ENTERTAINMENT

“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, […]

Adventures Around You – A Mini Guide for Parents

Want to create lifelong memories and have a whole lot of fun with your kids? Adventures Around You: A Plan to Create Unforgettable Family Memories While Exploring Locally is a short guide that provides tips for making the most of your free-time with your kiddos. Written by two friends who love exploring the world together with […]

Alaska on the Go Book Review ~ Sage Advice for Visiting the 49th State with Kids

You may dream of exploring Alaska with your kids, but it’s such a vast state, you might not know where to even start! Written with a down-to-earth voice and filled with handy information, the guidebook, Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children, makes planning an Alaskan family vacation doable and fun. Alaska on the […]

5 Reasons to See Cavalia with Kids

I’ll be honest, before I went to see Odysseo, the second incarnation of Cavalia productions, I didn’t know what all the fuss was about. Fortunately after watching the two-hour adventure rich with acrobats, trick riders, horses, aerialists, dancers and musicians, I was cured of my ignorance. Cavalia is a spellbinding ride that’s designed for animal-loving families. […]

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Traditions Around the World

Globally-minded, expectant parents learn how pregnancy, childbirth and babyhood is celebrated around the world in On Becoming a Mother. This book, by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Brigid McConville, is filled with reflections of real-life pregnancies, birth experiences and babyhood traditions from Bangladesh to Uganda to Spain, and a multitude of places in between. Mothers-to-be who love learning about other […]

5 Reasons to See Disney’s “Bears” Movie with Kids

My family laughed, cried and said, “Aww!” when we watched a preview of Disneynature’s Bears last week. This incredible nature-focused film opens in theaters today, April 18, 2014. From nature education and appreciation to all-out fun, here are five reasons to see the Disney Bears movie with kids. 1. Nature education and appreciation Bears follows the life […]