Summer is in full swing and if you are running out of things to do with the kids, here are some ideas for day trips in Western Massachusetts. The area around Springfield is full of things to do with kids of all ages. I’ve driven through this area on Interstate 91 many times, but this spring I was invited to get off the highway and spend two days exploring the Pioneer Valley and Greater Springfield, Massachusetts. Here are a few ideas to get you out the door.
This post is sponsored by The National Safety Council and University of Iowa, who have partnered to promote a campaign around “My Car Does What.”
Earlier this year we purchased a new car. It wasn’t that I didn’t like my old car. In fact, after nine years, 150,000 miles and countless road trips, I had actually grown quite attached to the dear thing. But as cars age, they start to break down and since I log a lot of miles with this very precious cargo in the back, I wanted to make sure we were safe. Read More
Our recent trip to Southern Delaware was full of joyful surprises. If you live in Maryland or Washington D.C., then the wide, flat sand beaches that stretch for miles are likely no surprise. Similarly, you won’t be shocked by the cute boutiques, good restaurants, and gorgeous summer homes that line the streets of Rehoboth Beach. But, those that live outside of that 200 mile radius may have overlooked this little gem in favor of some of its more famous neighbors to the North or South. Well I hope they don’t mind too much if I let you in on that little secret, because this is one stretch of beach that should not be overlooked and there are so many things to do in Rehoboth Beach and the surrounding area.
First, let me give you the lay of the land. Southern Delaware has five major beach towns: Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island. Each has its own distinct character so first you want to pick the one that best matches your style. Read More
There is no shortage of things to do in Florida and no shortage of animal encounters either. In fact, there are entire theme parks dedicated to animals and ocean life. But if you are looking for something special to make your vacation unforgettable for the animal lover in your family, here are seven unique animal experiences in Florida.
I was recently invited to Florida by Visit Florida and spent eight days exploring many family-friendly attractions. During that trip my fellow bloggers and I met a lot of animals and had some very special moments — from having a lemur lick from my hand to touching the fluff of a penguin chick. Here is how you can add those special “Florida First” moments to your next trip. Read More