May 25, 2017

Best Places to Travel with Kids in December

The holidays are here, but there’s still plenty of time to travel as a family, as well as plenty of fun places to explore whether you like to ski, hike, cruise or simply see the sights and holiday lights. Here are 10 of the best places to visit in December with kids. Have fun. 🙂 New York City We’ve been […]

10 Things You Should Know About Niagara Falls

I’d been eager to go to Niagara Falls for some time. I don’t exactly know why. It’s just one of those places I had stuck in mind. I meant to road trip up to Niagara Falls with the kids over the summer, but just ran out of time. You know how that goes. So, the school year started and Niagara […]

Why You & Your Kids Will Love Sunny Hill Resort

I’d never even heard of Sunny Hill Resort in the Great Northern Catskills of New York before we pulled up the minivan to check in in mid-July. Lauded by Parents magazine readers as one of the 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts, I was eager to see what the hubbub was all about for myself. Sunny Hill Resort is a family-owned property […]

Best Family-Friendly Hotels in New York City

We love New York City. It’s less than five hours from where we live outside Washington, DC and it’s such a fun place to visit with kids, as well as teens. We loved taking the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and enjoying the night views from the top of the Empire State Building. Even just exploring the city […]

8 Great Winter Resorts for Warm Weather Family Fun

Winter Resorts for Warm Weather Family Fun At last, spring is here. It’s time to pack away the ski boots and poles, then head to the ski resorts. Yes, the ski resorts, many of which are perfect spots for spring and summer fun. From scenic gondola rides to horseback riding to splashing around in local swimming holes, there’s plenty to […]

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 […]

10 Tulip Gardens & Festivals to Visit with Kids

I love tulips. I really, really wanted to go to the Netherlands this year to see the tulips, but given my recent career switch into travel PR, it just wasn’t in the cards. Fortunately, I found the next best thing about 25 minutes from my house: Burnside Farms. While not the Keukenhof, there were rows and rows of tulips of all […]

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Movie-Loving Teens

Watching movies is popular in my house, especially on weekends and snow days. When we planned our big California road trip a few years ago, it was a must for our teens to spend the first few days in Hollywood. As luck would have it, our visit coincided with the red carpet premiere of Disney’s Brave.  We also enjoyed going […]

10 Best Family Dude Ranch Vacations

Family Dude Ranch Vacations I’ve long wanted to take my kids to a dude ranch. I even brought it up a month after I started Kidventurous as one of 5 Places I Can’t Wait to Visit with My Kids. Yet, four years later, I still have not enjoyed a family dude ranch vacation with my kids. So, in an effort […]