February 13, 2016

6 Fun & Fabulous Spring Break Family Vacations

It’s hard to believe that Spring Break is just a few weeks away, especially given how cold it’s been lately (hello, polar vortex). However, if you’ll be ready to escape the moment the school bell rings on the last day before the break, here are six fun and fabulous Spring Break vacations that are perfect for families. Florida Keys A […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Albuquerque

In July, my kids and I had the opportunity to explore Albuquerque, NM as part of our cross-country road trip. This was our first time in New Mexico and we were excited to explore a landscape far different from where we live in Virginia. From petroglyphs and volcanic rocks to mountains and shrubby bushes, it was like a whole new […]

A Weekend Getaway to Meet Punxsutawney Phil

I’ve wanted to visit Punxsutawney, PA for a long time. I even added it to my travel bucket list for this year. Home to the most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, this small town is known as the Weather Capital of the World, and in less than two weeks, media from around the country (maybe even the world) will descend upon […]

5 Things You Must Do Near the Grand Canyon

Over the summer, we visited the Grand Canyon. We stayed in the nearby town of Tusayan (not even 10 minutes from the South Rim park entrance) and had a fantastic time taking in this natural wonder of the world through ranger-led walks, the Junior Ranger program, even just by eating sandwiches along the rim. One of my favorite memories was […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Boise

In July, my kids and I had the opportunity to explore Boise, Idaho. It was the perfect stop on our way from Bend, Oregon where we visited with my brother-in-law to Yellowstone National Park. From learning about state history to racing down waterslides, Boise is a must-visit with kids. Whether you have just a day or two, or even a […]

San Francisco by Bus: The Only Way to See the Sights as a Family

I’m not a big fan of exploring a new city from my car, especially not big cities, like New York and San Francisco. The buildings are tall and I’m so focused on navigating the streets with my iPhone that I don’t get to really see what’s all around me. So, a sightseeing tour is always a must-do for me. Since […]

10 Great Cruise Picks for Families

It’s Wave Season, which means that now is the time to book a family cruise for the very best deals. Wave Season, which runs from January through March, is the time of year when cruise lines are most generous with incentives, like cabin upgrades and free onboard credit, to secure early bookings. Cruises are a great option if you’re considering […]

50 Things to Do in & Around Washington, DC Over Winter Break

There’s a lot to do in and around the Washington, DC area with kids, almost too much to do. So, if you live in the area, or are planning to play a visit during the winter holidays, take a look at 50 fun and easy things to do with your kids. 1. Be Like Indiana Jones. Head to the National […]

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Dodge City, KS

I’d been wanting to explore an Old West town for some time. I even included a visit to Wild West Country as the One Thing You Must Do with Kids in Every U.S. State for Kansas, so naturally I was eager to check out Dodge City as the kids and I drove from Colorado to Missouri over the summer. If you […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Santa Clarita, CA

In July, my kids and I had the opportunity to explore Santa Clarita, CA. Just northwest of Los Angeles, there’s a lot for families to do and explore, especially outdoor-loving families. From hiking to biking to roller coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Santa Clarita is a must-visit with kids. Whether you have just a day or two, or even […]

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