October 22, 2014

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 […]

7 Hotel Family Suites that Will Wow Your Kids

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It’s one thing to wow your kids with a trip to Walt Disney World or a getaway to New York City, but it’s something else for part of the “wow” to be the accommodations. More than just basic suites with coffee makers and kitchenettes, these seven family suites will (almost) make your kids not want to leave the room for […]

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. […]

8 Reasons to Book a Family Vacation in Jamaica

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If you’ve been considering a family vacation to the Caribbean, take a look at Jamaica. It’s easy to get there from the U.S. There are loads of shoulder season deals, which generally run through mid-December. Plus, new waterparks, sailing classes and even bobsledding experiences make Jamaica a must-visit destination for families. Look for over-the-water suites to make their debut in […]

Caribbean Travel: 5 Fall Family Getaways

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The kids are back in school and, if you’re like me, you’re thinking about just one more quick family vacation. The Caribbean has long been a favorite of mine and fortunately there are great deals to be found on tropical getaways and many islands to visit that are outside the hurricane belt. Take a look at five Caribbean hot spots […]

15 Things to Do with Kids in Williamsburg

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As a final getaway before the school bell rang, I took my kids to the Williamsburg, Virginia area for a couple of days of sightseeing around town and splashing it up at Kingsmill Resort. It’s been ages since I’d been to the area – known as America’s Historic Triangle, which also includes Jamestown and Yorktown – and I was excited […]

20 Things You Must Do with Kids in New York City

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Sure, the American Museum of Natural History and Children’s Museum of Manhattan are fabulous, but many people already live near a natural history museum and a children’s museum. So, what do you do with kids in New York that is more, well, New York? Take a look at 20 must-do’s for families that will leave you with only the best […]