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Top 10 Things to Do in Ottawa with Kids

Canada’s capital city of Ottawa combines cultural attractions with outdoorsy fun for family travelers. Ottawa is a pretty and welcoming city that is easy to explore on foot. Located on the border of Québec, visitors eager to put their high school French to use can brush up on their language skills in this bilingual city. […]

8 Tips for Disney On Ice with Kids

Even if you don’t live near a Disney theme park, you can still experience the magic of Disney close to home with Disney On Ice. Expect an evening of entertainment for the whole family, beloved characters swirling and spinning on ice, and the wide-eyed wonder for which Disney is renowned. To maximize the fun factor, check […]

New York City in One Day

My son asked, “Why is it so busy when it’s so late?” We had arrived in the city that never sleeps, that’s why! In a busy city filled with so much to do, creating an itinerary for two nights and one day is daunting. I have visited New York numerous times, but this was my 7-year-old son’s very first […]

10 Best New York City Holiday Activities for Families

New York City’s hustle and bustle is fun any time of year but a visit during the holiday season is something every family should experience at least once. From spectacular holiday window displays and iconic holiday shows to one of the world’s most glamorous Christmas trees, the Big Apple’s holiday attractions are sure to wow visitors […]

Hot and Cold in Arizona – Adjusting to Life in the Desert

“I am moving away from Arizona the minute I graduate and I am never, ever moving back,” I said, all red-faced and out of breath from my scorching three-mile bike ride from Arizona State University. My former college roommate recently reminded me that I told her this almost daily during my senior year of college. But here I […]

Creative Valentine’s Day Activities in Toronto

It’s that time of year when panic sets in as the pressure mounts to order bouquets of expensive flowers or purchase heart-shaped boxes of chocolates to demonstrate how much we love our significant others. It doesn’t take a great deal of thought or effort to buy flowers or chocolates, though. A truly romantic gesture requires a bit […]

Kidtopia: Why Colorado’s Keystone Resort Is for Kids

A lot of Colorado’s ski resorts do a great job catering to kids but Keystone Resort has upped the snow-coated ante by creating Kidtopia, a multi-weekend festival for the little ones. Group that with the Kidtopia Snow Fort’s climbable tunnels and turrets and a five-acre mountain lake for skating…and you have a ton of wintry family fun. Why Keystone […]

Why to Ski Colorado with Kids this Winter

Ski Colorado, and you’re skiing the best. It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Colorado, and with world-class destinations in my backyard, there are plenty of reasons for this Outdoorsy Travel Mama to rejoice. Many years ago, my first real job was in PR for Utah’s ski industry. I had the opportunity to ski […]

Christmas at Knott’s Berry Farm with Snoopy & Friends

Knott’s Berry Farm hosts a holiday celebration complete with A Peanuts’ Holiday Parade, Christmas Crafts Village, visits with Santa Claus, and even a Christmas ice skating show! Located in Buena Park, California, Knott’s Berry Farm is America’s original theme park. A visit during the holiday season is sure to delight all ages with its fun and festive shows, decorations, and activities.

New York City Holiday Travel Tips for Families

Here are some festive child-friendly activities for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve in New York. I interviewed Fodor’s author and New York aficianado, Meryl Pearlstein, to gather these tips for families traveling to the Big Apple during the holidays.