July 7, 2015

Staycation 2015: 50+ Family-Friendly City Guides

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On Monday, I shared with you the 25 Best Things to Do in Washington, DC this Summer. On this list, I included lots of fun activities, like taking a spin on the new Capital Wheel and paddling on the Potomac River in a kayak. There’s just so much to do in Washington, DC, especially in the summer. With the end of […]

5 Easter Weekend Family Escapes

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It looks like winter is finally behind us and it’s time to start thinking about Easter, which is less than one week away. For my kids, Easter falls at the end of Spring Break, and since we’re staying home during the break this year, I’m starting to hunt around for fun Easter-themed hotel packages. If you’re staying in-town too, think about getting away […]

4 Unexpected Things to Do in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

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Families around the world love Mexico’s Riviera Maya as a beach vacation destination. The Riviera Maya stretches along the eastern coast of Mexico, starting in Cancun and extending south through Playa del Carmen almost all the way to Tulum. Blessed with beautiful white sand beaches and crystal-clear blue Caribbean water, the Riviera Maya is ideal for long, lazy days at the […]

15 More Unique Vacation Rentals Your Kids Will Love

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Back in September, I let you know how much I enjoy staying in vacation rentals and shared a variety of really cool vacation rentals in my post, 15 Unique Vacation Rentals Your Kids Will Love. Well, in the last few months, I’ve seen so many more cool places to stay with your kids that I just had to share. Take […]

Why Plan a Family Trip to Orlando this Summer

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Between Elsa, Anna and Harry Potter, you may not need any more reasons to plan a family vacation to Orlando, but guess what, I’ve got 10 great reasons, including new hotel openings, attractions, even a new sports team. Take a look at 10 reasons to start thinking about a trip to Orlando this summer: 1. The New LEGOLAND Hotel Will […]

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 […]

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