Are you planning your first trip to Disneyland? These Disneyland tips for first timers will help you plan a great trip to the Anaheim theme parks.
Best Hersheypark Food Options for Your Day at the Park
A visit to Hersheypark wouldn’t be complete without dining on some of the delicious Hersheypark food options. We are sharing our picks for the best places to eat at Hersheypark and where you can find something for everyone in your family.
LEGOLAND California Tips for Your First Visit
LEGOLAND California is an awesome place to spend the day during your Southern California vacation. Today we are sharing our best LEGOLAND California tips, the LEGOLAND attractions you can’t miss, and how to plan your day at the California theme park.
17 Family Vacation Itineraries to Start Planning Today
Are you looking for awesome ideas for your next family vacation? This list of family vacation itineraries are great for all ages and budgets to inspire your next trip.
Disney Dream Kids Club: What Parents Need to Know About the Disney Cruise Kids Club
Are you planning a Disney Cruise vacation? My kids loved the Disney Dream Kids Club and we are sharing all the things parents need to know about the Disney Cruise kids clubs.
Corning Museum of Glass with Kids | Glass Museum New York
Visiting a glass museum with kids? It might not sound like it goes together, but planning a visit to the Corning Museum of Glass with kids is a great family activity in New York state.
One Day at Disneyland Itinerary
This one day at Disneyland itinerary will help you plan the best day at Disneyland in California. With tips to maximize your day at the park and see all the best rides and attractions our itinerary for Disneyland in one day is great for your next Disneyland vacation.
Disney Vacation Cost for a Family of Five
What is the Disney vacation cost for a family of five? How much does a Disney vacation cost?
Encore Resort Orlando Florida Review (Vacation Rental Near Disney World)
Are you looking for vacation rentals near Disney World or Universal Orlando? We stayed at the Encore Resort Orlando Florida and are sharing our review of this off-site Disney World vacation rental.
Halloween at Hersheypark (Updated 2022)
Halloween at Hersheypark has exciting offerings for the 2022 season. This year Hersheypark Halloween will include family friendly activities as well as a new Dark Nights event.
The Cove at Sylvan Beach Review
If you are looking for laid back comfort and relaxation for your next family trip you should take a look at The Cove at Sylvan Beach in New York. Offering 2 and 3 bedroom cottages in Sylvan Beach The Cove is a great place for a close to home getaway near the finger lakes.
HalloweenFest at Lincoln Hill Farms in Canandaigua, NY
HalloweenFest at Lincoln Hill Farms in Canandaigua NY is a family friendly event held throughout the month of October. We visited over the weekend and had a great time enjoying this special event.
12 Fall Activities in Rochester, NY | Rochester Fall with Kids
Rochester, NY in fall…the weather is perfect, the leaves are changing colors, and there is so much to do! We’ve rounded up the best fall activities in Rochester, NY to enjoy some quality family time during the autumn season.
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Family Suites Room and Resort Review
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach resort is a retro themed moderate resort at Universal Orlando. It offers on-site amenities, family suites and early entry to the theme parks. Read on for our Cabana Bay Beach resort family suite room review and resort tour.
21 Fun Things to Do in Syracuse, NY with Kids
Syracuse, NY is a great destination for families looking for museums, activities, and outdoor fun. Today we are sharing fun things to do in Syracuse, NY with kids plus a sample Syracuse NY weekend itinerary to plan your getaway.
Holidays at Universal Orlando Guide (Updated 2022)
This Holidays at Universal Orlando guide will show you everything you need to know about visiting Universal during the holidays. With holiday themed shows, treats and activities, Christmas at Universal is one of the best times to visit.
9 Day Southern California Itinerary for Your Theme Park Vacation
Are you thinking about planning a Southern California theme park vacation? This post has you covered on how to plan the best Southern California itinerary for your theme park vacation.
25 Hersheypark Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Visit
Are you planning a visit to Hersheypark? These Hersheypark tips will give you all the tricks and secrets for making the most out of your Hersheypark visit.
