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11 Brilliant Tips to Save Money on Family Vacation this Summer

This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of Howard Johnson Hotels. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are mine. Summer is vacation time! The kids are out of school, the days are longer, and the summer sun beckons you to get away […]

Vail in Summer ~ 14 Things to Do Off-Season at America’s Biggest Ski Resort

Vail in summer overflows with fantastic off-season activities. While serious ski and boarding bunnies can’t swoosh through snow down the mountains, there’s still plenty of activities get your heart-pumping. Plus, Vail’s Colorado mountain beauty is undeniable year-round. If you’re looking for a gorgeous setting, delicious food and lots of outdoor fun, you need to check out these 14 fantastic […]

How to Save Big on USA Summer Travel + Win American Express Gift Cards!

The United States of America is one of the biggest and most diverse countries on the planet. From exciting city sites and nightlife, to gorgeous National Parks, beautiful sandy beaches, and thrilling amusement parks, America has a lot to offer. Make the most of a vacation in the States with exclusive travel discounts. Read on to learn how […]

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids to Save Your Sanity

For children summer is a time of play, relaxation…and boredom. Yes, those first few days of freedom from school taste delicious but before long parents begin to hear the wails of, “I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!” Check out these 10 summer boredom busters for kids to make the most of the season. This story is […]

Go Road Trippin’ with Liberty Mutual and Win Visa Gift Cards

Did you hit the road for a vacation this summer, or do you have an upcoming road trip planned? Fifty-six percent of Americans plan a road trip between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to a recent Liberty Mutual survey. If you love exploring the world on four wheels, then you’re going to want to join the […]

10 Reasons to Visit Keystone Ski Resort in Summer

Keystone Ski Resort in SUMMER? Yes! When I suggested families head to ski resorts in summer for outdoor activities during a radio interview, the DJ scoffed, “What in the world is there to do at a ski resort without any snow?” Plenty, that’s what! Last summer, along with 12 other family members spanning three generations, I embarked […]

Make 18 Summers Count Twitter Party with Incredible Idaho Vacation Prize

When I think that I only have 18 summers with my kids, and I realize many of those are already gone, I know I want to make each one count! As a new mom, it seemed the nighttime feedings and diaper changes would never end. Now I wonder whatever happened to my toddling, chubby babies when I […]

Upgrade Your Summer Family Vacation & Win American Express Gift Cards

Summer’s almost here! The kids will be out of school soon, freeing up families to hit the roadways and the airways unencumbered by homework and strict schedules. Have you planned your summer vacation yet? Whether you’re all booked or still looking for destination ideas, I promise you’ll have fun and learn handy travel tips at […]

Summer Road Trips Twitter Party with $400 in American Express Gift Cards Giveaway!

Love road trips? How about earning travel rewards? Or winning free money? If you said yes to any or all of these questions, then you’re going to want to attend the #KidsNTrips Summer Road Trips Twitter Party this Thursday, July 24. We’ll be talking all about the best tips for keeping kids entertained on the […]

5 Summer Travel Tips

Ahh…summer! It’s that much-anticipated time of year when the kids are out of school and families set off on vacations at theme parks, beaches and beyond. Parents and kids can have a whole lot of fun exploring the world together this season, especially when you follow these five summer travel tips. Pack smart When Dramamine® asked me […]

Things to Do with Kids in Whistler in Summer

You might think Whistler, British Columbia, is a winter-only destination. Think again! There are as many things to do with kids in Whistler in summer as during the mountain town’s popular ski season. Here are nine fantastic family friendly activities that will ensure an action-packed summertime holiday. 1. Zip-line through a rainforest Fly through a  rainforest, hundreds of feet over Fitzsimmons […]

Summer Travel Twitter Party – Win an Atlantis Resort Vacation!

You are NOT going to want to miss the #KidsNTrips Summer Travel Twitter Party, sponsored by Atlantis Resort. We’ll be talking all about summer family vacations, from favorite water activities and beach vacation packing tips to travel deals. The best part? Just for participating you could win a two-night Atlantis Resort vacation in The Bahamas! Here […]

Summer Dog-sledding in Skagway, Alaska with Kids

Dog-sledding is one of the most exhilarating things I have ever done in my life. I led a pack of four dogs through the Canadian wilds a few years ago and I have wanted to share this experience with my kids ever since. When I signed up for our Alaskan Celebrity Cruise this past summer, […]