All-American pit stop: shopping at American Girl Place Chicago

Francesca Mazurkiewicz is a Chicago-based travel blogger and working mom of two young children. Along with her family, Francesca is out to prove that she can have it all - a family, a career, and a travel lifestyle. I’m not a girly-girl and never … [Read more...]

Hotel Babies Giveaway

Congratulations to Libby, winner of our January giveaway! Meet our Sponsor of the Month for February: Hotel Babies! Hotel Babies is an unique business setting out to solve a universal inconvenience for vacationing parents: packing all those baby … [Read more...]

Packing for a Family: Tips and Tricks to Ease the Load

Packing for an entire family can be daunting (not to mention time consuming). First there's the pre-trip laundry, sorting, and folding. Then there's the piling of bags in the car or airport security drop-off. And even after that, there's all the time … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right Backpack for Family Travel

I can't travel without a trusty backpack, so while on our most recent road trip, I paid close attention to the types of bags and packs other families carried in and out of restaurants, museums, picnic areas, and on hikes and tours. As you'd guess, I … [Read more...]

Cady Cheese Factory

126 State Road 128 Wilson, WI Quick: what's the first thing you think of when I say 'Wisconsin'? If you said 'cheese' and have plans to drive down I-94, then you're in luck! Make a pit stop at The Cady Cheese Shop and Factory to samples of over … [Read more...]