Experience Gifts for the Kids

60 Experience Gifts for Kids

Experience Gifts for Kids Want to give a child an experience for the holidays instead of toys?  Check out this list of ideas.  Many of these places offer memberships or season passes, tickets that can be purchased in advance, or gift cards. ClimbZone – Indoor climbing in White Marsh, MD Diggerland USA – Adventure park […]

Toddler with suitcase

Ten Tips for Flying with an Infant or Toddler

Cranky babies and toddlers on a plane are never fun.  Here are some ways to avoid a disastrous flight with young children: Bring an inflatable pillow.  In one of the “new mom” gift bags I received, there was an inflatable nursing pillow.  “What am I going to do with that?”, I thought.  I already have […]

Hershey Chocolate Tour

Ten Tips for Visiting Chocolate World – Hershey, PA

Whether you’ve been there a million times (like me), or this is your first visit to Chocolate World, there is a lot to experience.  I love that we can spend just a half hour there or make it a longer trip by enjoying an attraction or some food (mostly chocolate!).  Here’s my favorite tips for enjoying […]

My Favorite Disney World Tips

Planning for Disney World can be an overwhelming, year-long process.  From advance dining reservations, to fast passes, to choosing a hotel there are a lot of choices!  Now that we’re in the midst of planning our second trip to Disney, here are my favorite tips I learned from my last trip. Want the magic of […]

My Top Ten Places for Kids in the Mid-Atlantic

There’s so many cool places to travel with your kids in the Mid-Atlantic region, and they are best enjoyed in the midst of childhood.  Create some memories by taking your kids to these magical places: Virginia Safari Park – This unique drive-thru safari park had my kids collapsing in giggles as they fed the friendly […]

10 Mistakes I’ve Made While Traveling with Kids

Traveling with two small children is a challenge – a challenge I love to conquer.  If we can come out of a long road trip with a limited amount of crying and two happy kids, then I deem our trip a success.  Here’s some mistakes I’ve made along the way.  I hope they keep you […]

10 Ways to Save Money at an Amusement Park

Amusement parks are a favorite form of entertainment for our family during the summer.  We like to go to parks throughout the country to experience the rides and shows that the different parks offer.  It can get expensive quickly, with tickets, meals, souvenirs, and games.  We do our best to keep our expenses in check, so […]

Kitchen Kettle Christmas

Top 10 Holiday Events Your Kids will Love

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane / Sweet Lights – Hershey has a variety of events for families during the Christmas season.  My favorite is the N.O.E.L. show of lights in the park, especially riding Skyview or the Wave swinger during the show. Dinner with Mrs. Claus at Kitchen Kettle Village – This dinner has become a family tradition. […]

Top Ten Reasons to Make the Drive to Knoebels

Not many of us have the luxury of living close to Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania.  Two to three hour drives to get to the Park are the reality for many people who live in cities throughout Pennsylvania.  Here are my main reasons that my family makes the drive at least once and sometimes more […]