December 12, 2017

15 Fun Things to Do in Hilton Head with Kids

Over Spring Break in mid-March, not only did we explore Myrtle Beach, but we also spent a few days exploring Hilton Head, SC. This was our first Hilton Head family vacation and there was so much to see and do, especially with kids. We loved riding our bikes and kayaking along the waterways in Hilton Head. And, of course, the […]

Myrtle Beach: Family Vacation Checklist

We just got back from Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday. This was our first time ever to Myrtle Beach and it was such a fun time. So, naturally, I had to put together a checklist to help other families make the most of a getaway to Myrtle Beach since there are definitely some must-do Myrtle Beach attractions for kids. 1. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 Ways to Enjoy Fort Sumter with Kids (Charleston)

You’ll find no shortage of historic architecture, vibrant southern cuisine and fabulous water views in Charleston, SC, but no trip to this delightful city would be complete without reliving a major turning point in our country’s history at Fort Sumter National Monument on nearby Sullivan’s Island. Built after the War of 1812 as a line of defense for the city […]

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 […]

Charleston with Kids: 8 Family-Friendly Must-Do’s

Over the weekend, I flew to Charleston, SC for the Charleston Half Marathon. I’d wanted to visit Charleston for many years, but this was my first visit to this beautiful city. I was impressed by how much there is to see and do for both adults and children. We saw a lot over three days, but there was so much […]

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 […]