Weekend at Disney | A Plan for 2 Days at Disney World
Disney World is a great place for a weekend getaway. Today we are sharing our tips for planning a weekend at Disney World.
14 Tips for Family Travel on a Budget
How do you travel as a family on a budget? With gas prices and airline prices soaring how can families afford a family vacation? Today we are sharing our tips for family travel on a budget.
Animal Kingdom Itinerary | How to Plan Animal Kingdom in One Day
Are you planning a visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom? If so, this Animal Kingdom Itinerary is for you! We recently returned from a Disney World vacation and are sharing all the Animal Kingdom Tips and how to plan your one day at Animal Kingdom.
Great Wolf Lodge Summer Camp-In (Updated 2022)
Great Wolf Lodge Summer Camp-In is back! The Summer Camp-In at Great Wolf Lodge is a great one stop place for special activities and all your favorite Great Wolf Lodge fun.
Pros and Cons of Flying Frontier Airlines with Kids | Frontier Airline Review
Frontier Airlines is a budget friendly no frills airline. There are pros and cons to flying Frontier Airlines, and it depends on what you prioritize when flying to decide if it is a good fit for you. Read on for our experience and review of flying Frontier airlines.
Exploring the Adirondacks Wild Center in NY
The Wild Center in Tupper Lake NY is a great mix of indoor and outdoor family fun in the Adirondacks. The Wild Center and Wild Walk are a must do for things to do in Tupper Lake and I highly recommend adding them to your Adirondack weekend.
25 Things to Do at Disney World Besides the Parks (Non-Park Day at Disney World)
You visit Disney World for the parks, but there are many things to do at Disney World besides the parks that are worth adding to your Disney World vacation. This is our list of family favorites for a non-park day at Disney World.
Guide to Disney World Mobile Ordering
Mobile ordering at Disney World is worth taking advantage of during your Disney World vacation. Our guide will save you time waiting in lines and will make ordering food at Disney World easier.
Guide to Special Events at Universal Orlando
If you are planning a visit to Universal Orlando you may want to be aware of the special events at Universal Orlando throughout the year. These events are typically included with your admission to the park and can be a great time to visit the Universal parks.
Epcot vs. Magic Kingdom: Which Disney Park is Best?
What is the best Disney park: Epcot vs. Magic Kingdom? We think both parks offer a lot of Disney magic, but lets break down what each park has to offer so you can plan your Disney vacation.
9 Things to Do in Hershey, PA Besides Hersheypark
Hersheypark is a family fun summer destination but what do you do when the park is closed. We have put together our favorite things to do in Hershey, PA besides Hersheypark to keep everyone in the family happy and busy!
Best Things to Do in Times Square with Kids
Are you visiting Times Square with Kids? In this article we are sharing our favorite things to do in Times Square with kids.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Characters to Meet and Greet
What characters can you meet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park? This guide to Disney’s Animal Kingdom characters will tell you who you can meet and where you can find them at this popular Disney theme park.
Fun Things to Do in Carlsbad CA with Kids | 3 Night Carlsbad Itinerary
When visiting Southern California with kids you should include a few days in Carlsbad to relax and enjoy the area. With so many fun things to do in Carlsbad, CA with kids you will be happy you included it on your family vacation.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Review with Kids
Are you looking for a deluxe resort near Disney’s Magic Kingdom? This Disney’s Grand Floridian review will give you all the details for staying at this deluxe Disney World resort.
12 Best New York State Attractions for Families
Planning a visit to New York state? Whether you are looking for a city vacation or lots of outdoor space, New York state has something for everyone. These are our picks for the best New York State attractions for families.
7 Best Places to Eat at CityWalk Orlando
When visiting Universal one of the most common questions I hear is “Where should we eat?” Luckily, Universal CityWalk has lots of options for families. These are our picks for the best places to eat at CityWalk Orlando.
Disney Cruise vs. Disney World | Which is the Better Disney Trip
Disney Cruise vs. Disney World. What is the better vacation for your family? In this article we will be breaking down the pros and cons to help you decide on a Disney World or Disney Cruise vacation.
