March 25, 2017

What to Know Before a Ski Getaway at Seven Springs

Every year, I want to get my kids up on skis, but there’s always something, a basketball tournament, a father-daughter dance, a must-go birthday party. Then sometimes I just forget that I want to get the kids on skis and those weekends when one or more of the kids are available just pass me by. Frustrating. The last (only) time […]

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 […]

Carnival Vista: 13 Things I Learned About Cruising

I have a confession to make. Up until mid-December, I had never been on a cruise to the Caribbean. I wasn’t a total cruise newbie. I cruised from Vancouver to Anchorage back in 2006, but so much has changed since then. And really, it’s impossible to compare an Alaska cruise to a Caribbean cruise. Hello, waterslides. So when 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 […]

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 […]

Why You & Your Kids Will Love the Great Pumpkin Fest

My kids, especially my two younger ones, are not much for zombies and skeletons. So, of course, we loved that Kings Dominion’s Great Pumpkin Fest near Richmond, VA is all about painting pumpkins, costume parades, trick-or-treating and interactive shows. We had the opportunity to check out the second annual Great Pumpkin Fest over the weekend and we were not disappointed. […]

10 Things You Should Know About Niagara Falls

I’d been eager to go to Niagara Falls for some time. I don’t exactly know why. It’s just one of those places I had stuck in mind. I meant to road trip up to Niagara Falls with the kids over the summer, but just ran out of time. You know how that goes. So, the school year started and Niagara […]

5 Great Summer Lake Resorts for Families

Do you want to spend your summer on the beach without going to the ocean? If so, a lake vacation may make the perfect getaway for you. Here are five great summer lake resorts for families: Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort – Lake Placid, New York Located in the heart of Lake Placid, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort provides you with a gorgeous […]

Top 10 Things to Do as a Family in New Jersey

There is more to the Garden State than just the Jersey Shore (although that’s fun, too). Whether you are here for the summer, just passing through, or calling New Jersey home, you’ll be happy to know that there are many great things to do as a family. We’re going to explore a few of them. Here are our picks of the […]

10 Reasons to Go to Kings Dominion this Spring

Over the weekend, my kids and I had the opportunity to check out the third annual Spring Bloom Festival at Kings Dominion near Richmond, VA. Operating on Saturdays and Sundays through May 15, the Spring Bloom Festival is all about flowers, family and fun. We had a great time exploring the rides and activities at Kings Dominion during the opening […]