how to prepare for a trip to the zoo with kids

Kids love a trip to the zoo. Before your next trip to the zoo, it will help to think about how to prepare for a trip to the zoo with kids.

Visiting the zoo is one of our family’s favorite things to do together. We are lucky to live near the beautiful Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.  Knowing how to prepare for a trip to the zoo with kids made our recent trip to the zoo absolutely perfect! how to prepare for a trip to the zoo with kids *for your convenience, there may be affiliate links throughout this post, so you can easily find the … read on–>

15 of the greatest audio books for families

This is a great alternative to video games on a road trip. I love this list of audio books for families!

There has been a lot of buzz about audio books for families- especially families heading on a road trip!  I am really looking forward to trying this out on our road trip this year.  The kids are usually either fighting, involved in some sort of scream, or begging for snacks when we are on a road trip.  I am not complaining because for the most part, they are pretty well-behaved in the car (most of … read on–>

10 National Parks to visit with kids

10 incredible national parks that will delight your kids

National Parks are some of the most amazing places in the United States.  We have only been to a few in Pennsylvania.  There are some really amazing national parks to visit with kids all around the United States.  There are so many neat things to experience at these parks, and after a little bit of research, I have decided we will be adding these to our bucket list. The best part of all of these … read on–>

15 awesome items to pack for the best family road trip

These things absolutely make our road trips with kids so much easier. Great list!

Hanging out in the car is second nature to our family at this point.  We have spent countless hours traveling to hockey games, and tournaments, not to mention to vacation destinations.  You would never believe that we were once afraid to go anywhere in the car.  When P and J were babies they were terrible in the car, and wailed the entire time they were strapped into their seats.  I was afraid to leave the … read on–>

9 ways to rock road trips with kids

Taking road trips with kids doesn't have to be torture! We have figured out some things that make our road trips with kids much easier!

Taking road trips with kids isn’t always easy.  It can be challenging, but it can also be rewarding.  In some cases, flying to your vacation destination is the way to go, but often it’s not an option.  In our case, we have flown with the kids several times, but we have 4 kids, and flights can be very expensive.  At this point, unless flying is our only option, we drive (which pretty much means if … read on–>

12 tips for traveling to an all-inclusive resort- with kids!

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Amazingly, we were lucky enough to visit Mexico, and our first all-inclusive resort, last year.  Since it was an all-inclusive resort, we really figured there wasn’t much we had to learn before we went. But we absolutely could have used a few tips for traveling to an all-inclusive resort with kids.  After getting excited, and searching some random things online, we realized all-inclusive doesn’t necessarily equal pack your clothes, and don’t worry about anything else. … read on–>

Kalahari Resorts | Poconos

We loved the indoor water park at Kalahari Resort in the Poconos. It was the perfect winter escape, and we didn't even have to catch a plane!

I have already had it with winter, and it’s only January.  Don’t judge!  I’m not made for winter.  I miss the colors green, and blue, and sweat–  I miss sweating.  True story. I know some of you love winter, so don’t hate on me for saying it isn’t for me. If the decision were mine alone, I wouldn’t live where it snowed, but it’s not, so I take what I can get in terms of … read on–>

4 fun things to do in niagara falls

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Last week, we packed up and visited our second foreign country this year! Considering I am 35 years old, and I had never left the United States before this summer, this is pretty amazing stuff!  This time we headed about 5 hours north to Canada.  We visited Niagara Falls, ON and had some super fun adventures that absolutely made the trip even more incredible for us.  Not one of us could decide which adventure was … read on–>

3 myrtle beach, sc adventures | sell family adventures

Myrtle Beach, SC is a great place for a family vacation. I was amazed by how much there was to do there!

Last month, our family visited our second Koa (kampground of america).  If you missed our first one, you can check out our visit to the Uniontown koa here.  This time, the location was myrtle beach, sc koa.  We are completely hooked on koas at this point, and if you happen to follow my facebook page, you may have noticed I hinted that I had figured out my dream job.  So, here it is… when I grow … read on–>