It’s possible to have an amazing and magical Disney vacation with a realistic budget. Here are some of my best tips for planning your Disney vacation. more

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Landmark Farm Alpacas

Between the bigger cities and towns, there are farmers hard at work in North Carolina bringing tasty treats and educational experiences to local families. A short drive will take you to these real farm experiences. more

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Buddy Phones

For a chance to win a pair of BuddyPhones InFlight headphones for your child, simply comment below with why you would like to win by 3/31/17. Winner chosen at random. more

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Car Seat

The week of September 18th-24th marks the arrival of Child Passenger Safety Week, something that all parents, grandparents, relatives, baby sitters and other caregivers need to be aware of as they take to the roads with children. more


Dragon - Festival of Lights

Piwakawaka Photo

Families can journey by car through three miles of over 700 magical light displays of all shapes and sizes. more


Hot Air Balloons

Michele Cooke

Carolina Balloonfest will brighten the October sky in Statesville, NC. more


Hyatt Regency Clearwater

Brandy Metzger

Marine Exhibits and the Arts in Clearwater FL

Clearwater, Florida offers a variety of family fun. From white sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets to Clearwater Aquarium, there is something for everyone. more

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Waterslide at the Hyatt Regency

Wagstaff Worldwide

Florida Travels: Family Fun at Two of Orlando's Top Attractions

The second stop on our trip through Florida was Orlando. This city is known world-wide for its attractions and our plan was to visit two of them, SeaWorld and Disney's Magic Kingdom. more

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Many families with little ones will soon be hitting the roads this summer while traveling on vacation, and one of the key essentials of any lengthy car trip with kids is the right kind of snacks. more


Ferry Ride

Annesophia Richards

The idea of driving a car right onto a boat, and then of riding that boat across the river, is enough to make almost any small child excited. I know this firsthand, as my 3 year old son experienced his first ferry ride. more

Local Attractions

elephant fountain

Brandy Metzger

The Audubon Nature Institute has 3 amazing facilities located in New Orleans: the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas and the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. more


Tempesto Roller Coaster

Busch Gardens’ newest thrill attraction, Tempesto™, debuts April 25 at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. more


Biltmore tree

The Biltmore Company

Holiday Travel: Biltmore Estate

A visit to the Biltmore Estate proves to be a holiday treat. more

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Gingerbread winner

Brandy Metzger

Holiday Travel: Asheville and Gingerbread Houses

Day three takes us to Asheville, home of the National Gingerbread House Competition. more

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Brandy Metzger

Holiday Travel: Winston Salem Day 2

Old Salem, the Children's Museum of Winston Salem and the Festival of Lights at Tanglewood make a great day in Winston Salem. more

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Brandy Metzger

Holiday Travel: Winston Salem, NC

A 4 day journey through Winston Salem and Asheville to enjoy some attractions these NC cities have to offer. more

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Tryon Palace

New Bern is a favorite day trip destination for my family and we typically visit at least once a year. On our most recent trip, we decided to explore Tryon Palace and the NC History Center. more

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Steve Adams

We found Grand Cayman to have many of the qualities that make it great for families traveling abroad. more



Brandy Metzger

Bugs Exhibit, a new 4-D experience and an enhanced Kids Zone enhance a visit to the NC zoo. more


mickey mirror

Brandy Metzger

Family Travel Journal: Disembarkation Day Disney Cruise

It was hard to say goodbye to the Disney Dream but the process was simple. more

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