Both my husband and I loved to travel pre-kids.  When I was in college, I studied abroad in Edinburgh and then visited various parts of Europe when I was in my 20s; hubby did several group tours when he was in his 20s and has been to Europe, New Zealand, Australia and pretty much all over the map. I remember when I got pregnant with #1 and … [Read more...]

My kids have been big-time spoiled with this latest gadget we've been testing out.  It's the AT&T Unite for GoPhone by Netgear and it's a mobile hotspot that allows us to connect to it and get Wifi with up to 10 devices.  Can I tell you guys how awesome this was for our latest road trip (9 hours in the car?!)  I'm sure you all can … [Read more...]

Only two and a half weeks 'til school lets out for my kids for the SUMMER!  I can't believe it.  And as every Mom can relate, I have that whole mixed bag of feelings going on - relief that I'll no longer have to pack lunches, help with homework and stick to the school schedule but also panic about what to do with them for the entire summer! One … [Read more...]

Flat out, I have to disclose that I'm totally biased with this post.  I live in the 'burbs of Philadelphia and have for the last 14 years so I pretty much think it's the coolest city around.  I just love it here.  I love it for a variety of reasons that aren't all related to tourism but I'll stick on topic with today's post.  But I did want to tell … [Read more...]

We went for one last beach hurrah down at the Jersey Shore last week. We planned the trip last minute and it worked out really well. There was a blogger event at the Avalon Golden Inn in Avalon, NJ. I had previously been there and had a great time in March 2010 and then May 2010 for two social media events so I was excited to get down there … [Read more...]

True story: I've lived less than an hour and a half drive from Hershey, PA for the last 12 years and I had never been to visit until this weekend. Yesterday, thanks to Chevrolet, my family got the chance to finally visit Hershey Park. Chevrolet is actually a sponsor of the park and they have something unique going on that I haven't seen at any … [Read more...]

Ever since returning from Spring Break in Orlando, I've been running around with an insane schedule.  (Two days 'til Mom Mixer!)  I wanted to share with you guys some of the reviews I've been doing of our trip from over on my travel site - Family Travel Diary.   I definitely have more reviews coming - namely of Epcot and Magic Kingdom. But in the … [Read more...]

I recently shot this video while on an 8-hour road trip home to Philadelphia from Cincinnati. The sponsored campaign was in honor of the opening of Cars Land - the latest attraction at California's Disneyland and it looks pretty awesome! I've never been to Disneyland and hope to get there someday. You can check out my video below. I also … [Read more...]

Last week I reviewed my family's trip to Aventura Cove Palace, soon to be the Hard Rock Hotel in the Riviera Maya in Mexico. We had an amazing time including partying with the Summer with the Stars - a concert and weekend-long event with several American Idol celebrities and some Disney-show actors you may recognize! All of that was fun and glam, … [Read more...]

This past week, I was invited down to Aventura Cove Palace, an all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Maya. It had been years since I had been to Mexico. In fact, if you don't count a quick over the border trip to Tijuana, my last trip to Mexico was to Cancun when I was in high school. So I really didn't know what to expect. Obviously what one … [Read more...]