November 22, 2017

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Lancaster, PA

A couple of weeks ago, my kids and I headed north to enjoy a few snow days away in Pennsylvania. We started our journey in York for snow tubing and factory tours, then went east to Lancaster. Our county was closed the next three days due to the snow and we were ready for anything. We needed to escape. The […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Albuquerque

In July, my kids and I had the opportunity to explore Albuquerque, NM as part of our cross-country road trip. This was our first time in New Mexico and we were excited to explore a landscape far different from where we live in Virginia. From petroglyphs and volcanic rocks to mountains and shrubby bushes, it was like a whole new […]

10 Best Indoor Waterpark Hotels

You may need to bundle the kids up to send them off to school, but when the weekend comes, get ready to grab the swimsuits, goggles and beach towels. It’s time to splash, slide and get wet at an indoor waterpark hotel, like Caribbean Cove Hotel & Waterpark in Indianapolis or Falls Avenue Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Whether you […]

10 Caribbean Resorts to Meet Your Favorite Characters

My kids love character meet-ups, like when we met up with the Sesame Street gang at SeaWorld San Antonio in June. We only spent the day at SeaWorld, but if your kids would be over the  moon to spend the week with their favorites, like Cookie Monster, SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, there are a handful of resorts in […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in San Jose

In July, the kids and I had the opportunity to explore San Jose, CA. While I’d been to San Francisco a number of times, this was my first time in San Jose. Of course, there are a lot of tech companies in the San Jose area, like Google and Nintendo, but I had no idea what to do with kids. […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Greater Reading, PA

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Go Greater Reading. Over the weekend, we hopped in the car and made the three-hour drive to Reading, PA from Northern Virginia. Just an hour northwest of Philadelphia, this was our first time exploring Reading and the surrounding Berks County area. We picked the perfect time to visit, too. […]

Best Kid Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas

There really is a lot to do in Las Vegas as a family both on and off the Las Vegas Strip. Get up close and personal with stingrays at the Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay. Explore Egyptian treasures at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Or, take a spin on the High Roller, the 550-foot tall observation wheel adjacent […]

Hotel for Dogs: An Overnight Stay at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco

Kimpton has long been recognized as a pet-friendly hotel brand. We’ve stayed at a number of Kimpton hotels over the years and I’ve always noticed the water bowls in front of the hotel and the furry friends roaming around in the lobby (on leashes, of course). Since we adopted our dog, Fife, in August I’ve been wanting to stay at […]

12 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Irvine

Just 45 minutes from Los Angeles, you won’t want to overlook Irvine as a must-go destination for families. From riding a train to renting bikes to exploring works of art, there are a lot of fun things to do with kids in this SoCal town. On our recent visit to Irvine, we stayed at the Embassy Suites Irvine-Orange County Airport. It […]

Why You & Your Kids Will Love Jellystone Park

We’ve stayed at KOA campgrounds several times, but over the summer, we had the opportunity to stay in a cabin at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Cavy City, KY. This was the last stop of our epic cross-country adventure over the summer and we had so much fun. The kids swam, bounced on the jumping pillow, had water balloon fights, […]