May 25, 2017

10 Best Indoor Waterpark Hotels

You may need to bundle the kids up to send them off to school, but when the weekend comes, get ready to grab the swimsuits, goggles and beach towels. It’s time to splash, slide and get wet at an indoor waterpark hotel, like Caribbean Cove Hotel & Waterpark in Indianapolis or Falls Avenue Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Whether you […]

8 Fantastic Fall Family Getaways

It may be the first day of September and the kids may be back in school, but now is a great time to start thinking about a fall getaway. September and October, also know as “shoulder season,” are great months for families to travel while enjoying fewer crowds and lower prices on hotels and attractions. As a bonus, the weather […]

Best Kid Friendly Hotels in Chicago

Chicago is such a fun place for kids. There’s so much to do, see and explore, like Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, and SkyDeck Chicago. We had just two days for a Chicago family vacation, but I easily could have spent so much more time enjoying this city. One look online and you’ll find numerous hotel options, including many hotels near […]

20 Most Instagram-Worthy Roadside Attractions

There’s just something about road trips and stopping to take photos at fun and quirky roadside attractions, like Cadillac Ranch in Texas and Foamhenge in Virginia. One of my personal favorites is South of the Border, a road stop in South Carolina. You’ll see colorful billboards, like “Pedro’s Weather Report: Chili Today, Hot Tamale!,” for miles and miles (and miles). If […]

TravelChannel.com: 10 Best Family Adventures

I already have my big family adventure planned for the year, but how about you? If you’re still pondering what to do with the kids, TravelChannel.com has compiled a list of the 10 Best Family Adventures for 2015. They worked with a panel of experts, including Keryn Means of Walking on Travels and Nancy Schretter of Family Travel Network, so […]

Top 10 Family-Friendly Oktoberfest Celebrations

Oktoberfest officially kicks off in Munich on Saturday (9/20), but if you have no plans to travel to Germany, but still want to take in German music, dancing, foods and games, here are 10 family-friendly Oktoberfest celebrations across the U.S. that are worth a visit: 1. Oktoberfest Chicago. Hosted by St. Alphonsus Church, head to Oktoberfest Chicago for bratwurst, traditional […]

Top 10 Corn Mazes for Families

It’s September and that means it’s time to start thinking about apple picking, fall festivals and of course, corn mazes (one of my favorite fall activities!). Wherever you live, you’re bound to find a fabulous corn maze (aka maize maze), and here are 10 mazes families will love his year: 1. Richardson Farm (Spring Grove, IL). Head about an hour […]

7 Must-Do’s in Chicago Over the Holidays

I love Chicago. I’ll be honest, I love Chicago a lot more in August, but during the holidays there are so many wonderful activities to do and places to visit with your kids, making Chicago is a must-visit over Christmas. Here are seven must-do’s if you’re planning a trip to Chicago over the holidays: 1. Take in a Holiday Market […]

Explore a New City: Family Scavenger Hunts

What better way to explore a new city than by doing a scavenger hunt, particularly with kids. These days, visitors bureaus, private companies and even mobile app developers are getting in on the action to make city tours a whole lot of fun for the family. Take a look at a few great options: Chattanooga (TN): Enjoy a free Spring […]

Daily Deals: Splashy Indoor Water Parks

It’s chilly outside and the kids need to burn off some energy somehow, so check out a few fabulous deals on water park stays over on Groupon. Take a look: KeyLime Cove Indoor Water Park Resort (Gurnee, IL): Located less than one hour from Chicago or Milwaukee, KeyLime Cove was chosen as the most popular resort among families last year by […]