Travel with Teens Virtually Using the Family Locator App


  So your teens are ready for their trip and you are getting worried because you know how careless, adventurous and reckless they are; right? Relax, sit with your teen and talk to them about their visit plans; know the places they are going to see, download the best family locator app i.e FamilyTime on […]


Yilove Silicone Pop Up Travel Mugs

Silicone Travel Cups

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We do a lot of camping and traveling, and I appreciate products that make traveling easier.  I remember having a pop-up travel cup when I was a kid, and I thought it was the coolest thing!  I was looking forward to using the Yilove […]

Leisure, Exercise, and Family Fun: How to Have It All on a Boat


When many families buy a boat, they think of only one benefit: more thrilling family vacations, for example. Yet, the truth is that boating is an extraordinarily versatile hobby that can provide a number of advantages in one, especially for busy, budget-minded families looking to spend more time together. When my little ones were still […]

Tips for Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Kids

Tips for Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Kids

      One of the things we have wanted to do for a long time with our kids is a trip to the Bronx Zoo.  So finally we had a free weekend with a great weather forecast, and we drove down to the Bronx.  This is such a fun place to go as a […]

Maker Faire ~ New York 2015


  This year, we are excited to be visiting the Maker Faire in New York  on September 25-26! What is Maker Faire? Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. […]

Make the Most of Your Trip

Make the Most of Your Trip

A vacation or business trip can end up going by faster than you think it will. You can relax on the couch watching television at your home, so turn it off while on vacation. You should plan on getting out and making some memories. There are many hotels in Washington DC near fun attractions. You […]

Adirondack Animal Land – Gloversville, NY

Adirondack Animal Land

  I am always looking for family-friendly things to do, and one of the places we were happy to discover was Adirondack Animal Land.  This is the largest zoo in upstate New York and makes for a fun day trip. The zoo is open from May to September (check online for exact dates).  Also check […]

TravelWise Packing Cube System – 3 Piece Weekender Set

TravelWise Packing Cubes

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We like to travel, but traveling with kids can be stressful.  I am not only packing my own stuff, but I am packing for my two girls.  I have to make sure that I bring everything we need, and that it is […]

Sam Mazza’s Corn Maze – Colchester, VT

Sam Mazza's Corn Maze

  Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. Over the years on family trips to Vermont, we have visited Sam Mazza’s Farm in Colchester several times for their farm products and events.  Last year we visited their corn maze (the first corn maze we had ever done), and had such a wonderful time.  I […]

Ace of Diamonds Mine & Campground – Middleville, NY

Ace of Diamonds Mine and Campgrounds

  Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. Our family likes to check out a variety of family-friendly activities, and so last year we checked out the Ace of Diamonds Mine & Campground in Upstate New York, where you can look for Herkimer diamonds. So what are Herkimer Diamonds?  These are “brilliant, water clear […]

Secret Caverns – Howes Cave, NY

Secret Caverns, Howes Cave, NY

  Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. Our family loves exploring, and last year we decided to check out Secret Caverns in Howes Cave, located in Upstate New York (about 45 minutes from Albany).  We followed a series of brightly painted signs to Secret Caverns, and parked by the main building, which is […]

Garnet Mine Tours – North River, NY

Garnet Mine

    Disclosure: this post is not sponsored – I received no compensation. My kids love exploring, and we love taking them on different adventures.  After checking out some other gem mines, we decided to try out the Garnet Tours at the Barton Mine.  They are located in North River, in the Adirondacks of Upstate […]

10 Tips for Eating Healthier When You Fly

Eating Healthier

Whether a person flies regularly or not it is important to consider the food they consume while flying. Regular travelers might be eating plane food for lack of time to prepare the food while rare travelers might not know what is healthy on flights. Whereas it is difficult to ensure the meals are healthy, it […]

Tips for Camping with Kids

Camping with kids

I did a lot of camping before I had kids.  However, camping with little ones is a completely different experience!  Here are some tips to make your family camping trip a little easier, especially if it is your first! Be organized and have a packing list.  True story: I was so frazzled one camping trip, […]

Traveling with Kids: Shelburne Farms, VT

Shelburne Farms

Our whole family loves Vermont – there are so many great places to be enjoyed by the whole family.  And one of our favorite places to visit while we are in Vermont is Shelburne Farms. Shelburne Farms is located just south of Burlington and a few miles right off Route 7 (the main route to […]

Best Springtime Getaways for the Whole Family


  Winter is finally ending, and spring is in the air!  It’s time to celebrate, and what better way to shake off the winter doldrums and re-invigorate yourself and your family than by sharing a family adventure! You may feel at a loss to come up with interesting places to travel with kids, but with […]

Eating Real Food While Traveling

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It can be very difficult to eat real food while you are traveling.  Fast food is so tempting because it is fast and easy.  However, as a family of people with celiac disease, we have discovered that eating real food while traveling is not as difficult as it may seem.  (Fast food and even most […]

ToiletTreeToiletry Bag with Travel Accessories (**GIVEAWAY**)


The ToiletTree Products Toiletry Bag with Travel Accessories arrived just in time for our first attempt to fly with 3 kids! This heavy duty bag organizes all your toiletries for travel, and can be used as a makeup or medicine bag when you’re not traveling. The bag is deceptively compact! Handles make the bag easy […]

Traveling Lean ~ Eating Healthy on the Road

Eating in the Car

With summer coming, many families have vacations and trips planned. Whether you are travelling by car or plane or even train, at some point you will have to feed your family while you are travelling. It is very convenient and easy to feed your family fast foods as you travel, but I want to challenge […]

Homeschooling: On the Road and In the Summer?

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Our family is planning a vacation to Wyoming and South Dakota this summer.  So, why am I talking about homeschooling?  Because we are doing unit studies and reading books about those two states and different places, people, animals, plants, etc. in preparation for our trip.  We are learning a little history, geography, science, math and […]

Road Trip Gadgets for Restless Kids

Family car

Spring Break is just around the corner and that means family vacations and road trips.  Check out this guest post from Dale Cooper. Family road trips are a great way to escape the daily grind. Taking your kids on a trip will provide them with an unforgettable experience, but a long drive can put a […]

Traveling with Toddlers


The holidays are a great time of year. A time to be with our families and friends. There are a lot of us that will be traveling to be with those we love. Traveling with young children can be hard but there are a few things we can do to make the trip a little […]

Smart Tip Tuesday: Traveling Tips Two!

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… Greetings!  It’s been about 2 weeks and we are back online again!  Yes! Moving across country is never easy – many of you know this. We have done it 3 times now…you’d think I would be a pro by now. Well, at least I have a few good traveling tips… Traveling anywhere with small […]

Is Stress-Free Air Travel with Young Kids Even Possible?


I realize that such a post comes at an inopportune time, as summer is nearly over, but I figure that these tips will come in handy on upcoming holiday travel as well.  Having traveled via airplane with my first (and now second) child several times – short trips, cross-country trips, and even internationally – I […]

Road Trip Tips


Will Travel By Foot’s blogger, Carissa, writes for us again about road trips, just in time for Spring Break! 4) Pack a separate overnight bag If we are traveling somewhere and need to stay in a hotel overnight along the way, I pack a separate overnight bag. I put a change of clothes for everyone […]