When planning a trip to Rome, many people often look for day trips from the city, or other areas to explore. While it is possible to explore Pompeii and even Sorrento in a day, we would recommend spending at least a night in the area when traveling with kids. Sorrento has spectacular vistas, abundant lemon trees, and a charming town square. Pompeii is perfect for kids to run and explore, weaving in and out of the ruins as children would have before it was destroyed. Capri is charming and elegant, a worthwhile boat ride from Sorrento. So instead of rushing through a journey south, make plans to stay awhile and enjoy the area of Sorrento, Capri, and Pompeii with kids.
Packing in general is a pain but packing for a trip where you will need the basic items as well as sports specific gear is even worse. A ski trip is no exception. While ski equipment – including ski boots, skis, and poles – can be rented easier than it can be brought on a bus or plane, there is still a lot of gear to pack. This includes everything from the obvious ski jacket to the smaller accessories like socks and gloves. Since winter gear can be so bulky, finding items that can be used on and off the slopes is a good idea, but ski gear is also not a place to prioritize price over quality. If you’re… [Read More]
If you are looking for the best family activities in the Phoenix area, you have come to the right place. Phoenix is a wonderful choice for families looking for a warm winter destination. Commonly referred to as the “Valley of the Sun”, Phoenix rarely disappoints, as it averages 300 sunny days a year. I grew up in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, and our kids love visiting. Our favorite time to visit is in the winter, spring, and fall, when the weather is best. Here are some of the best family activities in Phoenix and the surrounding area.
The south of France is known for its spectacular scenery and it is difficult to know where to begin, but we’ve put together ten beautiful places to visit in Provence. With its rolling fields of lavender, pebbled roads lined with towering plane trees, and picturesque villages, it amazes me it isn’t completely overrun with tourists. Your senses will be on overload from the diversity of scenery, from the azure blue of the Mediterranean to the rust colored hills of Roussillon. It’s easy to understand why artisans have made the pilgrimage to Provence through the centuries to seek inspiration from this landscape. There are many villages, sights, and attractions to see, but here’s a short list of some of the best.
A road trip is a right of passage for many American families. It is a time for families to spend hours on end enjoying one another’s company, playing games, seeing new sights, and creating memories. My husband loves road trips. We usually end up making at least one road trip each year and have learned many things along the way. The longest car ride was from Chicago to San Antonio, and we have made several trips to Nashville and New York by car. Each time I swear I will never, ever, travel that far in a car with three children again. However, we continue to take road trips, so I guess the best thing to do is to find some awesome road trip activities for… [Read More]
The Christmas season is a magical one throughout Europe, but there’s something special about the Christmas markets in Germany. Germans invented the Christmas market, and maybe that’s why no one seems to do them better. Aromas of gingerbread, sausage, and glühwein fill the air, as friends stroll past the wooden stalls shopping for the perfect holiday gift. The Christmas markets are all about family and friends, and spending time together during the busy holiday season. Here are some Christmas markets in Germany kids will love if you’re planning a visit.
When our Elf on the Shelf first arrived eight years ago, I had no idea the amount of work I was creating for myself. At the time, I had three children under the age of six, and I made a big production about the arrival of our new little friend. I read the book that came with him from the North Pole and asked them to select a name. I thought it would be something great, something grand, so I waited patiently while they debated, and finally settled upon the best elf name ever…Dave. Yep, Dave the Elf. Dave arrives on the first of December and for the next 23 days, I create a rhyming scavenger hunt for my young children. Each night, I… [Read More]
It is hard to believe our “See the USA” series has reached the finale, the letter Z! I feel like we need a ticker tape parade as we have covered a ton of destinations from Hawaii to Rhode Island. This week brings us to Z, and instead of a city, we are featuring a National Park. This week Susan of Mountain Moms and Tots is showing off Zion and its spectacular scenery. If you missed last week we covered Yosemite and Xenia, Ohio the week before. I haven’t been to many National Parks, but I am impressed by the family friendly things to do in Zion!
It is hard to believe our “See the USA” series has reached the letter Y, and the end is in sight. We are exploring the country as we make our way through the alphabet each and every week. This week brings us to Y, and instead of a city, we are going to feature a National Park. Victoria of Celebrate the Weekend is showcasing the beauty of Yosemite for us. If you missed last week we covered Xenia, Ohio and we had Waikoloa on the big island of Hawaii the week before. I haven’t been to many National Parks, but I was impressed by all the family friendly things to do in Yosemite!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nebraska Tourism for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes we don’t have to travel very far to discover an amazing destination. Sometimes that destination is right in our own backyard. For those of us in the Midwest, Nebraska is one such place, centrally located with a variety of unexpected attractions that might surprise visitors and natives alike. Whether you have been there before, or still need to explore the state, here are 5 reasons Nebraska needs to be on your travel radar. 1. It has some of the coolest National Monuments Nebraska has some amazing natural wonders to explore. Chimney Rock is a 300 foot natural spire that… [Read More]