March 23, 2017

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Santa Clarita, CA

In July, my kids and I had the opportunity to explore Santa Clarita, CA. Just northwest of Los Angeles, there’s a lot for families to do and explore, especially outdoor-loving families. From hiking to biking to roller coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Santa Clarita is a must-visit with kids. Whether you have just a day or two, or even […]

Los Angeles by Bus: The Only Way to See the Sights as a Family

Los Angeles is a big town, like really big. There’s a lot to see, and unless you really want to sit in LA’s infamous traffic as you go from place to place, a sightseeing tour is a must-do. Since we had just one day in Los Angeles over the summer, we opted for a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour with […]

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Movie-Loving Teens

Watching movies is popular in my house, especially on weekends and snow days. When we planned our big California road trip a few years ago, it was a must for our teens to spend the first few days in Hollywood. As luck would have it, our visit coincided with the red carpet premiere of Disney’s Brave.  We also enjoyed going […]

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 […]

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles

Things to Do With Kids in Los Angeles Several years ago, our family took a road trip to California. Los Angeles was a great place to start our adventure as there are so many free activities throughout the city. Take a look at 20 free activities for families that should top your list of things to do with kids in […]

8 Fun (& Warm) Ways to Spend Spring Break

Spring Break may still be nearly two months away (at least for me), but the warmth and sunshine of the school break are definitely on my mind, particularly after spending a long weekend in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (more on that later this week). While sand castles and collecting seashells may be top-of-mind for many, there are so many […]

All About Animals: 4 Museums Your Kids Will Love

I love fun and quirky museums, and so do my kids. We also love animals, so it’s a perfect match to find fun museums dedicated to some of our favorite animals, like dogs and bunnies. Take a look at four museums all about animals that your kids will love. Fairview Farm Goat Museum (Dallas, OR) Adjacent to the Fairview Farm […]

Survey: Top 10 Perfect Parks in America

It’s been a bit hot this summer here in Washington, DC, I guess to make up for all the snow we didn’t get this year. We’ve had quite a few days at or above 90 degrees, which makes it hard to enjoy being outside. But when we do get cooler days, there’s nothing better than taking the kids to the […]

6 Top Picks for Curious George Fans

Sure, I like Curious George as much as the next person, but I had no idea about the various stores, festivals, exhibits and art shows all dedicated to this curious little monkey. Clearly there is quite a following for George and the Man with the Yellow Hat (oh how I wish I knew his name). Take a look at these […]

Winter Break Series: 5 Ways to Make a Trip to the Museum More Fun

For some, winter break has already started. For others, there are a few more days to enjoy the silence before the kids are home through the new year. It’s time to get serious about what to do during the winter break, so how about a series on what to do with your kids while they are at home (to reduce […]