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

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

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

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

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

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

7+ Fun Things to Do in Sarasota with Kids

For years, we’ve heard such wonderful things about Sarasota from family and friends. We were so excited to finally visit this beautiful area along the Florida Gulf Coast this March. With family in Siesta Key, it was perfect location for access to the award winning beaches, along with all that Sarasota has to offer at … More 7+ Fun Things to Do in Sarasota with Kids