Nestled deep into the High Country of North Carolina, at an elevation of 3,333 feet, is our favorite family destination: Boone, North Carolina. We love them so much, we like to call them our mountains, but I'd love to...
If you’re looking for a family-friendly vacation without actually leaving the state, then look no further than Panama City Beach! While searching for a new place to visit that was less than a five-hour drive, Panama City Beach popped...
When you think of a weekend getaway location with kids, a college town probably isn’t your first choice. But located just 90 minutes southwest of Jacksonville, Gainesville has a lot of family friendly activities that parents and kids are...
The kids are about to be "home for the holidays" and we are ready to get out and celebrate the season! But if you've hit all the great holiday events in Jax, you might be looking for other events and...
Blue Spring State Park — just about an hour and half from Jacksonville, about 15 minutes off I-4 West — is a great day trip for kids of different ages. The Main Attraction: Manatees! The main attraction there is the manatees,...
Located about two hours south of Tampa, Naples is a beautiful city on Florida’s west coast. While it can be a solid six-hour drive from Jacksonville, it is definitely worth the trip. Beautiful beaches and plenty of kid-friendly activities...
There is no doubt that being a working mom comes with its own set of victories and struggles. My wife and I both work full-time, demanding jobs, and there are multiple schedules to juggle, pickups to coordinate, and kid...
Exhausted, I slid into my row and fastened my seat belt as the plane pushed back from the gate. I was barely paying attention to the aircraft safety features when the pilot warned me to expect some turbulence during...
With Spring Break around the corner, I have been finding myself dreaming up an adventure to go on with the kids. I highlighted 10 day trips from Jacksonville in a past post, but I’m ready to get out of...
We picked a fine time to go out of town. I say that seriously and sarcastically because a major hurricane is about to wreak havoc on our beloved Sunshine State, and we are 2,000 miles away on vacation. It’s...
If I had my druthers, I would swing on a Pawleys Island hammock, centered between two oak trees, sippin’ lemonade from a mason jar 'til the cows come home. If this sentence appeals to you at all, then you...
August is a month filled with change — summer ends, school begins. And I have found it to be very easy to overspend when we are pulled in so many directions. That’s why I was happy to learn more...

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