One might not naturally make a connection when it comes to America’s historical homes and a popular dessert, but when you learn about the history of chocolate in colonial America, the relationship seems obvious. I recently traveled to The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee with American Heritage Chocolate to learn about the home of President Andrew Jackson and the history of chocolate in Colonial America and came away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for both. The Hermitage is not your typical presidential site and American Heritage Chocolate is not your typical chocolate which makes the relationship a special one indeed.
When traveling as a family it can be difficult to plan a vacation that will appeal to everyone, so it is important to consider what the destination will offer. Will the kids have outdoor space where they can run and play? Will the parents have trouble navigating a new destination? Will the food be any good? Unfortunately for many destinations the answers to these questions can be difficult to answer. Hopefully we can help find a new destination for your family to consider by sharing our 7 reasons Germany is the perfect destination for families.
Many adults might head to Kansas City for their famous barbecue restaurants and jazz clubs, but there are many fun things to do with kids in Kansas City. The self proclaimed City of Fountains (there are over 200 throughout the metropolitan area) is a Midwestern gem, home to the Kansas City Royals, a Spanish themed outdoor shopping area, and a thriving art scene. Visitors will be thrilled to find there are plenty of affordable family friendly attractions to enjoy with kids in Kansas City.
Many families are intimidated by the thought of touring a museum filled with ancient sculptures, famous paintings, and priceless artifacts, but it’s not as difficult as one might think to survive a museum visit with kids. With the right amount of planning and preparation, children can enjoy a museum visit almost as much as adults. They may not appreciate it in the same manner, but they will certainly learn something, and that’s never a bad thing.
We have always questioned, when is the “right” time to take our children to the nation’s capitol? When will they take away the most from the experience? Will they be able to enjoy all of the museums and understand the history or will it just be a wasted effort? We did wait until the kids were older, but found we didn’t need to since there is so much for kids to enjoy in D.C. regardless of their age. One of the most attractive things about this city is that many sights are free, so if you kid throws a major tantrum or complains of boredom, you won’t feel guilty leaving and returning later (or saving it for another time). Washington, D.C…. [Read More]
Florence is a magical city. The red clay rooftops, cobblestone streets, and piazzas around every corner enchant visitors once they step out the door of the train station. Artwork and architecture from some of the most renowned masters of the Renaissance (Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli to name a few) adorn this beautiful city. This is my fourth visit to Florence and each visit I love it a little bit more, and my guess is that you will too. Visiting Florence with kids can be fantastic, but if you happen to visit at Easter, you are in for a special surprise, read on.