We’ve traveled around the country with our “See the USA” series, exploring from coast to coast as we make our way through the alphabet. This week we have arrived at the letter Q and Queen City (also known as Charlotte, North Carolina). Hopefully you caught the best of Philadelphia last week and Orlando (outside the theme parks) the week before. This week I have Ann from Kids Travel Books sharing the top 5 family friendly things to do in Charlotte!
For months, I’ve been seeing these beautiful wood watches all over social media, but I didn’t really know much about them. Maybe you’ve seen them too. They are JORD Wood Watches, luxury, hand-crafted, all-natural wood stunners. I was lusting after them from afar when the unthinkable happened, I was asked to do a JORD wood watch review and giveaway. How could I say no to that?
Fall is finally here, which means cooler temperatures are just around the corner. Unfortunately, fall can be a difficult season for packing because the weather varies from coast to coast and north to south, so how can you be sure you’re covered? I like to travel with no more than 4 pairs at a time (with one of those being the pair on my feet), so I have a steady stream of shoes I can choose from each season. Here are the 7 pairs of travel shoes you need to have this fall to make packing a breeze.
Our “See the USA” series has taken us through the alphabet exploring some beautiful destinations around the country you might want to put on your travel radar (if you haven’t already). Hopefully you caught the best of Orlando (outside the theme parks) last week and Newport, Rhode Island the week before. This week we’ve reached letter P and Philadelphia, a city I’ve always wanted to visit. This week I have Sarah who writes as Philadelphia Traveling Mom on TravelingMom.com sharing the top 5 family friendly things to do in Philadelphia!
When the wind begins to blow and the leaves fall from their branches, our kids know the time for our annual apple orchard visit is at hand. For eleven years we have journeyed north to Wisconsin, to a place called Apple Holler. It is not a small operation by any stretch of the imagination. In addition to offering pick your own fruit, they entice visitors with hay rides, games, a corn maze, a restaurant and store, and many other whimsical farm creations. It is a true retail operation. If you don’t live near one of the countless orchards of the Midwest, don’t worry, you can see if they’re picking apples somewhere near you by visiting PickYourOwn.org. This site offers the locations of… [Read More]
Welcome to our “See the USA” series as we travel across the country (and through the alphabet) exploring some beautiful destinations you should explore (if you haven’t already). Hopefully you caught the best of Newport, Rhode Island last week and Manhattan the week before. This week we’ve reached letter O and Orlando a place many of you might know, but maybe you don’t know about everything it has to offer outside the theme parks. This week I have Heather from I Love Family Travel sharing the top 5 family friendly things to do in Orlando, her home town!
When school begins, travel gets put on the back burner, but that doesn’t mean learning about destinations around the world ends. In the past, our family has made time for learning about different countries throughout the year. Each child would choose a country to research and we would head off to the library to find books and possibly movies to learn more. We would also search online for recipes and music and plan one meal representing the cuisine of that country. Our children really enjoyed this, but as our lives got busier, we stopped making time for this. When I saw the Try The World subscription box, I realized it was the perfect opportunity to rekindle this tradition.
7 Family Fun Fall Activities in Chicago Fall is a favorite time of year for many families in the Chicago area. The leaves begin to change to beautiful hues, there’s a chill in the air, and there are many reasons to go out and enjoy the weather. We’ve put together some of our favorite activities to get you out of the house and enjoying some hot cider and apple doughnuts in no time. 1. Visit a corn maze About an hour and a half north of downtown and just south of the Wisconsin border is Richardson Adventure Farm, home of the world’s largest corn maze. The place is more than a maze, there is a petting zoo, giant slides, bounce pillows, ORB… [Read More]
I’ve been enjoying this tour around the country and learning about other cities with the “See the USA” series and I hope you have too. Hopefully you caught the best of Manhattan last week and Los Angeles the week before. This week we’ve reached letter N and Newport, Rhode Island, a place I’ve never been. I am thrilled to have Beth from Cloud Surfing Kids sharing the top 5 family friendly things to do in Newport, Rhode Island, because it looks like a great place to visit!
The town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is conveniently located an hour southwest of Milwaukee, and about ninety minutes north of Chicago, making it the perfect choice for a quick getaway. Grand Geneva Resort and Spa is the town’s premier resort property, offering a variety of activities from golf to snow skiing, along with a wide variety of seasonal events, making it a perfect family getaway any time of year.