November 22, 2017

Springtime Fun at Kings Dominion in Virginia

Over the weekend, my kids and I had the opportunity to check out Taste of Virginia at Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond, VA. Operating on Saturdays and Sundays through May 21, Taste of Virginia is a celebration of food and drinks in the Old Dominion State. We had a great time exploring the rides and activities at Kings Dominion […]

Shenandoah Hikes: Best Hiking Trails in Virginia for Kids

My kids and I recently had the opportunity to go on some of the best hikes in Virginia at Shenandoah National Park. It’s less than two hours from my home in Northern Virginia, yet it’s been at least 15 years since I’ve visited this national park to get in a few Shenandoah hikes on my own or with my kids. […]

Disney Packing List: 10 Things You Do NOT Want to Forget

It’s hard to remember everything when making your Disney packing list, but there are definitely some items you do not want to forget. Or, at the very least, you’ll wish you had these Disney packing tips and that these items were on your short list of things to bring to Disney. Otherwise, you may end up spending more than you’d […]

How to Start a Travel Blog in One Hour (or Less)

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging here at Kidventurous for six years. We’ve had lots of fun adventures all across the country, even in France, Austria, Ireland and Puerto Rico. If you’ve ever thought about starting a travel blog, I can tell you this, it’s easier than you think. I am not tech-savvy, but after four years, Kidventurous is […]

Checking In: Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

I travel to South Florida at least once a year, usually to visit my in-laws, so I’ve been to the Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale areas a dozen times. Not long ago, I made my first trip to Hollywood, Florida to stay at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, one of the most delightful family beach resorts in Florida. It was […]

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day (+ Win a Pair of Northside Shoes)

We love national parks (as well as national monuments, seashores, historic parks, etc.). On our epic cross-country road trip in 2015, we visited at least a dozen. This year, we’re on track to explore at least four (Shenandoah, Cuyahoga Valley, Devils Tower and Badlands), though I’m sure there will be more. Now that Spring is officially here (thank goodness), I’m […]

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 […]