Disney World monorail resort restaurants: where to go and when

We love the Disney World monorail: it’s iconic, fun, fast, and easy. Strollers slide on and off with ease, lines are always at a minimum, and for kids, it’s a ride in itself. We try to take the monorail as often as possible during a Disney trip, in … [Read more...]

San Diego with kids: U.S.S. Midway attraction

I can't tell you how many times I've been in San Diego with kids and not gone to the U.S.S. Midway attraction. This incredible museum is comprised of the actual aircraft carrier that now sits in the San Diego harbor. Kids who love military vessels … [Read more...]

How to plan college visits for your teen

As a family who's always loved learning on the go, we're excited to be diving into a new version of educational travel: college touring for our teens. At first, figuring when, when, and how to plan college visits can feel daunting, but in fact, we've … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: What to pack in a car emergency bug-out bag

You may not be a doomsday prepper or preparing for a zombie apocalypse (or maybe you are), but every family should have a car bug-out bag for road trips and emergencies. So what's a bug-out bag? Not familiar with the term? Preppers define … [Read more...]

Best snorkeling beaches in Kauai North Shore

One of the best activities in the Hawaiian islands is snorkeling in Kauai. Need to know where to go? Read on for our top snorkeling beaches on Kauai's North Shore, compiled after a week of sampling (I know, rough job, right?). Here's what we found … [Read more...]

How to experience boutique wine in the Northwest

With over 18 viticulture regions in Oregon alone, the Pacific Northwest has gained a reputation for growing wine grapes and producing great wine. To date, however, the vast majority of Oregon and Washington wine production is small-batch, grown on … [Read more...]

Grown-Up Getaway: How to spend a weekend in Reno, Nevada

I know...you thought I was going to say Las Vegas, right? But I prefer Reno, Nevada to Vegas any day...this medium-sized city is nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and offers plenty to do in the outdoors in addition to gaming and … [Read more...]

Where to stay at Squaw: Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn review

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is one of our family's favorite Tahoe ski resorts. We've recommended staying in a condo at the Village at Squaw in our guide to skiing Squaw Valley with kids, but there's an additional village option you should know … [Read more...]

Where to go for spring break: affordable spring break ideas for families

If you live in a cold climate like me, you're probably ready for some fun in the sun. Or maybe you get plenty of blue sky, and want to experience snow one last time before summer. Either way, we have budget spring break ideas for you. Read on to … [Read more...]

Budget-friendly Spring Break destinations you haven’t thought of

Planning a Spring Break vacation? With only a week or so off school, it can be hard to find a vacation that's both easy to plan and easy on the wallet. Below, we have over a dozen ideas throughout the US, Caribbean, and Mexico for budget-friendly … [Read more...]