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First Timer’s Guide to Florida Panhandle Beaches: Destin, 30A, Panama City & Beyond

Just a few hours due south of my hometown of Montgomery, Alabama is the Florida Gulf Coast. That drive is a trip I’ve done more times than I can remember in my life and one of my favorite destinations – the Emerald Coast beaches of the Florida Panhandle. I’ve written before about the pristine white …

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21 Very Best Things to Do in San Francisco with Kids (by a Local Parent!)

San Francisco is an iconic destination for travelers from around the world, but it is especially fun to explore with kids. I’ve lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2005, and the last 13 years of that time has been with at least one kid in tow. While we haven’t done every family-friendly thing …

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First Timer’s Guide to Skiing Stowe Mountain Resort

New England might not be the first destination that comes to mind when planning a ski trip. When looking at a map, states like Colorado, Utah and California are at the top of most travelers’ lists for world class resorts, lodging, villages, and skiing. But don’t be so quick to write off the Northern New …

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Dollywood with Kids: 15 Things to Know Before You Go!

Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a theme park with a few serious thrills and a lot of Southern charm. My family visited several years ago during our summer travels through the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. We were very pleasantly surprised by all the offerings for families with younger traveling kids …

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First Timers Guide to Visiting Waikiki with Kids

Located on the island of O’ahu in the city of Honolulu, Waikiki is often the place many tourists visit on a first vacation to Hawaii. Our family, of course, sometimes does things a little backwards. We’ve visited many of the islands of Hawaii regularly in our travels. But until recently, we had always skipped over …

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Top Things to Do in Sedona, Arizona With Kids

Sedona, Arizona might just be the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited. That is saying something, considering that my visit to Sedona came just hours after departing the majestic views of the Grand Canyon. My family spent two days in Sedona over spring break on a Southwest road trip several years ago, and it was …

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