Travel is stressful. Here are the top ten ways this parent has found to simplify travel life with kids so everyone (even Mom) enjoys the vacation.
The Florida Keys look beautiful with that seductive turquoise water. It's tropical without leaving the country, but you need realistic expectations. Learn from my mistakes and make the most of your Florida Key family vacation.
This highest place in Georgia allows you to look out toward four states from the 360 view from the observation deck across the Chattahoochee - Oconee National Forest to Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Take the half-mile trail up from the parking lot at Brasstown Bald or catch the bus, but the views at 4,784 feet of the Chattahoochee - Oconee National Forest are well worth the trek either way. Here are the details you need for the best day trip from the Atlanta area.
Montgomery, Alabama. Here are some top road trip sites for every history-loving visitor to this Alabama capital.
Take your group on the road and become an adventure family. With a little bit of preparation, you'll get into the mindset and know you can take on exploring with confidence. Check out my list my essentials for parent and kids to make your days together even more magical.
The Ark Encounter in Kentucky is a Bible-based museum inside a full-sized reproduction ark -- but it's a lot to plan! With three floors of museum, it’s a beautiful, state-of-the-art museum full of science and learning opportunities as the realities of living on the ark come to life. Save some time and trip stress by reading about the Ark here!
Did you know there are only four ironclad from the Civil War left? And one of right here in Georgia! Designed around the artifacts, this building houses the CSS Jackson, the largest surviving Confederate warship. At more than 200 feet long, it’s remains are especially impressive when you step back to see the frame built to show its original size. Also present is other salvaged ship wreckage and replicas as well as weapons and equipment from the time. Leave time to explore the wall of detailed timeline of the Civil War; it’s enough in its own.
The Dunwoody Nature Center is a free, shaded nature area just north of downtown Atlanta. There are multiple playgrounds to climb, tons of native forest for nature exploring, a wetlands boardwalk, stream water play, two miles of hiking trails, and a nature center with opportunities for geocaching nearby. It’s a great green space for a day of family fun.
The largest ancient settlement north of Mexico is just fifteen minutes east of St. Louis? Here's everything you need to head to Cahokia Mounds!
Family trips to Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida can be overwhelming when you don't know what to expect. With these first-hand tips and tricks, your first trip to this magical Sea World park will allow you look forward to snorkeling with rays and meeting dolphins instead of searching for answers that you can't find. Know what to expect and prepare for an amazing experience!