May 25, 2017

10 Best Family Dude Ranch Vacations

Family Dude Ranch Vacations I’ve long wanted to take my kids to a dude ranch. I even brought it up a month after I started Kidventurous as one of 5 Places I Can’t Wait to Visit with My Kids. Yet, four years later, I still have not enjoyed a family dude ranch vacation with my kids. So, in an effort […]

One Thing You MUST Do with Kids in Every U.S. State

Ask anyone for the one thing you must do with kids in their state and you’ll quickly find that it’s like asking them to tell you which child is really their favorite. But, inspired by this HuffPost article, I pushed, asking friends, family, fellow travel bloggers and state visitors bureaus for that must-do experience to have with kids if you […]

10 Favorite Travel Memories of 2014

I was thinking about putting together a 2014 wrap-up post and then I saw my awesome friend Rebecca’s Top 10 Travel Moments of 2014 and that sealed it for me. She had a fantastic travel year, and I’m fortunate to say that so did I. Take a look at my 10 favorite travel memories from the last year. 1. In February, I […]

10 Things You Must Do at SeaWorld Orlando

Over the summer, my daughter, Clare (age 11), and I spent the day at SeaWorld Orlando. We visited the park three years ago with the rest of the family, and while I remembered the Shamu show, there wasn’t that much that stood out to me. This time, and I think it helped that it was just me and Clare, we […]

8 Things Your Kids Will Love About Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, TN is seven hours from my house, so it’s a bit far for a weekend getaway. However, in writing two articles for TravelChannel.com about Pigeon Forge, I learned that there is a lot to do there as a family, as well as some fun places to stay that your kids will love. Take a look at eight things […]

Adventures Around Cincinnati: 120+ Must-Do Activities with Kids

I’ll be honest, I’d never really considered taking my kids to Cincinnati, though this is largely because I had no idea what was in Cincinnati. Then, I took a look at Adventures Around Cincinnati, a book co-authored by fellow family travel writer, Terri Weeks, and realized there’s a lot to do with kids in Cincinnati, like way more than I […]

Florida Keys: 6 Best Places to Snorkel with Kids

Places to Snorkel With Kids I’m a big fan of the Florida Keys. Two years ago, my older girls and I stayed at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. We also spent time exploring Key West. While we had a few hours to splash around at Bahia Honda State Park on Big Pine Key, we unfortunately did not have any […]

6 Reasons to Take Your Kids to Belize

I haven’t been to Belize (yet), but it’s definitely on my list. There are so many ways to explore nature in Belize, whether snorkeling, hiking through the jungle, cave tubing or exploring Mayan ruins throughout the country, even just over the border in Guatemala. Even better, we’re coming up on the dry season, which begins in mid-November, making now a […]

10 Stops to Make on the Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail

There are a lot of great things to do with kids in Virginia (though I may be biased given I’ve lived here nearly my entire life). You can visit presidential homesteads, like Mount Vernon and Monticello. You can get outdoors at Natural Bridge and Virginia Beach. You can learn about colonial history in Williamsburg and Jamestown. Now, Go Blue Ridge […]

20 Ways to Spend #OneMoreDay of Vacation

MasterCard recently launched a new campaign called “One More Day,” as in, what would you do with one more day of vacation? They found that 429 million vacation days went unused last year, so MasterCard is now urging Americans to take a pledge to take #OneMoreDay of vacation, going so far as to give away a trip for four valued […]