May 22, 2017

Family Cruises: 5 Picks for On-Board Learning for Kids

I’ll be honest, I’m kind of on the fence when it comes to cruises. I’ve been on just one cruise, which was to Alaska with my two small kids, nearly five years ago. My primary memories involve bingo and buffet lines. Obviously there is much more to family cruises, so I was pleased to find these five cruises that offer […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Combing the Beach for Shells + Trash

At last, we finally got to check off one of the stops on my planned itinerary: the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton. We headed over late in the afternoon for a family program called Boca Beachcombing, which included a 30-minute show-and-tell session led by a staff member on shells and marine life, followed by a short drive to […]

Spring Break: A Botanical Garden + Free Admission for You

I’ll be honest, the world headquarters of the American Orchid Society in Delray Beach was not at the top of my list of places to take my kids while on our spring break vacation in South Florida. Our original plan was to visit The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens today, but it would have helped to double-check whether or not […]