The Best of New Orleans with Kids

The Best of New Orleans with Kids

New Orleans is often thought of as a party city, but what many don't know is that it is a very family friendly city. From an incredible zoo, to delicious kid-friendly dining & entertainment, to fun public transportation.  The Cresent City has so much to offer and needs to be in the top of the list for family travel locations!

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The Ultimate Guide to Washington DC with Kids

The Ultimate Guide to Washington DC with Kids

Washington DC is one of the most family friendly major cities in the United States. Not only can you accomplish a stay in Washington DC for little cost, you can see so many of the nation’s most valuable and important artifacts. We have visited Washington DC several times throughout the years, but there is still so much to see and do. No matter what age your family is, toddlers or teens, there is something for everyone. As you plan your family vacation to Washington DC, use this guide to help you find the perfect stops.

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On the Hunt for Alabama's Waterfalls with Kids

On the Hunt for Alabama's Waterfalls with Kids

Alabama has at least 25 waterfalls worth hiking out to and probably many more beyond that. We recently spent our 4 days and 3 nights Labor Day weekend camping in Northern Alabama on the hunt for some gorgeous waterfalls. We brought along our two kids; ages 3 and 1. We tent camped in Desoto State Park and in Noccalula Falls Park. Tent camping with toddlers is not for the faint of heart, but we were surprised with how well our two did. Our days were spent hiking and hunting waterfalls and our evenings were spent roasting marshmallows; a perfect trip in my opinion. We are going to share which waterfalls we visited and some tips for making the most of your Alabama adventure!

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5 Easy Ways To Save Money Traveling Switzerland

5 Easy Ways To Save Money Traveling Switzerland

We traveled to Switzerland with our kids in April 2018.  I had been to Switzerland twice before.  I knew it was expensive.  However, the prices never get easier to accept.  Every time I go, I feel shocked by the prices of everything.  From croissants to diapers to mailing something home; everything is very expensive. Switzerland with no kids is expensive, Switzerland with kids is super expensive.  More mouths to feed with pricey food.  In order for us to be able to travel as much as we do, we can't travel in full Lux.  We try our hardest to stick to a budget.  We made a plan before we arrived in Switzerland and stuck to it for the duration. We complied our tips for traveling Switzerland on a Budget.

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The Best of Paris with Kids in 3 Days

The Best of Paris with Kids in 3 Days

Paris.  The City of Lights.  The places where dreamers go to dream, fashionistas go to twirl in dresses at the foot of the Eiffel tower, the place of slow walks through the park and where macaroons and red wine seem endless.  So many people dream of their time in Paris.  I know I did before my first visit.  I was 17 when I first laid eyes on the city; it was fascinating. I returned 3 more times; all different experiences.  At 31 I returned for my 5th rendezvous with my old friend. This time, like the other times, I felt comfort in the familiarity and surprise at the differences.

This trip was different because I brought my children.  Seeing them explore new places is exciting to me, but this time it felt more exciting and more personal.  This IS Paris after all.

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The Best of Waco, Texas with Kids

The Best of Waco, Texas with Kids

Waco, Texas; made famous by Chip & Joanna Gaines.  Actually, I wouldn't say they just made it famous, they brought the entire city back to life.  Everything from delicious food to ample entertainment, if you find yourself in Texas, don't miss Waco.

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The Best Long Weekend in Arkansas with Kids

The Best Long Weekend in Arkansas with Kids

Arkansas wasn't on my radar for a must visit place in the United States.  As a matter of fact, we only went there because a family reunion in Texas was scheduled and I was going to have to drive from Florida to Waco, Texas with my two toddlers by myself.  My choice was I-10 for 600 miles or take a scenic route over several days, so I chose to see some new places. Arkansas was so family friendly I am trying to get Jimmy to go back with us! Perfect for kids, toddlers, babies & adults!!

