ENTERTAINMENT

What It’s Like to Tour Paisley Park Where Prince Lived, Worked and Recorded

I was shocked and saddened when Prince died on April 21, 2016. I bet you were, too. An incredible talent like his is rare indeed and the world cried purple tears that day. As a former Minnesotan and huge Prince fan, I am sorry to say I never got a chance to see him in concert. […]

Romantic Movies Set in London that Are Perfect for Date Night

Think only the city of Paris provides a cinematic stage for a romance? I’ve got news for you. London has been the setting of plenty of romantic movies…and not all of them include Hugh Grant. Even if you exclude well-known favorites like Notting Hill, you will find charming contemporary romantic comedies set in London. I […]

“The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America” ~ Tips for Visiting the Largest Mall in the USA

If you love to shop and want to visit the largest mall in the USA, or if you’re planning a trip to Minnesota, you need to read The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America. This informative book is filled with handy tips for visitors to this mega entertainment complex of stores, restaurants, aquarium, and indoor amusement park. Once […]

The Voyager with Josh Garcia Review ~ A New TV Show for Travel Lovers

When I’m not traveling, I daydream about travel and imagine where I’ll go next. Now, I can sail around the world each Saturday morning with NBC’s show, The Voyager with Josh Garcia. When Carnival Corporation asked me to tune in to this new travel show as part of their #SailAwayFromHome campaign, I didn’t hesitate to step aboard. […]

5 Incredible Hotel Suites for Kids that Feel Like Stepping into a Movie

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a fantastical movie in these five incredible hotel suites for kids. Whether you’re celebrating a special event, or you just want a super fun treat, read on to learn which suite to book for a sweet and memorable holiday. 1. The Pineapple at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana If your […]

5 Books British Kids Read (& Why Your Kids Should, Too!)

Having grown up in the USA, I found there was a whole new universe of children’s books in the United Kingdom that I did not know existed. I remember loving such books as Clifford the Big Red Dog, Nancy Drew and Little House on the Prairie. British kids, though, have a different set of books they […]

Best Free Music Festivals for Families in the USA

You’ve got a blanket spread on the grass, a picnic basket full of treats and maybe, if the venue allows it, a box of wine in the cooler. Your kids are dancing to the sounds coming through the speakers and you can just see the band at the source through the crowd as the sun […]

Watch “He Named Me Malala” with Your Kids

“There is a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up.” – Malala Yousafzai Great changes are made when people are willing to speak out about injustices, even at the risk of grave personal danger. Martin Luther King, Jr. had the charisma and vision to propel the Civil Rights Movement […]

All Things Eloise at The Plaza Hotel

For decades, children have enjoyed reading about Eloise and her mischievous adventures living in New York City’s posh Plaza Hotel. The famous Eloise book series is turning 60 this year. To celebrate, The Plaza is hosting an array of family-friendly activities commemorating all things Eloise at The Plaza Hotel. Eloise at the Plaza Shop One of my young daughter’s favorite places […]

Wild Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

Wild is one of those movies that stays with you for days and weeks after the credits have rolled, begging you to be present and appreciate what you have in your life today, because it might not be there tomorrow. It’s a story about travel and finding yourself during the journey. It’s about adventure, family, love, […]

Travel in the Footsteps of Harry Potter in London

When parents are able to weave a child’s interests into a travel itinerary, the best vacation memories are formed. If traveling to London with a Harry Potter fan, literary travel opportunities abound. Visiting Harry Potter sites can be the thrill of a lifetime for anyone who loves the fictional boy wizard. Here are some fun […]

The Magic of Anne of Green Gables on Prince Edward Island

At only 175 miles from tip to tip, Prince Edward Island (PEI) may be the smallest Canadian province, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm. The island boasts a beautiful landscape, exciting outdoor activities, succulent fresh seafood, lively music, and friendly islanders. Despite all of these incredible attributes, tourism in PEI […]

Little Mermaid Ride Premiere & Interview with Jodi Benson, the Voice of Ariel

Ariel, one of Disney’s most beloved princesses, is being immortalized in her very own ride at Disney’s California Adventure Park. The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure opened on June 3, 2011 amid much excitement and very long lines. I was lucky to take a spin on this new attraction and even luckier to meet with Jodi Benson, […]