14 Best Travel Movies for Kids that Parents Will Love Too

Your family can escape to an exciting destination from the comfort of your couch with these travel movies for kids. As a travel enthusiast who loves to explore the world through cinema with my children, here are my picks for the best travel movies for kids that parents will love too. 1. Finding Nemo This […]

Geek’s Guide to San Francisco and Beyond for Star Wars Fans and Comics Lovers

San Francisco may be primarily known for its cable cars, historical landmarks, and cuisine culture. But it’s also a friendly refuge for geeks seeking adventure inspired by film and cartoons. (Think Star Wars, the Peanuts comic strip, and all things Disney!) My husband, Jeff, and I first started traveling as a couple in San Francisco. […]

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

I was shocked and saddened when Prince died on April 26, 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 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 […]

Pirate’s Booty Giveaway – Finding Snack Treasure & Dory!

As parents we swim the distance to do what’s best for our kids. We want to find that balance between life’s pleasures and being safe. Just like Marlin wanted to save Nemo from a world full of potential dangers in Finding Nemo, so too do we want to help our kids have fun while keeping them healthy. Enter Pirate’s […]

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 […]

Peanuts Movie Giveaways and Recipe

Like many of you, I grew up reading the Peanuts comic strip in the weekly newspaper and watching Peanuts cartoon specials on TV each Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. As a Peanuts fan, I was super-excited to see Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang are coming back in a modern take on the classic comic. […]

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, […]

My Glamorous Celebrity Lifestyle & Appearance on Better TV

Last week I jetted off to New York City to give travel tips during a segment on the nationally syndicated Better TV Show. The focus? Packing like a pro. Here are my thoughts on my glamorous celebrity lifestyle. My Better TV Segment I gave tips on when to start packing, what to bring for a summer vacation, […]

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 […]

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 […]