Category: Travel With Kids

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

Travel With Kids: Hershey, Pennsylvania

If you have ever wished that you could step inside Willa Wonka's Chocolate Factory, visiting Hershey, Pennsylvania is probably as close as you can get. Founded in 1903 by Milton S. Hershey, the town was originally designed for factory workers. Milton Hershey, however, had much more than economics in mind. Hershey envisioned a community where […]

Travel With Kids: Virginia's Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown)

"How do you like living here?" I asked an acquaintance nonchalantly during a summer visit to the Historic Triangle in Virginia. She leaned in conspiratorially as her face broke into a genuine smile, "THIS is the very best place to raise a family. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!" Her reply didn't surprise me […]

Travel With Kids: The Great Passion Play

Hidden away in the rolling green hills of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, you will find an amazing outdoor theatrical production with stunning scenery, a talented cast of 125+ people, live animals, and engaging special effects. The Great Passion Play, which has been called "America's #1 attended outdoor drama," follows the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. […]

Travel With Kids: Butler County, Pennsylvania

Butler County is in West Central Pennsylvania, about an hour north of Pittsburgh and two hours south of Erie, Pennsylvania. The county actually encompasses a very large area and includes a number of small towns, which weave into each other seamlessly. As you drive through scenic rolling hills, you may find yourself in Cranberry Township, […]

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 […]

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