April 22, 2017

TripAdvisor: 10 Best U.S. Beaches

A few days ago, TripAdvisor named the 25 Best Beaches in America. I was shocked to learn that I had only been to fewer than half of them. Well, I’ve never been to Hawaii, and seven of the beaches are in Hawaii, so that’s one reason. If you’re a beach-goer, I think you’ll find that all of the beaches are […]

10 Luxury Hotel Spas Catering to Kids & Teens

Earlier this week, I posted about the Top 5 Trends in Luxury Family Travel, one of which was spa treatments for kids and teens. These are definitely popular both here and abroad with hotels from California to Cape Town to Florence offering specialized treatments just for kids, tweens and teens. Take a look at 10 luxury hotel spas catering to […]

Lonely Planet: Top-10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014

This morning, Lonely Planet unveiled their list of the Top-10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014, including some great cities I’ve covered before here on Kidventurous, such as Boston and Las Vegas. Take a look at all 10 must-visit destinations you may want to consider for your next family adventure. 1. Grand Rapids & Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast (MI): Head to the […]

Top-10 Beaches for Families

At last, the official first day of summer is here and what better way to kick off summer than by thinking about spending long days at the beach, building sand castles and jumping in the waves. Recently, Family Vacation Critic named the 10 Best Beaches for Families. Take a look at their picks: Beach Haven (Beach Haven, NJ):  You and […]

“Spring Break” Searches Are Way Up (10 Hot Spots)

It’s no surprise that, according to Yahoo! Travel, searches for “spring break” are up 149% this week as families look to leave winter behind and get away for a few days. I’ll be honest, here in DC, we haven’t had much of a winter, so while I’m excited to go to Puerto Rico at the end of the month, I […]

Wish Upon a Star: 8 Places to Take Your Kids Stargazing

If your kids love to wonder about the moon and the stars, then get your little stargazers to a planetarium this summer. Not only is it a great way to beat the heat, but a fun way to learn about constellations and the solar system. Or better, take the kids to an evening viewing program to see the summer skies […]

10 Best U.S. Beaches: Siesta Key is #1

USA Today reported that “Dr. Beach,” aka Steven Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University, named Siesta Key the best beach in the U.S. Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, near Sarasota, it was the sugar white sand that led this beach to victory this year, as well as affordable family restaurants. I’m a big fan of white beaches with soft, […]

6 Ways to Get Up Close with Sea Turtles

I took my son out for a walk this morning and we stumbled upon a box turtle crossing the path in front of us. My son pointed and squealed. Kids love turtles, so I started to think about great places families can go to visit and learn about turtles. Here are a few of my favorites. See Turtles, a non-profit […]