Category: Travel With Kids

The Sheaffer family travels - with their kids. Read travel tips, destination reviews, and get travel product recommendations.

Travel With Kids: Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City is a coastal city in southern New Jersey with a population of just shy of 40,000. Officially named and incorporated in the mid 1850s, Atlantic City was the inspiration for the board game Monopoly. In fact, you can still drive or walk along Park Place, Pacific Avenue, Ventnor Avenue, and Pennsylvania Avenue! Other […]

Travel With Kids: Boone, North Carolina

Tucked inside the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside the Tennessee border, Boone is a small mountain town in North Carolina that sits at an elevation of 3,333 feet. Just under 20,000 people call Boone home, including many that are connected to Appalachian State University and the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. Boone is famously named after […]

Travel With Kids: Ark Encounter

Have you ever wondered: How BIG was Noah's Ark? Now, thanks to the team at Answers in Genesis, you can see a replica of the Ark for yourself in Williamstown, Kentucky. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, the giant ark was built using the dimensions outlined in the Bible and […]

Travel With Kids: Fairfax County, Virginia

Some places you vacation once and then blow a kiss good-bye, knowing you will likely never return again. Other places, like Fairfax County in Northern Virginia, have more sticking power. In fact, when our family pulled away after a 5-night vacation in Fairfax County, we couldn't help but wish we had at least five MORE […]

Travel With Kids: Silver Dollar City

Located in southwestern Missouri in the bustling city of Branson, Silver Dollar City is a 100-acre amusement park with 12 stage venues, 40 rides and attractions, 18 restaurants, 60 shops, and 100 resident craftsmen. The park's theme is centered around the 1880's, which was a period of economic growth and prosperity in many parts of […]

What to Pack for Summer Vacation: Games, Activities, & Gear

We've been going on r*e*a*l*l*y long road trips since our kids were babies. In fact, we once sold or gave away almost everything we owned and went around the USA for a year by RV with a 2-year-old and 4-year-old. True story. Now that our kids are older, we still love taking road trips both […]

What to Pack For Summer Vacation: Clothes, Shoes, & Accessories

Some parents dread summer. I adore it. What a treat to sleep in, to drive less, to read books lazily all day long, to go on long walks in the early morning and before sunset, to strap on our helmets and go biking, and...to travel! Whether you're traveling near or far this summer (or even […]

Campground Spotlight: Campland on the Bay

Our family recently spent three idyllic nights at Campland on the Bay over fall break. Campland on the Bay is a huge, family-friendly campground in the Mission Bay area of San Diego. While Campland is considered an urban campground, you won't feel like you are in the middle of the city. Instead, it will feel […]

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