The Ultimate Guide to 3 Days in Iceland

Iceland was such an interesting place for me, both literally and figuratively given all of the changes I was going through at the time. I was leaving a 10+ year career in financial services that I worked extremely hard for. I was celebrating a random birthday in my early 30s. And I was about to … More The Ultimate Guide to 3 Days in Iceland

9 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History & Carnegie Museum of Art with Kids

We’re fortunate that Pittsburgh, PA has no shortage of great museums, thanks primarily to Andrew Carnegie and other titans of the steel industry. One of the great things about the Carnegie Museum of National History and the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) is that they’re connected within the same building. That makes visiting them together … More 9 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History & Carnegie Museum of Art with Kids

Tips for Attending a Sporting Event with a Child Under 2

If you read our post on attending the Penn State Bowl Game in Phoenix with a baby, you already know that my husband and I are a little Penn State obsessed. Our son’s first football game was that Phoenix bowl game when he was 8 months old, and we knew it’d be the first of … More Tips for Attending a Sporting Event with a Child Under 2

The Best Indoor Play Places in Pittsburgh for Toddlers

Whether it’s raining, snowing or you just want something different to do with your toddler, there are so many options available in the Pittsburgh area for them to play freely and run around inside. (And with Pittsburgh being in the top 5 of US cities with rainy days, you’re bound to have quite a few … More The Best Indoor Play Places in Pittsburgh for Toddlers

7 Tips for Visiting Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens with Kids

A Conservatory and Botanical Gardens may not always the first thing you think of when looking for things to do with kids. Just one visit to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, however, and you’ll quickly see why it’s one of the best things to do with kids in Pittsburgh. From the bright and beautiful flowers … More 7 Tips for Visiting Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens with Kids

The Best Weekend Getaway in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

From my first visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL,) I totally fell in love with the quaint, colonial town. While many people may confuse it with its more touristy neighbor Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada couldn’t be more different. This small town is at the heart of Canada’s wine industry with a unique terrain that allows … More The Best Weekend Getaway in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

Guide to Exploring Boise, Idaho with Kids

Boise is one of those places that’s off the radar for many people on the East Coast. That is, of course, until you visit and are instantly drawn to the “The Gem State” like I was since the first time visiting my college roommate 14 years ago. Each time I’m there, I love seeing how … More Guide to Exploring Boise, Idaho with Kids

Flying with a Toddler: Tips, Tricks & Products to Help You Navigate

Flying with a toddler (and traveling in general) is a much different ballgame than flying with a baby. Toddlers are past the stage of sleeping through everything and those (hopefully occasional) tantrums may have begun. They’re talking more and starting to have opinions, which, are sometimes totally irrational. Plus they have SO MUCH energy to … More Flying with a Toddler: Tips, Tricks & Products to Help You Navigate

Tips for Getting a Passport for a Child in the U.S.

Before getting a passport for our son, I had no idea that there are a few extra steps when getting a passport for a child. Up until now, most of our family travel with our son had been in the United States. (As it turns out, you don’t need a passport for a cruise stop … More Tips for Getting a Passport for a Child in the U.S.

10 Kid-Friendly Places to Eat in Siesta Key

Any time we’re on vacation, we love eating at locally owned restaurants we can’t find anywhere else.  When looking for kid-friendly places to eat in Siesta Key, we aimed for our usual criteria for vacation dining. Outdoor seating in the warmer weather, great food including a kid’s menu, and amazing cocktails are usually a must. … More 10 Kid-Friendly Places to Eat in Siesta Key