10 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Your Next Trip

I start to get giddy from the second I begin planning a trip and the closer it get the more excited I get.  However, it sometimes takes a bit of nudging to get the kids to show a little enthusiasm.  The following are some ways I get my kids excited about our next trip:

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10 Tips for Staying in Hotels with Kids


Staying in a hotel can be a really fun experience, however when traveling with kids it can also get a bit tricky.  I put a lot more thought into travel when my kids are with me because I know they require some extra thought.  Here are 10 tips for staying in a hotel with kids:

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Green Kid Craft


One of the biggest benefits of travel is being exposed to different experiences.  I am constantly looking for ways to spark the creativity and curiosity in the minds of my daughters, so I was thrilled that we were given the opportunity to review a Green Kid Craft box. I don’t usually do product reviews, and I only chose to do so if I could give an honest opinion of the product. 

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Just when you think you’ve seen every possible layout of a hotel room, you walk into one of the three suites at the Common Man Inn and Spa, in Plymouth, NH, and you realize you haven’t seen anything!  My daughter and I had an amazing experience in our “cabin in the woods” suite.  This is one room you need to see to believe. 

Read on to experience our night away at the Common Man Inn and Spa

15 Ways to Save Money While Traveling

Who doesn’t like to save money when possible? Traveling can be expensive, but with a bit of strategizing you can bring down the cost.  Try these 15 tips on your next vacation and your wallet will thank you.

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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour NYC


NYC is filled with endless possibilities of family attractions.  So many, that it can seem overwhelming to plan how to get to and from all of them.  One solution to consider is a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.  There are many options for passes and you can choose one that best fits your family’s needs.  The tour I took was the Grey Line bus tour and it had four options: downtown, uptown, Brooklyn/Bronx, and a night tour.  With this type of tour you can set your own itinerary at your own pace. 

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Hanover Inn

Hanover Inn overlooks the picturesque Dartmouth College Green in Hanover, New Hampshire.  The inn is filled with New England charm and as soon as you walk in your stress melts away.  The Hanover Inn is a wonderful place for families, businesses, and romantic getaways.  You will be blown away by how elegant, yet welcoming, the inn will make you feel.


Click here to read all about my experience.

A Perfect Day on Amelia Island

Beautiful Amelia Island is located just off the coast of Florida, about 30 miles from Jacksonville.  This barrier island has 13 miles of sandy beaches and true southern charm.  There are plenty of family activities that will keep everyone happy.  Here is one way to spend a perfect day on this unique island.

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Latest Post on Huffington Post!

Check out my latest piece for the Huffington Post! It’s all about deciding whether a hotel is the right accommodation for your family while traveling.  Enjoy!


Top 10 Things to do with Kids in Venice, Italy

Venice…one of the most romantic locations in the world.  It is also one of the most family friendly destinations. Watch your children’s mouths drop open when they see the streets are made of water. They’ll love hopping onto boats instead of taxis and exploring this unique piece of Italy.  Here are the top 10 things that kids will love about Venice:

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