March 24, 2017

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 […]

10 Often-Overlooked Spring Break Destinations

Earlier this week, I was included in a press release that I wanted to share with you highlighting the top often-overlooked Spring Break destinations as chosen by ten family travel experts (including me!). My pick was St. Augustine, Florida for its great beaches and fabulous history. Definitely something for everyone whether you want to go for a swim or tour […]

Daily Deals: Dominican Republic Getaways

If a warm, tropical family getaway is on your mind, Groupon has a few hot deals to Dominican Republic that you may want to check out for all-inclusive fun. Take a look: Sanctuary Cap Cana: Stay four nights in a junior suite for two adults and one child at the Sanctuary Cap Cana in Punta Cana for $779 (up to […]

5 Must-Visit Sites to Plan Spring Break on a Budget

Yesterday, I shared with you tips on How to Decide Where Not to Go for Spring Break, and now today I’ve got some of the best sites to bookmark for hot deals and vacation savings once you’ve decided where you actually do want to go for Spring Break with your family. Take a look at a few of my favorites: […]

How to Decide Where Not to Go for Spring Break

Is Spring Break on your mind? It’s definitely on my mind as I’ve been planning out a South Florida adventure for myself and my two older daughters (ages 7 & 9). Part of my plans originally included a two-night stay in Key West until I remembered my college trip to Key West, which included sunset booze cruises from Mallory Square […]

4 Sites to Visit to Give Back When You Travel

Starting to plan a family getaway for Spring Break? Before you book your airplane tickets or cruise schedule, check out four websites that can help you give back to those in need both before and during your next travel adventure. Route195.com: When you book your travel through Route195.com, not only will you find the same prices you see anywhere else […]

Florida: 5 Eco-Friendly Hotel Kids Clubs

I love that kids clubs at hotels and resorts are no longer just day camps where staff members simply take kids to the pool and make arts and crafts with them. Sure, those are fun, but when my kids can learn something too, that’s the best. Florida has a bunch of fabulous, environmentally-focused kids clubs, and if you’re still thinking […]

4 Most Popular Spring Break Destinations are in Florida (Best Bets)

Orbitz recently revealed the top-10 most popular Spring Break destinations, and of these, four of the top spots were in Florida: Orlando (#1), Ft. Lauderdale (#4), Ft. Myers (#8) and Tampa (#9). My in-laws spend the winter just north of Ft. Lauderdale so we go down there at least once or twice a year and are big fans of all […]

“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 […]

Spring Break: 5 Fun & Family-Friendly Hotel Packages

It’s been feeling rather spring-like around here the last couple of weeks, so I definitely have been feeling the need to get out of town. If you’re hoping to get away for a few days with your family too, why not do something a little different this year, like go on a Madascar or American Girl-themed vacation. Or, maybe head […]