Find Northeast Ohio Vacation Options

Planning a Trip to Northeast Ohio Part 1: National Park, Market, Museums and Zoo Ohio might not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re thinking of vacation planning, but there are an abundance of activities to be enjoyed in Northeast Ohio.  Summer is the perfect time to visit because the weather is warm and there are many options for outdoor activities. Here are some ideas in Northeast Ohio to whet your appetite for this region … [Read more...]

Fun At Wet N’Wild Waterpark

Our last day of school was 6/4 so we decided to spend the first day of Summer Break at Wet N' Wild Waterpark.  This was a view of the water park from the parking lot.  As soon as we entered the park, there was a bag check to ensure that you didn't bring in any outside food.  It was at this point that I realized that I could have brought water bottles in with us.  I had a cooler in my car with snacks and drinks so that we'd have a snack waiting … [Read more...]

May 6 Houston Rockets Playoff Game Vs. LA Clippers

Our family was thrilled to be able to attend the May 6, 2015 Houston Rockets Playoffs Game vs. LA Clippers.  Here we are outside the Houston Rockets gates at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Here's a view from the inside.  There were lots of people proudly wearing their Red Nation tee shirts.  The doors open at 7:00 which gives you time to walk around before the game, take pictures, visit the food stands and hang out in the special … [Read more...]

Orlando, Florida Must-See Sites

With over 1,200 miles of coastline, a plethora of amusement parks, some of the best fishing in the US and an endless array of family-friendly destinations to choose from, it's no wonder Florida is on the top ten most popular tourist destinations of the US list.  Although Florida is home to some big draws for it's tourist population, Orlando is among 3 of the top tourist visited cities in the entire state which makes it home to some of the best … [Read more...]

Outdoors Family Summer Vacation Ideas

When summertime rolls around and you need to start planning a vacation for the whole family, it can be tough to come up with ideas.  Obviously each member of the family has their own interests and wants, from pontooning to 4x4 activities, making it hard to decide on one vacation spot.  Thankfully, though, if your family is the outdoorsy type there are 4 different summer vacation ideas that are perfect for each member. Check them out … [Read more...]

Field Trip To Houston Zoo

This month the second graders at our school went on a field trip to the Houston Zoo.  Our school is very lucky that we have tons of volunteers.  There were so many chaperones that each group of kids was no more than two to three kids each which makes for an easy to manage day out.  My group consisted of my son and his buddy.  This field trip to the Houston Zoo was a great time for a map reading lesson.  The boys watched the map the entire day and … [Read more...]

4 Top Family Friendly Things to Do in San Francisco

  Are you headed to San Francisco for your next family vacation?  There are tons of great things to do that will keep everyone in the family entertained.  From hikes to attractions, it's not difficult to find family-friendly activities in a city the size of San Francisco. Tour the Chocolate Factory When you're in the city with the kids, make sure you get them sugared up by heading to the TCHO chocolate factory.  The factory offers … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Make a Honolulu Vacation Affordable

Are you considering a trip soon, what about one to paradise?  Vacationing in Honolulu doesn't have to mean spending a ton of money.  In fact, with a little planning and preparation your vacation can be quite affordable. Image via Flickr by snowpeak   Here are five ways to make your Honolulu vacation affordable: Stay During the Off-season Like any place you visit, Honolulu has a peak season, as well as a time when airfare and hotel … [Read more...]

Is There a Cruise Vacation in Your Holiday Plans?

What better way to enjoy a much-needed rest than through an excursion aboard a luxury cruise ship?  Cruise vacations are perfect getaways for individuals and families who want to enjoy their holiday break to the fullest in a uniquely fun way.  This is one of the reasons why 2015 is predicted to be one of the busiest years ever in terms of such excursions.  So, why should a family consider a cruise as the ideal option for an upcoming holiday? … [Read more...]

#MonsterTruckJam Houston Texas – A MUST See!

We're on our way to Monster Truck Jam in Houston, Texas. Each year our family looks forward to going to this event.  The kids especially love the Pitt Pass where they can take pictures with the monster trucks and get signatures from the drivers. Here's our first stop for signatures.  My youngest always wears a light colored shirt for signatures, while my oldest purchases a Monster Truck Jam magazine for his autographs. The drivers … [Read more...]

Exploring Native American Culture in Albuquerque

  Do you children ever talk about Indians?  Does your family enjoy watching television shows centered around Indian culture such as Pocahontas?  If so, a vacation built around exploring Native American Culture would be perfect for your family.   While the Spanish may have settled Albuquerque, they weren't the first people on the land. Centuries before, the Anasazi inhabited the area, and the 19 Pueblo tribes that live here … [Read more...]

Rockets Game Houston, Texas

I love living in the Houston Area because there are so many great things to do.  Our family went to see the Houston Rockets play basketball at the Toyota Center and we had a blast!  Here's a picture of the line in front of the Toyota Center as we waited patiently for the doors to open an hour before game time. Here's a photo that I captured right as soon as we showed our Houston Rockets game tickets at the entrance.  There were people … [Read more...]

Trip To Toronto Canada Was A Blast!

Here's the sign that my husband and I saw each day on our walk back to our hotel when my husband and I visited Toronto, Canada for the Word on the Street National Book Festival.  I wanted to get a picture of our hotel but waited too long and then it rained, so the picture above was my best bet for a motel memory picture.  We didn't have much time to enjoy the area, but we made the most of the time that we had there and had a blast! We … [Read more...]

Have Fun Near the Waterfront in Burlingame

Each year for vacation, I try to find somewhere new for our family to visit.  Once you go on the same vacation over and over, the vacation experience just isn't as much fun as when you explore different areas and new experiences.  Burlingame on the San Francisco Peninsula would be an ideal choice for a coastal getaway.  There are plenty of great ways to enjoy the water when you stay in this seaside city. Stay on the San Francisco Bay Your hotel … [Read more...]

Travel on a Shoestring: Five Tips to Plan a Budget Trip to Monterey

Have you ever looked at a City Guide for Monterey, California?  I have never been to California, but would really like to visit one day.  Enjoy the following info, it should really come in handy if you plan on visiting this area. Magnificent Monterey is perched on the Pacific Coast, and it is home to beautiful beaches, rich Hispanic heritage, world-class restaurants, and the 6th largest aquarium in the world.  Throw in a temperate all-year … [Read more...]

Four Tips for Exploring Long Beach on a Budget

Will you be planning a trip soon?  Have you ever thought about exploring Long Beach?  Located just a half hour south of Los Angeles, Long Beach is a beach lover's heaven.  If you'd love to visit Long Beach but you're afraid it's out of your budget, follow these tips for getting the most out of your trip without spending everything you have. Find a Cheap Hotel Room While Long Beach enjoys warm and mild temperatures year-round, it does have an … [Read more...]