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Best Things to Do in Cabarrus County, North Carolina with Kids

My parents recently retired to the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina to the college town of Davidson. While I miss having a reason to visit my home state of Alabama now, the silver lining is that I have an excuse to travel to a new place! When the kids and I visited family in the …

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North Carolina High Country with Kids: Fun Things to Do on a Multigenerational Trip

Multigenerational vacations are the hot trend in family travel right now. But I’ve been doing them since before they were cool. My husband and I live with our kids all the way across the country from my parents and extended family. Ever since we had kids nearly 8 years ago, we have been taking them …

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Tennessee Smoky Mountains with Kids: From National Parks to Theme Parks

With one of the nation’s best theme parks and the most visited of the country’s national parks, a visit to the Smokies was long overdue for this Southern gal. Although I grew up in Alabama, I never spent any real time in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains as a child. When a family reunion in the …

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Taking Kids to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina

Antique furniture. Expensive chandeliers. Priceless family heirlooms. When I think of George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, luxury definitely comes to mind. Sounds like the perfect place to take toddler, right? Never one to be discouraged by challenging destinations (I’m the mom who took a toddler to Vegas, after all), my family recently set …

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Dollywood with Kids: 10 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 recently had the chance to visit 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 …

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Visiting Nashville with Young Kids: Top Things to Do in Music City

With a nickname like “Nashvegas,” Nashville, Tennessee doesn’t exactly sound like a kid-friendly place to visit. The city is famous for its nightlife and late night live music scene. It’s definitely a destination where adults go to let loose in the Deep South. Since I’m the mom who recently took my toddler and kindergartener to Las Vegas …

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