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Cinco de Mayo Party with Kids ~ 9 Tips for a Fun Family Fiesta!

In the United States and some parts of Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has become a fun way to celebrate Mexican culture and cuisine with a brightly colored fiesta. No matter your heritage, your family can get in on the celebration. Whether you’re planning a themed family dinner or a big party for the whole block, […]

18 Kid Friendly Things to Do in New Orleans

Are there kid friendly things to do in New Orleans? Mais, oui! The Big Easy may be best known for beads and Bourbon Street, but there is another side to this Louisiana city. Parents may be surprised to find a bounty of attractions and activities for families in NOLA. Let the good times roll with […]

10 Best Indoor Hotel Pools for Families

Even when the weather is frightful, indoor hotel pools provide a fabulous retreat from rain, wind, snow, and cold. It doesn’t have to be winter, however, to enjoy these wonderful watery havens. No matter the time of year, your family will fall swimming cap over flip flops for these amazing hotel swimming pools and waterparks. […]

Epcot with Kids ~ Top 10 Tips Families Need to Know

Parents planning a trip to Walt Disney World might be inclined to skip Epcot, assuming kids won’t appreciate the park’s focus on technology and world cultures. This would be a huge mistake, though! Children love to set off on a fantastical journey into the future and around the world at this incredible theme park. There […]

New Orleans on a Budget – Affordable Fun in The Big Easy

A New Orleans vacation can be very expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, visiting New Orleans on a budget is easy with so many free and affordable things to do in The Big Easy. From pretty places to wander to low-cost attractions and beyond, there’s no need to spend big bucks in […]

10 Best Things to Do in Chicago with Kids

Chicago with kids is affordable, easy to navigate, and packed with attractions. I fell hard for Chicago on my first visit over 20 years ago, and have returned again and again over the years. I also love sharing my love of the Windy City with my children. Take a look at my picks for the […]

25 Things to Do in Flagstaff – Gateway to the Grand Canyon

Exciting things to do in Flagstaff abound all year long. My family of Phoenicians has had the pleasure of visiting this friendly college town during every season. In summer, vacationers seeking relief from the heat flock to this northern Arizona city. Meanwhile, snow lovers come to ski and board on Flagstaff’s mountain peaks in winter. […]

Why and How to Do a Home Exchange Vacation

Curious about how a home exchange works? If you would like the comforts of home while traveling at almost no cost, then doing a home exchange may be for you. Whenever I tell people my family has done a few home exchange vacations, they exclaim interest in doing the same. Of course, many would-be exchangers […]

Living in Arizona – Hot and Cold in the Desert

Living in Arizona has its pros and cons, as does anyplace. When I moved away from Arizona after college, I swore I’d never move back. Thirteen years of life in the desert was enough for me. I wanted cooler weather and a new adventure. But nearly two decades after I departed, I moved back. Are […]

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

San Diego Botanic Garden is an enchanting place for all ages. For families, it offers not one, not two but THREE children’s gardens full of hands-on activities. In total, you’ll find over 30 themed gardens here. There are also plenty of walking paths surrounded by plants and flowers from around the world. As multi-year members, […]

Scottsdale Christmas Activities and Winter Holiday Events

The holiday season is brimming with merry activities in the Valley of the Sun, especially with this array of festive Scottsdale Christmas events. Celebrate the season with lights displays, kid-friendly amusements, special dining experiences, and other revelries. Enjoy a jolly season with these 21 things to do during the winter holidays in Scottsdale, Arizona. This […]

Florida Family Vacations that Kids and Parents Love

Florida family vacations appeal to sun-loving, adventure-seeking kids and parents alike. Theme parks are an obvious draw with plenty of amusing options in the Sunshine State. Florida also boasts amazing sand beaches, educational attractions, and plenty of opportunities to play in nature. Here are nine of the best family vacation spots in Florida that are […]

Fabulous Things to Do in Miami with Kids and Teens

The array of fabulous things to do in Miami with kids and teens may surprise parents. This South Florida city is renowned for its sizzling nightlife and hot fashion sense but it also offers a lot for families. With incredible beaches, animal encounters, artsy offerings, and other amusements — there’s something for everyone in The […]