November 22, 2017

Only 1 in 3 Americans Has a Passport (Seriously?)

I came across a statistic recently that surprised me: only about one-third of Americans have a passport. According to, this is actually a record number. Here in Virginia, nearly half of all residents have a passport, which means I may know people who don’t have a passport. Honestly, I just kind of assumed that everyone had a passport. The […]

TripAdvisor: Top Family-Friendly Hotels

If you’re planning to travel with your family this summer, you may be interested in a recent study from TripAdvisor revealing the top family-friendly hotels. While TripAdvisor is considered by many to be a trusted source for customer reviews, be sure to do your own research and check out feedback on other review sites on the same properties before booking […]

Blog Buzz: Go Inside the Disney Fantasy

The long-awaited Disney Fantasy finally sets sail on its maiden voyage tomorrow and the blogs have been abuzz. Get your Disney Fantasy fix with updates on the staterooms, stage shows, characters and on-board activities from the popular blogs below. Take a look. Take a photo tour of the Disney Fantasy to get a look inside on The Cruise Log. Or, […]

5 Ways to Avoid a Staycation this Summer

If you haven’t noticed, gas prices are on the rise. According to a recent survey, gas prices are up 12 cents in the last two weeks. That’s on top of an 18 cent price increase in the previous two weeks. Geesh, no wonder it cost me nearly $75 to fill my tank the other day. So what does this mean […]

Survey: Top Hotel Chains for Families

Parents magazine recently revealed the findings of their 10 Best Hotel Chains for Families survey. By assessing more than 70 hotel chains and consulting with travel experts, they were able to whittle their favorites down to just 10, including five chains for budget-minded travelers and five mid-priced picks. You can see the full survey results here. I started to dig […]

Kidventurous Named Best Family Travel Blog by Parents Magazine

I feel very honored today. I’ve been blogging here at Kidventurous less than a year and already I’ve won an award for my website. My little family travel blog was chosen by the editors of Parents magazine as the Best Family Travel Blog. I’m still thinking about what exactly this means, but it was very exciting to turn to page […]

Tweet & Greet: Meeting New, Well-Traveled Friends

I went to the first #DCTravelTweetUp of the year last night. It’s a gathering of local travel bloggers, writers and photographers who get together here in DC at a local bar once a month to mix and mingle. This was my very first get-together, and of course I was a little nervous, not having met any of these Twitter friends […]

Kidventurous is Now on Pinterest (With 8 New Family Travel Boards!)

It’s official. I have finally taken the plunge and Kidventurous is now on Pinterest! I spent some time yesterday playing around with Pinterest and had so much fun checking out my friends’ boards and news items, pictures and special tidbits that they’d pinned on their boards. I can easily see how you can spend hours on Pinterest and not even […]

2012: My Top Five Travel Resolutions

My kids are getting older, and easier to travel with to vacation destinations that don’t involve my in-laws’ winter home in South Florida. It is lovely, but I’m getting close to seeing all that Palm Beach County has to offer me and my family. So that got me thinking about travel resolutions for the new year, and aside from traveling […]

Gobble Gobble: Top Thanksgiving Travel Destinations

Orbitz recently released a holiday survey and found that more than 80 percent of travelers will fly, drive and take the train to be with family. Orbitz also ranked the top-10 Thanksgiving travel destinations, each of which has so much to see and do with your family both before and after your annual Turkey Day celebrations. Take a look. #1: […]