Weekend Trip to Erie with Kids: Family Getaway Guide

Until this past weekend, Erie, Pennsylvania was one of those places I heard great things about but never did more than drive by it. After our weekend getaway to Erie, however, there’s no doubt that our first trip to this lakefront city won’t be the last. From Waldameer & Water World to the Erie Zoo … More Weekend Trip to Erie with Kids: Family Getaway Guide

How to Spend the Best 24 Hours in Belfast

We didn’t originally plan to have just 24 hours in Belfast during our recent trip to Northern Ireland in July. After planning for a year, we were excited to spend 3 nights in Belfast as part of our Northern Ireland road trip. Unfortunately, weather-related travel delays cut our short trip by two whole days. That … More How to Spend the Best 24 Hours in Belfast

Tips for Renting a Car and Driving in Europe

Renting a car anywhere can feel like a daunting task, but especially so if you’re driving in Europe. Between the rules of the road, the possibility of driving on a different side and the varying laws, there’s a lot to consider. Despite some of the initial challenges of navigating, however, driving a car is a … More Tips for Renting a Car and Driving in Europe

Weekend Getaway to Ligonier with Kids (or Without!)

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 (or Without!)

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!)