Getaways/Vacation Destinations

Lessons from Traveling with My 13-year-old in Tokyo

Back in the 90’s I lived in Tokyo. I felt at home as soon as I set foot in Japan. Everything was so clean,...
Best Family Theme Parks in Mid-Atlantic: Hersheypark

12 Labor Day Weekend Getaways

Celebrate the end of summer by squeezing in one last trip over Labor Day. You don’t have to go far! There are so many...
Children having a fun beach day.

How to Take a Family Vacation During the School Year

More and more families are traveling during the school year. Here’s how to minimize the impact—and maximize the benefits—of school-year vacations. Last January, my family...
Practicing gratitude should be a year-round goal

Family Entertainment Directory: Nature and Animals

  Have an adventure with your family as you explore farms and learn about natural caves or the animal kingdom. These entertaining spots are just...

Family Fun and Sun at Clearwater Beach, FL

Our family had the opportunity to sneak away to Florida this holiday season and soak up the sun and beautiful scenery of Clearwater Beach....

Ski Liberty

 Liberty Mountain in Carroll Valley, PennsylvaniaLet me first tell you: We are not a skiing family.  My husband grew up in Lafayette, LA, and...

Kid Trips: Northern Virginia Edition

A Must-Have Guide to Local Fun!Every summer my kids and I go on weekly “field trips” around the area.  The destination could be as...

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

 Shrek and Friends at the Gaylord: Great Weekend Experience! So if you’re looking for something with air conditioning to finish out your summer, check out...

Woodloch Pines Resort

  A Tradition of Family-Friendly FunEven though my family and Northern Virginia friends had never heard of Woodloch Pines Resort, it’s always fun to...

Romantic Escape to Keswick Hall

  By Julien HittleNestled between the hillssurrounding the place Thomas Jefferson once called home is a rustic, romanticoasis. This perfect escape sits only a few...