September 24, 2017

Best Places to Travel with Kids in January

The holidays have come and gone. Everyone in the house is back to work and school. Already you’re starting to hear an “I’m bored” here and there (now that the novelty of holiday gifts has worn off), so now is the time for a getaway. Here are 10 of the best places to visit with kids in January. Have fun. […]

Voluntourism: 8 Ways to Give Back on Your Family Vacation

Voluntourism is big and it’s not just for adults. There are lots of programs at hotels and resorts that enable families and children to give back. You can even work directly with non-profits themselves, like Together for Good and Stuff Your Rucksack, which will let you know what’s needed at schools and orphanages in communities near your travel destination. Whether […]

Top 10 Things for Kids to Do in Miami

I go to South Florida at least once a year and am a very big fan of Miami. There’s so much to do as a family, including eco-focused and cultural activities, as well as a fantastic selection of family-friendly properties, like Trump International Beach Resort and The Palms Hotel & Spa, both of which are Preferred Family hotels. Here are […]

5 Fantastic Summer Camps for Kids

The time is now to start thinking about summer camps, and more and more resorts are offering amazing experiences for kids and teens. Do your kids want to explore a coral reef? Or maybe learning to make scones is more their style. There’s a camp out there for everyone. Take a look at a few fabulous and far-from-everyday camps that […]

Have a Library Card? Get Free Museum Passes.

Well, here’s another great reason to get a library card. Many public library systems around the country are offering free museum passes to library card holders. Yes, free. In many cases, you simply go online to the library system websites, select the date of your visit and print your passes. Other library systems require you to check out a free […]

Florida: 5 Eco-Friendly Hotel Kids Clubs

I love that kids clubs at hotels and resorts are no longer just day camps where staff members simply take kids to the pool and make arts and crafts with them. Sure, those are fun, but when my kids can learn something too, that’s the best. Florida has a bunch of fabulous, environmentally-focused kids clubs, and if you’re still thinking […]

President’s Day: 6 Sites to Feel More Presidential

A few days ago, The Huffington Post put up this great post, President’s Day: 50 States, 50 Presidential Sites, with a state-by-state list of top picks to help you be a little more presidential in your celebrations in your home state (should you choose not to enjoy the holiday with a day out on the slopes).  Here are a few […]

Get in Free: 10 Cities to Check Out for Free Family Fun

I love free. Okay, who doesn’t love free? When you travel, and you have kids in tow, free is especially good. So lately I’ve stumbled across a variety of posts touting free things to do in cities across the country and the world, like parks, museums and walk tours, and here are ten of my favorites. Boston: If you’re headed […]

7 Ways to Get Up Close and Personal with Dolphins

If you caught Dolphin Tale either in theatres or when it was released on DVD and Blu-ray last month, no doubt you’re in love and want to hop in the water with the next dolphin you see. Fortunately, there are a bunch of dolphin encounter programs to let you get up close and personal with these lovable mammals. Take a […]

10 Best U.S. Beaches: Siesta Key is #1

USA Today reported that “Dr. Beach,” aka Steven Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University, named Siesta Key the best beach in the U.S. Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, near Sarasota, it was the sugar white sand that led this beach to victory this year, as well as affordable family restaurants. I’m a big fan of white beaches with soft, […]