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

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

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 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

West Ocean City, Maryland: Kid-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, MD with a laid-back, local feel. And … More West Ocean City, Maryland: Kid-Friendly Guide

10 Baby & Toddler Toys for Travel Under $10

With the holidays coming up, I wanted to share 10 of our favorite toys to travel with for babies and toddlers, all of which are under $10.  They’re all lightweight, mess free and (mostly) noise free, which makes them perfect for keeping little ones entertained for long road trips or plane rides as well as … More 10 Baby & Toddler Toys for Travel Under $10

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

Having grown up on the eastern part of Pennsylvania a little more than two hours from New York City, I’ve been there 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. … More New York City: Guide to Midtown & Central Park with a Toddler

How to Survive Long Car Rides with a Baby

Our son logged more miles in the car his first few months of life than I can even begin to count.  I’ll thank our family and friends all over the eastern part of the United States for that! Road trips with an infant (and everything really) are deceivingly easy since they sleep so much. The … More How to Survive Long Car Rides with a Baby