May 5, 2016

10 Reasons to Go to Kings Dominion this Spring

Over the weekend, my kids and I had the opportunity to check out the third annual Spring Bloom Festival at Kings Dominion near Richmond, VA. Operating on Saturdays and Sundays through May 15, the Spring Bloom Festival is all about flowers, family and fun. We had a great time exploring the rides and activities at Kings Dominion during the opening […]

Exploring with Kids: Long Weekend in Galveston

Last June, my kids and I had the opportunity to explore Galveston, TX as part of our cross-country road trip. I wanted to mix up our trip stops, and less than two weeks into our trip, we were definitely ready for an adventure at the beach. This was our first time in Galveston and we were excited to explore a […]

10 Things to Do as a Family at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park last June. We explored the Tennessee side of the park, though there are access points from North Carolina. This Great Smoky Mountains trip was our first stop on our cross-country adventure. Consistently topping the list of the most-visited national parks, the Smoky Mountains offers more than 850 miles of hiking trails, including a […]

8 Great Winter Resorts for Warm Weather Family Fun

Winter Resorts for Warm Weather Family Fun At last, spring is here. It’s time to pack away the ski boots and poles, then head to the ski resorts. Yes, the ski resorts, many of which are perfect spots for spring and summer fun. From scenic gondola rides to horseback riding to splashing around in local swimming holes, there’s plenty to […]

What to Do in Gulf County, Florida (+ Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County. All opinions are 100% mine. We are big fans of Florida. We travel there as a family at least once a year to visit my snowbird in-laws. There are loads of fantastic beaches for shelling, waterways for stand-up paddleboarding and nature trails for biking and hiking, […]

5 Stops to Make on Your Way to Yellowstone

Things to Do on the Way to Yellowstone Many people who visit Yellowstone National Park opt to fly into Idaho Falls, ID or Jackson, WY, both of which are 2.5 hours or less from the park by car. However, I’d like to suggest Boise, ID. Sure, it’s nearly seven hours away from West Yellowstone, but it’s generally cheaper to fly […]

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 […]

Where to Go Sledding on Sand Dunes

I can honestly say that I never thought I’d find myself sledding down a sand dune, but there I was, sledding on an orange saucer down a dune at White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo, New Mexico. I really didn’t know it was possible until I started planning out the cross-country road trip we took last summer. Located three hours […]

Florida Keys: 10 Stops to Make with Kids

A couple of years ago, two of my girls and I set off on a five-day road trip across the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West. It’s just over two hours by car from Key to Key, but there are so many activities in the Florida Keys, like snorkeling, visiting with sea turtles and, of course, striking a pose […]