How We’re Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial

National Park Service Centennial

Happy Birthday, National Park Service! August 25, 2016 marks the National Park Service Centennial. To honor this historic event, guests visiting on August 25th -28th will be able to visit all 412 (413!!*) parks for free. These include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails,…

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The Best Gulf Coast Family Resorts in Florida

With world-class theme parks, beautiful beaches, sunshine, and spectacular views, Florida is a great family destination. We also love the family resorts in Florida that keep us coming back. While both coasts are great, we find that the Gulf Coast of Florida is more laid back and family-friendly. In our opinion, that’s what makes it one of best…

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Why Thanksgiving is a Great Time to Travel with Kids

A Family Holiday Recharge I don’t know about you, but the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be mighty stressful for me. It’s like each activity to which we belong feels the need to cram everything into those precious three weeks before the schools’ winter breaks, and I can’t blame them. It’s a special time…

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Visiting the Best Harry Potter Sites in London

“Mom, are you crying?” *sniff* “No.” *sniff* (Okay…maybe just a little.) When we visited London last year, we knew we wanted to experience some Harry Potter magic. We are serious about reading in our household, and is a favorite. Andrew and I know the and the like the back of our hands. Cadence has read…

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Fun Things To Do in San Antonio With Kids

There are so many things to do in San Antonio with kids which is why it has always been one of my favorite destinations (even though it is blazing hot there in July!) They have theme parks, upscale shopping, great restaurants, fun hotels, and lots of history, and we have been there enough times to…

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8 Great Things to Do in St. Louis With Kids

If you’re looking for a fun road trip, centrally located St. Louis, Missouri, is a great option from just about anywhere in the United States. Along with delicious food and unique sights, there are so many things to do with kids in St. Louis. We hardly scratched the surface of all there is to do…

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The Best of Walt Disney World Resort – Old Favorites and New Magic

I know that there are a lot of families out there who pretty much only take Disney vacations, and there was a time when I found this plan to be…well, a little boring. Why limit yourself when there is so much of this world to see? But when Cadence was given the opportunity to dance…

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Our Favorite Gear for a Summer Road Trip


After planning our trip to Florida for the summer, we decided that it would be fun to drive like we did when the kids were much younger. Plus, we were ready to break in our new Explorer, so off we went! Of course, staying sane in the car on a long road trip is important,…

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AftT’s Guide to Wizarding Around Universal Orlando Resort

Hogwarts Express Universal Orlando Resort

“If yeh know where to go” Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links meaning that we earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. There is no additional cost to you, and it helps to support this site. Thanks! We’ve been to London and done the Warner…

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The Best Parasailing in Florida

Parasailing in Florida was the perfect way to split up our time between Florida theme parks. After spending 5 days at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, we were tired and ready for some time at the beach. If you are in southwest Florida and want to go parasailing, nobody does it better than Bonita Jet…

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