February 25, 2017

Cool Road Trip Book: 50 States, 5000 Ideas

I love a good road trip. In fact, I’m already planning our next summer adventure – a three-week road trip to explore bits of Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota (hello, Mount Rushmore). So naturally I was excited about checking out NatGeo’s new book, 50 States, 5000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do. It […]

10 Things to Know Before You Go to Grand Cayman

There’s nothing better than a few days in the Caribbean to fight the winter blues, though one look out into the crystal clear water and any cares you may have will be washed away regardless of the season. I recently had the opportunity to go to the Cayman Islands and I will tell you, it is paradise. Located just below […]

What to Do in Orlando (Besides Walt Disney World)

This may sound crazy, but you can go to Orlando and not go to Walt Disney World. There’s so much to do – some things you didn’t even realize you could do – that you may not even find time for Mickey Mouse. From zipline adventures to airboat rides to stand-up paddleboarding, even professional football, you won’t be wondering what […]

Carnival Vista: 13 Things I Learned About Cruising

I have a confession to make. Up until mid-December, I had never been on a cruise to the Caribbean. I wasn’t a total cruise newbie. I cruised from Vancouver to Anchorage back in 2006, but so much has changed since then. And really, it’s impossible to compare an Alaska cruise to a Caribbean cruise. Hello, waterslides. So when I had […]

10 Stops to Make on a Vermont Road Trip

For such a small state, there’s a lot to see and do in Vermont. Make your own teddy bear at Vermont Teddy Bear Company, sample some of the best apple cider donuts in the country at Cold Hollow Cider Mill or hike to the Stowe Pinnacle Summit for incredible views of the Green Mountains. And don’t forget to stop in […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Road Trip Games for Kids

The holidays may be here, but road trip season will be back in just a few short months. It’s a time when many of us will be hopping in our cars to head out to explore big cities, national parks, family beaches and theme parks. Given the amount of time you’ll likely be spending in the car (ah, togetherness…), you’ll […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Best National Parks Books for Kids

Two summers ago, my kids and I visited more than a dozen national parks and monuments. It was truly epic to be able to sled down sand dunes at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico and explore a grove of giant sequoia trees at Sequoia National Park in California. As I began to plan out our trip, I had […]

Holiday Fun: Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

Going to an amusement park in the off-season is fantastic. Over the weekend, my kids and I drove two hours to Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. The weather was reasonable (in the upper-40s), the crowds were light (at least compared to summer crowds) and the shows were well worth the drive. Beyond Hersheypark, there’s a lot to do in Hershey, PA […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Travel Books for Kids

The holidays are around the corner and if you’re eager to inspire wanderlust in your kids in the new year, there are a variety of travel books just for kids that are designed to do just that. Each book or book series is well-suited for children eager to learn about the world around them through these fun and colorful books. Here are five […]

20+ Must-Go Family Holiday Events in Washington, DC

There’s a lot to do in and around the Washington, DC area with kids, almost too much to do. So, if you live in the area, or are planning to pay a visit during the winter holidays, here are more than 20 fun things to do with your kids.  1. See Model Trains. Go to the U.S. Botanic Garden for plenty of model […]