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Scottsdale Vacation Tips for Summer Fun in Arizona

What is there to do in Scottsdale in summer? Plenty! A Scottsdale summer vacation sizzles with fun. Beautiful year-round, this sprawling suburb of Phoenix offers families plenty of activities, delicious cuisine, and refreshing ways to cool off during June, July, and August. Plus, Scottsdale’s amazing resorts provide deep discounts for summer vacationers. Take a look […]

Singapore Family Vacation – Best Things to Do in Singapore with Kids

A Singapore family vacation may surprise you. This exciting, fast-paced city is best known for its diverse culture and ultra-modern tastes. Singapore has a contemporary, Western appearance that may feel less intimidating than other Southeast Asian countries, especially for westerners who are first-timers to the region. Often a destination for business travelers, Singapore also makes […]

Maple Syrup Festivals – A Canadian Springtime Tradition

Maple syrup festivals are tasty and educational for all ages. Of all the harbingers of spring, my favorite has to be the start of maple syrup season. Maple syrup is symbolic of Canada, making trips to the sugar bush a treasured springtime activity for many families. I have fond childhood memories of such excursions and […]

How to Use Essential Oils for Travel and at Home

Essential oils for travel can help improve sleep, relieve stress, and avoid motion sickness. Which essential oils are best for travel? Read my interview with essential oils aficionado and family travel expert, Hilarye Fuller, to learn which essential oils to pack for your family vacation. What are essential oils? Essential oils are gifts from the […]

Tips For Expats and Soon-to-Be Expats

Dreaming of moving to a foreign country and becoming an expat? Then start planning NOW with these expat tips. The more time you have to prepare, the better off you’re going to be. Believe me, as an American expat who moved to the Netherlands with my husband and three young sons, I learned a lot […]

Best Family-Friendly Attractions in the Adirondacks

Set on over 6 million acres, the Adirondack Park is bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and the Great Smokies combined. With so much rugged natural beauty, outdoor adventures abound in this area of Upstate New York. But what can you do with children in tow? Here are the five best things to do […]

Glamping at the Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley in Colorado

Do you love the outdoors but also crave comfort and pampering? Then you’ll be happy to discover how nature and luxury combine at Broadmoor Ranch at Emerald Valley. Set on 15 acres deep in Pike National Forest, this is the best glamping in Colorado. Learn all about the wonders of Broadmoor Ranch in this resort […]

Audiobooks for Family Road Trips that Kids AND Parents Enjoy

Audiobooks for family road trips make the miles zip by. Before leaving home, load up on audio stories for everyone’s listening pleasure. This list of the best audiobooks for road trips includes picks for young children, grade school aged kids, and teens. Plus, these audiobooks for kids of all ages are sure to be a hit […]

Center Parcs France Trois Forêts – A Nature Resort for Family Togetherness

CenterParcs France Trois Forêts is immersed in nature in the remote area of Moselle Lorraine, France. My American family discovered this retreat to be unlike anything we had ever experienced in the U.S. — and what an amazing experience it was! Set in a forest on over 1,000 acres of land, this resort is a […]

Bicycling with Kids in the Netherlands

Bicycles are everywhere in the Netherlands. I mean, everywhere! In fact, bikes are the most popular form of transportation in the country. From young children to elderly grandparents, you’ll find them riding bicycles in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and in the countryside. As an American expat living in the Netherlands, my family has fully embraced this Dutch […]

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 […]

Cinco de Mayo Party with Kids ~ 5 Tips for a Fun Family Fiesta!

In the U.S. and some parts of Canada, Cinco de Mayo has become a day to celebrate Mexican culture and cuisine with a big fiesta. Although most Americans think Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, the holiday actually commemorates a battle won by Mexico against the French in the 1800s on the fifth of […]

Songs about Colors – A Musical Rainbow of Inspiration

These eight songs about colors will inspire adults and kids alike. More than merely a collection of melodies that mention a particular color, this list includes songs that are meaningful and uplifting. I hope these colorful songs will bring you some joy, particularly when trying to make sense of chaotic times or when you need […]