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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 […]

15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids Plus Hotels & Restaurants for Families

San Diego County overflows with fun for families. There is plenty for all ages to enjoy in this sunny Southern California town. As a mom who lived in San Diego for 15 years and who returns regularly with her brood, here are my picks for the best San Diego attractions for kids. I’ve also included my favorite restaurants […]

San Miguel de Allende with Kids ~ A Different Kind of Mexican Vacation

When you think of a Mexican vacation, you probably envision sandy beaches, turquoise blue ocean waves, and all-inclusive resorts. San Miguel de Allende has none of these things. It’s not a major city full of museums and attractions like Mexico City, either. So, why visit San Miguel de Allende with kids? A vacation here is […]

Tiptoe Through the Tulips at Keukenhof Gardens Near Amsterdam

If you plan to visit Amsterdam during spring, escape the city and retreat to the beautiful Keukenhof Gardens. Here you can tiptoe through those Dutch tulips for which Holland is so very well known. This sprawling botanic garden is filled with every varietal of tulips you could imagine, and so much more. History of Holland Tulips There seems to be confusion […]

Denver with Kids ~ Crazy Fun for Families in the Mile High City

Want to have a crazy good time in Denver with kids? Here’s what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in Colorado’s Mile High City for a vacation your family will always remember. Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, the only downtown amusement/water park in America, serves up […]

Carlsbad Flower Fields with Kids

Every spring locals and visitors flock to the Carlsbad Flower Fields in San Diego County. Stop here to smell the ranunculus and pose for amazing photo opportunities among thousands of blooms. Take the kids to experience nature’s beauty, tiptoe through a maze made of sweet peas, or ride aboard a tractor-pulled wagon through over 50 acres […]

Why to Visit Minnesota’s Twin Cities with Kids

Whenever I visit Minnesota, I am struck by how green, green, green the landscape is. Leafy trees and expanses of lush grass as well as lakes both big and small abound. In the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a myriad of cultural activities like live music and theatre plus kid-friendly attractions galore can keep any family entertained.

San Diego Botanic Garden with Kids – An Enchanting Place for Families

In my family’s hometown, we are members of the San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly named Quail Botanical Gardens). This is one of San Diego’s best hidden gems. It contains not one but TWO children’s gardens full of hands-on activities. Plus there are plenty of walking paths lined with beautiful plants and flowers from around the world.

Kid-Friendly Sites in Sydney, Australia

Having lived in Sydney for five years, I was able to indulge my tacky tourist leanings as well as discover the best parts of the city as a local. While it’s difficult to narrow down my personal top spots of this sparkling harbor-side city, the following areas are fun for all members of the family.