washington, DC once you’ve enjoyed […]

Celebrating the Holiday Season in Newport with Kids

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Newport, Rhode Island. Located just 90 minutes from Boston, Newport is a once-thriving seaport, yachting capital and summer vacation home to famous tycoons of the Gilded Age. While the sand, surf and sun of the warmer months bring the majority of visitors, the holiday season affords numerous opportunities to enjoy this “city-by-the-sea.”  Here are five can’t miss events: 1. A Holiday Meet […]

10 Awesome Things About LEGOLAND Florida

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This may not come as a surprise, but yes, everything is awesome at LEGOLAND Florida. We spent the day there last week – our first time – and had such a great time exploring all the rides, shows and attractions. There’s also a waterpark at LEGOLAND Florida complete with a wave pool, raft ride and water slides of all kinds, […]

8 Fun Ways to Explore Richmond, VA as a Family

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]