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How to Have the Perfect Day at Keukenhof with Kids

How to Have the Perfect Day at Keukenhof with Kids

We recently visited Keukenhof in Lisse, The Netherlands.  This world famous Flower Park dates back to the 1500s starting as a fruit and vegetable garden.  Once Keukenhof Castle was built, landscape architects came in and designed the basis of what is now Keukenhof Gardens.  Today, Keukenhof is home to over seven million blooming flowers and allows visitors from all over the world to experience living catalogs from over 100 companies and 500 flower growers.  If you're visiting The Netherlands in the spring, Keukenhof and the surrounding gardens must be on your list.

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The Best of Bern, Switzerland with Kids

The Best of Bern, Switzerland with Kids

Bern is often one of the forgotten cities of Switzerland; overshadowed by places like Zermatt, Zurich & the towns surrounding the peaks of Jungfrau & Schilthorn.  The thing is, Bern is the Capitol of Switzerland.  It's central to seemingly everything in Switzerland.  It was perfect for us.  We booked a 4 night stay in a highly rated Airbnb.

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36 Hours in Asheville, NC

36 Hours in Asheville, NC

Asheville was everything we hoped for.  The setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains is fantastic, the hiking and outdoor actives are endless, the food is to die for, and the breweries leave nothing to be desired.  There is truly something for every age group in this beautiful city.  Whether you're heading there for a long weekend or a mid-roadtrip stopover, you won't be disappointed.

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The Best of San Antonio, Texas with Kids

The Best of San Antonio, Texas with Kids

We recently spent a week in San Antonio while visiting my husband on one of his work trips.  This multicultural city was more than I had imagined it was going to be.  I was born and raised in South East Texas for 11.5 years before moving to Virginia.  I am familiar with Texas, but I was happily surprised with this family friendly city and all of it’s delicious food.

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Best of Greenville, South Carolina with Kids

Best of Greenville, South Carolina with Kids

Greenville, South Carolina is one of the most kid-friendly places we have visited in the United States.  We were surprised by all of the family friendly restaurants and activities.  Greenville needs to be at the top of everyone's USA Roadtrip List!

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The Perfect Day Trip to Bratislava

The Perfect Day Trip to Bratislava

Bratislava is the PERFECT day trip for families. The train ride is easy, Slovakia is gorgeous, and Devin Castle is a MUST. You can find so much charm in this city and public transportation is very easy to use.

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36 Hours in Montreal with Kids

36 Hours in Montreal with Kids

"Our trip was a whirlwind and there is so much more of Montreal I would love to see.  However, if you only have a short stopover, it's totally worth getting out and seeing this beautiful city.  You won't be disappointed." Tavia

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3 Days in Budapest with Kids

3 Days in Budapest with Kids

"Budapest has to be on our most surprisingly wonderful cities we've ever traveled too.  As a matter of fact, it's one of the few places I would visit again just to have more time there.  It's beautiful, friendly, family oriented and feels especially magical when standing on the banks of the Danube.  If you're making a list of must-see places, put Budapest towards the top."

Tavia

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Best of New Orleans with Kids: Audubon Aquarium

Best of New Orleans with Kids: Audubon Aquarium

As soon as we entered the Aquarium, I knew our 2-year old was going to love it.  The entrance is decorated with 3 life size sharks; including a Whale Shark!  After a quick stop in the lobby for a preemptive potty break, we make our way around to walk through the Great Maya Reef.  I LOVE WALK-THROUGH AQUARIUMS.   This surrounding view of the sharks, sting rays and fish is impressive.  We walked through as three scuba divers were cleaning, feeding the fish and one was carving a pumpkin!! Yes, he was IN THE TANK carving his Halloween pumpkin!  It was humorous and impressive as he had to fend off several curious sting rays!

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I left my Husband and Still-nursing Son in Another Country on Accident

I left my Husband and Still-nursing Son in Another Country on Accident

"...I was pretty thrilled with myself because I knew I would have time to get seats and get situated and all Jimmy would have to do is get on the train and give us food!!  PERFECT!!  We board the train. (<-- WORST decision we make all day) My parent’s grab a table and the 4 seats and take Charletta with them.  I am battling bicyclists to get our giant double stroller on the train.  After they finally get their bikes loaded and I get the stroller situated the door to the train closes and the train starts moving. IT. STARTS. DRIVING. AWAY....."
-Tavia

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