Books To Read On Vacation This Summer

Once upon a time- not all that long ago- I used to take massive stacks of books to read on vacation. I'm a total book worm and there's nothing I love more than spending my days engrossed in good books. But then, kids. My reading time on vacations dwindled down to...

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20 Things To Do In New York City With Kids This Summer

One of the things I love the most about New York City is the wide variety of amazing activities. I am certain you could easily spent 6 months there sightseeing and STILL not see everything! We had the opportunity to spend a few days in NYC last summer and it was...

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10 Road Trip Entertainment Ideas For Your Next Vacation

At the end of last summer I tried to come up with an estimated number of total hours my children spent in the car traveling. I don't know the exact number I settled on (and I'm WAY too lazy to try to add it all up again!), but it exceeded 100 hours. Let me tell you-...

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20 Things To Do In Boston With Kids This Summer

If you’re a regular follower of this site, you might remember that last summer I did a short series of posts about things to do in specific cities with kids. I highlighted lots of great activities to do in some major cities across the US. Not only are these great...

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Star Wars Themed Destinations To Visit With Kids

Let's travel to a galaxy far, far away: The Top Star Wars Themed Destinations To Visit With Kids Okay, so I'm not even going pull off this post without first telling you the truth. I don't get the whole Star Wars thing. Like not even a little bit. Thankfully, this is...

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My Pre- Travel Shopping List And Why I Order Early

How do you prepare for a big family vacation? Even with as much as we travel, our "typical" preparation involves talking about it for months. Me, feeling like I have so much to do...but generally procrastinating until a day or two before we leave. And then me pulling...

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The Best Beaches To Visit With Kids

Once upon a time- not all that long ago- I would have said any beach is a great beach for kids. I'd never met a beach I didn't enjoy. I suppose my criteria was pretty simple. Does the beach have sand? Do the salty waves wash up onto the shore? Will the sun shine? If...

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A Photographer’s Must-Have Travel Items

A guest post from Jenn Sanders at BALTICWONDER.COM Shortly after starting my photography business I got the opportunity of a lifetime. Someone local to me found my photography page and got in contact about an opportunity to travel with them and document their...

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Who Wants To Have A Wild Adventures Kind of Day?

Of all the activities we do when we travel, probably the most memorable things are the ones I'd describe as wild adventures. And so, when I found out there was a theme park in South Georgia with that exact name - Wild Adventures - I knew our family needed to check it...

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Fun Family Ideas For The Masters Tournament Week

It's Masters Tournament Week! In a perfect world, we'd be on our way to Augusta, Georgia right now. But unfortunately, this year our family will just be watching on TV. However, it's never too early to start planning for our trip to Augusta because it WILL...

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How To Visit A “New-To-You” Church With Kids

There was a time- not all that long ago- when I dreaded visiting a new-to-me church. I am a totally Type A person and I really like knowing what to expect. But, my love for Jesus and desire to be in a church on Sunday mornings always trumped my fear. Between moving to...

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How Facebook Live Will Change Vacation Planning

Did you happen to catch the Facebook Live video I did this past Sunday? (If not, be sure to follow Mom With A Map!) After announcing our big trip last week, our family went live to begin planning the trip. And do you know what I discovered? It's totally going to be a...

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The Top 10 April Fool’s Day Pranks For Kids On Vacation

MUCH to my children's disappointment, we will not be home for their (somewhat predictable) April Fool's Day pranks this year. Since April 1st also falls on Easter AND Spring Break- like a lot of people- our family will be traveling. I've already given my kiddos some...

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An Inside Look At A Ridiculous Road Trip Plan

I'm honestly not sure there is a topic I enjoy discussing more than a good road trip plan. Seriously, don't ask me about it unless you're prepared for at least a 20 minute monologue detailing our itinerary! Every trip is different. Once in a while we plan things...

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