Category: United States

Yellowstone National Park: Our day trip to Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park: Our day trip to Yellowstone

Our family loves National Parks and Yellowstone has been high on my list for quite a while. You could easily spend a full week in Yellowstone National Park and not run out of things to do. The park is massive, which also means it’s full […]

Disneyland California: What to ride and where to eat with toddlers at Disneyland

Disneyland California: What to ride and where to eat with toddlers at Disneyland

I grew up with Disneyland just a short drive away and spent most of my summers there. So, after we moved back to Los Angeles last year, I was very excited to bring Jimmy. It is, after all, The Happiest Place on Earth, so it’s […]

Chicago: Where to eat in Chicago for every meal

Chicago: Where to eat in Chicago for every meal

The best rule of thumb for choosing where to eat in Chicago is: if it’s a national chain restaurant, skip it. Chicago has dozens of incredible restaurants, from hot dog stands to Michelin Star restaurants. If you visit during the spring, summer, or fall, make […]

Chicago: My favorite (and least favorite) activities to do in Chicago

Chicago: My favorite (and least favorite) activities to do in Chicago

I spent about eight years living in Chicago. One thing that always frustrated me was that most tourists were missing out on the best Chicago has to offer. The culture, the food, the music, and so on, are all not to be missed. I’m sharing […]

Portland, Oregon: A Long Weekend in the Pacific Northwest

Portland, Oregon: A Long Weekend in the Pacific Northwest

Portland, OR is a perfect vacation for adventurous families looking to spend time eating well and enjoying nature

Coachella Music Festival: Music, Art, Culture, and Kids at Coachella

Coachella Music Festival: Music, Art, Culture, and Kids at Coachella

Festival babies are nothing new, just uncommon. We brought our toddler along and he loved it!

Hocking Hills, OH: Glamping in Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills, OH: Glamping in Hocking Hills State Park

Camping is great, but with a one-year-old, I’m not quite ready to do it with kids. Instead, I rented a small cabin in Hocking Hills State Park and we glamped for the weekend. Glamping, in case you’re not familiar, is a combination of glamour and camping. […]

Aspen, CO: Winter Getaway to Aspen

Aspen, CO: Winter Getaway to Aspen

For Jeff’s birthday, we spent a weekend in Aspen for some fun in the snow. He’s lived in the midwest for most of his life and I spent about eight years in Chicago so we both have a love-hate relationship with the cold weather. However, […]

San Francisco, California: Weekend Getaway to California’s Bay Area

San Francisco, California: Weekend Getaway to California’s Bay Area

A few years ago, I wouldn’t hesitate to fly across the country for a quick weekend away. But now that I’ve got a toddler on my hands, I’m trying to explore all that California has to offer. LA to SF is only about six hours […]

New York, NY: Christmas in New York City

New York, NY: Christmas in New York City

For the holidays this year, we took Jimmy to the Big Apple! When Jimmy was born, we decided that Christmas wasn’t something we would celebrate, at least, in the traditional sense. We usually opt for a family trip instead of piling gifts under the tree. […]