March 23, 2017

10 Best Indoor Waterpark Hotels

You may need to bundle the kids up to send them off to school, but when the weekend comes, get ready to grab the swimsuits, goggles and beach towels. It’s time to splash, slide and get wet at an indoor waterpark hotel, like Caribbean Cove Hotel & Waterpark in Indianapolis or Falls Avenue Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Whether you […]

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 […]

Best Kid Friendly Hotels in Chicago

Chicago is such a fun place for kids. There’s so much to do, see and explore, like Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, and SkyDeck Chicago. We had just two days for a Chicago family vacation, but I easily could have spent so much more time enjoying this city. One look online and you’ll find numerous hotel options, including many downtown Chicago […]

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 […]

TravelChannel.com: 10 Best Family Adventures

I already have my big family adventure planned for the year, but how about you? If you’re still pondering what to do with the kids, TravelChannel.com has compiled a list of the 10 Best Family Adventures for 2015. They worked with a panel of experts, including Keryn Means of Walking on Travels and Nancy Schretter of Family Travel Network, so […]

Top 5 Trends in Luxury Family Travel

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 […]

Top 10 Family-Friendly Oktoberfest Celebrations

Oktoberfest officially kicks off in Munich on Saturday (9/20), but if you have no plans to travel to Germany, but still want to take in German music, dancing, foods and games, here are 10 family-friendly Oktoberfest celebrations across the U.S. that are worth a visit: 1. Oktoberfest Chicago. Hosted by St. Alphonsus Church, head to Oktoberfest Chicago for bratwurst, traditional […]

5 LEGO Exhibits for LEGO-Maniacs in Your Family

We took the kids to see The LEGO Movie over the weekend and I loved everything about the movie, except maybe the $9.50 child’s matinee ticket price (ouch). The plot was cute. I love Chris Pratt who voiced the lead character, Emmet. And of course, I can’t get enough of this song. If you want more, more, more LEGO after […]

7 Must-Do’s in Chicago Over the Holidays

I love Chicago. I’ll be honest, I love Chicago a lot more in August, but during the holidays there are so many wonderful activities to do and places to visit with your kids, making Chicago is a must-visit over Christmas. Here are seven must-do’s if you’re planning a trip to Chicago over the holidays: 1. Take in a Holiday Market […]

Top-10 Family-Friendly Airports in the U.S.

Some days it can be tough to travel with kids in tow, particularly when having to deal with flight delays, or worse, flight cancellations. Fortunately, more and more airports are offering parents a respite by adding play areas, museums, aquariums, even nursing rooms, to the terminals. FlipKey, a popular vacation rental website, took a look at family-friendly amenities offered at […]