One Day Hollywood Studios Itinerary
Are you visiting Disney World and planning your day at Hollywood Studios ? This one day Hollywood Studios itinerary will help you plan your day at the Disney World theme park.
A Look Back at 2021 + What’s Next for 2022
With the start of a new year I like to look back on what we did in 2021 and think about what we want our 2022 to look like. Looking back helps me be grateful for the moments we experienced, and we had a lot of fun in 2021 despite the ups and downs.
Typhoon Lagoon Rides You Don’t Want to Miss
Are you planning a visit to a water park during your Disney World vacation? Then you don’t want to miss the best Typhoon Lagoon rides for families.
Traveling All 50 States: How It’s Going (Updated 2022)
Have you ever thought of traveling to all 50 states? The ideas never crossed my mind until I had kids and started this blog. Once they were born my husband and I decided to prioritize family travel in our lives and it has evolved into creating our goal of visiting all 50 states.
40+ Best Family Holiday Movie Nights (Updated 2021)
One of my favorite holiday traditions is cozying up on the couch and having a holiday movie night. This is our list for the best Christmas movie night ideas for a holiday family movie night.
50 Christmas Countdown Activity Ideas to Connect this Holiday Season
We’ve put together 50 of our favorite family fun Christmas countdown activities. These Christmas countdown ideas are perfect for family time this holiday season.
Is the Universal Orlando Annual Pass Worth It
If you are planning a visit to Universal Orlando you may be wondering is the Universal Orlando annual pass worth it. We are breaking down the pros/cons of having an annual pass at Universal and if it is worth it.
Christmas at SeaWorld Orlando | 7 Things to Do at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
Christmas at SeaWorld Orlando is a great time to visit the Orlando park. The special event will bring you holiday joy! Today we are sharing 7 things to do at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.
One Day Magic Kingdom Itinerary (Magic Kingdom Touring Plan)
Are you planning a one day Magic Kingdom itinerary and not sure where to start? Do you want to spend one day in Magic Kingdom and see all the best rides and attractions? This Magic Kingdom touring plan will help you plan your day at the Walt Disney World park .
Best Apple Picking in Rochester, NY
Apple picking in Rochester, NY may be one of my all time favorite fall activities. It is a perfect fall activity in Western New York. These are our picks for the best Rochester, NY apple picking destinations.
35 Kids Movie Night Ideas
We love family movie nights in our house. There is something special about all of us on the couch sitting down to see a story come to life on the screen. Today I am sharing 30 of our favorite kids movie night ideas that the entire family will love.
FastPass Magic Kingdom Retired
Are you planning a visit to Disney’s Magic Kingdom? Today we are sharing our FastPass Magic Kingdom tips, tiers, and what you need to know to plan your day. This Magic Kingdom FastPass strategy will help optimize your day at the Magic Kingdom and allow you less wait time for your favorite attractions.
Visiting Disney World During Covid
Visiting Disney World during Covid is such a personal decision but I thought sharing our experience and questions we asked ourselves would help in the decision making process. Here are our tips for visiting Disney during Covid and how we felt during our recent Disney visit.
LEGOLAND New York Officially Open
When I first heard the announcement that there would be a LEGOLAND New York I was so excited! We love theme parks and having a new one in our home state is super exciting! Here are 5 things you need to know about the all new LEGOLAND New York!
Things to Do in Ithaca New York for a Day Trip
With beautiful scenery and fun family attractions, there are many things to do in Ithaca, New York for a family day trip. We planned a Rochester to Ithaca, NY day trip, and it was a great day exploring a fun part of New York State.
Clingmans Dome Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains
Clingmans Dome trail is a great hike for families visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. It has amazing views and is a unique hiking experience. It may be a little challenging but worth the effort for the incredible views.
Universal Endless Summer Resort Dockside Review
If you are looking for a budget friendly resort at Universal Orlando and a great place to stay, look no further than Universal Endless Summer Resort Dockside! Our family of five spent a week at the Dockside Inn 2 Bedroom suite and we’re sharing the pros and cons to staying at this value resort during your Universal Orlando vacation.
