Category: United States

Guide to the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Family Guide to the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

My mother-in-law worked at Macy’s when my husband was young and I love hearing the stories about how he and his sister got to walk in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. My sister-in-law’s favorite was the Holly Hobby balloon! (Yes, now you know how old we are!) The iconic Macy’s […] Read more…

Niagara Falls – New York or Canada? Plus 8 Awesome Things to Do Nearby

Everyone says Canada is the “best side” of Niagara Falls, but those who live and work in Niagara Falls, New York or have traveled there will tell you otherwise. We’ve been to both. The verdict? You should go to both, too. Niagara Falls, New York What It’s Like Niagara Falls, […] Read more…

Driving in the Rain a.k.a. Keeping All the JoJos From Hitting Me

Driving in the Rain

When I drive to New Orleans to visit my parents, the running joke is that no matter the day I arrive or the day I drive back to Atlanta, it’s gonna rain.  I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to traveling…the rain just knows I’m on the […] Read more…

10 Best Family Adventure Trips

An hour outside of Calgary, Mount Yamnuska lies in the heart of the U-shaped Kananaskis Valley, surrounded by the jagged snowcapped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Near the base of mighty Yamnuska, a sheer face of rock continually lures climbers from around the West, including my friend’s family of four. Led […] Read more…

National Geographic Traveler Selects the 2015 Tours of a Lifetime

National Geographic Traveler magazine today announced its annual Tours of a Lifetime selection, now in its 10th year. The 2015 list features 50 of the world’s best guided trips chosen by the editors of National Geographic Traveler. In addition, the editors picked five of their favorite expeditions of a lifetime offered […] Read more…

10 Things Not to Miss in San Francisco

What-Not-To-Miss-In-San-Francisco

When we got married, we honeymooned in San Francisco. Coming from Atlanta, it was a huge and exciting trip…not to mention the whole “just married” thing. My husband and I fell in love with the city and vowed to return as often as possible. We recently took our daughter out […] Read more…

The Best U.S. Beaches for Families in 2015

Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has announced the winners of its annual Best Beaches for Families list, naming the top family-friendly beaches of the year, along with fun, insider tips for each destination. “When choosing the top family-friendly beaches, we consider a number of factors – it’s not […] Read more…

See the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola and 15 More Things to Do on Your Atlanta Vacation

In Atlanta, you’ll find that fine dining, shopping and rich history combine with inspiration-inducing attractions to create a city with Southern charm and world-class sophistication. It’s easy to see why Atlanta, Georgia is one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast to live and to visit. One of the best things about the Aquarium and the World of […] Read more…

Stay With IHG This Summer and #ShareForever

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Last fall, my husband and I literally traveled across the country – from Atlanta to Seattle – for a vacation prior to a conference in Portland. We drove straight […] Read more…

Make Memories with GoPro #GoProatBest Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card. Summertime is here and it brings vacations, adventures, Father’s Day and family time! With all that cool stuff going on, you’ll want to preserve those memories as vividly as possible and you can do that with a GoPro […] Read more…

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