About the author

Cortney Fries (pronounced "freeze") is an award-winning Chicago-based writer, marketer, wife and mom to a sports-obsessed boy and creative little girl. Her love of travel started boating in Michigan with her grandfather. Today, Cortney enjoys nothing more than hearing her kids talk about their adventures. Cortney has overnighted in an ice hotel, biked a volcano and stayed in a treehouse. Her goal is to show her kids all 50 states and several different countries before they graduate high school. Cortney is thrilled to try new things and highly recommends taking those leaps that make you just a slight bit nervous. Follow her on Instagram at @cortneyfries.
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Top 10 Things to Do in the Florida Keys [with Kids]!

The Florida Keys are the farthest south you can get in the continental United States. If you’re chasing warmth, sunshine and a laid-back charm, the Florida Keys are the perfect place for your family vacation. Wondering what to do from Key Largo to Key West? You can see a coral reef state park, visit a...
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10 Fun Things to Do in Key West [with Kids]!

Key West, Florida is a sunny, laid back destination that lays claim to the southernmost point in the United States. From the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum to sunset celebrations at Mallory Square, there’s fascinating family fun all around. Here are our top 10 picks for things to do in Key West, including family-friendly hotels, dining,...
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21 Things to See, Do, and Eat in Destin, Florida with Kids

Located in the Florida Panhandle on the Gulf of Mexico, Destin has become popular family vacation destination, and for good reason. The gorgeous green waters of Florida’s Emerald Coast are shallow and warm, and the white sand is soft and sugary. There are plenty of Destin, Florida attractions to keep the kiddos busy and colorful...