Epcot with Kids: Tips for Planning a Day at Epcot for Families
Is Epcot for Kids? We think so! At first glance Epcot might not look like the best choice for kids, but with a little planning you can enjoy the food and culture as a family. On our recent visit we discovered so much to do at Epcot with kids and we can’t wait to go back!
‘Ohana Breakfast and Dinner Update at Disney World
‘Ohana Character Breakfast at Walt Disney World is a family style character dining experience located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. It has a Hawaiian theme and focuses around the Lilo & Stich movie. This ‘Ohana breakfast has great food and character interactions that the entire family will love.
Watkins Glen Gorge Trail: Watkins Glen State Park with Kids
With stunning waterfalls and an incredible uphill climb, the Watkins Glen Gorge trail is a perfect place to explore for families. Below we are sharing what you need to know about visiting Watkins Glen State Park with kids and how to plan an awesome family day out.
Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorer Tips
Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorer activity is a fun and free activity at Animal Kingdom. It is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the park, learn a bit more about the animals, and is fun for all ages.
New Disney Wish Cruise Ship: Details about Disney Cruise Line New Ship
Yesterday we learned all about the new Disney Wish cruise ship coming to the Disney Cruise ship fleet in Summer of 2022. We were so impressed by all the announcements!! The Disney Wish is going to be highly sought after. Here is what you can expect from the new Disney Wish cruise ship.
Fun Things to Do in Rochester, New York
If you are planning a Rochester vacation or live in Rochester and are looking for family fun things to in the city this list is for you. We are sharing our family favorite things to do in Rochester, NY and hope this inspires you to explore this amazing and unique city.
Disney Art of Animation Review and Family Suite Room Tour
Great themed resort at Walt Disney World? Look no further than Disney’s Art of Animation. Today we are sharing our Disney Art of Animation Resort review to help decide if this resort is a good fit for your Disney vacation.
Universal on a Budget: Ways to Save on Your Universal Orlando Vacation
Visiting Universal on a Budget can happen if you plan ahead and are willing to make some trade offs. These tips for saving money at Universal Orlando will help you have a great Universal vacation.
10 Best Packing Tips for Disney World
Packing for Walt Disney World can be a lot of fun because there are so many ways to personalize your vacation. I’m sharing our best packing tips for Disney World, what you need, and a few fun items that you can purchase before you arrive at the parks.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure Tips and Tricks
Are you planning a visit to Universal’s Islands of Adventure? These Islands of Adventure tips and tricks will help you plan your visit to the Universal Orlando theme park.
Great Wolf Lodge Tips and Tricks for Your Indoor Water Park Visit
A family vacation to Great Wolf Lodge is perfect any time of year. These Great Wolf Lodge tips will help you plan an awesome family trip to the indoor water park.
Lake George Family Lodging: The Lodges at Cresthaven
Are you looking for Lake George family lodging that has space for a family and offers on-site amenities? Then you should check out The Lodges at Cresthaven. It is a great family resort in Lake George, NY that is perfect to visit anytime of year.
12 Fun Things to Do in the Finger Lakes in Winter
Are you looking for things to do in the Finger Lakes in winter? This list will help you find winter activities in the Finger Lakes that are great for families.
Travel Moments from 2020 | A Look Back at our Family Adventures
Each year I like to look back on the family adventures we took the year before. Even though 2020 was a tough one, we found ourselves having unexpected adventures and created some really incredible family memories.
Travel with Kids Packing List: 10 Family Vacation Packing Tips for Stress Free Trip
Are you planning a family vacation and feeling a little overwhelmed with the packing process? I have been there as a mom traveling with a family of five! Today I am sharing my best family vacation packing tips and specific tips for putting together your own travel with kids packing list.
12 DIY Disney Gift Baskets | Disney Gifts for Your Disney World Vacation
Are you looking for the perfect gift for the Disney lover in your life? We like to bring the Disney magic home with DIY Disney Gift Baskets that are great for adults and kids.
