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

The Perfect Girls Weekend in Hershey, Pennsylvania

When planning a birthday celebration for my mother-in-law’s milestone birthday, we had a range of women joining from 22 to 60 years old. We were looking for a destination that everyone in our group would enjoy and that was easily drivable from our hometown of Pittsburgh. Aside from the driving distance, our “must haves” for … More The Perfect Girls Weekend in Hershey, Pennsylvania

West Ocean City, MD: Family-Friendly Guide

Many people know Ocean City, Maryland (OCMD) for the boardwalk, nightlife and fun-filled beaches. While I’ve grown up enjoying all of that, my favorite part of OCMD is just over the Route 50 bridge. Away from the hustle and bustle is the quieter, more relaxed West Ocean City, Maryland with a laid-back, local feel. And … More West Ocean City, MD: Family-Friendly Guide

The Best Rides for Toddlers in Magic Kingdom

If you already read our previous posts on Disney World, you know that we took our son to Magic Kingdom back in December. The best part about Magic Kingdom with a toddler is that there are so many rides that don’t have a height requirement, making it the perfect Disney theme park regardless of how … More The Best Rides for Toddlers in Magic Kingdom

10 Tips for the Best Day in Disney with Little Kids

One of the best parts about visiting Walt Disney World with little kids (aside from them being free if they’re under 3!) is that so much of the experience is new and exciting to them. Even if you’ve been to Disney yourself a hundred times before, there’s nothing better than seeing it through your child’s … More 10 Tips for the Best Day in Disney with Little Kids

How to Prepare for a Day in Walt Disney World

With SO MUCH information out there and Disney’s addition of the FastPass+ process in recent years, the whole planning part of any Disney trip can be a little overwhelming even if you’re only there for a day.  On a recent family vacation to Orlando, Florida, we decided to do one day in Walt Disney World … More How to Prepare for a Day in Walt Disney World

3 Places in Orlando to Experience the Magic of Disney at Christmas

I’ve been to Disney World many times since I was a little girl but never during the holidays until recently.  We just got back from a family trip to Orlando, and I’m not sure if it was the moderate weather, the decorations, or the fact that it was our son’s first trip, but it quickly … More 3 Places in Orlando to Experience the Magic of Disney at Christmas

New York City with a Toddler: Guide to Midtown and Central Park

Having grown up on the eastern part of Pennsylvania, I’ve been to New York City a countless number of times since I was a little girl.  Although my trips have become less frequent since I’ve lived in Pittsburgh, I still try to get there every chance I can.  When my husband was invited to NYC … More New York City with a Toddler: Guide to Midtown and Central Park