Dickens in Dundee Illinois: Old World Holiday Charm Near Chicago

Dickens in Dundee Illinois, the annual celebration kicking off the Christmas season, takes place throughout East and West Dundee. We decided to venture from the city and explore some small town [...]


Holiday Travel Airport Survival Guide for the Whole Family

The holiday travel season is coming and with it a whole lot of stress. The mere thought of packing and traveling with kids can send some parents screaming into the hills. It makes others rethink [...]


Your Guide to the Annual Fort Wayne Johnny Appleseed Festival

If you grew up in the midwest in the 70s and 80s, you probably sang the Johnny Appleseed song at summer camp at some point. “Oh the Lord is good to me, and so I thank the Lord… for giving me the [...]


Google’s #BeInternetAwesome: Join Us For Brunch

Parents across the country are worried about their kids. In today’s digital age, our children are being exposed to technology from birth (I don’t know about you, but I was on Twitter at night [...]


Things to do in Fort Wayne Indiana Over a Weekend Getaway

Intent on a weekend adventure one lovely autumn day, our little family pointed our car eastwards from Chicago. Driving along sleepy Highway 30, crossing miles of corn fields just about ripe for [...]


Autumn Events Worth the Drive from Washington DC

Crisp cool weather, apple picking, and pumpkin spiced anything (and everything) has hit the East Coast. Autumn is here and there are tons of celebratory festivals, art and music shows happening [...]


Where to find the Best Cheap and Free Parking in DC

One of the trickiest things to figure out when you are visiting the nation’s capital is where to find cheap or free parking in DC. Often times you need overnight parking in Washington, DC, [...]


Skip the Chains and Eat Local at Charleston Restaurants in West Virginia

Charleston restaurants are a mix of chains and local joints, making it easy to dive into the local food scene as long as you get away from the mall. If you just take a walk around town you will [...]


3 Easy Tricks for the Best Washington DC to NYC Road Trip

Driving up I-95 from Washington, DC to NYC can be boring with a capital “B.” You need to have the best road-trip playlist to survive that drive. You also need to have a full tank of gas, [...]


What to do during a Weekend In Newport RI With Kids

Newport, RI is one of my favorite summertime destinations. Having grown up in Rhode Island, I admit to being a tad biased and filled with my own childhood nostalgia. If you have a weekend to [...]