Road Trip Food List for an Awesome Family Road Trip
Are you planning a road trip? Planning is key to success on the road, and part of that is packing good food and snacks. Check out our road trip food list and what we pack when we head out on the road.
Is a Disney Cruise Worth It? (Disney Cruise Pros and Cons)
Is a Disney Cruise worth it for your next family vacation? It is not a one size fits all answer but today we are going to share the most frequently asked questions as well as pros and cons of a Disney Cruise to help you decide if a Disney Cruise Line vacation is a good fit for your family vacation.
Orlando with Kids: 6 Day Orlando Itinerary
Are you visiting Orlando with kids? This 6 day Orlando itinerary will help you plan an awesome Orlando, Florida vacation.
Family Day Trips: Tips for Planning a Day Trip
Planning family day trips can be a great way to create family memories and reconnect. These tips for planning a day trip will help you shake up your routine and feel like you are on vacation, even for a day.
Best Things to Do in Watkins Glen (Family Weekend at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel)
Are you looking to get away for a family weekend in New York? We spent the weekend at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel and are sharing our best things to do in Watkins Glen for a family weekend getaway.
21 USA Bucket List Destinations for Families
The United States is so vast and different making it a perfect place to explore as a family. From beaches to mountains, and deserts to green forests, the United States has a destination perfect for everyone. This is our USA bucket list to inspire family travel and create amazing family time memories.
10 Best Places to Take Pictures at Universal Orlando Resort
A family vacation wouldn’t be complete without some amazing pictures. I love taking pictures on our vacations and Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure have some great places to capture your family vacation moments. I’ve rounded up the best places to take pictures at Universal Orlando that you need to check out on your next visit to the parks.
Anakeesta Review: Should You Visit Anakeesta on Your Gatlinburg Vacation
Are you planning a vacation to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, Tennessee? You may want to include Anakeesta as part of your vacation! This Anakeesta review will share our visit to Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and tell you what to expect on your visit.
Chimney Bluffs State Park (Tips for Visiting with Kids)
Chimney Bluffs State Park is a unique and beautiful state park in New York. It sits along Lake Ontario and has been on our list of places to visit in Rochester for a few years now. Recently we spent the morning exploring the trails and taking in the views of Chimney Bluffs State Park.
Best Things to do at Hersheypark (8 Hersheypark Can’t Miss Moments!)
Today we are sharing the best things to do at Hersheypark. These are our picks for the best Hersheypark can’t miss moments!
Epcot FastPass Recommendations, Tiers, and Best Rides for FastPass
As a family we were really surprised by how much we loved Epcot. It is often thought of as an adult park, but it is also great for families. Today we are sharing our best Epcot Fastpass recommendations for families, a break down of the Epcot Fastpass tiers, and tips for the best rides at Epcot for fastpass.
101 Themed Summer Camp Ideas at Home (Camp Mom)
Every year I create themed summer camp ideas at home that we use to add structure and family time to our summer calendar. I put together this list of over 100 theme ideas to help you plan your at home summer camp this year.
Disney FastPass Secrets, Tips, and Tiers for Your Disney World Vacation
Are you planning a Disney World vacation and wondering what are FastPass at Disney World? Today I am going to share all the Disney FastPass secrets, tips for your fastpass reservations and the FastPass tiers at Disney World to help you plan your best Disney World vacation.
Disney Hollywood Studios FastPass Retired
A big part of planning your Disney vacation is booking FastPass reservations. Today we are sharing our best Disney Hollywood Studios FastPass tips, tiers, and what you need to know to plan your FastPass at Hollywood Studios.
Disney Animal Kingdom FastPass Retired
Animal Kingdom at Disney World is a unique park that offers guests thrills and animal encounters unlike any theme park. Today we are sharing our best Animal Kingdom Fastpass tips, Disney Animal Kingdom FastPass tiers, and what you should know about making FastPass for Animal Kingdom.
