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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Best Travel Apps for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Best Travel Apps for Toddlers & Preschoolers

I allow both of my toddlers access to iPads when we travel.  Whether in the car, plane, or train.  For me, it isn’t about quantity, but quality.  Are they mindlessly watching movie after movie or are they learning the alphabet, counting, shapes or colors?  I recently asked several other mothers what educational applications they love for their preschool age kids. I compiled their answers and below you will find the most recommended apps for toddlers.

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The Best of New York City At Christmas with Kids

The Best of New York City At Christmas with Kids

New York City at Christmas is magical. As a kid, I had seen so many movies showing impressive window displays, FAO Schwarz, Rockefeller Plaza and, of course, a snow covered Central Park. We visited once back in 2016, but only for a few hours. This year, we went for 3 days, 2 nights. We found the perfect balance of Christmas, New York City staples and toddler friendly activities. The entire weekend felt serendipitous.

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How Much Does Disney World Cost for a Family of Four

How Much Does Disney World Cost for a Family of Four

We recently embarked on the ultimate adventure with toddlers; Walt Disney World. I have been skeptical of Disney since we’ve had kids. I couldn’t imagine the park, the crowds, or the lines with 2 toddlers in tow. However, we decided to take on the challenge for our son’s second birthday! I knew I wanted to try to save money where ever we could without losing anything in the experience. I called around, did some research myself and I decided to stay off property and forgo the meal plan. I have put together exactly what we spent and where we spent it.

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15 Awesome Ways to Entertain A Toddler While Traveling

15 Awesome Ways to Entertain A Toddler While Traveling

We've traveled with a toddler.  Actually, we travel with TWO toddlers now.  We consider ourselves master toddler entertainers. HA! But seriously, we have conquered toddler boredom time and time again. OH, and while we do love a good movie, we don’t always resort to screen time to entertain our two. We’ve compiled a list of the most effective toys, books, and games that have captivated our toddlers while were trekking around the world with them. If you’re looking for toddler entertainment inspo, you’ve come to the right place!

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25 Travel Must Haves for Babies & Toddlers

25 Travel Must Haves for Babies & Toddlers

"We've traveled with a baby.  We've traveled with a toddler.  We've traveled with a baby AND toddler.   We've also traveled with a lot of crappy products and a lot of REALLY HELPFUL products. 

Here a list of the 25 BEST products we have used while traveling with our kids!"

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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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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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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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10 Tips for Roadtripping Alone with 2 Toddlers

10 Tips for Roadtripping Alone with 2 Toddlers

We recently had an issue with a flight being canceled. This resulted in me having to rent a car and drive from Houston, Texas to Pensacola, Florida with my 1 and 2-year-old by myself.  OH and all we had with us was our diaper bag plus our Pockit Travel Stroller.

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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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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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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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Best of New Orleans with Kids: Audubon Zoo

Best of New Orleans with Kids: Audubon Zoo

We recently traveled to New Orleans with our 1 & 2 year old.  We connected with the Audubon Institute to explore some of their attractions.  We were able to visit the Audubon Zoo and the Audubon Aquarium!  Both are highly recommended....even if you're traveling without kids! 

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Harpers Ferry: 10 Tips for Planning a Trip with Kids

Harpers Ferry: 10 Tips for Planning a Trip with Kids

"We decided, this particular morning, to go to Harpers Ferry over going to Gettysburg. It was a last minute decision and I wasn't convinced it would even be worth the visit.  My step-dad described it to me as "a historical park with a city on a hill" -- and now we all know he is the WORST ever at describing awesome places.  Our time at Harpers Ferry was better than I could have ever hoped.  So much history, unbeatable nature & the weather could not have been more pleasant."

-Tavia

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Travel Beds: Size Matters

Travel Beds: Size Matters

"There are a million options out there for Travel Cribs (AKA baby cots, pack n plays, etc).  I am not even about to go into comparing them ALL to each other, but I wanted to share this option since so many of my parent-friends are struggling with their tall toddlers and where they sleep on trips!"

Tavia

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