October 20, 2014

So Ready for Snow: 8 Fun Winter Activities with Kids

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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

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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

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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 […]

8 Reasons to Explore Vancouver as a Family this Fall

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It’s been ages since I’ve been to Vancouver with the kids and I’m definitely ready to go back. It’s such a kid-friendly city and there are so many things to do as a family, especially in the fall. Take a look at eight reasons to explore Vancouver right now. 1. Fall Colors from the Skyride. Head to nearby Grouse Mountain […]

6 Reasons to Take Your Kids to Belize

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I haven’t been to Belize (yet), but it’s definitely on my list. There are so many ways to explore nature in Belize, whether snorkeling, hiking through the jungle, cave tubing or exploring Mayan ruins throughout the country, even just over the border in Guatemala. Even better, we’re coming up on the dry season, which begins in mid-November, making now a […]

Top 5 Trends in Luxury Family Travel

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Beyond kids clubs and kid-friendly menus, a number of top hotels are going the extra mile for the littlest guests in their hotels, according to Five Star Alliance. Among the top trends in luxury family travel: children’s concierges, spa treatments just for kids and special bedtime services. Take a look at the five trends and which hotels and resorts are on […]

10 Stops to Make on the Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail

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There are a lot of great things to do with kids in Virginia (though I may be biased given I’ve lived here nearly my entire life). You can visit presidential homesteads, like Mount Vernon and Monticello. You can get outdoors at Natural Bridge and Virginia Beach. You can learn about colonial history in Williamsburg and Jamestown. Now, Go Blue Ridge […]

4 National Parks Worth a Visit in the Bahamas

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When many people think of the Bahamas, all-inclusives, water slides and tropical drinks spring to mind, but there are a number of national parks worth exploring on these islands. Among the highlights, underwater cave systems, vast coral reefs and exotic palms aplenty. Take a look at four national parks worth a visit on your next family getaway to the Bahamas. 1. […]