UPDATE: Disney has retired FastPass at Animal Kingdom. Read our full guide and Animal Kingdom itinerary for all the details on the new system and tips to plan your day at Animal Kingdom.
Hersheypark Ride Height Guide for Families
Are you visiting Hersheypark with your family and wondering what the Hersheypark Ride Height requirements are? We have visited with toddlers all the way up to tweens and Hersheypark has attractions everyone in the family can enjoy.
Rochester Scavenger Hunt: 9 Locations to Discover in Rochester, New York
Looking for fun activities with kids in Rochester this week? We have been out driving around the last few days and came up with this fun Rochester scavenger hunt that you can do from your car with kids.
Creative Writing for Kids: 40 Fun Writing Prompts from Disney Movies
Are you home with your kids and looking for a fun way to learn at home? These ideas for creative writing for kids, themed to Disney movies, are an engaging way to make writing fun by adding a little Disney magic!
7 Things to Do at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
A highlight of our weekend in Cooperstown, NY was learning more about the history of baseball in America. Here are seven things to do at the Baseball Hall of Fame for families.
6 Things to See at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ
We loved visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert museum and there was so much for families to explore at this Tucson, AZ attraction.
5 Things to Do at Old Tucson in Arizona with Kids
We visited Old Tucson in Arizona and were pleasantly surprised. It was a fun way to spend the morning and learn about Western film history in America.
Fear Factor Live at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida
Fear Factor Live at Universal Studios allows park guests to step into the popular show and face their fears. Daring stunts, encounters with critters, and facing your fears makes this Universal Studios attraction a fun show to watch or participate…if you are brave!
Unique Roadside Attraction in California: Cabazon Dinosaurs
Cabazon Dinosaurs is the perfect roadside attraction. It has lots of photo-ops and nostalgia. We added it as a stop during our Southwest road trip and it was a unique addition to our trip.
Our Best Travel Moments of 2019 + What is Coming in 2020
Every year I like to look back at our year. I love looking at what we have done and remember the moments that shaped the year. As we start 2020 and I am sharing our best travel moments of 2019 and what is coming up for us in the new year.
Over 150 Disney+ Movies and Shows Your Family Should Watch in 2020
Disney+ has become our go-to for family movie nights and tv shows to watch together. It offers a huge variety of options for families with kids of all ages. Today I am sharing our list of Disney+ movies and shows your family will love.
Pittsburgh Weekend Trip with Kids
We love spending time in Pittsburgh, PA because it has great family friendly attractions. Check out our itinerary for a Pittsburgh weekend trip with kids.
Hotel Hershey Review: 7 Reasons to Stay with Kids
The Hotel Hershey is gorgeous. It feels like stepping back to a slower time. With it’s rich history, it has remained timeless and this Hotel Hershey review of our family overnight getaway will have you planning your Hershey vacation.
Family Activities in Tucson with Kids that Everyone Will Enjoy
Tucson, Arizona is a great place for a family vacation and there are so many fun family activities. From the family friendly attractions, the hiking and outdoor activities, to the amazing food there are so many family activities in Tucson with kids.
Endless Summer Resort: Surfside Inn and Suites Review
Surfside Inn and Suites Orlando is located at the Universal Orlando resort. It is one of two of the Endless Summer Resorts and is a great option for families. Read on for our full review of Endless Summer Resort Surfside Inn and Suites Orlando during our Universal vacation.
NBA Experience at Disney Springs Tips and Review for Your Family Visit
The NBA Experience at Disney Springs is an interactive indoor basketball themed playground that allows fans of all ages to test their skills. We visited the NBA Experience during our August Orlando vacation and it was a great break from the summer afternoon heat and a chance to have some family fun competition.
Sadly, the NBA Experience has permanently closed at Disney Springs. It’s replacement has not been announced.
Best Fun Things to Do in Buffalo NY with Your Family
There are so many fun things to do in Buffalo NY with your family. From outstanding museums and attractions, to outdoor entertainment, the family attractions in Buffalo NY are endless. Read more to see how we spent a family weekend in Buffalo.