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30 Things to Do at Mall of America Besides Shop

You’ve heard of the Mall of America. It’s that giant shopping mall in Minnesota. This mall’s 520 retail stores can keep any shopper happy for days. But do you know how much there is to do at Mall of America besides shop? I have spent a ton of time at this mega entertainment complex over […]

17 Scariest Rides at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure ~ Ranked for Families

Disneyland is best known for sweet characters and rides that please kids and kids-at-heart. But there is a more intense side to Disneyland that even the most adventurous thrill seekers can appreciate. The fear factor isn’t just about speed, either. Plundering pirates, pretend poisonous snakes, and ghostly ghouls can make rides seem super scary to […]

Enchanting Things to Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico with Kids

Abuquerque is often overlooked by travelers who bypass this New Mexican city in favor of fancier, and significantly smaller, Santa Fe. That’s a shame because Albuquerque has so much heart, and so many interesting things to do, too. New Mexico’s Official State Nickname is Land of Enchantment. After visiting Albuquerque, I can see why! If […]

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 unique entertainment for the whole family, beloved characters skating and spinning on ice, and the wide-eyed wonder for which Disney is renowned. To maximize the fun factor, […]

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with Kids by Helicopter and by Land

Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with kids can seem intimidating. You may have some trepidation over whether such a visit is dangerous and how to make it interesting for the whole family. If you do it right, though, exploring volcanoes on Hawaii’s Big Island is not only safe, but also super fun for families. Here’s […]

10 Tips for Mickey’s Halloween Party with Kids at Disneyland

Disneyland on a regular ol’ day is filled with tons of fun for kids and grown-ups. But visiting Disneyland during Halloween season is sure to be a screaming good time! When my family attended Mickey’s Halloween Party, I was a bit nervous to keep my children up WAY past their bedtime to collect treats, watch […]

18 Superior Things to do in Duluth, Minnesota with Kids

When considering a trip to Minnesota, the Twin Cities and Mall of America will surely spring to mind. For a relaxing and nature-filled vacation, though, head north to the port city of Duluth. The star attraction in Duluth is Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface volume. It’s so big, in fact, you might […]

Grand Canyon with Kids ~ What You Need to Know Before You Go

Visiting the Grand Canyon with kids is more than staring at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. A Grand Canyon family vacation is all about adventure. It’s about the journey, whether by car or train (or both!). It’s about stopping along the way to enjoy the desert’s beauty and mystery. Here’s what you need to know […]

Rosetta Stone for Families Review ~ Learn a New Language with Your Kids

Are you considering buying Rosetta Stone to learn a new language with your kids? My family utilized Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish in preparation for our monthlong stay in Mexico last summer. I also relied on this language program to brush up on my French skills before a trip to France. Here’s what you need […]

Dog-Sledding in Quebec’s Outaouais Is Not for Wimps

“I would love to try driving the sled,” I said before my trip to Quebec’s Outaouais region. But now the dogs are barking, barking, barking in this frenetic symphony and it makes the back of my neck feel all tingly and I look at the sled and wonder what in the world I have gotten […]

9 Amazing Adventures in Canon City and Colorado Springs for Families

If you’re looking for adventurous family travel, look no further than Colorado’s Pikes Peak Region. A vacation here will help your family members connect with nature and with each other in unexpected ways. You won’t want to miss these nine amazing adventures in Canon City and Colorado Springs for families. 1. White Water Rafting Challenge […]

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 […]

9 Reasons to Stay at Four Seasons Scottsdale with Kids

I had always dreamed of staying at a Four Seasons. I have known forever about their incredible amenities for children, like goodie bags at check-in and kid-sized bathrobes. I’d read that this luxury brand provides the ultimate in customer service and attention to detail. But, I’d never gotten the chance to experience one of their […]