February 25, 2017

10 Things to Know Before You Go to Grand Cayman

There’s nothing better than a few days in the Caribbean to fight the winter blues, though one look out into the crystal clear water and any cares you may have will be washed away regardless of the season. I recently had the opportunity to go to the Cayman Islands and I will tell you, it is paradise. Located just below […]

10 Things to Do as a Family at Death Valley National Park

I love Death Valley. Especially in November. While temps can easily rise into the 100s (even 110s) in the summer, it was a balmy 69 degrees when I was there in late-fall, at least according to the thermometer display set up just outside the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. I stayed in Beatty, NV and entered the park from the east […]

‘Frozen’ Norway: 7 Places to Visit as a Family

It may be more than three years since the release of the movie Frozen, but Frozen fever is still alive and well. In fact, I was recently at Walt Disney World and the new “Frozen Ever After” ride at Epcot is one of the most popular (as in, book your FastPass+ now). This new ride replaced “Maelstrom” in Norway. Still the same […]

10 Stops to Make on a Vermont Road Trip

For such a small state, there’s a lot to see and do in Vermont. Make your own teddy bear at Vermont Teddy Bear Company, sample some of the best apple cider donuts in the country at Cold Hollow Cider Mill or hike to the Stowe Pinnacle Summit for incredible views of the Green Mountains. And don’t forget to stop in […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Best National Parks Books for Kids

Two summers ago, 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 […]

Best Places to Travel with Kids in December

The holidays are here, but there’s still plenty of time to travel as a family, as well as plenty of fun places to explore whether you like to ski, hike, cruise or simply see the sights and holiday lights. Here are 10 of the best places to visit in December with kids. Have fun. 🙂 New York City We’ve been […]

10 Things to Do as a Family at Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

It’s hard to believe it’s already been two summers, but yes, two summers ago the kids and I explored Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California. Along with Yosemite National Park, these three parks make up the Majestic Mountain Loop in California. Known for groves of giant sequoia trees, these National Parks are a must to explore with kids. […]

20+ Must-Go Family Holiday Events in Washington, DC

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 pay a visit during the winter holidays, here are more than 20 fun things to do with your kids.  1. See Model Trains. Go to the U.S. Botanic Garden for plenty of model […]

Quebec City: To Take the Kids or Not Take the Kids?

I’ll be honest, I probably would not take my kids back to Quebec City. We spent a few days there over the summer during our three-week road trip. I had wanted to visit Quebec City for quite some time and we were going to be in town over Canada Day. I was very excited. I will tell you that Quebec […]

Grand Junction: Colorado’s Best-Kept Secret

This past week, I had the opportunity to explore Grand Junction, Colorado. Living on the east coast, I love going out west. Everything is different, the climate, the culture, the landscape. And I especially love Colorado. Just over a year ago, the kids and I explored Steamboat Springs and Estes Park as part of our great big cross-country road trip. I […]