Recent Family Travel Blog

BBQ Boogie & Blues

BBQ Boogie & Blues: Finger Licking and Finger Picking Good Times

It seems like no matter where you go in the United States, there are people claiming that their region has the best barbeque.  From the tangy tomato based sauces in Memphis, the spice-and-vinegar mixture of North Carolina, to the thick and sweet molasses style in Kansas... more
Waterville Valley Resort

Waterville Valley Resort: New Hampshire's Top Family Vacation Destination

In the shadows of the majestic White Mountains, and deep within the expansive White Mountain National Forest, you’ll find the welcoming accommodations of Waterville Valley Resort. The resort is bordered by 41,000 acres of nationally protected land, giving the property a... more
Apple Festival Main Street

North Carolina Apple Festival: Celebrating Apples for Over 60 Years

For over 60 years the North Carolina Apple Festival has been attracting thousands of visitors from across the country. Every Labor Day weekend, the festival features freshly picked apples, arts and crafts, free entertainment and delicious food. The event is free to enter and... more
Texas Outdoor Musical

TEXAS! Outdoor Musical

If you're looking for a unique outdoor music entertainment extravaganza then the TEXAS Outdoor Musical is for you. For 50 years the dedicated actors and signers have brought electricity to the calm Canyon, Texas evenings. In June through August, on Tuesday thru Sunday... more
Chula Vista Waterpark in the Wisconsin Dells

Top Summer Waterpark Vacations

Summer is in full swing, and that can only mean one thing…ok, it can mean a lot of things. One thing it certainly means is that it’s time to grab the sunscreen, pack a towel and hit the waterpark! A favorite pastime of families across the globe, waterparks are a cool... more
Cedar Point Resort in Sandusky, Ohio

Top 5 Amusement Parks in America

Summer is upon us, and that means it is time to stretch out the legs, grab a cooler and head for the great outdoors. For thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, summer is a glorious time. A time when amusement parks and county fairs open their doors to endless hours of fun,... more
Cypress Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina

5 U.S. Movie Destinations You Must Visit

Movie ticket? Check. Popcorn and soda? Check. Front row seat? Check. Now to be transported to a new destination that fully immerses you into a story. Movies are entertaining, informative, scary, exciting, sad, funny, serious, goofy… Whatever you’re in the mood for, there... more
The Neptune Festival - Virginia Beach, VA

Live the Virginia Beach Life at the Neptune Festival

Clean, beautiful, wide beaches are what Virginia Beach is known for, but it’s not the only thing this area offers. Actually, there is so much to do and see that you will have to come back again and again to experience it all. Considering that Virginia Beach is within a... more
Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Don’t Sing the Blues, Head to the Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Jacksonville, Florida, has the rare distinction of being the largest city by area in the United States, and it has a lot to offer it’s residents and visitors. Some of the many attractions you will find include a large art scene, museums and theaters, eclectic dining,... more
amusement park

Tightropes, Waterparks & Family Tradition at Darien Lake Resort

Looking to sharpen those tightrope walking skills you seem to have lost somewhere along the way? Look no more. This summer, Darien Lake Resort in Western New York, welcomes international tightrope celebrity and daredevil Nik Wallenda to campus for a season-long series of... more
covered bridge

A Real Quack Up in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Families and travelers alike have been flocking to New Hampshire’s White Mountains for years. Jackson New Hampshire, a well recognized, charming New England village and tourist destination this year plays host to the 25th Anniversary of a family event so highly... more

The Kennebunkport Festival: Oceanfront Charm & Luxury

The 2014 Kennebunkport Festival (June 1 – 8) is a showcase of the finest food, wine and art that Maine has to offer. It is not shocking then that this annual festival is held in the picturesque coastal setting of Kennebunkport, a city that has become synonymous with luxury... more

Cupcakes For a Cause in the Pocono Mountains

As if the Pocono Mountains are not already synonymous enough with family travel, the long time vacation destination has a new tool in its arsenal. Enter the cupcake. That’s right, cupcakes; this little baked bundle of goodness is doing more than filling the stomach’s of... more

Oswego Harborfest - Family Fun in Central New York

Entering its 27th year of existence, the Oswego Harborfest in Upstate New York is a celebration of New York history, the city of Oswego and the harbor itself. The historic event on the water has become a staple in the family favorite category, drawing over 200,000 attendees... more

Top New England Fall Foliage Destinations

New England is renowned for being one of the top United States destinations when it comes to Fall Foliage.  “Leaf Peepers” travel great distances to experience the natural beauty of seasonal changes from summer to fall.  If you are planning your own Fall Foliage... more