Indoor Adventure at the Mall of America
November 3, 2013 – 8:13 pm | No Comment

The kids are back in school, winter is inevitable, and road trip season has shrunken to the tune of a long weekend or holiday vacation. Accommodating both road warriors and jet setters with a long …

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Amish Country Itinerary in Lancaster, PA
May 3, 2013 – 2:23 pm | 3 Comments
Amish Country Itinerary in Lancaster, PA

If you’re looking for a great weekend road trip in the Northeast this spring, consider Lancaster, PA.  From the Amish country, to the railroads and museums, to the amusement parks, this itinerary is great family …

Making The Most Of Spring Break In Breck
March 20, 2013 – 5:15 am | No Comment
Making The Most Of Spring Break In Breck

If you happen to be heading to Breckenridge, Colo., for spring break in the next couple weeks, color me jealous. While my family spent a fantastic week there in early February, we were a few …

Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont: Don’t Ski? Don’t Worry!
March 9, 2013 – 6:22 am | 4 Comments
Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont: Don’t Ski? Don’t Worry!

Almost exactly a year ago, I shared with you our family’s first trip to Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont. We enjoyed ourselves so much last year, that we returned again this year. And to double-up …

Family Vacation in Dubuque, Iowa
September 17, 2012 – 7:19 pm | 4 Comments
Family Vacation in Dubuque, Iowa

Built on the Mississippi River and right up the bluff, Dubuque, Iowa is progressive in addition to beautiful. Renovating the Port of Dubuque as well as the historic downtown, great vision has transformed the city …

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
September 12, 2012 – 7:04 pm | One Comment
National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the Midwest has a hidden gem in the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. Visiting the museum on a family …

Family Vacation in Kohler, Wisconsin: Bring the Kidz
September 4, 2012 – 6:20 pm | 3 Comments
Family Vacation in Kohler, Wisconsin: Bring the Kidz

Shifting the paradigm that The American Club—the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star Resort—is exclusively for couples, golfers and girlfriends, the Kohler Company has launched a new program just for kids. Kohler Kidz, that is.
Launched in the …

Halifax Area Attractions: An Itinerary to See it All
August 22, 2012 – 7:51 pm | No Comment
Halifax Area Attractions: An Itinerary to See it All

Our family had one week to see all of the attractions around Halifax, Nova Scotia — and still get some relaxing time too! We actually feel we succeeded in this goal, so I thought I …

Guest Post: Niagara Falls Family Vacation
August 6, 2012 – 7:27 pm | No Comment
Guest Post: Niagara Falls Family Vacation

Today’s guest post is compliments of Gemma Callahan. Gemma is a stay-at-home mom of three kids ages 11, 10, and 8. Current resident of Madison, Wisconsin (yea!), Gemma has called New Orleans, Chicago, Philadelphia, and …

Road Trip Itinerary: Asheville to Nashville
August 3, 2012 – 4:57 am | No Comment
Road Trip Itinerary: Asheville to Nashville

While you could make it from Asheville, NC to Nashville, TN in four to five hours on the Interstate, taking the scenic route offers opportunities for unique stops that make a memorable family road trip.
When …

Summer Vacation: Kansas City With The Family
July 5, 2012 – 7:27 pm | 2 Comments
Summer Vacation: Kansas City With The Family

Kansas City. Best known as the “city of fountains,” this Midwestern Missouri destination may be one of the best-kept secrets in the family travel industry. Bursting with culture, entertainment, museums, sporting venues, and enough independent …

Park Place: Road Trip Oasis in Leawood, Kansas
June 28, 2012 – 7:35 pm | One Comment
Park Place: Road Trip Oasis in Leawood, Kansas

Perhaps an unconventional vacation destination for a road trip, Park Place shopping district in Leawood, Kansas (greater Kansas City) is a “something for everyone” type detour. Located near 117th and Nall, Park Place is a …

Hiking in Boulder, Colorado
June 25, 2012 – 9:00 pm | One Comment
Hiking in Boulder, Colorado

A hidden-gem above Boulder, Colorado, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) offers a free museum and convenient hiking trails for both visitors and area residents.
Three year residents of Boulder County, Colorado in our B.C. …

Cincinnati in Spring: Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory
May 20, 2012 – 6:54 pm | No Comment
Cincinnati in Spring: Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory

Butterfly lovers should plan a yearly migration to Cincinnati to see the annual Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservatory.  Every year features a new theme; often the themes showcase butterflies from a particular country.  2012’s show …

Beaches Boscobel: A Top Five for Families
May 7, 2012 – 4:50 pm | One Comment
Beaches Boscobel: A Top Five for Families

My daughter and I just returned from the Beaches Boscobel resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and here are the top five reasons why I think families keep returning year after year. I’d heard of Beaches …

Turn the Journey AND Destination in a Vacation – 10 Great Summertime Stops Along I-95
April 12, 2012 – 12:46 pm | No Comment
Turn the Journey AND Destination in a Vacation – 10 Great Summertime Stops Along I-95

Guest post by Barbara Barnes, author of the new book, “What’s Great About I-95: Maine to Florida“.

Getting ready for summer vacation? Make the journey as enjoyable as the destination. I-95 travelers are in for a …

Eagle Watching in Decorah, Iowa
April 9, 2012 – 7:56 pm | 3 Comments
Eagle Watching in Decorah, Iowa

Nestled among the coulees and deep river valleys of Northeast Iowa, the sleepy town of Decorah is an idyllic place. Home to Luther College, Decorah is heavy on Norwegians, wooden trolls, and a progressive way …

5 Things To Do In New Jersey That Aren’t On The Shore
March 30, 2012 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
5 Things To Do In New Jersey That Aren’t On The Shore

Many people think New Jersey is all traffic, suburbs, and “The Shore.” Well, I’m here to tell you about some fantastic activities my family has enjoyed in New Jersey’s “Great Northwest.”
1. Grounds for Sculpture: This amazing …

Herkimer, NY: A Gem in the Adirondack Foothills
March 12, 2012 – 7:00 am | One Comment
Herkimer, NY: A Gem in the Adirondack Foothills

Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains is the town of Herkimer, N.Y., home to the Herkimer Diamond Mines and award-winning KOA campground, as well as Lock 18 of the Erie Canal. Whether you …

Eat, Play, Stay in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
March 4, 2012 – 10:58 am | 3 Comments
Eat, Play, Stay in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Fond du Lac, home to 45,000 Wisconsinites hunkered down along the southern edge of the great Lake Winnebago. A lovely four-season vacation destination, Fond du Lac offers plenty of options for families looking to get …

Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont: A Winter Disneyland
March 1, 2012 – 7:16 pm | One Comment
Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont: A Winter Disneyland

We’re excited to welcome back one of our favorite Canadian road-tripping moms, Julie Harrison of Coffee with Julie. Adventuring north to Saguenay, Quebec on a Winter Wonderland trip last season, The Harrison’s recently dipped down …