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Best Things To Do In Kennywood for Families!

Best Things To Do In Kennywood for Families!

  “I’m writ­ing about Ken­ny­wood” I told my hus­band, “what do you think I should title the arti­cle?” “You should­n’t write about it” he said, “tell your edi­tor you can’t write about it. The lines are pret­ty short right now, I don’t want …

Can't Miss Things to Do in Atlanta With Kids

Can’t Miss Things to Do in Atlanta With Kids

  His­toric, bustling, full of life, the city of Atlanta has a fla­vor all its own. Known to adults for its hip music scene and pow­er­house film indus­try, there are also pint-sized ver­sions of both plus plen­ty of things to do in Atlanta …

Best Family Fun in The Outer Banks

Best Family Fun in The Outer Banks

  “There’s a lot of pirates in that area like his­tor­i­cal­ly” was my hus­band’s reac­tion to my announce­ment that we were tak­ing a trip to the Out­er Banks. “We should vis­it a pirate ship while we are there.”    While we didn’t …

5 Perfect Places for Last Minute Family Spring Break Trips

5 Perfect Places for Last Minute Family Spring Break Trips

  2021 is the year of last-minute trav­el! I’ve had lots of my clients at my trav­el agency tell me they weren’t going to trav­el for spring break this year, then changed their mind at the last minute. And who can blame them after the …

Why Chattanooga, TN, Is the Best City to Visit with Kids

Why Chattanooga, TN, Is the Best City to Visit with Kids

  When we need a week­end of fun or want to escape busy Nashville and play tourist in anoth­er city, there’s one place that always comes to mind: Chat­tanooga. Chat­tanooga embod­ies the quirk­i­ness of Austin with the peace­ful atmos­phere of a …

A Weekend at Ohio's Kalahari Indoor Waterpark

A Weekend at Ohio’s Kalahari Indoor Waterpark

  When you think of “Ohio” and “win­ter,” you think “relax­ing by the pool,” right? Nice, warm, sun­ny days? No? Well I did­n’t either until last year.        My dad runs an extreme­ly busy outdoor-centered …

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis with Kids

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis with Kids

  On one mem­o­rable fam­i­ly vaca­tion, our kids loved a cer­tain des­ti­na­tion so much that they asked if we could move there. Was it Dis­ney­land? Eng­land? The beach? Nope. It was St. Louis, Mis­souri (They were joking…I think.). There are …

Paradise Road: A Family Mountain Escape

Paradise Road: A Family Mountain Escape

  There is no recep­tion in Par­adise or on most of Par­adise road rather. Because of that, Par­adise Road is a great place for a tech-free Los Ange­les fam­i­ly week­end get­away or day trip. Or, ditch the kids and take a roman­tic retreat away …

Best Places to Eat in Ohio With Kids

Best Places to Eat in Ohio With Kids

  Ohio, in the food­ie world, is best known for its Choco­late Peanut But­ter can­dies called Buck­eyes. These are named after the state nut — which is poi­so­nous, by the way. We do, how­ev­er, have a lot more food to offer!  If you’re …

A Guide to Family Friendly Columbus

A Guide to Family Friendly Columbus

  Colum­bus, Ohio is home to so much more than Jack Han­na’s Award-Win­ning Zoo and Ohio State Foot­ball. Fun things to do in Colum­bus, OH include food, fes­ti­vals and even a boozy riv­er!    Colum­bus lies in the cen­ter of Ohio. …

Best Things to Do In Pittsburgh With Kids

Best Things to Do In Pittsburgh With Kids

It’s not just steel that steals the show in Pitts­burgh. Large sand­wich­es, roller coast­ers, river­boats, and muse­ums share the spot­light in the city that built Amer­i­ca! Pitts­burgh is full of fun activ­i­ties for kids and teens, even those that are …

The Best Things To Do At Dollywood

The Best Things To Do At Dollywood

I love a good amuse­ment park. I con­sid­er myself some­thing of a guru. But, until recent­ly, I had nev­er been to Dol­ly­wood theme park. So, when my hus­band found him­self with vaca­tion time to blow, we packed up our car and head­ed for Pigeon Forge, …

How to Plan the Ultimate Washington D.C. Trip with Kids

How to Plan the Ultimate Washington D.C. Trip with Kids

With free attrac­tions and some of the world’s top muse­ums, vis­it­ing Wash­ing­ton, D.C. with kids is one of the best vaca­tions for a fam­i­ly. But some­how, despite all the ben­e­fits of this kid-friend­ly vaca­tion spot, our fam­i­ly found ourselves …

The Seven Things You Must Do On Your Family Trip To Zurich

The Seven Things You Must Do On Your Family Trip To Zurich

As a kid, my dad trav­eled a lot for work, catch­ing flights to far flung des­ti­na­tions like Japan, Ger­many, and Italy.  I thought it sound­ed so glam­orous.  I remem­ber ask­ing him once what his favorite city in the world was.  Zurich, he said. And …

A Walk In The Redwoods: Family Activities at the Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort

A Walk In The Redwoods: Family Activities at the Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort

  When I heard the news, a wave of relief so great washed over me, I felt the unex­pect­ed strain of tears, bits of mois­ture man­ag­ing to squeeze through. Until that moment, I had­n’t real­ized our fam­i­ly camp­ing trip to San­ta Cruz Redwoods …

Our First RV Trip: A Beachy Way of Life — Review: Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

Our First RV Trip: A Beachy Way of Life — Review: Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

It’s the divid­ing line between youth and age. It was about 63 degrees at the beach where we camped at a near­by Pis­mo Beach RV park. A sharp wind made me wish I could retract my head into my body like a tur­tle. At the same time, my boys, 10 and …

