September 24, 2017

10 Things You’ve Got to Do at the Mall of America

The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota (just outside Minneapolis) is seriously so much fun. I’ve been there twice now and didn’t have enough time to explore all that is the Mall of America either time. There’s just too much stuff to do there. Clearly I must go back a third time. My kids and I went to the Mall […]

Watch the Tram Car: Boardwalk Fun in Wildwood, NJ

It’s hard to believe, but I had not been to the Jersey Shore in 30 years, at least not to the southern section of Wildwood and Cape May. Until last month, that is. Wait. I just realized I spent time in Avalon and Stone Harbor, maybe 20 years ago, but now that sounds like a long time too. Those were […]

What to Know Before a Ski Getaway at Seven Springs

Every year, I want to get my kids up on skis, but there’s always something, a basketball tournament, a father-daughter dance, a must-go birthday party. Then sometimes I just forget that I want to get the kids on skis and those weekends when one or more of the kids are available just pass me by. Frustrating. The last (only) time […]

15 Free Things to Do with Kids in Toronto

Are you headed to Toronto? First, don’t forget to bring your passport if you’re coming from the U.S. Next, don’t forget to find ways to cut costs on your getaway. One way to save money is to do as many free things as possible, assuming that they interest you and your family, of course. Take a look at 15 fun, […]

Where to Take Your Kids in Southeast New Mexico

As part of our cross-country road trip last summer, we made several stops in New Mexico. This was our first time in New Mexico and there was so much to see. The landscape is so different from what we see here in Virginia, so even just driving through the state was a fantastic experience. There’s also so much to do, […]

10 Things to Do in Steamboat Springs with Kids

Steamboat Springs may be best known for skiing and snow tubing, but when the weather is warm you’ll find so many things to do in Steamboat Springs. From hiking to mountain biking to horseback riding, even summer rodeos, there’s a lot to do as a family in this Colorado ski town. Things to Do in Steamboat Springs On our recent […]

Camping with Kids: 20 Places Where You Can Stay in a Yurt

Prior to a few months ago, I’d never even heard of a yurt, much less stayed in one. When I travel with the kids, I like to mix up accommodations and book stays at campgrounds (in cabins, my version of camping with kids), hotels and vacation rentals. It adds to the fun, and this year I decided to add a […]

From the Road: Texas to New Mexico (Week Two)

We arrived in California yesterday, but since it’s been more than a few days since I’ve had reliable wi-fi, I’m just now sharing the second week of our cross-country road trip. We’ve had the usual bickering, crying and world-class parenting moments, but overall it was a pretty good week. We drove a lot, we saw a lot, and we’re still […]

Postcards from…San Antonio

I had planned to post more often, but painfully slow wi-fi the last couple of days put a damper on that plan. To be fair, we were in a fairly remote area of New Mexico, so I shouldn’t have expected super-fast wi-fi, but I couldn’t upload or download any photos, so blog posts were off the table. We had a […]

4 Summer Hotspots Perfect for the Whole Family

There’s no question that vacationing with the entire family is entirely different from venturing out on your own. Everything from travel planning to getting around town to where to eat is different given varying ages and interests among family members, making it sometimes difficult to decide where to go. Fortunately, there are several vacation hotspots that offer fun for the […]