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. […]

6 Fun & Fabulous Spring Break Family Vacations

It’s hard to believe that Spring Break is just a few weeks away, especially given how cold it’s been lately (hello, polar vortex). However, if you’ll be ready to escape the moment the school bell rings on the last day before the break, here are six fun and fabulous Spring Break family vacations. Spring Break Family Vacations Florida Keys A […]

Best Family-Friendly Hotels in New Orleans

New Orleans is a great place to explore with kids. There’s a lot to do, see and explore, like Audubon Aquarium, Mardi Gras World and the Insectarium. We spent a couple of days in kid-friendly New Orleans at the start of our cross-country road trip back in June. I wish we could have spent more time in this city. One […]

From the Road: Virginia to Texas (Week One)

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been on the road for one week and have driven more than 1,600 miles. As I type this, we’re in San Antonio after having spent a couple of days in Galveston. The kids are starting to enjoy checking out a new city every couple of days. I wish they’d put their iPads down […]

Postcards from…New Orleans

We left New Orleans yesterday morning after a couple of days of fun and a visit with family. We swam in the rooftop pool at the Sheraton New Orleans, ate beignets at Café du Monde in the French Quarter, saw parade float props being made at Mardi Gras World and met my brother’s new baby. Oh, and we ate some […]

15 Fun Things to Do with Kids in New Orleans

We’ll be traveling to New Orleans in a few months as part of our cross-country summer road trip and I can’t be more excited. My brother and his wife moved to New Orleans six months ago and my nephew is due to be born any day now. So, there’s that. Plus, I can’t wait to experience New Orleans outside of […]

Top 5 Labor Day Travel Deals for Families

I have no idea where summer went. Seriously. I feel like the school year just ended, so it’s hard to believe that my kids will be climbing aboard the school bus once again in less than a week. Still, with Labor Day fast approaching, there’s time for one last getaway, and a cheap one at that. Hotwire recently revealed the […]

New Orleans: 5 Family-Friendly Activities

Mardi Gras is here, attracting thousands and thousands of people to the French Quarter of New Orleans. If you’ve never been to New Orleans, I can tell you that there is so much more to do beyond Mardi Gras. An aquarium, insectarium and even steamboat cruises make for a perfect time in New Orleans for families. Take a look at […]

Get Buggy: 8 Museums to Learn All About Insects

My eight-year-old daughter, Clare, is definitely a get-in-the-dirt kind of girl. In the spring, she loves to go out into the backyard to find roly-polys and other bugs for her bug box. So I’m sure she’ll love going to a museum dedicated to all things insects. If you have little ones who are into bugs too, take a look at […]

Best Family Boat Trips: Puffins, Whales & Manatees (No Water Slides)

There’s been a lot of talk lately about family cruises, like Nickelodeon at Sea and the new Disney Dream cruise ship, but what about boat excursions that last just a few hours. These short trips can offer your kids amazing experiences with whales, puffins and even historical architecture that they’ll be talking about for days to come. Here are eight […]