The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World should be on your Disney Bucket List because it offers a unique experience unlike anything else at the Walt Disney World resort. It is a great place to visit during your Disney World vacation, and is inspiring and fun for families of all ages.
Disney Moderate Resorts Overview for Your Disney World Vacation
The Disney Moderate Resorts at Walt Disney World offer on-site perks to their guests as well as middle of the road budget friendly option. They offer accommodations for families of 5 and have a few more on-site amenities than the Disney Value Resorts. Today I am sharing what you can expect from your stay at the Disney Moderate Resorts.
Disney World Value Resorts Overview for Your Disney Vacation
Disney World Value Resorts offer guests staying on-site at the Walt Disney World Resort an affordable way to stay on-site and take advantage of the perks of on-site guests. Today I am sharing the 5 Disney value resorts and what you can expect from staying at one during your Disney World vacation.
7 Best Hershey PA Attractions You Don’t Want to Miss
If the thought of chocolate doesn’t entice you to visit Hershey, these Hershey, PA attractions should. We have visited Hershey many times, and these 7 Hershey, PA attractions should be at the top of your list for your visit to the sweetest place on earth.
Hersheypark Resorts: 3 Sweet Family Friendly Hersheypark Accommodations
The Hersheypark resorts are historical, fun, and a great place to stay for families visiting Hershey, Pa. Each one has it’s own unique style and provides great accomodations at Hersheypark.
New at Hersheypark: Reese’s Cupfusion, Sweet Treats, and More
During my media weekend at Hershey’s Sweet Welcome we received an inside look into what is new at Hersheypark. The highlights are the new Hersheypark attraction: Reese’s Cupfusion as well as a few more ways to make your visit to Hersheypark that much sweeter.
ZooAmerica Hersheypark Zoo: Tips and After Hours Tour
Hersheypark Zoo is called ZooAmerica and it is connected to Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Guests can observe North American wildlife, visit during their day at Hersheypark, as well as upgrade to the after hour experiences at the park.
Motel 6 Review: A Budget Friendly Spring Break Choice for Families
This post is sponsored by Motel 6, but all opinions are my own.
Spring break in New York is a mix of unpredictable weather and often snow. Despite the weather, we wanted a budget friendly spring break getaway to enjoy some undistracted family time. We planned an overnight in Buffalo to visit a few of the family friendly attractions and check out the renovated rooms at the Motel 6. Read on for our Motel 6 review and tips to plan your budget friendly Spring Break getaway.
Disneyland Maxpass Tips: What You Need to Know and Is It Worth It
We had our first visit to Disneyland this year! We love visiting the Disney parks and couldn’t wait to visit. As someone who has planned many Walt Disney World vacations, I learned a Disneyland vacation is very different. Today I’m sharing our best Disneyland Maxpass … Read More
West Inn and Suites Carlsbad: Family Hotel Near LEGOLAND California
West Inn and Suites Carlsbad is an amazing family (and pet) friendly hotel near LEGOLAND California. It has friendly staff, spacious rooms, and a great location for your Carlsbad vacation.
Disneyland and California Adventure in One Day
If you are planning on visiting both of the Disneyland resort parks you need to have a plan. This is how we did Disneyland and California Adventure in one day.
Things to Do in Louisville with Kids for a Fun Day
Had I known there were so many fun things to do in Louisville with kids, I would have planned a few extra days to spend visiting the city. We only had one day to experience as much of Louisville as possible and it left us wanting to come back for more.
8 Awesome Stops for a Family Fun Tennessee Road Trip
A family road trip is one of my favorite ways to travel. I love planning stops along our route and having time to listen to music and talk to each other. I couldn’t wait to plan our Tennessee road trip from Rochester to Pigeon Forge, and was excited for the family attractions along the way.
Jedi Training at Hollywood Studios: What You Need to Know
Disney’s Jedi Training at Hollywood Studios is a fun interactive Star Wars experience. On our last visit to Walt Disney World the kids trained to be a Jedi! Here are our best Jedi training academy tips. Jedi Training is currently closed at Walt Disney World. No announcement has been made on expected opening.
Our Orlando Getaway Family Weekend
As a huge theme park family we have always wanted to visit during the holidays. In December we finally had our chance to do a quick Orlando getaway. It may have been a bit too fast but we ended up having a great family Orlando weekend getaway that was perfect for our family.
A Day Guide to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Families
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a great place to visit at the Walt Disney World parks. Our guide to Hollywood Studios for families will help you plan an awesome day at the park.
Niagara Falls Weekend Getaway at Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
Weekend getaways are one of my favorite ways to reconnect as a family without planning a big vacation. We made last minute plans to spend the night at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel in Niagara Falls, Canada, and it was just what we needed for a quick Niagara Falls weekend getaway.
Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone in Gallup, New Mexico
Gallup, New Mexico surprised me with its landscape and its people. I went into my visit never experiencing New Mexico and I came out with a better understanding of this often overlooked part of our country as well as a part of myself.
ICE at Gaylord National (Updated 2022)
ICE at Gaylord National resort is a family fun holiday event that is back for the 2022 season.
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Review
When you walk into the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal Orlando Resort you walk into magic. From the outside, you see the smoke stacks and its steam punk factory look. As you enter the smell of sweets and the staff welcomes you. The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is restaurant theming at its best.
Halloween Inspired Things to Do in Rochester, New York for Families
The air is getting crisper, pumpkins are popping up on everyone’s porch and it can only mean one thing-fall is here in Rochester, New York. Fall is an amazing time of year to live in the Northeast because there are so many family things to do in Rochester. We take full advantage of each fall weekend to explore, and recently enjoyed a Halloween inspired family day out!
Things to do in Cooperstown NY for a Family Weekend Getaway
We visited Cooperstown NY in early fall and learned there are so many things to do in Cooperstown NY for families. Today we are sharing how we spent a family weekend in Cooperstown NY.
5 Reasons Your Family Will Love KIDZ BOP
A few weeks ago I announced that I would be a KIDZ BOP brand ambassador and I am so excited! My family has been listening to KIDZ BOP since my oldest was little. I like listening to music I know is safe for my kids and we can enjoy as a family. Today I wanted to share 5 reasons to love KIDZ BOP with your family.
Learning to Be Brave at Sky High Adventure Park
Be brave. You hear this all the time and it can mean different things in different situations. I decided it was time to be brave and face my fear of heights. I was not jumping off bridges or doing anything extreme but I was stepping out of my comfort zone by doing the Sky High Adventure Park at the Holiday Valley Resort.
Girls’ Trip Weekend Getaway from Rochester: Inn at Holiday Valley
Planning a girls’ trip weekend is a fun way to reconnect with your family and create lasting memories. We found a great location in the Inn at Holiday Valley. The Inn at Holiday Valley offers relaxation, swimming, and adventure that will make everyone happy on your next weekend getaway from Rochester.
Toy Story Land Opening & Inspiring My Kids to Dream Big
Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios in opening June 30th!! It is almost here and I am so excited! Actually my entire family is so excited. Toy Story is a classic in our house. We have enjoyed all three movies and it is truly incredible when you can see the first one as a child and watch the third one with your children. The new Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios is going to be an amazing addition to the Walt Disney World parks.
15 Magical Moments from the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2018
We recently returned from the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2018 and what a celebration it was. This year the celebration was held 3 days at Walt Disney World and 3 days aboard the Disney Cruise Line Disney Dream Ship. It was incredible and as I go through my pictures and videos I am so excited to share some of my favorite memories, some new and exciting Disney news, and what I learned about myself on this incredible journey.
Pancakes & Family Time at Kettle Ridge Farm
Earlier this year I shared that I want to be more intentional with our family time. What better way to enjoy family then visiting Kettle Ridge Farm. Kettle Ridge Farm is all about family. From the people behind the tasting counter to the people that help you tap your maple tree, they are all about working together and being a family. I love this about Kettle Ridge Farm and I couldn’t wait to bring my family back for our pancake breakfast and our tree tapping.
We’re Going to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration(+ What’s In It For You!)
I started blogging to share and inspire families to connect more with their families through travel and everyday life adventures. What I never expected was that I would be inspired as well. This year I have the incredible opportunity to make a personal dream come true by attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Not only is this an amazing adventure for my family, but it is an inside look at Walt Disney World and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Hershey Campground at Hersheypark
Hershey Campground is one of the official Hersheypark resorts and offers guest a place to stay that is an alternative to a traditional hotel.
Adopt-A-Maple at Kettle Ridge Farm: A New Family Holiday Tradition
Thanksgiving has come and gone and the frenzy of the holidays has kicked into high gear. I love the holidays. I love the lights and the decorating and creating memories with my family that connects us. From the family traditions, to the family get-together the holidays are an amazing time to focus on what is really important. This year we are starting a new family holiday tradition with the Adopt-A-Maple at Kettle Ridge Farm program.
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 exactly what happened. The kids loved it!
Family Fun at Kennywood Amusement Park
Kennywood amusement park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers a glimpse back to the old days of amusement parks as well as cutting edge attractions that are great for the entire family. Opening in 1898 Kennywood is one of the oldest amusement parks in the USA. It’s nostalgic charm makes Kennywood great for families. With so many fun attractions this is our can’t miss list of family fun at Kennywood.
