November 26, 2014

8 Fun Ways to Explore Richmond, VA as a Family

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This past weekend, I had a chance to visit Richmond, VA. I was in town for the American Family Fitness Half Marathon (another weekend, another half marathon) and despite the fact that Richmond is less than two hours from my home, I’ve really never taken the time to explore my state’s capital city. Take a look at eight fun ways […]

5 New Reasons to Book a Family Cruise

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There’s been a lot of cruise news in the last couple of weeks and it’s very good for families. From LEGO playrooms and new ports of call to bumper cars and trapeze lessons, there are a lot more reasons to take your family on a cruise. Take a look at what’s new and notable: Cupcakes & Constellations Princess Cruises has partnered […]

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 […]