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10 Ways to Find Romance in New Orleans

Couples seeking romance are sure to find it in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jazz is the muse, begging couples to swing onto the dance floor or snuggle up in a nightclub booth for a kiss. The architecture is romantic, with flower vines winding around rusting wrought iron balconies — somehow more beautiful for the wear. Even […]

Keystone Wagon Ride Dinner – Way More Than a Meal

I didn’t think the Keystone Wagon Ride Dinner at the ski resort in Colorado could possibly live up to my high expectations. My family had gone on the Keystone Sleigh Ride Dinner a couple of winters prior and I thought there was no way the summertime version could compare to the magical, snowy experience. Boy, […]

San Miguel de Allende with Kids ~ A Different Kind of Mexican Vacation

When you think of a Mexican vacation, you probably envision sandy beaches, turquoise blue ocean waves, and all-inclusive resorts. San Miguel de Allende has none of these things. It’s not a major city full of museums and attractions like Mexico City, either. So, why visit San Miguel de Allende with kids? A vacation here is […]

10 Super Fun Things to Do in Portland with Kids

Portland, Oregon prizes itself on being weird. In fact, the city’s official slogan is, “Keep Portland weird.” Public pianos implore passersby to play them. Dogs wear sunglasses. Doughnuts come topped with bubble gum. What a wonderfully weird place for families to explore! Intrigued? Take a look at these 10 super fun things to do in […]

Keystone, Colorado Summer Activities for Families

Keystone in summer? Yes! When I suggested families head to ski resorts in summer for outdoor activities during a radio┬áinterview, the DJ scoffed, “What in the world is there to do at a ski resort without any snow?” Plenty, that’s what! Keystone Resort in Colorado is just as beautiful off-season as it is in winter. […]

Rhine Getaway with Viking River Cruises ~ Ports and Excursions

Choosing a Viking River Cruise from their enticing selection of itineraries is like choosing which decadent dessert to eat from an overwhelming array of tempting treats. When reviewing Viking’s many river cruise offerings, indeed I felt like a child in a chocolate factory asked to take just one sweet. After much deliberation, my husband and […]

What was the first state in the USA?

a) Delaware
b) New Hampshire
c) Virginia
d) Massachusetts
e) Connecticut

Songs about Colors – A Musical Rainbow of Inspiration

These eight songs about colors will inspire adults and kids alike. More than merely a collection of melodies that mention a particular color, this list includes songs that are meaningful and uplifting. I hope these colorful songs will bring you some joy, particularly when trying to make sense of chaotic times or when you need […]

10 Boredom Busting Backyard Activities for Kids

For children, school breaks are typically a time for play, relaxation…and boredom. Yes, those first few days of freedom from school might taste delicious but before long, parents begin to hear wails of, “I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!” Check out these 10 fun activities to do in your backyard to keep kids content […]

Best Travel Memoirs to Inspire Wanderlust

Want to get away without leaving home? Read a book about travel instead! Travel memoirs are the next best thing to actually traveling, if you ask me. Stories about real-life journeys transport readers to another place, and maybe even another time. To compile this list of the best travel memoirs, I asked other travel writers […]

Travel Mamas 11th Anniversary – My Blogging Journey & Most Popular Stories

Eleven years ago I didn’t know what a blog was. Today Travel Mamas is one of the world’s top travel blogs. To celebrate the 11th anniversary of this family travel blog, I’m counting down our 11 most popular stories of all-time and sharing my blogging journey! The traditional 11th anniversary gift is steel, the symbol […]

Family Beach Vacation Tips for a Fun-Filled & Mishap-Free Getaway

What’s not to love about a family beach vacation? There’s the sand, the sun, and the sea! But there are also sunburns, unexpected rainy weather, and scary ocean waves. Here are six great family beach vacation tips to make sure your holiday is as fun-filled and mishap-free as possible. 1. Be wary of big waves. […]

Rosetta Stone for Families Review ~ Learn a New Language with Your Kids

Are you considering buying Rosetta Stone to learn a new language with your kids? My family has had great success in learning to speak and read foreign languages with this online service. Rosetta Stone can help brush up language skills, augment school-taught language classes, or add foreign language to your homeschooling curriculum. This review covers […]