Our family of five, kids ages 9, 7, and almost 2, decided we needed a mini holiday getaway and were not quite sure where to go. We wanted something drivable (my max is 8 hours), a potential for snow,...
Now that college football is over for the season, what else is there to do in Gainesville without the Gators football games, you may ask. Plenty! Below are some suggestions from our recent day trip to Gainesville (about 90...
If you’re looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life but don’t want to go far, Jekyll Island, GA, may be just what you’re looking for. It has beaches, places to let kids climb to...
My husband and I had not been away together without children in about eight years. There were the years we had three kids in daycare, and no one was going anywhere with a childcare bill higher than our mortgage;...
I’ve lived in Florida my entire life. Most of our family vacations have involved a beach and visiting friends and family. This summer, I decided to surprise my 11-year-old son with a trip out west — just the two...
One of the hardest parts, in my opinion, of being a parent is remembering to be a couple. More like finding and making the time to be a couple, really. It's so easy to get caught up in the...
I am almost 30 years old, and when I hear a bird sing a certain tune or the breeze carries a whiff of a certain smell, I immediately think about my favorite place in the U.S. — and that...
Recently we took a big trip for two weeks to Boston. Before we left I was going through back-to-school communications and saw that my kids had summer reading, some math, and needed to do a few journal entries over...
Going on a road trip soon? You've come to the right post! I'm back with part two of my road trip tips — this time I'm sharing my favorite road trip-friendly toys and activities that can help you have...
Summertime is in full swing, which for many people is prime time for family vacations! Actually, let’s rephrase that to family “trips.” Coming from a mom of 16-month-old twins, traveling with toddlers is rarely a true vacation (at least...
We recently spent two weeks in Boston with four kids. Our oldest attended a special program she had been accepted to during the day, and that left me (and my husband when he wasn't working) to entertain the younger...
Day trips are a great way to save money and have fun at places that are further away from you. The first time I ever went on a day trip was in elementary school. My parents, brother, and I...

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