Woodward Park City: Extreme Family Travel

Woodward Park City: Extreme Family Travel

  It’s a side-effect of par­ent­ing. Once your kids get close to 10 years old, you are sud­den­ly the least cool per­son they know. No mat­ter what you were before becom­ing their moth­er or father, you are now the voice of Char­lie Brown’s …

Three Fun Days In Vail With Adventurous Kids

Three Fun Days In Vail With Adventurous Kids

  It was only because we used snow­board­ing as the hook.      But it was the promise of a fam­i­ly trip to a ski resort in the Col­orado Rocky Moun­tains that enticed the col­lege boy to trav­el with us to Vail, Colorado 

5 Best Places to See Wildlife in Florida

5 Best Places to See Wildlife in Florida

  When my hus­band told me at the begin­ning of Novem­ber that he had vaca­tion days to use or lose come Jan­u­ary, that’s all I need­ed to start plan­ning a fun cou­ples trip.  Since we live in New Eng­land, Flori­da seemed like the best place to …

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An Luxury All-Inclusive for Families

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An Luxury All-Inclusive for Families

  No, he was­n’t a real genie but the way our per­son­al concierge tried to antic­i­pate our needs as he wel­comed us into the Grand Velas Riv­iera Maya Resort in Playa del Car­men, made us feel like he was. The five dia­mond, all-inclusive …

Escape to Kauai With Family

Escape to Kauai With Family

Only, upon arrival at our Airbnb, our fam­i­ly dis­cov­ered there was no key left inside the mail­box as promised by the land­lord. Learn how our crazy solu­tions cre­at­ed the adven­tures that bind us.

No Spoilers! What to Expect from Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

No Spoilers! What to Expect from Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

The time has come, Star Wars: Rise of the Resis­tance is final­ly open at Dis­ney­land. See what the expe­ri­ence was like, what to expect, and whether our expec­ta­tions were met in this no spoil­ers guide.

Attraction Review: Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Attraction Review: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Uni­ver­sal Orlan­do’s per­fect­ly named new coast­er is def­i­nite­ly both mag­i­cal and an adven­ture. When the Wiz­ard­ing World of Har­ry Pot­ter first opened in 2010 at Uni­ver­sal’s Islands of Adven­ture Park, a vis­it to Uni­ver­sal Orlan­do Resort immediately 

Adventures by Disney SoCal Escape: How To Get Behind The Scenes at Disneyland

Adventures by Disney SoCal Escape: How To Get Behind The Scenes at Disneyland

I love Dis­ney­land, so when my son and I were invit­ed to expe­ri­ence the 4‑day Adven­tures by Dis­ney: Dis­ney­land Resort and South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Escape, I was  beyond excit­ed. But even I could nev­er imag­ine the amount of pix­ie dust that was about to 

Hop On — Hop Off Bus Tours: An Affordable Way to Travel with Kids

Hop On — Hop Off Bus Tours: An Affordable Way to Travel with Kids

I’ve spent a good deal of time on the top of a dou­ble-deck­er bus – and not just in Lon­don where that sort of thing is expect­ed. In quite a few dif­fer­ent cities, dou­ble-deck­er bus tours have allowed my fam­i­ly to see the sights, get around town, …

A Magical Family Adventure in India

A Magical Family Adventure in India

  The fol­low­ing post was writ­ten by Jen­nifer Spatz. Jen­nifer enjoys com­bin­ing fam­i­ly trav­el with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to give back as much as we do. She also val­ues get­ting to know local cul­tures in authen­tic set­tings. We are hop­ing to join …

The ABC's of Food Tours with Teens

The ABC’s of Food Tours with Teens

When­ev­er my sons and I trav­el to a new city, we always take a food tour (at this point, we’ve tak­en at least ten). It ini­tial­ly start­ed because we want­ed to try a famous food from a spe­cif­ic area, like beignets in New Orleans, BBQ in Austin, or …

Walking the Streets of NYC: 2 Tours with Kids & Teens

Walking the Streets of NYC: 2 Tours with Kids & Teens

New York City is a walk­ing city. Now, the idea of a “walk­ing city” may seem strange to any­one from L.A. because we have a rep­u­ta­tion of nev­er walk­ing any­where. Ever. But one of the coolest things about New York is that there are so many amazing …

Cruising the San Francisco Bay with Teens

Cruising the San Francisco Bay with Teens

  San Fran­cis­co’s nick­name is The City by the Bay, so when I trav­eled to San Fran­cis­co last Decem­ber with my two teenaged sons, we decid­ed it would be fun to see the city from the bay.     “San …

Visiting 3 Presidential Houses with Kids

Visiting 3 Presidential Houses with Kids

  Vis­it­ing the home of our cur­rent pres­i­dent in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. is not as sim­ple as show­ing up and knock­ing on the door. The advanced plan­ning nec­es­sary (which includes con­tact­ing a mem­ber of Con­gress in advance and pass­ing a …

A Spooky Adventure in Baltimore: Walking the Poe Trail with Teens

A Spooky Adventure in Baltimore: Walking the Poe Trail with Teens

Octo­ber is the Per­fect Time to have A Spooky Adven­ture with Edgar Allan Poe in Bal­ti­more — https://go.shr.lc/2NNtcMo @lafamilytravel @BaltimoreMD @Samdfriedman226 #fam­i­ly­trav­el #trav­el #Hal­loween

4 Spots in Philadelphia To Make History Cool With Teens

4 Spots in Philadelphia To Make History Cool With Teens

  Thanks to Lin Manuel Miran­da and his Broad­way smash hit “Hamil­ton,” U.S. His­to­ry has nev­er been cool­er, so now is the per­fect time to hip-hop on the band­wag­on and take teens (and pre-teens) to Philadel­phia to see “the room[s] where it …