March 23, 2017

Spotted by Locals: 50+ City Guide Apps (DC is Free This Week)

Have you started to plan out your family vacations and weekend getaways for this summer? There’s still snow on the ground here in Northern Virginia, but I’ve been busy planning out family trips for weeks. At the very least, it’s a good way to take my mind off of the cold and ice. With this in mind, I was excited […]

Mini-Road Trip in the Toyota Highlander

It’s hard to believe that road trip season is nearly upon us. It may be 37 degrees outside now, but I know that before too long we’ll have the windows down as we cruise the highway in search of fun and adventure. We already have a couple of long drives planned for the summer, including road trips from DC to […]

Exploring with Kids: National Postal Museum

Over the weekend, I took three of my kids to the National Postal Museum in Washington, DC. I’d wanted to go to this often-overlooked Smithsonian museum for ages, and was so glad that I finally made the time. There’s plenty for little ones to do at the National Postal Museum, including a scavenger hunt and lots of interactive activities to […]

Stay Classy DC: The Newseum’s Anchorman Exhibit

I’ve always been a big fan of the Newseum. It’s a fantastic museum in Washington, DC that teaches about the history of news in a way that is interactive and fun. There are loads of hands-on activities that both kids and adults will love, like touch-screen kiosks that allow visitors to be reporters or photographers, as well as news desks […]

New Hotel Kids’ Program: Play at Palladium with Raggs

I recently had the opportunity to travel to the Riviera Maya region of Mexico for a stay at the all-inclusive Grand Palladium Resort to check out their new children’s program called “Play at Palladium with Raggs.” The centerpiece of the program is Raggs, a colorful, lovable dog and his four friends, including one in a wheelchair, that sing songs, entertain […]

Gaylord National: Celebrate Christmas on the Potomac

Over the weekend, my kids and I had the opportunity to check out ICE! at the Gaylord National Resort just outside Washington, DC. It was our second year to see ICE! as part of the annual Christmas on the Potomac celebration, and for the second year in a row, the amazing spectacle did not disappoint. More than two million pounds […]

Review & Giveaway: Around the World with Elwood & Ofie (+ $25 Amazon Gift Card)

** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!  I love apps that are not only fun for kids but also teach them a bit about the world around them. So, I was excited to check out Around the World with Elwood and Ofie, an interactive children’s book about a pair of earthworm siblings that work for a […]

PreferredFamily.com: Helping Families Plan Travel Adventures (Review + $100 Giveaway)

** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! School is nearly out, so let the summer vacation planning commence. Well, maybe not commence, since I already feel like I’ve been planning our family travels for months already. To make my life easier, I’m always on the hunt for the latest and greatest planning resources, so finding a […]

Mazda5 Review: Our Florida Keys Road Trip

Recently, I took my girls, Clare (age 9) and Kate (age 8), on a five-day road trip across the Florida Keys with stops in Key Largo, Duck Key, and of course, Key West. As a bonus, we had the opportunity to take a 2013 Mazda5 down U.S. Route 1 from Delray Beach, where my in-laws live, to Mile Marker 0 in […]