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hidden valley animal adventure

Family Day Out at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure


You know it is a great family friendly destination when your kids say “we want to go again”…before your day is done. On our visit to Hidden Valley Animal Adventure that is what happened. The kids loved it! Nestled among beautiful landscape in Varysburg, New York, you will  find Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. A unique and family fun animal experience where…

Pittsburgh Family Weekend

Pittsburgh Family Weekend (Part 2)


We were all excited for our Pittsburgh family weekend. I was happy to wake up to sun and warmer weather. We had a full day of 2 museums and a Pirates baseball game and I was happy the weather was holding out for us. This is Part 2 of our Pittsburgh Family Weekend. Start with Pittsburgh Family Weekend(Part 1).

Pittsburgh Family Weekend

Pittsburgh Family Weekend (Part 1)


We love spending time in Pittsburgh, PA because it has great family friendly attractions and it holds a special place in our hearts. We lived in Pittsburgh for 5 years and have had many great memories there. Last week we took a long weekend and enjoyed a Pittsburgh family weekend.

Orlando Family Itinerary for School Age Children

6 Day Orlando Itinerary for Families


In early March we spent a week in Orlando. Orlando is my happy place because I love theme parks. I love the excellent entertainment and attractions. I always end up packing a lot of fun into the trip and this visit was no different. We stayed at 3 hotels, hung out at 3 pools and visited 3 theme parks. It was busy…

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…

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.…

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.

Best of Toronto for Families

Best of Toronto for Families


Toronto, Canada is a huge city with so many fun things to do. There is something for everyone. I have visited more times than I can count and I still have lots of things I’ve never discovered. Here is my list of best of Toronto for families as well 5 attractions on my Toronto family bucket list.

Corning Museum of Glass

Visiting Corning Museum of Glass with Kids


Have you ever thought about visiting the Corning Museum of Glass with Kids?  I’ve always wanted to but I wasn’t sure if it was kid friendly.  I had also heard great things about their glass making classes. We decided to give it a try and planned a last minute weekend getaway to Corning, NY. I booked a Sandblasting class and planned on…

road trip

Road Trip: Rochester to Myrtle Beach


Our road trip to South Carolina was full of many surprises and all the stops we added really made the trip fun and exciting. Typically we drive from Rochester, New York to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in one day. On paper it is around 13 hours. We usually leave before the sun comes up and arrive around 9:00pm. It’s an…

first walt disney world visit

6 Must-Read Tips to Prepare for Your First Walt Disney World Visit


Planning your first Walt Disney World visit can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to be made and dates to remember. I actually love the planning part but it takes a lot of research. For me planning a Walt Disney World vacation is part of the fun of going on a Walt Disney World vacation. Even with all the planning…

Mystery Day: Niagara Falls & Buffalo


Our family likes to plan Mystery Days.  These are days that start early and end late.  The itinerary is a surprise to the kids and we always have a blast! It’s like a day vacation. You can check out my post on other Mystery Days we have taken here. When planning our most recent Mystery Day I knew I wanted…

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