June 23, 2017

Competitours: An “Amazing Race” Style Vacation

If you’ve yet to finish planning out your summer (yes, I realize it’s only March), then I have an idea for you. It’s more fun than a week at the same beach you’ve been going to year after year and I can guarantee it’s something your kids will be talking about with their friends for years to come. As a […]

What to Know Before a Ski Getaway at Seven Springs

Every year, I want to get my kids up on skis, but there’s always something, a basketball tournament, a father-daughter dance, a must-go birthday party. Then sometimes I just forget that I want to get the kids on skis and those weekends when one or more of the kids are available just pass me by. Frustrating. The last (only) time […]

10 Things to Do in Fort Worth with Kids

Many people know Fort Worth, Texas simply as part of the name of an airport (as in DFW, Dallas-Fort Worth). However, just west of Dallas, Fort Worth has its own distinct personality and is well worth a visit on your own or with kids. I was in Fort Worth recently for the Cowtown Half Marathon and had the opportunity to […]

Cool Road Trip Book: 50 States, 5000 Ideas

I love a good road trip. In fact, I’m already planning our next summer adventure – a three-week road trip to explore bits of Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota (hello, Mount Rushmore). So naturally I was excited about checking out NatGeo’s new book, 50 States, 5000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do. It […]

10 Things to Know Before You Go to Grand Cayman

There’s nothing better than a few days in the Caribbean to fight the winter blues, though one look out into the crystal clear water and any cares you may have will be washed away regardless of the season. I recently had the opportunity to go to the Cayman Islands and I will tell you, it is paradise. Located just below […]

What to Do in Orlando (Besides Walt Disney World)

This may sound crazy, but you can go to Orlando and not go to Walt Disney World. There’s so much to do – some things you didn’t even realize you could do – that you may not even find time for Mickey Mouse. From zipline adventures to airboat rides to stand-up paddleboarding, even professional football, you won’t be wondering what […]

Carnival Vista: 13 Things I Learned About Cruising

I have a confession to make. Up until mid-December, I had never been on a cruise to the Caribbean. I wasn’t a total cruise newbie. I cruised from Vancouver to Anchorage back in 2006, but so much has changed since then. And really, it’s impossible to compare an Alaska cruise to a Caribbean cruise. Hello, waterslides. So when I had […]

10 Things to Do as a Family at Death Valley National Park

I love Death Valley. Especially in November. While temps can easily rise into the 100s (even 110s) in the summer, it was a balmy 69 degrees when I was there in late-fall, at least according to the thermometer display set up just outside the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. I stayed in Beatty, NV and entered the park from the east […]

25 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. If you’re planning […]

10 Awesome Things About the LEGOLAND Hotel

Two years ago, my kids and I spent the day at LEGOLAND Florida. This was our first visit and, as you can imagine, it was awesome. We loved everything – the rides, the shows, the attractions – even the fact that LEGOLAND Florida has more than 180 benches, each made from 800 recycled milk jugs. Awesome. So, as you can […]