Visiting Mount Rushmore with Children

Mount Rushmore

I've always known I wanted to make American history a top priority for my children, and one of the best ways to do that when they're young is to introduce them to our historic landmarks. That's exactly what my husband and I have been doing over the last couple [Read more]

San Antonio Vacation Giveaway Results

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The Vacation Gals have been running a contest giveaway on behalf of the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau. The prize is a vacation for four in -- you guessed it -- San Antonio, Texas. Two nights at the Grand Hyatt, plus passes for four to area [Read more]

Eating Well in Honolulu, Oahu


Thanks to awesome recommendations from Oahu-based foodie Nathan Kam, our friends at Oahu Visitors Bureau, and our own wandering around to sniff out some budget-friendly eats, my husband and I enjoyed some great meals on Oahu during our romantic getaway there [Read more]

Scentsy Travel Tin and Scent Pak Giveaway

Scentsy Scent Pak

In a recent post I talked about the benefits of bringing along Scentsy's travel-sized items on the road with you. In fact, my family used the Scentsy Travel Tin on our most recent road trip and it was terrific, (funny story) especially in the car when we were [Read more]

Sandpearl Resort: A Clearwater Beach Vacation Review

Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida (Traci Suppa)

What Florida’s west coast beaches lack in white-capped surf, they more than make up for in clear, calm aquamarine water and powdery white sand. We found the perfect stretch during our Clearwater Beach vacation, and the perfect place to stay at the Sandpearl [Read more]

Family Bike Trip from Alaska to Argentina

Family on Bikes in Alaska

A family vacation that includes a bike ride or two is always fun. An hour biking to the beach, or around town, with the promise of ice cream at the end -- what's not to like? I always felt a little sporty after incorporating bike rides into my family's travel [Read more]

21 Hours in Vail, Colorado: Summer Fun with Tweens and Teens

Mountain biking trails on top of Vail Mountain.

Who says you need a week for vacation? Last Friday night a freelance-writing assignment brought me, my husband, 11-year-old daughter and 14-year-old niece to Vail for the quickest getaway ever. We were in one of my favorite Colorado mountain resorts -- for a [Read more]

Summer Vacation in Rome – the Roman Coliseum


Travel planners considering a Roman holiday need to keep this in mind: It is very, very hot in this part of Italy, and very, very crowded in this part of Italy, in the summer. Frequent pitstops for gelato in Rome are recommended for a summer family vacation. [Read more]

She Shoots Clays: Montana Pigeon Shooting for Women

She Shoots Clays

Hit a moving target. That is one feat I've always deemed impossible. However, when I had the chance to experience pigeon (or clay) shooting during my family's visit to Flathead Lake Lodge I thought I'd give it a try. Clay shooting is one of the activities [Read more]

San Antonio Summer Sweepstakes Giveaway

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I've never been to San Antonio, Texas, but after talking with travel PR and tourism professionals who work for San Antonio, it's easy to see that it's a wonderful family vacation destination. The Alamo (don't forget it!) is the city's top tourist attraction, [Read more]