A Short Trip to Costa Rica with Kids: Sloths, Howler Monkeys, and a Roadside Fruit Stand

One of the great things about cruising with kids is that you get to visit several different places and countries without the cost of flying to each place individually. On our recent cruise to the Panama Canal, we stopped in Aruba, Columbia, Grand Cayman Island, the country of Panama, and Costa Rica. The variety of ports was part of the cruise’s appeal, […]

Taking Kids on a Cruise to the Panama Canal: Embera Indian Village Tour

We recently returned from one of my bucket list trips–a cruise to the Panama Canal. Our bags still smell like our stateroom, the souvenirs are still sitting out on the counter, the tan that slipped through the sunscreen is still hanging on, and I’m still high from the memories. So as I process, I thought I’d give you a peek […]

More Than Sharks! A Visit to Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Every time I look through our pictures of our trip to Las Vegas, I’m reminded of how much fun we had with a two-year-old and four-year-old in a city that’s not known for its family-friendly attractions! Last week I shared info from our time at Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. My third and […]

Vegas with Kids: A Visit to Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

In 2014, we took a few trips with my parents to places like Puerto Rico, Disney World, and Las Vegas. Vegas with Kids While Vegas might not be the first place to come to mind when thinking about kid-friendly vacation destinations, it’s great for multi-generational travel (my twenty-something brother came too).Vegas is a busy city, and there are plenty of […]

The Ranch at Rock Creek–All Inclusive Ranch Vacation in the United States!

As some of you may have read, our family loves all-inclusive vacations. We love the idea of paying one lump sum for a complete package. When traveling with young kids, it’s a relief to know that we won’t be paying out of pocket for each activity or bemoaning the price of the $15 buffet price when our toddler […]

Smoothies, Sand, and Sunshine: Vacationing in Cancun, Mexico with Kids

When you think of taking a trip to Cancun, what comes to mind? The beach? Sunshine? Snorkeling? Cheap drinks?  Drunken college students throwing themselves off balconies into the pool at 2 a.m.? Very few of those stereotypes could be considered “family-friendly.” But guess what? A few months ago, we went with our girls (ages three and […]