Experiencing WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

In September 2016, we signed our fourth grader up for her Every Kid In A Park pass and set off to visit as many parks as we could in a year. Hawaii was first up on the list. Our trip started off with a visit to Haleakalā National Park and Volcanoes National parks. Those places…

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Let Freedom Ring! Visiting Independence National Historic Park

The Birthplace of U.S. Democracy No trip to Philadelphia would be complete without a visit to Independence National Historic Park. The park is home to Independence Hall and its most famous resident, the Liberty Bell. The various buildings that make up the park have seen their fair share of democracy. They have not only served…

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Incredible! Exploring Ancient Machu Picchu with Kids

Machu Picchu with kids

Planning an Awesome Family Adventure to Peru Peru is an awe-inspiring country filled with culture, history, and unbelievable scenery. It is also kid-friendly and affordable, so when we sat down several months ago to plan our spring break trip, Peru shot right to the top of the list. The crown jewel of Peruvian archaeological sites…

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#ExploreHome: Woody Guthrie Center – Tulsa, OK

The Woody Guthrie Center is a gem of a museum located in Tulsa, OK. Opened in 2013, the Center celebrates the art and life of Oklahoma native son Woody Guthrie and has a beautiful spot right in the heart of the Brady Arts District in thriving downtown Tulsa.   Woody Guthrie – Spreading Hope Where There…

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Visiting Mammoth Cave National Park With Kids

Mammoth Cave National Park

When we found ourselves with a free weekend earlier this year, we decided to pull out the map and find a new National Park to visit. Mammoth Cave ticked all the boxes: within a day’s drive, and lots of ‘cool’ factor for the kids. We were not disappointed. It was fantastic! Visiting Mammoth Cave National…

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Best Family Hotels in San Diego, CA

Best Family Hotels in San Diego

Looking for the best family hotels in San Diego? With nearly perfect weather year round and unlimited family activities, I don’t blame you! San Diego is a family vacation paradise. As you might expect, there is no shortage of hotels and family resorts that fit any budget. San Diego is also pretty unique in that you’re…

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How to Book an Amazing Hotel With HotelsCombined

Find the best hotel with HotelsCombined

Wouldn’t you love to take an awesome family vacation on your next school break? Maybe an escape from the cold to Cabo or Disneyland? Or book an epic ski trip to somewhere new? What about a hike around the Volcanoes in Hawaii? Or some parasailing in Florida? It all looks great, right? But we know the drill – spring break will…

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Winter Park Resort-One of the Best Ski Resorts for Families

As a kid growing up in the Midwest, my family’s go-to ski destination was always Colorado. Winter Park Resort is one of the places where I learned to ski. I don’t have many vivid ski memories from that time, but I do recall the treacherous drive through the mountains to get there and also the wonderful times we…

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts for All the Travelers in Your Life

With Christmas just around the corner, hopefully you have your major holiday shopping done by now. If not, don’t fret. We’ve got you covered! We always seem to be looking for small, last-minute gifts for our family, and we’re here to help you find that perfect gift to cross off your list this year. Disclosure:…

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Choosing the Best Carry-On Luggage

Carry-on luggage is such an important investment, but with so many choices, how do you narrow it down? We know that choosing the best carry-on luggage can definitely be a chore, so we’ve done it for you! Leave That Checked Bag at Home! Many families make the mistake of assuming that they can’t get out…

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