Last weekend we made our first visit to Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos. Previously knowing nothing about the world of indoor water parks, I am happy to report that I came back as a fan. You only need or want one night at Kalahari. And if you go with a low key attitude and with your kids’ interests at heart (and my below tips in mind), I promise you, that one night at Kalahari will actually be a lot of fun.Read More
A lot of people think Miami is just South Beach. And probably a lot of those same people think that Miami is just about hot bods and obnoxious club scenes. There is SO much more to the 305. Gorgeous art. Delicious food. Culture. Kid activities. I love Miami because it offers all of those things PLUS the gorgeous Miami Beach. Read on for some tips on how to do Miami well with kids (or if you’re a bunch of adults that don’t want to do any of this).Read More
I don’t ski but I’ve been to Stratton Mountain the past few winters as the guests of friends who have a ski house there. The area in winter is very much ski-centric and I wouldn’t recommend a visit if no one in your group skies - it’s cold and it’s not incredibly built up outside the ski mountain area. But having been a few times now, I’ve learned some solid things to do off the slopes while the skiers in my group ski.Read More
Fun Fact! I’ve been to Hershey, PA about 20 times in my life yet I know very little about Hersheypark. Why? Because all but just one of my visits to Hershey have occurred in the month of December and Pennsylvania isn’t usually hot and humid in December.
Cool temps notwithstanding, Hershey puts on quite a show during the holiday season and it’s a cute little place to celebrate (and in my family’s case) extend the holiday spirit for a few more days.Read More
We took our girls on their first trip to Disney last February. I started planning that trip about EIGHT MONTHS in advance and over that time, I became somewhat of a Disney expert and obsessive. There is a lot to know before you head to Disney. And while I’m the kind of person who does research before a trip to the dentist, I would NOT advise that anyone, even the largest of procrastinators, just “wing it” at Disney.
It truly is magical to take your little ones to Disney. It’s also truly stressful. You will set alarms. You will wait on lines. You will push through crowds to get places. You will battle your cranky, overtired kids. You will probably also cry yourself. And yet I can’t wait to go back!!Read More
Ahh Maine. A special state for us. Both my husband and I visited Maine each summer as little ones. We each must have liked it, because we’re still coming back now with our little ones.
Our trips always center around Ogunquit, an adorable seaside town in Southern Maine, not too far from the New Hampshire border. At approximately 4 hours from our house, it’s a very easy summer getaway. Read on for more details about our 2018 Maine adventure.Read More
This year my younger daughter turned 4 on the Las Vegas Strip. A typical toddler birthday!! When my father-in-law moved to LV last year, we knew a trip out there with our kids was on the horizon. So began the task of finding child friendly activities in Sin City. Spoiler alert: they exist.Read More
It might have been worth the drive alone to show my Connecticut born husband, kids and friends that Long Island is more than just strip malls and department stores. But, as it turned out, a long summer weekend on the North Fork of LI is magical. A few nights in and we were looking at real estate listings and hatching a plan to buy a second home in Southold.....one day. I came back to CT proud of my home island and nostalgic for my days as a Long Islander.Read More
We spent Memorial Day this year in Austin, TX. It’s no secret that Austin is HOT - in every sense of the word.
Average highs in late May for Austin teeter around 88°. During our trip, it was consistently 95-98°. It was HOT. But Texas is no stranger to heat, so there is ample shade in most places and locals know how best to stay comfortable. Car seats in Austin often come with seat coolers - this Northeasterner didn’t even know that was a “thing.” Due to the extreme heat, we didn’t do as much exploring as we otherwise would have, but our long weekend was still tons of fun.