How to Entertain Your Kids in An Airport: Survival Guide for Airplane Travel With Kids

Imagine it’s your birthday.  You woke up at 4AM to get on a flight for a family vacation.  You arrive at the airport, ready to go, get on the plane, are all seat belted in, kids and all, and then the pilot comes on the PA to announce that you can’t leave, your flight is cancelled.  The airport is a mess there was a plane crash the day before and the airport is down one runway.  You get off the plane and get in the long customer service line to find out what is the next plane you can get on.  TBD.  There are a few more flights leaving that morning, but no telling which will have space for your family.  Check back in a few hours.  All the while, your 2 year old is whining, tired, and cranky.  Worst birthday ever?  It actually turned out OK.  We rode the air train to different terminals, browsed the airport museum, ate cupcakes (it was my birthday after all) and 7 hours later got on a new flight for our destination.  Yes, true story of my 2013 birthday.  As a parent travel with kids can be hard, there is nothing worse than hearing “your flight is delayed”.  Entertaining kids at an airport is not easy, depending on how long your delay is, it can be torturous.  Here are my top 10 tips for entertaining kids at an airport to make those delays fly by and actually make airplane travel with kids fun.

Friday Five {10.13.2017}: Five Ideas for the Week and Life

Happy Friday! Here are five things we are doing and loving this week to inspire you. Read on for more friday five ideas for the week and life…

Yellowstone with Kids: What to Know from A to Z

Yellowstone is one everyone’s bucket list at some point in time.  If it’s not, you should add it now and do it while your kids are young.  Yellowstone is a GREAT place for family vacations.  There is a ton for kids to do and explore and it has the most incredible scenery.  Here is my Yellowstone with kids from A to Z; what to see and do with kids in Yellowstone National Park.

Friday Five {10.06.2017}: Five Ideas for the Week and Life

Happy Friday! Here are five things we are doing and loving this week to inspire you. Read on for more friday five ideas for the week and life…

Top 10 Tips for Hiking With Kids

Hiking with kids can be hit or miss, sometimes they love it, sometimes they don’t.  Some kids are GREAT at it, others aren’t, we have a little of both .  As parents we love to hike, so we have been taking our kids hiking since they were little.  We have had great family hikes and totally painful ones and learned a lot.  Here are my top tips for making hiking with kids fun.

Friday Five {09.29.2017}: Five Ideas for the Week and Life

Happy Friday! Here are five things we are doing and loving this week to inspire you. Read on for more…

40 Kid Friendly Events in San Francisco Not to Miss in October 2017

October is the best month in San Francisco, the weather is amazing and there are a ton of kid friendly activities happening.  From Halloween fun to Fleet Week there are a ton of October events for kids in San Francisco.  Check out below for 40 Kid Friendly Events in San Francisco for October 2017.

Top 10 Must Dos for Any First Time Visit to Martha’s Vineyard

Fall has arrived and now is the perfect time for those weekend trips to places that are too crowded in the summer.  The weather is still nice and the crowds have departed.  Just a hop skip and  jump from Boston and Providence, Martha’s Vineyard is the perfect weekend getaway to hold on to the last few days of summer, before the weather turns.  Here are your top 10 must dos for your first time visit the Martha’s Vineyard.

Friday Five {09.08.2017}: Ideas for the Week and Life

Here are five things we are doing and loving this week to inspire you. Read on for more…

Was 20 Hours of Driving Worth it for Two Minutes of Totality? What it Was Really Like Chasing the Eclipse

About a year ago, I was on a walk with a friend who was planning her August 2017 vacation.  She mentioned that she was planning it around the eclipse?  “What?!?”  I asked.  Was it really that cool?  Was it really worth traveling for?  Fast forward to August 14th, when I was searching for a place to stay in the path of totality for our own eclipse experience.  So was it really worth 20 hours of driving for 2 minutes of totality?  Here’s what it was really like chasing the eclipse.

Chasing the 2017 Eclipse: What it was Really Like to Travel to the Path of Totality