April 26, 2017

6 Fun & Fabulous Spring Break Family Vacations

It’s hard to believe that Spring Break is just a few weeks away, especially given how cold it’s been lately (hello, polar vortex). However, if you’ll be ready to escape the moment the school bell rings on the last day before the break, here are six fun and fabulous Spring Break family vacations. Spring Break Family Vacations Florida Keys A […]

Best Family-Friendly Hotels in New Orleans

New Orleans is a great place to explore with kids. There’s a lot to do, see and explore, like Audubon Aquarium, Mardi Gras World and the Insectarium. We spent a couple of days in kid-friendly New Orleans at the start of our cross-country road trip back in June. I wish we could have spent more time in this city. One […]

From the Road: Virginia to Texas (Week One)

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been on the road for one week and have driven more than 1,600 miles. As I type this, we’re in San Antonio after having spent a couple of days in Galveston. The kids are starting to enjoy checking out a new city every couple of days. I wish they’d put their iPads down […]

Postcards from…New Orleans

We left New Orleans yesterday morning after a couple of days of fun and a visit with family. We swam in the rooftop pool at the Sheraton New Orleans, ate beignets at Café du Monde in the French Quarter, saw parade float props being made at Mardi Gras World and met my brother’s new baby. Oh, and we ate some […]

15 Fun Things to Do with Kids in New Orleans

We’ll be traveling to New Orleans in a few months as part of our cross-country summer road trip and I can’t be more excited. My brother and his wife moved to New Orleans six months ago and my nephew is due to be born any day now. So, there’s that. Plus, I can’t wait to experience New Orleans outside of […]

3 Children’s Museums Open for Families to Explore

I love going to children’s museums. For a long time, we were without one here in Washington, DC until the National Children’s Museum opened up last December. Now, several cities across the country have gotten new children’s museums worth exploring with your little ones. Take a look: The Thinkery (Austin, TX) The Thinkery, which opened up on Saturday (Dec. 7), […]

Top 5 Labor Day Travel Deals for Families

I have no idea where summer went. Seriously. I feel like the school year just ended, so it’s hard to believe that my kids will be climbing aboard the school bus once again in less than a week. Still, with Labor Day fast approaching, there’s time for one last getaway, and a cheap one at that. Hotwire recently revealed the […]

New Orleans: 5 Family-Friendly Activities

Mardi Gras is here, attracting thousands and thousands of people to the French Quarter of New Orleans. If you’ve never been to New Orleans, I can tell you that there is so much more to do beyond Mardi Gras. An aquarium, insectarium and even steamboat cruises make for a perfect time in New Orleans for families. Take a look at […]

Get Buggy: 8 Museums to Learn All About Insects

My eight-year-old daughter, Clare, is definitely a get-in-the-dirt kind of girl. In the spring, she loves to go out into the backyard to find roly-polys and other bugs for her bug box. So I’m sure she’ll love going to a museum dedicated to all things insects. If you have little ones who are into bugs too, take a look at […]

Hey Kids, Become a Junior Park Ranger!

Our national parks are a must-do once the weather gets nice, and this year I’m excited to experience the Junior Ranger program with my kids. Sure, it’s fun to hike, fish and canoe in our national parks, but it’s also fun to earn official Junior Ranger badges or patches just for completing a series of educational activities at over 220 […]