September 24, 2017

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Great KOA Campgrounds for Kids

I’ve mentioned several times that I am decidedly not a camper, at least not a “pitch your own tent” kind of camper. I don’t know how to pitch a tent, at least not yet, and I don’t own a sleeping bag. However, I do love a good campground. Three years, ago, we stayed in deluxe cabins at the Mystic KOA […]

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 […]

Survey: Kids Name Top-10 Summer Travel Picks

School’s already out for some children (another week left for my clan) and Highlights for Children recently polled America’s kids to find out where they most want to go this summer. The results are definitely interesting, especial picks #6 and #10. Take a look: #1 Niagara Falls (NY): While the falls themselves are certainly a huge draw, there are so […]

We Have Liftoff: 8 Museums for Space-Crazed Kids

The final space shuttle may have launched earlier this month, but there’s still plenty of interactive exhibits and artifacts, including satellites, rockets and even a real-life space shuttle, on display at museums nationwide for your space-crazed kids to enjoy. Take a look at eight museums worth checking out to learn about how far our space program has come and where […]

7 Underground Adventures for You and Your Kids

Luray Caverns is a popular attraction about 90 minutes from my house and I’m excited to take my kids there this summer. As usual, one trip idea led me to think about other areas around the country that offer similar experiences for kids to engage in some underground exploration. Here are seven caves worth checking out this summer with your […]