Dubbed the manatee capital of the world, Crystal River, just an hour’s drive north of Tampa, is one of the only places in the world where you can swim and snorkel alongside wild manatees.There I was, floating in the cold waters of Kings Bay, locking eyes with the 1,300 pound creature. It sounds a bit woo woo, but I swear there was a [...]
As a parent of two little ones, I often wish there was a way to press the “slow-mo” button on the movie that is their childhood. As the saying goes “the days are long…but the years are short.” Where does the time go? You blink and suddenly they're all grown up. Since the manipulation of [...]
Thinking of taking your kids on a cruise? I recently went on a week-long Caribbean cruise with Royal Caribbean and made this video featuring my family and I on vacation at sea. Here are my tips and tricks to successfully cruising with toddlers...
Just a two-hour flight from New York City, the pink-hued beaches of Bermuda are the perfect backdrop for toddler-travel. From swimming with dolphins, to exploring underground caves, sliding down lighthouses and eating the best local ice cream, there are a ton of kid-focused activities on the island. I recently took my own two kiddos there [...]
Canada has a lot to offer the American family on the hunt for a memorable getaway. Here are a few Canadian experiences to consider for your next family vacation.
The wrath of the winter weather is quickly approaching and, with the onset of snow and sleet, mittens and misery, you may be thinking of planning an escape in the upcoming months. But where to go? If you’re traveling with the kids, here are some of the hottest family friendly destinations this winter and holiday [...]
Studies show that getting out in nature, away from TV screens and out amongst the trees spending time outdoors is paramount to a happy, healthy child. This fall, as the colors change and the weather finally cools, consider hitting the trails with your kiddos. Getting out in nature can be great for the soul but let’s [...]
80 countries, 7 continents. While I’ve travelled extensively overseas, some people find it odd that I haven’t explored that much of the US. I often get weird looks when I tell people I’ve been to Rwanda but not Rochester, Chernobyl but not South Carolina. This all changed a few weeks ago, when I was invited [...]
Perhaps it was the four-hour drive from Denver with the threat of two screaming kids in the back that kept us away from Crested Butte for so long. Most likely it was sheer ignorance. We didn’t know that we were missing out on one of the most charming ski towns in Colorado and one of [...]
Let’s be honest. Living in Denver with unparalleled access to the mountains means you have to ski. Beyond the stereotypical micro-craft beer, The Broncos and the recreational marijuana, it’s the sweet fresh powder that makes one a true Coloradan. I used to be quite the winter athlete but, as a kid – after an unfortunate [...]