October 5, 2015

10 Reasons to Take the Kids to the Great Pumpkin Fest

While many amusement parks break out the zombies, skeletons and tombstones in the fall, I love that many are also doing more to cater to small children with fun Halloween-themed activities (think pumpkins, scarecrows and hay bales). Over the weekend, my kids and I had the opportunity to check out the first annual Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion near […]

Why You & Your Kids Will Love Jellystone Park

We’ve stayed at KOA campgrounds several times, but over the summer, we had the opportunity to stay in a cabin at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Cavy City, KY. This was the last stop of our epic cross-country adventure over the summer and we had so much fun. The kids swam, bounced on the jumping pillow, had water balloon fights, […]

10 Kid-Friendly Oktoberfest Celebrations

Oktoberfest officially kicks off in Munich on Saturday (9/19). If you have no plans to travel to Germany, but still want to enjoy German music, dancing, foods and games as a family, here are 10 kid-friendly Oktoberfest celebrations across the U.S. that are worth a visit: 1. Oktoberfest at the River. In Spokane, WA, it’s a must to head to […]

10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to the Grand Canyon

We visited the Grand Canyon for the first time over the summer. As expected, it was incredible. Before we went, I had to study 10 Tips for Visiting the Grand Canyon for the First Time, a fabulous resource written by my friend Rebecca of R We There Yet Mom. She took her three kids there in 2013 and was awed […]

8 Times it’s Better to Opt for a Vacation Rental

I’ve long been a fan of staying in vacation rentals, especially when all six of us travel together. Even when it’s just me and a couple of my kids, I’ve opted for rentals for the convenience and extra space. We’ve stayed in vacation rentals in Orlando, Montreal, Prague and Puerto Rico. Most recently, the kids and I stayed in a […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Kansas City

On our way from Dodge City, KS to St. Louis, MO, we made a stop in Kansas City last month. This was our first visit and I was amazed by all the things to do in Kansas City as a family. If only we had more time to explore. Whether you have just a day or two, or even a week, Kansas City […]

15 Things to Do with Your Family Vacation Photos

The kids are back in school and once again you have time for yourself. Time to reflect on fun and silly summer memories, time to think about the fun and challenges of the new school year and time to get busy figuring out what to do with all those photos that you took during your summer adventures. I’ll be honest, […]

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Las Vegas

From taking a spin on the High Roller, the 550-foot tall observation wheel just steps from Harrah’s, to getting up close and personal with stingrays at the Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay, there really is a lot for kids to do on the Las Vegas Strip. Now the question is, where to eat as a family? We took the […]

8 Fantastic Fall Family Getaways

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

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 […]

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