January 29, 2015

20 Really Cool Things Your Kids Can Do in National Parks

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I was halfway through writing this post when I realized that only six months ago I wrote a similar post, 25 Things to Do in a National Park. Well guess what, while those things are must-do’s, these new things are really cool as the title of this blog post suggests. Clearly I love national parks and I love finding and […]

One Thing You MUST Do with Kids in Every U.S. State

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Ask anyone for the one thing you must do with kids in their state and you’ll quickly find that it’s like asking them to tell you which child is really their favorite. But, inspired by this HuffPost article, I pushed, asking friends, family, fellow travel bloggers and state visitors bureaus for that must-do experience to have with kids if you […]

Beyond Theme Parks: Ziplines at Forever Florida

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Over Thanksgiving, we took the kids to Orlando. Of course, we hit the usual must-go spots, like Walt Disney World, LEGOLAND and Universal Orlando (we especially loved The Wizarding World of Harry Potter), but we also took time out to fly down the ziplines at Forever Florida in nearby St. Cloud. So, the day started with me scrambling to get […]

10 Favorite Travel Memories of 2014

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I was thinking about putting together a 2014 wrap-up post and then I saw my awesome friend Rebecca’s Top 10 Travel Moments of 2014 and that sealed it for me. She had a fantastic travel year, and I’m fortunate to say that so did I. Take a look at my 10 favorite travel memories from the last year. 1. In February, I […]

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, […]

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