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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. […]

10 Best Chicago with Kids Activities that Will Please the Whole Family

Chicago with kids is affordable, easy to navigate, and packed with attractions. I fell hard for Chicago on my first visit almost 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 […]

12 Fabulous Things to Do with Kids in Montpellier ~ France’s Most Youthful City

Montpellier is the best city in France that most North Americans have never heard of. This vibrant capital of the Languedoc-Rousillon region in Southern France bustles with fashionable college students and is home to the youngest population in all of France. I was once one of those students. It’s been over 20 years since I lived […]

Paris with Kids ~ Tips for Exploring the City of Lights from a Francophile

The first time I went to Paris when I was a teenager, I fell in love — not with another person — but with the City of Lights herself. Finally, the time has come for me to share my love of France with my children in the place where it all began: la belle Paris. Here are my tips for visiting Paris with kids.

Discover the Surprising Fort Lauderdale Art Scene

When you think of Fort Lauderdale, I bet images of sandy shores and sunny days spring to mind. The beach may draw you to this city, but the art scene will make you want to extend your stay. Take a break from the beach during your Florida vacation to explore the incredible Fort Lauderdale art […]

Munich with Kids ~ Beyond Beer and Pretzels in Bavaria’s Capital

Ninety minutes after our flight touched down in Munich from LAX, my husband was downing a liter of beer at a picturesque beer garden. Meanwhile my children stuffed hunks of giant pretzel in their mouths and I gazed at swans floating in a nearby lake. This scene sums up our glorious week in Munich with kids: […]

Not to Miss Experiences in Saskatchewan with Kids

Hard to pronounce, yet easy to love, Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s most intriguing Prairie Provinces. Considered the breadbasket of Canada, there’s plenty of farmland here, but few folks realize that half of the province is covered by forest. There are plenty of fresh water lakes and rivers for taking a dip, too. Families find Saskatchewan […]

10 Best Free Things to Do in Atlanta with Kids

Atlanta, Georgia satisfies families of foodies, art lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and penny pinchers. There are plenty of attractions in A-town you can explore without spending a cent. As a former Atlantian, these are my picks for the 10 best free things to do in Atlanta with kids. 1. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site The Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

5 Quirky Museums for Kids in the U.S.

Museums don’t have to been stuffy, boring places that make kids groan and moan. In fact, there are many unusual museums devoted to interesting and specific topics that can win over even the most reluctant museum-goer. Add these five quirky museums for kids to your vacation must-see list. (This post is brought to you in partnership with Flights.com, a […]

Fort Worth Family Fun

When you’ve got a kid who’s as obsessed with horses and cowboy culture as mine, it only makes sense to head to Texas. Fort Worth, named the #1 value-friendly destination in the United States by Hotwire.com, was a no-brainer for us. Originally a lawless western outpost, it’s now known as much for its world-class cultural amenities […]

Free London Museums for Kids

A vibrant city with an extensive list of attractions and activities that appeal to children and adults of all ages, London can also be very expensive to visit. Fortunately, you can save money on your London family vacation by taking advantage of several world-class museums that offer free admission to the public as well as […]