cortneyfries
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.
Disney Dream Ship

Awesome Disney Cruise Door Magnets | Tips & Ideas for Your Vacation

Families departing on a Disney Cruise Line adventure have a whole boatload of fun ahead of them! With a little planning and a heads up from those in the know you, can maximize the magic with your own cruise door decorations. Yes, your Disney Cruise door is magnetic, and many families customize their own door...
Castaway Cay Photo Courtesy of Disney Cruise Line. Diana Zalucky, photographer

26 Things to Know Before You Visit Disney Castaway Cay

If you’re looking for a family beach vacation combined with the magic of The Walt Disney Company, a Disney Cruise Line sailing to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island, could be just the ticket for you! These Castaway Cay tips will ensure you soak up every magical moment during your time on the island.  Disney’s Castaway...
Bahia Honda in the Florida Keys

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...
Key West

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,...
Destin Florida Attractions

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...

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