July 27, 2015

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


I’ve written about Pigeon Forge several times, both for Travel Channel.com 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)

boys road trip

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

paddle boating

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)

road trip molly

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

san antonio

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 […]

25 Best Things to Do in Washington, DC this Summer

capital wheel

School is nearly out for the year and now is the time to start putting plans in place to have the best summer. If your plans will bring you to Washington, DC then you’ll love this list of 25 things that you must do this summer in our Nation’s Capital. From taking in a Washington Nationals baseball game to going […]

Yup, You’re “Doin’ Good”

paul spider

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute Maid®. All opinions are 100% mine. Like many other moms and dads, I struggle with whether I’m doing a good job. As a parent, that is. I think that’s one of the reasons why I’m piling the kids into the minivan and we’re spending seven weeks on the […]

Join Me: #LPTakes5 Twitter Chat on Wednesday (5/13)


I’ve been a big fan of Lonely Planet Kids for some time, so I’m extra excited to let you know that I’ll be participating in the #LPTakes5 Twitter Chat on Wednesday, May 13 from 12-1 pm ET. We’ll be talking all about family travel and it will be a fun opportunity for you to learn more about me and ask questions […]

10 Best Tips to Manage Car Sickness

road trip-car sickness

As excited as I am to hit the road this summer, there’s one thing I am very much not excited about: motion sickness. My 11 y.o. Clare, in particular, is very much prone to getting sick in the car. I’m hoping she outgrows this, but for now, it’s not much fun. We’ve tried Dramamine for Kids. It’s worked fine, but […]

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