October 17, 2017

Best Family Boat Trips: Puffins, Whales & Manatees (No Water Slides)

There’s been a lot of talk lately about family cruises, like Nickelodeon at Sea and the new Disney Dream cruise ship, but what about boat excursions that last just a few hours. These short trips can offer your kids amazing experiences with whales, puffins and even historical architecture that they’ll be talking about for days to come. Here are eight […]

Crayola to Jelly Belly: 7 Fun Factory Tours for Kids

Factory tours are a great way for your kids to learn about how some of their favorite foods and products they use everyday are made. Here are a few of the best factory tours worth checking out as a family. Ben & Jerry’s (Waterbury, VT): Watch a company history movie in the Cow Over the Moon theatre, then take a […]

6 Reasons to Take Your Kids to Las Vegas

Orbitz released a list of the Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations for 2011 this morning and it came as no surprise that Orlando took the top spot. However, what did surprise me was that Las Vegas was number two, and that Las Vegas was actually number one in 2010. Now, Orbitz didn’t claim that Las Vegas was necessarily a summer […]

5 Ways to Make Learning Fun at the Aquarium

Oh, how I love the aquarium. Just watching my kids eyes light up as we watch the dolphin show or see the jellies float past us in the tank is worth the price of admission. These days there’s so much more to the aquarium than walking past tank after tank. There are real opportunities for learning, whether learning about animal […]

Washington, DC: 5 Places to Take Your Kids for High-Speed Chases, Spies and A-List Celebs

When you think of Washington, DC, the Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol and of course, the White House come to mind. All great places to take kids, but if you’re looking for a little less history and patriotism, a little more spies and high-speed chases, then Washington, DC has you covered. Here are five great places to take school-age kids for […]

Choo-Choo: Kids Ride Free on Amtrak + National Train Day on May 7

If you’ve been thinking about taking your kids on a train adventure, now is the time to act because to celebrate 40 years of Amtrak service kids ages 2 to 15 ride free with a paying adult passenger between May 1 and June 9. Book your trip by May 6 to take advantage of this fantastic offer. Not sure where […]

Central Florida: 3 Magical Experiences that Don’t Require Mouse Ears

I like Walt Disney World as much as the next person (well, maybe not as much as my dear friend, Katie). We took the kids two years ago and we’re excited to go back again in November. But I also know that there’s more to Central Florida than princesses and talking toys. We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in […]

5 Fun Learning Activities for Your Next Family Trip

As I began to plan our next family trip, at least in my head, I stumbled upon news that Travel Ticker and Education.com had compiled the top five destinations for educational family vacations. While the suggestions were ho-hum (i.e., visit Central Park and take in a matinee Broadway show in New York), I loved the family activity tips listed with […]

Spring Break: More Wild Animals at Lion Country Safari

It’s hard to believe we’re flying home tomorrow morning. Worse, we’re flying home to an unseasonably low 51 degrees, and that’s the expected high for the day. So on our last day here in South Florida we gave the kids the choice to either go to the beach or go on a driving safari to see wild animals at Lion […]

Spring Break: Birds, Bears, and Yes, Mayan Ruins, at the Palm Beach Zoo

After tennis lessons this morning, we showered up and headed north to the Palm Beach Zoo. It was a cute zoo, somewhere between a petting zoo (goats, sheep) and a full-scale zoo (elephants, monkeys). While the Palm Beach Zoo had none of these animals, we did get pretty close to several alligators, a jaguar, black bears and some river otters. […]