Northern Ireland Road Trip with Kids: 1 Week Itinerary

Northern Ireland is one of those places that reminded me just how beautiful the world is, how nice strangers can be, and that sometimes the journey isn’t easy but the destination is so worth it. Our trip to Northern Ireland with a toddler seemed to start out as a comedy of errors. From our 5-day … More Northern Ireland Road Trip with Kids: 1 Week Itinerary

The Sweetest 3-Day Weekend in Hershey with Kids

Hershey, Pennsylvania is one of those places that reminds me of childhood every time I get close. Now that I live a little further away, it’s quickly become one of my favorite weekend getaways from Pittsburgh. While the chocolate smell as you drive into Hershey isn’t quite as strong as I remember, the Hershey’s Kisses … More The Sweetest 3-Day Weekend in Hershey with Kids

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

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, PA with Kids

I fell in love with this adorable town east of Pittsburgh from the minute I stepped foot in it. Ligonier, set Pennsylvania’s beautiful Laurel Highlands, has long been known as a getaway destination for those in the Pittsburgh area. From its historic roots to the “diamond” and gazebo at the town center, it’s hard not … More Weekend Getaway to Ligonier, PA 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

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!)

Guide to a Weekend in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

From my first weekend in 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 Guide to a Weekend in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

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

10 Baby and Toddler Toys for Travel Under $10

With the holidays coming up, I wanted to share 10 of our favorite baby and toddler toys for travel. All of them are under $10 and make great stocking stuffers for your littlest travelers.  They’re all lightweight, mess free and (mostly) noise free. That makes them perfect toys for entertaining babies or toddlers on long … More 10 Baby and Toddler Toys for Travel Under $10