February 19, 2018

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 […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in St. Louis

On our way from Kansas City to Chicago we made a stop in St. Louis last month. This was my first visit with the kids and I was pleased by all the things to do in St. Louis as a family. There’s the Gateway Arch, of course, but there’s so much more to enjoy in St. Louis. Whether you have […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Kansas City

On our way from Dodge City, KS to St. Louis, MO, we made a stop in Kansas City last month. This was our first visit and I was amazed by all the things to do in Kansas City as a family. If only we had more time to explore. Whether you have just a day or two, or even a week, Kansas City […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Chattanooga

It’s a 15 hour drive to New Orleans (where my brother and his wife live) from our home in Virginia, so I knew I’d need to make a stop with the kids along the way and Chattanooga, TN was one of our stops (we also stopped in Pigeon Forge). The last time I was in Chattanooga was in 1998 and […]

4 Family-Friendly Hotel Picks in Puerto Vallarta

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has good news. Following a spate of hurricanes that came close to damaging resorts and hindering tourism in the area last month, all hotels, shops, attractions and golf courses in Puerto Vallarta are fully operational and ready for families to take time out to enjoy the beaches, snorkeling, waterparks and ziplines. Take a look at […]

7 Hotel Family Suites that Will Wow Your Kids

It’s one thing to wow your kids with a trip to Walt Disney World or a getaway to New York City, but it’s something else for part of the “wow” to be the accommodations. More than just basic suites with coffee makers and kitchenettes, these seven family suites will (almost) make your kids not want to leave the room for […]

6 New Family-Friendly Hotels in Orlando

Orlando just seems to get more and more popular with families. There’s Walt Disney World, of course, but there are also so many other attractions, like Universal Studios, LEGOLAND and the Orlando Science Center. You could easily spend a week or two exploring Orlando with your kids. Before you go, take a look at four fabulous hotels you can book now […]

15 Ways to Enjoy Lake Placid this Summer

I’d never really considered a lake vacation, but our recent trip to Lake Placid, NY changed my mind. My family and I stayed at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort. It’s right in the heart of Lake Placid and backs up to Mirror Lake, so there are plenty of water activities, like pedalboats, paddleboards and kayaks. There’s also a small man-made beach […]

5 Tips for Visiting Toronto with Kids

Back in June, I had the opportunity to visit Toronto, and while I was there for a travel blogging conference, rather than a family vacation, I can say that I found Toronto to be exceptionally family-friendly. Not only is there a lot for little ones to enjoy, like the Toronto Zoo, Ontario Science Centre and Centre Island, but there are […]

Bacara Resort & Spa: Family Fun in Santa Barbara

Last month, my husband and I flew out to California to run the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon (my first half marathon – go me!).  Our first night in the Santa Barbara area, we had the opportunity to stay at Bacara Resort & Spa, and while I wouldn’t normally think of a “spa” as a family-friendly destination, there were […]