7 Reasons Traveling with Your Kids is Worth It
Traveling with your kids can be amazing. Your kids will appreciate art and history. Your family will smile and laugh and create memories that will last forever. There will be no fights between siblings, no fights between my husband and I. We will all be happy the entire week. Have I sold you on taking a family vacation?
One-On-One Time with My Son at the Seneca Park Zoo
On my recent visit to the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY I was able to spend some one-on-one time with my son. Seneca Park Zoo is a great place for a few hours of quality time. I cherish the moments that I get to spend with my kids, especially as they get older. Time is going so fast and the one-on-one play dates are a great way to connect.
The Easy Way I’m Saving More Money for Family Vacations
If you are anything like me you have a long list of summer travel plans. There is always a theme park to visit or a national park to discover. The challenge is finding a way to stay within your family budget and still get to experience family travel adventures. I am so excited to share the easy way I’m saving more money for family vacations this year!
Experiencing the Maid of the Mist
When you see Niagara Falls for the first time it is breathtaking but nothing is as amazing as seeing it up close while aboard the Maid of the Mist. The Maid of the Mist is located in New York State along the USA/Canadian border. It is about a 20 minute drive from Buffalo, New York. The Maid of the Mist is a family favorite that should be on everyone’s family travel bucket list.
LEGOLAND Florida Hotel Review: 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.
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.
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.
52 Quality Family Time Ideas to Start this Weekend
With all of today’s distractions, it is so important to prioritize quality family time. Today we are sharing our favorite and fun family time ideas to help you reconnect as a family this weekend.
Fun & Easy Vacation Countdown Ideas for Kids
Planning a family vacation is part of the fun of going on the vacation! These DIY vacation countdown ideas for kids will have everyone in the family excited for the trip and is a fun way to get excited before you start your adventure.
10 Best Toronto Attractions with Kids
Toronto is a great place to visit for families. It is a huge city with so many fun things to do. There is something for everyone! These are the best Toronto attractions to visit with kids.
5 Tips to Afford a Beach House Vacation
The thought of spending an entire week on the beach makes me so happy. I love having a house to make our own for the week and the comfort of home while on vacation. For most people it seems like an out of reach dream but I am here to tell you with some planning and tricks I can show you how to afford a beach house vacation even if you are on a tight budget.
The Waffle Factory | Rochester, New York
Rochester has the Strong Museum of Play, Dinosaur BBQ and garbage plates. Now we have The Waffle Factory. Located outside of Rochester, NY in Webster, The Waffle Factory offers all types of waffle creations imaginable. It was a HUGE hit with my family!!
Lessons Learned from Disney’s Moana
Most Disney films come with a lesson, but nothing as powerful as the lessons learned from Disney’s Moana. I have been waiting for this movie to open ever since I saw the first trailer over the summer. I knew there was something special about it. Moana’s character resonated with me as a mom and incorporates the lessons I want for my children.
Fall Fun at Powers Farm Market
Fall is the best time of the year to get out there and explore the festivals and farms in your neighborhood. I love creating fall family traditions and fall traditions for us means visiting farms and fall festivals in and around Rochester, New York. New York is the best place to be for fall because it is gorgeous this time of year!
Legoland Florida Tips for an Awesome Visit
The kids(and I!) were so excited to visit LEGOLAND Florida. We are a Lego family. We love building them and watching the movies and shows. Today we are sharing our best Legoland Florida tips to help you plan your first visit to the Florida theme park.
The Best Things to See at Strong Museum of Play
The Strong Museum of Play is an amazing Children’s museum in Rochester, New York that offers interactive exhibits, a butterfly garden, and the Toy Hall of Fame. It boast the largest collection of toys in the world. This is our picks for the best things to see at the Strong Museum of Play museum.
Magical Fairy Trails: A Hidden Gem in Rochester, New York
A little outside of the city of Rochester, New York there is a magical fairy trail that is great for families. Tinker Nature Park has family friendly hiking trails in Rochester, NY that wind through green scenery and woods. As you near the end you enter a magical path that is lined with fairy houses. It is a hidden gem in the Rochester area and is a must visit for anyone visiting the area. Pack a picnic and spend the day exploring the magical fairy trails at Tinker Nature Park.
Darien Lake Hotel Review: Darien Lake Lodge on the Lake
This Darien Lake hotel review will tell you what to expect when staying at Darien Lake Lodge on the Lake hotel. It is a great Darien Lake lodging choice for families visiting the amusement park or attending a concert at the park.
Rochester to Niagara Falls Day Trip
Looking for a day trip from Rochester, NY? This Rochester to Niagara Falls day trip includes stops in Buffalo for a great day trip to Niagara Falls.