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Tips for Healthy Eating when Traveling with Kids

Getting kids to eat healthfully is hard enough at home, but it’s even more difficult when the rules are relaxed, your schedule is askew, and sugary treats and fast food abound on family vacation. Although it can be tough to ensure your family gets proper nutrition on the go, it’s definitely do-able! How can you […]

5 Reasons to See Disney’s Bears Movie with Kids

My family laughed, cried and said, “Aww!” And so will yours. Disneynature’s Bears movie will do that to you, no matter your age. This film features incredible cinematography and imparts an appreciation for nature’s beauty. Is it scary or sad? Sometimes. Should your family watch it? Definitely! Here are five reasons you really should watch […]

What It’s Like to Use PlateJoy Custom Meal Plans

You know those nights when you stare hopelessly into the pantry and fridge trying to figure out what in the world to make for dinner? If you’re like me, then that struggle takes place pretty much every night. Thankfully, PlateJoy custom meals plans make meal planning easy for busy families. It’s not a meal delivery […]

Things to Do with Kids in Whistler in Summer

You might think Whistler, British Columbia is a winter-only destination. Think again! There are as many things to do in Whistler in summer with kids as during the mountain town’s popular ski season. Here are nine fantastic family-friendly activities that will ensure an action-packed summertime holiday. 1. Zipline through a rainforest. Fly through a  rainforest, […]

The Escape Game for Families at Home and While Traveling

Have you ever participated in an escape room adventure? The Escape Game offers exciting escape room adventures at locations throughout the United States. Their escape rooms are a super fun group activity that focus on solving a “crime” or other mystery based on clues and puzzles that are hidden in a themed space. Bored at […]

8 Unplugged Road Trip Activities for Kids

Sure, kids love movies and video games, but there are lots of things to do on the road without powering up. How do you survive a multi-week, 3,000-mile road trip that covers two countries and six states? Lots and lots of planning. A bit of luck helps, too. Every year, I take my kids on […]

Romantic Things to Do in Carmel, California

Mention Carmel to someone who’s been there and they’re likely to sigh dreamily and say, “Ohhh, I looove Carmel.”  I couldn’t really understand the appeal…until I went there myself. There’s not a whole bunch of stuff to do in this Central California coastal town. But that’s the point. Carmel is about connection with nature and […]

Best Travel Games for Kids from Toddlers to Teens

Whether your family is flying the friendly skies, taking a train, or road tripping it, you’re going to need to keep your offspring occupied. Thankfully, many board games come in travel sizes to entertain kids on the go. Card games and travel board games keep minds active during the journey, at restaurants, and back in […]

Why Couples Love Monterey, California

Looking for a place to get away from it all and connect with your honey? You won’t find a more romantic destination than Monterey and its sister city, Carmel. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and fell in love with Monterey (and with each other, all over again!). When comparing these two […]

What Not to Say to Other People, Even if You Mean Well

We’ve all done it…unintentionally offended someone with our seemingly innocent question or comment. Over the years, I have discovered many things NOT to say. As a very curious and fairly awkward person, I have learned many of these lessons the hard way. It’s not that I’m a jerk; I just didn’t know any better. Wouldn’t […]

10 Essential Tips for Traveling with Kids Who Have Disabilities

Before we had kids, my husband and I traveled as often as we could — we hiked in Patagonia, Chile; roamed around Ireland by car; and honeymooned in Bali. Then our first child, Max, had a stroke at birth that resulted in cerebral palsy. Kids can put a bit of a damper on your wanderlust. […]

5 Safety Tips for Camping with Kids

Camping is a great family activity, but exposing kids to the outdoors can lead to unnecessary safety risks. As a parent, you are responsible for teaching your children not only about the wonders of nature, but also about its hidden dangers. Anything could happen while in the wild, so here are five camping safety tips […]

Best Family Vacation Destinations for All Ages and Interests

Trying to decide where to travel with kids? The world is full of intriguing places to explore but it can be hard to narrow down options that will please both children as well as adults. This list of the best family vacation destinations features locations that are welcoming to families, interesting for all ages, and […]