Weekend Getaway to Ligonier with Kids

I fell in love with this adorable town east of Pittsburgh from the minute I stepped foot in it. Ligonier, set in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, has long been known as a getaway destination for those in the Pittsburgh area. (This dates back to when the Mellons and Carnegies had summer homes in Ligonier.) From … More Weekend Getaway to Ligonier with Kids

8 Reasons to Visit Idlewild with a Toddler

Idlewild and SoakZone is set in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Laurel Highlands, just a few minutes from the town center of Ligonier. As the oldest consecutively running amusement park in Pennsylvania and one of the oldest amusement parks in the US, they have to be doing something right to have such a long tradition of family fun. … More 8 Reasons to Visit Idlewild with a Toddler

Guide to the Best Girls Weekend in Boulder, CO

Every time I get home from a weekend with my former college roommates and very best friends, I’m SO grateful for the rare in person time together. Our annual girls weekend is something sacred that we’ve kept going for 11 years now, regardless of who’s getting married, who’s having a baby and where in the … More Guide to the Best Girls Weekend in Boulder, CO

Visiting Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory with Kids

If you haven’t figured it out by the name, the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh definitely isn’t your typical art museum. I had heard about how great the Mattress Factory was for years. It wasn’t until I started exploring some of our local Pittsburgh museums with my toddler aged son, however, that I actually had a … More Visiting Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory with Kids

Family Vacation in North Myrtle Beach: Where to Stay, Play and Eat

As a kid, we went to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina with family friends over several summers. It’s been years since I’ve been to North Myrtle Beach, and I loved getting the chance to go back with my son to join my family for vacation. Although our family vacation in North Myrtle primarily consisted of … More Family Vacation in North Myrtle Beach: Where to Stay, Play and Eat

12 Reasons to Travel with a Child Under 2

As my baby boy turned two last month, I can’t help but get nostalgic about all of the adventures we’ve had and the family memories we’ve made. While my love for travel started long before becoming a Mom, I certainly learned a whole new way of experiencing travel since having my son. And I have … More 12 Reasons to Travel with a Child Under 2

Complete Guide to Visiting Indiana, PA with Kids (or Without!)

Our first visit to Indiana, PA sort of happened by accident. With a plane obsessed toddler, a friend and I were looking around for a small airport that we could tour. The Indiana Airport was brought to our attention, and our love for the area started from there. Being from Eastern PA originally, I had … More Complete Guide to Visiting Indiana, PA with Kids (or Without!)

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