Category: Travel With Kids

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

Travel With Kids: Kissimmee/Orlando

"Can we live at Disney World?" our 4-year-old asked, her cheeks rosy and her face in raptured bliss. I laughed and said "No, but wouldn't that be fun?" We just spent 2 weeks in the Kissimmee area. Of the 4 theme parks in DW, our girls probably enjoyed the Magic Kingdom best. The characters are […]

Travel With Kids: Mobile

When I say "Alabama," I say it all drawn out and southern style, with a hint of country music in my voice. Like this. "Allllaaa...BAMA." It's a fun word to say. Try it. At Tim's request, we toured the USS Alabama. I surprised myself by having a lot of fun - walking from deck-to-deck, climbing […]

Travel With Kids: Houston

"Isn't this nice that we're at a campground with playgrounds?" our 4-year-old clenched her tiny fists in unbridled excitement when we pulled into Tomball, Texas. I smile back at her. "Yes, it is." Almost all of the campgrounds that we stay at have playgrounds, but...she still says that EVERY single time. With the same clenched […]

Travel With Kids: Austin

Austin is a tree-lined city, alive and bustling with young people (I read somewhere that the average age is 34). Zilker Park is probably the most "famous" park in Austin...and for good reason. It's HUGE and features great playscapes, a miniature train, a sculpture garden, and running paths. We also spent an afternoon at City […]

Travel With Kids: San Antonio

I surprised myself by loving the Texas Hill Country. It was gorgeous in Canyon Lake - I couldn't get over the towering Oak trees in all of their winter majesty and the shimmering green waters. One afternoon, we ate at Mi Tierra Restaurant & Bakery near Market Square in Downtown San Antone (I don't know […]

4 Road Trip Tips

It took us 6 hours flat to get from our house to Albuquerque, New Mexico. We only stopped once, a quick bathroom break alongside the road. Everyone was happy the entire time. In fact, it was the easiest road trip we've ever taken. Here are 4 things that kept us smiling on the way... 1. […]

The Radisson: Family-Friendly Suites at Affordable Prices

When we go to book a hotel for a family vacation, we always look for three things: A suite-style room Complimentary breakfast at the hotel Proximity to attractions in the area that we want to visit (amusement parks, museums, beaches, restaurants, etc.) We recently chose the Radisson Suites Hotel Buena Park when we went to […]

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