I’ve listened to my friends rave about their relaxing vacations in oceanfront hotels and strolls along the boardwalk in Virginia Beach from the moment that I arrived on the East Coast two years ago. But, I’m simply not a relaxing on the beach sort of gal; I love the sand between my toes and the […]
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Photo by: Bigstock/rblekicki Without a doubt, autumn is the best time to visit New England and relish in the splendor that is provided by the fall foliage. Folks from around the country and the world visit our fair states to get outside and catch a glimpse of the painted countryside. They come to hike the forest, visit farm […]
Photo by: Flickr/Anita Ritenour Cool summer nights and snowy winter days are not typically associated with Arizona. yet that’s just what you’ll find in the beautiful city of Flagstaff. The pine mountains, Native American ruins, and volcanic landscapes surprise and delight visitors of all ages. Read on to see why Flagstaff is a favorite retreat […]
Photo by: meplus3 Family-friendly Carlsbad, CA located in North San Diego county, has long been a bustling city by the sea with its first hotel opening back in 1930! Nowadays, many families associate Carlsbad with Legoland Theme Park. Legoland is a great reason to visit Carlsbad, but the gorgeous beach town has so many more reasons to […]
From red-hot calderas to smoking craters, oozing lava flows to blackened lava fields, smelly steam vents to surreal sulfur banks, and seven (yes, seven!) unique ecological zones spanning the sea-level to nearly 14,000 feet, exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an absolute must for families heading to the big island of Hawaii. We visited the park […]
Photo by: Bigstock/Andy777 Did you know that Rochester is the third largest city in New York State? It’s surprising because Rochester is a big city that doesn’t feel like a big city at all. In fact, my kids and I would happily nominate Rochester as the most family-friendly city in New York state, and possibly even in […]
The crowds have thinned, the weather is still warm, and Halloween Time is in full swing. Disneyland goes all out for Halloween, with the first signs of pumpkins showing up around mid-September and a special Halloween Party running from the end of September through October 31st.
Photo by: BigStock/SNEHITDESIGN When some families start planning a family vacation to Pennsylvania, thoughts of the Liberty Bell, Hershey chocolate bars, and Amish horse-drawn buggies begin to fill their mind. But, I know better; having explored Pennsylvania, I know its beauty is found outdoors in its forests and gently rolling mountains. Consequently, my favorite time of […]
It was like magic. No sooner had we crossed the towering bridge separating us from the island, all the stresses of my week suddenly just melted away. I stood and breathed in the smell of trees and beach and water and smiled. My family was in an island of paradise, on Washington State’s beautiful Whidbey […]