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.Read More
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.Read More
Leavenworth is an exceptionally family friendly town. We had no problems keeping our toddlers busy, happy and full. If your family is headed to the PNW or to Washington State, be sure to add a stop in Leavenworth. Whether you bring your baby, toddler, or teenager you will not be disappointed. There are toddler friendly hikes, ample playground space, a pedestrian friendly downtown area, bike rentals and even an indoor Activity Center for kids (in case of snow or rain!).Read More
We recently went tent camping with toddlers. We not only survived, but we actually ENJOYED it! We did everything from hike to campfires to using the “back country” bathroom. Our kids had the best time helping set up the tent, helping collect wood for the campfire and their favorite; roast marshmallows. If you’re not in a place financially to travel to lux hotels, I invite you to consider tent camping with your family. You will get to explore new places, connect in the quiet and save some cash!Read More
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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.Read More
Packing light has become my focus lately. With 2 toddlers, it is very easy for us to over pack our bags. We have traveled with so many bags that between the two of us, we couldn't carry all the stuff and the kids. That is not how I want to travel. We want to be efficient, but also have all of our necessities when we arrive.Read More