September 2, 2015

8 Fantastic Fall Family Getaways

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It may be the first day of September and the kids may be back in school, but now is a great time to start thinking about a fall getaway. September and October, also know as “shoulder season,” are great months for families to travel while enjoying fewer crowds and lower prices on hotels and attractions. As a bonus, the weather […]

10 Things to Do in Long Beach with Kids

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Just south of Los Angeles and west of Disneyland, you won’t want to overlook Long Beach as a must-visit destination to spend time as a family. From whale watching to renting bikes to splashing on the beaches, there are a lot of things to do in this Southern California town. On our recent visit to Long Beach, we stayed on-board […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Chattanooga


It’s a 15 hour drive to New Orleans (where my brother and his wife live) from our home in Virginia, so I knew I’d need to make a stop with the kids along the way and Chattanooga, TN was one of our stops (we also stopped in Pigeon Forge). The last time I was in Chattanooga was in 1998 and […]

18 Secrets to Surviving a Road Trip with Kids

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It’s been two weeks now since I’ve been home from our seven-week road trip. There were good times, and not so good times, but I’m so glad I did it and I’m even more glad to be home. Sure, there were some not-so-great parenting moments along the way, but I learned a lot and am even looking forward to our next family […]

10 Summer Must-Do’s with Kids in Pigeon Forge


I’ve written about Pigeon Forge several times, both for Travel and here on Kidventurous, and finally I had a chance to take my kids over the weekend as part of our cross-country road trip. Driving down Parkway, the main drag in Pigeon Forge, was admittedly overwhelming. There are so many things to do, from musical shows to go-karts to […]

Join Me: FamilyFun & AAA Twitter Chat on Monday (6/15)

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I’ve been a big fan of FamilyFun magazine for some time, so I’m extra excited to let you know that I’ll be co-hosting a Twitter Chat with FamilyFun and AAA on Monday, June 15 from 1-2 pm ET. The topic is summer road trips, which could not be more perfect since my kids and I will take off on our […]

IHG Share Forever: Earn More, Share More this Summer

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s hard to believe that our cross-country road trip is coming up so quickly. In less than one month, we’ll be on the road exploring the United States over more than seven weeks in our trusted minivan. We’ll be staying in […]

10 Must-Know Family Road Trip Tips (+ a Giveaway)

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We leave for our cross-country road trip in less than three weeks. It’s really snuck up on me, and honestly, I’m starting to get a bit nervous. Fortunately, I was asked to participate in a Blog Hop with nine other family travel bloggers, all sharing their best road trip tips, and I’m starting to feel a bit more at ease. […]

20 Most Instagram-Worthy Roadside Attractions


There’s just something about road trips and stopping to take photos at fun and quirky roadside attractions, like Cadillac Ranch in Texas and Foamhenge in Virginia. One of my personal favorites is South of the Border, a road stop in South Carolina. You’ll see colorful billboards, like “Pedro’s Weather Report: Chili Today, Hot Tamale!,” for miles and miles (and miles). If […]

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 […]

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