November 21, 2014

5 Tips for Getting Good Seats on Your Next Flight

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There are lots of things to worry about when it comes to flights with little ones.  Some of those worries come when packing, some when you’re boarding, and some in those stressful hours of time in the air. But don’t neglect the part that can often be taken care of well in advance: seat selection. Check out these five tips […]

8 Fun Ways to Explore Richmond, VA as a Family

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This past weekend, I had a chance to visit Richmond, VA. I was in town for the American Family Fitness Half Marathon (another weekend, another half marathon) and despite the fact that Richmond is less than two hours from my home, I’ve really never taken the time to explore my state’s capital city. Take a look at eight fun ways […]

Can I Handle a Family Road Trip on My Own?

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I’ve been thinking a lot about taking my four kids on a cross-country road trip this summer, as in from Washington, DC (where we live) to California and back. It’s a long way to drive and my husband could only be with us for half the trip, which means that it would just be me and the kids for two […]

15 Ways to Have the Best Day at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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We’re heading to Universal Orlando Resort in a couple of weeks. It’s our first time there and my nine-year-old is especially excited about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Now that I’ve finally read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I’m pretty eager to explore all things Harry Potter, too. So, I’ve been asking around for tips for making the […]

10 Things to Do in New York City with Teens


Recently, my teenage daughter and I took a weekend trip to New York City to see a show. I loved the flexibility that traveling as a twosome provided (as opposed to traveling with the whole family). This experience allowed me to consider various activities that teenagers can enjoy in the city. Take a look at 10 fun things you’ll love to […]

10 Things to Know Before You Board a Disney Cruise

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I’ve been considering a family cruise for quite some time, and of course, Disney Cruise Lines is a top choice. So, I had to check in with Beth Barbara of popular Disney blog, Disney with Children, who shared with me 10 things to know before you board a Disney Cruise. Beth is also a travel agent with Once Upon a […]

5 Things to Do with Kids in Madrid (+ an Almost $16 RT Airfare)

madrid-skyscanner app

Have you ever used the free Skyscanner app? I can’t lie, it’s pretty addictive. I open it up on my iPhone at least once a day to see where I can fly for cheap. Simply set your home airport and choose “Everywhere” as the city, then clear the dates so the app will pull up the cheapest fares going anywhere […]

Top 5 Trends in Luxury Family Travel

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Beyond kids clubs and kid-friendly menus, a number of top hotels are going the extra mile for the littlest guests in their hotels, according to Five Star Alliance. Among the top trends in luxury family travel: children’s concierges, spa treatments just for kids and special bedtime services. Take a look at the five trends and which hotels and resorts are on […]