Getting a Good Night’s Sleep While Camping

Going camping can be a challenge, and even more so with kids.  I don’t think I ever slept particularly well when I went camping, and taking young kids has definitely meant lots of sleepless nights.  Here are some tips for getting a decent night’s sleep! ~ You might want to consider air mattresses, or at least […]

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Things to Look For When Renting a Charter Helicopter

Always prepare for your charter by thinking of these six essential points before booking. There are plenty of things to scream and shout about when renting a charter helicopter. One of the many great things about charters is that they are intelligently designed to cater for your individual needs. The fact they are also super adaptable is another benefit […]

Preparing for Summer with Mabel’s Labels

This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. The school year is coming to an end, and we seem to be busier than ever.  I have been trying to stay organized, but it is tough!  We are traveling on weekends and holidays, and summer break is coming up fast, with lots of programs […]

Discover Our America Subscription Box ~ Goodies From Around the Country!

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I haven’t had much time for travel lately, and I was excited to hear about a new subscription box – Discover Our America.  This box is a really cool concept, and gives you the chance to sample items from different places […]

Teens on Tires: Today’s Top Apps for Safer Driving

  Kids grow up quickly. Before you know it, they are asking for the keys so they can pick up their friends to head to school, the movies, the mall, etc.. If you’re lucky, they will return the car with some gas left for you. Don’t worry; there’s an app that will help your teen driver find […]

Dinosaurland: Go on an Amazing Adventure!

  Our family loves to explore – we love taking trips, learning about new things, and adventures as a family.  Dinosaurland in Utah is exactly the kind of place we enjoy visiting.  Spanning over 200,000 acres, this part of Utah and Colorado are packed with family-friendly activities and destinations. Getting there is just half the […]

Tips for Packing for Family Camping Trips

Family camping trips can mean a lot of stuff.  Before I had kids, we would carry everything we needed on our backs.  Now, times have changed and we camp a little differently when it comes to kids!  Every time we go on a camping adventure, we have a car full of gear, supplies, and more.  After […]

School on Wheels: Priceless Road Trip Lessons for Kids and Their Parents

  Road trips are a fun tradition for families throughout the world. Nothing beats getting away from the daily routine for a couple days to share new experiences and create lasting memories with the family. However, a road trip also provides a great opportunity to teach your kids some invaluable lessons in a relaxed setting, […]

Journey Back in Time to the Chatham Islands

One of the fundamental aspects of visiting the Chatham Islands is not just the friendly and welcoming inhabitants that are there to greet you and guide you around the island, but the fact that from the moment you set foot on the island, it feels like you have been instantly transported back in time. Here […]

Take China’s Road Less Travelled For the Adventure of a Lifetime

  Been there, done that. Yes, there are China tours geared for families with small children, and those for people nearing the twilight of their lives. But oh, the journeys available for the fit and adventuresome! China itself is certainly exotic and unique enough for just about any Westerner or European, but if you can […]

Hole in the Wall Subscription Box ~ Exploring Cities From Home!

This box was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I love traveling, and I love trying new things.. but as a busy mom, travel has been limited lately.  I miss going on adventures and visiting new places, so I was excited to learn about Hole in the Wall.  This is a pretty […]

Tranquil Seas! Pointers For a Perfect First Time Sail

  Whether you’re embarking on a romantic holiday for two, an exciting adventure with a group of friends, or something altogether different, a sailing vacation to a tropical or exotic destination is the kind of getaway everyone dreams of. Regardless of your final destination, it’s bound to be a trip of a lifetime. Here’s a […]

Family Skiing: Accommodating Multiple Levels in Ski Skills

When a family goes skiing, some of them will be pros and others will be “never evers.” Here’s how to accommodate every skill level and still have fun. Here’s What You Should Bring With You You’re going to want layers and special clothing at a ski resort. It’s amazingly cold on the slopes and it […]

No Campfire, No Problem: Mouth Watering Camping Meals That Don’t Require Heat

Planning to do a bit of camping this season? There are not many outdoor activities that are more enjoyable than spending time with friends or family members, sleeping under the stars and savoring meals in the wild. What would you do, however, if you were camping at Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia, […]

Ski-Weary Bones: Activities to Recharge Your Batteries in Mont Tremblant

A two-hour drive north of Montreal resides Mont-Tremblant, a quaint town that offers extraordinary skiing sought by most in North America and beyond.  If you’re interested in other activities besides skiing or don’t like to ski at all, there is still plenty of reasons to visit the area. Spa Some people need a bit of […]

Visiting Jackson Hole: Navigating Your Way Around Town Like a Local

    Perched on the southern edge of Grand Teton National Park in western Wyoming, Jackson Hole is one of America’s most scenic destinations. Home to both summer and winter activities, including exceptional skiing, visitors to Jackson Hole are bound to find something to keep them entertained. While the town of Jackson is not very […]

Our Visit to the 2015 Maker Faire in Queens, NY

This October 2015, our family headed to the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York for the Maker Faire!  You can find Maker Faires throughout the year and around the world, with so much to explore. So, what is the Maker Faire? Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker […]

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

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

      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

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

  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

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

  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

  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

  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

    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

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 […]