November 22, 2017

What to Do in Virginia Beach in the Winter

Sure, we all could use a good beach vacation in February, but it’s usually one that involves palm trees, warm tropical breezes and outdoor water slides. A getaway to stay just steps from the beach is not usually top of mind when average highs top out at 50 degrees (with 48 degree water temps). Still, two of my kids and […]

10 Things to Do in York, PA with Kids

A couple of weeks ago, my kids and I headed north to York, PA to enjoy a couple of snow days off from school. Our school system called on a Tuesday evening to say the schools would be closed the rest of the week, so I knew we had to escape, and off we went to York. York is known […]

6 Fun & Fabulous Spring Break Family Vacations

It’s hard to believe that Spring Break is just a few weeks away, especially given how cold it’s been lately (hello, polar vortex). However, if you’ll be ready to escape the moment the school bell rings on the last day before the break, here are six fun and fabulous Spring Break family vacations. Spring Break Family Vacations Florida Keys A […]

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 […]

A Weekend Getaway to Meet Punxsutawney Phil

I’ve wanted to visit Punxsutawney, PA for a long time. I even added it to my travel bucket list for this year. Home to the most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, this small town is known as the Weather Capital of the World, and in less than two weeks, media from around the country (maybe even the world) will descend upon […]

5 Things You Must Do Near the Grand Canyon

Things to Do Near the Grand Canyon Over the summer, we visited the Grand Canyon. We stayed in the nearby town of Tusayan (not even 10 minutes from the South Rim park entrance) and had a fantastic time taking in this natural wonder of the world through ranger-led walks, the Junior Ranger program, even just by eating sandwiches along the […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Boise

In July, my kids and I had the opportunity to explore Boise, Idaho. It was the perfect stop on our way from Bend, Oregon where we visited with my brother-in-law to Yellowstone National Park. From learning about state history to racing down waterslides, Boise is a must-visit with kids. Whether you have just a day or two, or even a […]

San Francisco by Bus: The Only Way to See the Sights as a Family

I’m not a big fan of exploring a new city from my car, especially not big cities, like New York and San Francisco. The buildings are tall and I’m so focused on navigating the streets with my iPhone that I don’t get to really see what’s all around me. So, a sightseeing tour is always a must-do for me. Since […]

10 Great Cruise Picks for Families

It’s Wave Season, which means that now is the time to book a family cruise for the very best deals. Wave Season, which runs from January through March, is the time of year when cruise lines are most generous with incentives, like cabin upgrades and free onboard credit, to secure early bookings. Cruises are a great option if you’re considering […]

50 Things to Do in & Around Washington, DC Over Winter Break

There’s a lot to do in and around the Washington, DC area with kids, almost too much to do. So, if you live in the area, or are planning to play a visit during the winter holidays, take a look at 50 fun and easy things to do with your kids. 1. Be Like Indiana Jones. Head to the National […]