Family Hiking

Hiking with your family is a great chance to get outdoors, breathe some fresh air, and get active. It’s easy to get started. Just look for a trail in a national park near you! For your first day hike choose a safe, well-marked trail that doesn’t have too many steep climbs. Otherwise, you’ll get tired too early and won’t make it as far as you want to go. First, you’ll need a good pair of shoes and thick socks designed for this type of activity. You can start with some sturdy sneakers with thick bottoms. When you begin to take […] Read more »

Backyard Camping Under The Stars

Each year, thousands of families head out to their local campgrounds. Camping can be a fun and low cost activity however, not everyone lives near a campground or state park. But backyard camping can be a fun alternative, especially in the evening.   Although camping in your backyard may not seem glamorous, it can be a fun and exciting adventure for your children. Backyard camping is popular for many reasons, one being how easy it is. Another reason is safety. Staying in familiar territory will give you peace of mind since you already know what to expect from your neighborhood. Plan […] Read more »

Best Places to Unleash Your Inner Child

Whether you’re still a teenager or a just teenager-at-heart looking for the best places to retire, there are plenty of places around the country to please your inner kid. Of course, most people would just direct you to somewhere like Disney, but that is by no means the only place you can go to make you feel young inside. The Pacific Pinball Museum Located in Alameda, CA, this museum aims to promote and preserve one of the great American pastimes—going down to the local arcade to play some pinball—this non-profit museum not only lets you play as much pinball as […] Read more »

Barberville Pioneer Settlement

Hello friends and welcome to another Wordless Wednesday. I really enjoy visiting your blogs to check out your photos so add your Wordless Wednesday post to the linky below. This week I want to share photos from one of the best field trips we’ve ever taken with our homeschool group. The Barberville Pioneer Settlement shares and educates the community about the pioneer lifestyle of our forefathers, through historical exhibits, hands on experience and folk life demonstrations. Read more »

Madame Tussauds NYC

Hello friends and welcome to this week’s Wordless Wednesday. I love wax museums! It’s fascinatingly eerie how realistic some of them look. A few years ago my family and I visited Madame Tussauds in Manhattan, right in the heart of Times Square. Read more »

5 of the Best Hotels to Spend Thanksgiving In

Turkey season is upon us as we draw nearer to Thanksgiving. Whether you are hosting or visiting someone for Thanksgiving, you probably have a lot of finishing touches to make for your plans. If you are a holiday traveler, you’re probably looking to get the best Thanksgiving experience you can in a hotel. While the hotels are probably closed to capacity for this Thanksgiving, this list should give you some great ideas for the best hotels to spend Thanksgiving in next year. 1. The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California First of all, who doesn’t want to take a […] Read more »

The Florida Aquarium

For this week’s Wordless Wednesday I want to share photos from a day trip we took to The Florida Aquarium in Tampa several years back. My husband, two daughters and I spent the day learning about sea creatures and checking out the hands-on presentations that were going on. BLOGGERS!! Share your Wordless Wednesday post in the linky below so we can visit. You can also add three posts at this month’s Family Fun Ideas Link Party. I can’t wait to see what you share.  🙂   Before you go stop by the Family Fun Ideas Link Party and share your […] Read more »

Tinker’s Nook + Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden

In one of last month’s Wordless Wednesday I shared photos from the Flower + Garden Show at Epcot and I should have included these. Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden and Tinker’s Nook were set up right near the butterfly garden. Bloggers – if you have a Wordless Wednesday post up this week, share it in the link party below. Also, you can share up to three family fun posts in the Family Fun Ideas Link Party.  Read more »