Maid of the Mist

Experiencing the Maid of the Mist


Niagara Falls is something everyone should see once in their life. It will take your breath away. Growing up in Buffalo we visited often. It always brings back great childhood memories and I was so excited to take my kids.  Niagara Falls is also home to the Maid of the Mist, which in my opinion everyone should experience at least once. It is a family favorite and should be on your family travel bucket list.

LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida Hotel: 10 Amazing Reasons to Stay & Play


We were so excited to stay at the LEGOLAND Florida Hotel on our last two visits to Florida. It is about a 45 minute drive from Orlando but we always make the drive because we love the park and the hotel. The minute you pull into the resort you can’t help but be excited. With its bright color exterior and dragon at the entrance the LEGOLAND Florida Resort Hotel is perfect for families.

Family Fun Summer

3 Essentials for an Epic Family Fun Summer


The snow is still melting but I have summer on my mind. I love summer time and it is not only because of the weather. I love the longer evenings and the time we get to spend as a family. My planning kicks in and the list of family activities I want to do starts to grow! If you are like me you are ready for summer too! I like to do a little planning ahead to get myself organized for our busy summer by sticking to this essential list for an epic family fun summer. With a little planning you can get it all done and relax with your family during this busy season.

Famliy Tradition

My Secret Family Adventures that Help Us Connect


Family traditions are so important to me. Some of them are big like annual vacation but some of them are small. We do special things as a family throughout the year to bond and connect. One of our favorite family activities are Mystery Days. Mystery Days are basically a full day of fun activities. The best part is that they are a mystery!! Every stop is a surprise for the kids. My husband and I plan the itinerary and don’t give any hints. Mystery Days are so great because they are an easy family tradition that you can start this year.

Planning Tips for Family Vacation

8 Planning Tips You Need for Your Next Family Vacation


Do you love taking vacations but dread the packing process? There is so much to do. From things at home to take care of to all the packing, it can become a huge process just to get your family out the door. We are always on the go and having a way to organize it has helped my sanity and made me a more relaxed mom. I have put together the 8 planning tips you need for your next family vacation to help keep you organized and excited for your next family adventure.

Lake Buena Vista Resort Review

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa: A Family Place to Relax and Recharge


The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa in Orlando, Florida is a family friendly destination that has something for everyone. With its close proximity to world class theme parks and day trips to the coast there is so much to do. It is so important to have a place where the entire family can recharge and relax. My family was so happy to find this at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa.

Ultimate 2017 Family Theme Park Bucket List


Every year I am excited for what new attractions will be at my favorite theme parks. This year we are planning a few visits to Orlando, Florida and I wanted to share my 2017 theme park bucket list. Some of these attractions have already opened and others will be opening later this year.

Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

5 Can’t Miss Experiences at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach


There is a reason we visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach every time we visit Myrtle Beach. It is awesome. Evey time we visit we see something new and fun. I love that there are hands on experiences as well as exhibits that will entertain the entire family. When you visit be sure to include these 5 can’t miss experiences at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

Family Friendly Apps for Travel

Family Favorite Apps for Traveling


When we are traveling we like to use our devices to keep the kids busy during long drives or flights. We have Kindle Fires but most of these apps are available across different devices. I’m excited to have my daughter guest post with me to share with you our family favorite apps to play when travelling.

Family Guide to Myrtle Beach

Ultimate Family Guide to Myrtle Beach


Myrtle Beach is an amazing family fun destination. It has beautiful beaches, entertainment, and so many mini-golf courses I can’t keep up.  Our first visit was when my daughter was 2.5 months old and we have continued the tradition of our visits as our family has grown. We love visiting and the memories our stays have given us are priceless. Read on for my Ultimate Family Guide to Myrtle Beach and start planning an incredible beach vacation.

Best of Pittsburgh for Families

Best of Pittsburgh for Families


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a great city for a weekend getaway with your family. You could actually spend an entire week  because there is so much to do. We like to plan a visit once a year and enjoy the many things the city has to offer. Read on for the best of Pittsburgh for Families.

Disney Resort on a Budget

How My Family of 5 Stays On-Site at Walt Disney World On a Budget


Finding on-site Disney resorts on a budget can be a challenge for larger families. Most think a stay on-site at Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida is out of reach. This may not always be the case. Here are my 5 best on-site Disney resorts on a budget for families of 5(or more).

Share the Love Cookies by Design

Teach Your Kids to Share the Love for Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s day is a week away. Typically, I give the kids chocolates and we write valentine’s to each other.  Some years my husband and I go out but most years we spend time together as a family. This year I want to do something different. This Valentine’s Day we decided to share the love through our community.

Essentials for a Family Road Trip

Essential Tips for a Family Road Trip


Parents are often surprised that I enjoy taking road trips with my husband and 3 kids. I do really love them. There is no better way to discover a new destination then driving through a city or town. If you do a little prep and planning the drive can become part of the vacation and are often some of the best parts of the trip. Here are eight tips that have helped me get through 10+ hours in the car with the family and can help you plan a great family road trip.

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