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Information about how and where to take your kids and what to do with them when you get there!

Salzburg with Kids: What to See Plus Valuable Tips for Planning your Visit

salzburg Attractions with kids

Visiting Salzburg with kids was one of the highlights of our Austria/Switzerland adventure!  Salzburg is an idyllic, storybook perfect European city.  It has a beautiful fortress perched on top of a hill overlooking a meandering river below.  Charming streets adorned with wrought iron signs beg for further exploration.  In addition to its high level of charm, we […]

One of the Best Hotels in Downtown Milwaukee for Families…

The Best hotel in downtown milwaukee for families!

I have been a huge Holiday Inn fan for a long time. I have to admit to feeling a little out of place checking into the Residence Inn in Downtown Milwaukee.  My unease was soon quelled because I discovered so many great features at the Residence in Hotel in Downtown Milwaukee.  This is one of the most family friendly hotels […]

The Milwaukee Public Market: A Sampling of Milwaukee Restaurants (great to visit with kids!)

Milwaukee Restaurants Milwaukee Public Market

We had a hard time figuring out where all of the downtown Milwaukee restaurants were when we were walking around.  Normally options for a quick lunch are on nearly every corner in a busy downtown area. If you are looking for suggestions for the best downtown Milwaukee Restaurants to hit with kids, put the Milwaukee Public […]

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Downtown Milwaukee

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The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Downtown Milwaukee Wisconsin has well earned reputation for being one of the top children’s museums in the country.   Logistics and Overview for Visiting the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is located right in Downtown on the lakefront.  Admission is (as of this writing) $8 […]

7 Useful Things I Learned from Traveling with Kids Alone

Traveling with the Kids Alone

Lots of people have asked me, “So, how was the trip traveling with kids alone?”  and my answer has been mixed.  Traveling alone with two small children is a roller coaster.  It is full of exhilarating moments of intense joy and exhausting lows. Overall, though our little mini vacation had more positives than negatives.  I had […]

6 Things to Love about Holiday Inn (especially with kids!)

Holiday inn Sign

Holiday Inn is one of our favorite hotel chains to stay at with our kiddos (and just for clear and proper disclosure, I am not receiving any compensation from Holiday Inn to state this opinion.  I just really love this hotel brand.) Our love for Holiday Inns as a hotel chain began when I worked for […]

Are Holland America cruises good for families? A Review of the Holland America MS Nieuw Amsterdam (with kids!)

HAL NIEUW AMSTERDAM

Are Holland America cruises good for families?  We were a little nervous and unsure before taking our kids on a Holland America cruise.  As it out, we shouldn’t have worried so much!  We very much enjoyed our recent Holland America Caribbean cruise on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam (just as we have always enjoyed our Holland […]