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17 Scariest Rides at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure ~ Ranked for Families

Disneyland is best known for sweet characters and rides that please kids and kids-at-heart. But there is a more intense side to Disneyland that even the most adventurous thrill seekers can appreciate. The fear factor isn’t just about speed, either. Plundering pirates, pretend poisonous snakes, and ghostly ghouls can make rides seem super scary to […]

Taste Albuquerque’s Growing Farm to Table Food Scene

Albuquerque’s farm to table food scene might surprise you. From trendy restaurants to craft breweries and organic chocolatiers — you’ll find it all in this New Mexican city. Here’s a delicious sampling of local-focused, sustainable and organic restaurants and food makers in Albuquerque. CAMPO Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm grows their own lavender, […]

Enchanting Things to Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico with Kids

Abuquerque is often overlooked by travelers who bypass this New Mexican city in favor of fancier, and significantly smaller, Santa Fe. That’s a shame because Albuquerque has so much heart, and so many interesting things to do, too. New Mexico’s Official State Nickname is Land of Enchantment. After visiting Albuquerque, I can see why! If […]

30 Things to Do at Mall of America Besides Shop

You’ve heard of the Mall of America. It’s that giant shopping mall in Minnesota. Its 520 retail stores can keep any shopper happy for days. But do you know how much there is to do at Mall of America besides shop? I have spent a ton of time at this mega entertainment complex over the years. In […]

Things to Do in Jerome, Arizona ~ Exploring America’s Biggest Ghost Town with Kids

Residents in quirky Jerome, Arizona are proud to live in America’s largest ghost town. That’s an oxymoron, of course, because typically people don’t reside in a ghost town. A booming copper mining town at the turn of the 19th century, Jerome was once home to 15,000 inhabitants. After the mines closed in 1953, however, the […]

What to Do in Juneau, Alaska with Kids

Families will love exploring Juneau, Alaska with kids. The area’s natural beauty and the city’s walkable downtown lure visitors here by the boatload…literally. Although technically you can drive to Juneau if you put your car on a ferry, most visitors arrive via cruise ship (or plane). Take a look at these fun things to do in […]

15 Sweet Things to Do in Hershey, Pennsylvania with Kids

Want to visit the Sweetest Place on Earth? Thrill rides, fun history lessons, live entertainment and endless chocolate treats await your family in a town that smells like cocoa. Explore these 15 sweet things to do in Hershey, Pennsylvania with kids. 1. Enjoy amusements at Hersheypark. The highlight of any trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania with kids […]

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with Kids by Helicopter and by Land

Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with kids can seem intimidating. You may have some trepidation over whether such a visit is dangerous and how to make it interesting for the whole family. If you do it right, though, exploring volcanoes on Hawaii’s Big Island is not only safe, but also super fun for families. Here’s […]

How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Disney California Adventure Park

Where better to ring in the New Year than at the Happiest Place on Earth? If you’re tired of trying to feel festive on the final day of the year, we’ve got the solution for you. You’ll be merry indeed at Disneyland’s sassy sister park in Anaheim, California. Put on your party hat because it’s […]

Tips for Touring Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Young Children

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the easiest Disney theme park to tackle in one day with preschoolers, toddlers and other grade school kids. Although larger in size than the Magic Kingdom, this park has fewer attractions, many of which are sit-down shows or longer-length rides. This makes it a good choice for a day when your […]

Top 10 Disneyland Rides and Attractions for Babies and Toddlers

Many parents worry there are not enough rides for babies and toddlers, but amusements for all ages abound at Disneyland! Here are my picks for best Disneyland rides and attractions for babies and toddlers.

10 Tips for Mickey’s Halloween Party with Kids at Disneyland

Disneyland on a regular ol’ day is filled with tons of fun for kids and grown-ups. But visiting Disneyland during Halloween season is sure to be a screaming good time! When my family attended Mickey’s Halloween Party, I was a bit nervous to keep my children up WAY past their bedtime to collect treats, watch […]

11 Tips for Visiting SeaWorld Orlando in the Rain

Orlando overflows with fun attractions for families, like SeaWorld. Orlando also sometimes overflows with rain, especially during hot and humid summer months. Don’t let a little rain ruin your plans! Here are my 10 tips for visiting SeaWorld Orlando in the rain.