October 13, 2015

12 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Irvine

Just 45 minutes from Los Angeles, you won’t want to overlook Irvine as a must-go destination for families. From riding a train to renting bikes to exploring works of art, there are a lot of fun things to do with kids in this SoCal town. On our recent visit to Irvine, we stayed at the Embassy Suites Irvine-Orange County Airport. It […]

10 Reasons to Take the Kids to the Great Pumpkin Fest

While many amusement parks break out the zombies, skeletons and tombstones in the fall, I love that many are also doing more to cater to small children with fun Halloween-themed activities (think pumpkins, scarecrows and hay bales). Over the weekend, my kids and I had the opportunity to check out the first annual Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion near […]

Why You & Your Kids Will Love Jellystone Park

We’ve stayed at KOA campgrounds several times, but over the summer, we had the opportunity to stay in a cabin at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Cavy City, KY. This was the last stop of our epic cross-country adventure over the summer and we had so much fun. The kids swam, bounced on the jumping pillow, had water balloon fights, […]

10 Kid-Friendly Oktoberfest Celebrations

Oktoberfest officially kicks off in Munich on Saturday (9/19). If you have no plans to travel to Germany, but still want to enjoy German music, dancing, foods and games as a family, here are 10 kid-friendly Oktoberfest celebrations across the U.S. that are worth a visit: 1. Oktoberfest at the River. In Spokane, WA, it’s a must to head to […]

Best “Kids Free” Deals in San Diego

There’s a lot to love about San Diego. The weather is lovely nearly year-round, there are plenty of family-friendly beaches, and now, kids get in free at more than 100 museums, attractions and animal parks throughout the month of October. If you’ve been considering a San Diego getaway, now is the time to make it happen. Not long ago, I […]

10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to the Grand Canyon

We visited the Grand Canyon for the first time over the summer. As expected, it was incredible. Before we went, I had to study 10 Tips for Visiting the Grand Canyon for the First Time, a fabulous resource written by my friend Rebecca of R We There Yet Mom. She took her three kids there in 2013 and was awed […]

8 Fantastic Fall Family Getaways

It may be the first day of September and the kids may be back in school, but now is a great time to start thinking about a fall getaway. September and October, also know as “shoulder season,” are great months for families to travel while enjoying fewer crowds and lower prices on hotels and attractions. As a bonus, the weather […]

10 Things to Do in Long Beach with Kids

Just south of Los Angeles and west of Disneyland, you won’t want to overlook Long Beach as a must-visit destination to spend time as a family. From whale watching to renting bikes to splashing on the beaches, there are a lot of things to do in this Southern California town. On our recent visit to Long Beach, we stayed on-board […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Chattanooga

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

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 […]

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