Upon returning home from a full month traveling through nine European countries with my 7 and 8-year-old children, a friend asked where they should travel in Europe next summer with their young granddaughters. Without pause, I answered, “Switzerland!” adding immediately “If you have the budget for it.” Switzerland With Kids Tips for a Budget-Friendly Swiss Vacation […]
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Every time I return to West Virginia, the beauty of its mountains and the friendliness of its people strikes me anew. What a pleasant change from my carefully-managed, packed-full daily routine living just outside Washington DC! A couple of nights away from the city in Appalachia, and my family is refreshed. It’s even more special […]
It’s no secret that I love to travel with my kids; we’ve shared adventures from the Alps of Switzerland to the coastline of California. However, as much as I enjoy showing my kids the world, my children’s favorite vacation memories tend to be our more simple travels closer to home. Yes, if given the choice, […]
Skiing with the family in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina is easy, fun, and economical. Southeastern ski resorts are smaller than those you find on the west coast, but they are still a delight for the entire family. A smaller resort is more affordable, making them ideal for once-per-season ski trip families.
Since visiting Krakow, Poland over a decade ago, the nearby Central European city of Prague in the Czech Republic has been on my personal bucket list. Both cities have castles and fairy-tale like towers rising high above busy market squares where sweet regional treats are sold out of tented stands. However, as I planned our […]
In August 2017, my family rented a car in Frankfurt, Germany and spent roughly two weeks driving throughout Central Europe with an itinerary including the Czech Republic’s Bohemian Switzerland National Park (Národní park České Švýcarsko), Krakow’s Wieliczka Salt Mine, Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains and Austria’s Salzkammergut. Thanks to our rental car, we were able to spend […]
Snow tubing can be a lot of fun for the whole family. But what about families with toddlers or preschoolers in tow? Fortunately, there are several East Coast resorts and tubing parks that have carved out winter play and kiddie tubing areas to the delight of parents up and down the coast.
We were fortunate enough to enjoy the opening weekend of holiday festivities in Williamsburg, VA, and they definitely know how to deck the halls! Planning a holiday excursion to the beautiful Historic Triangle? Here are some must-sees and dos for your family!
As a child I had always wanted to go see the Nutcracker, but my parents weren’t the type to take me to the ballet so my dream continued on into adulthood. As a child, I also lived along the California coast where more people celebrate impending winter by surfing the big waves that appear along […]