family travel

The Ohio Renaissance Festival, A-Z

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Last week, I took you on a stroll through the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Today, I'm going to share the Festival A-Z.

The Ohio Renaissance Festival, A-Z

Where to Stay - and Eat - in Miramichi, New Brunswick

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Where to Stay - and Eat - in Miramichi, New Brunswick

Nestled alongside the Miramichi River in (you guessed it) Miramichi, New Brunswick is a treasured hotel, and a genius restaurant. I had no idea, when we pulled up to the long (very long!) yellow building fronting the river, that such goodness would await us inside. 

Traveling the World? What Do You Want to See? One Family's Global Education

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It is with great, great pleasure that I share with you a remarkable story and video. It comes from Alex Berger, a friend and fellow international educator, who runs a fantastic site called Virtual Wayfarer (here's our interview with him!).

Spooky Stories on St. John's Haunted Hike

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Murder. Innocence and guilt. Justice. Ghosts. Vengeance.

The Ghosties and Ghoulies Haunted Hike in St. John's, Newfoundland, shared all that and more.

Murder. Innocence and guilt. Justice. Ghosts. Vengeance. The Ghosties and Ghoulies Haunted Hike in St. John's, Newfoundland, shared all that and more.

Photo: Wandering Educators

Top 10 Family-friendly restaurants in St. John's, Newfoundland

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St. John’s (one of my favorite places in the world!) has a wide variety of places to eat, from small to large, ethic to local, cheap eats to gourmet cuisine. But where are the best places to feed your kids – and yourself? No overplayed children’s menus here – these are great restaurants that serve excellent food. 

Here are my top 10 family-friendly restaurants on the Rock

(in alphabetical order so as not to play favorites - they are all favorites!)

5 Family-Friendly Places to Eat in Norfolk, Virginia

by Culinary Spelunker / Aug 24, 2015 /
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A gateway to Washington D.C. to the north, Virginia Beach to the east, and touching the James and Elizabeth Rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean, Norfolk draws visitors and residents from around the country – and the world. The culinary scene is equally eclectic. While you can catch the occasional chain, more often street corners are home to mom and pop diners, chef-driven hotspots, and unique food finds from Turkish to Creole, Jamaican to European.

Yes, You Should Vacation With Your Extended Family

by Brianna Krueger / Aug 10, 2015 /
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Recently, articles have been popping up about whether you should vacation with your extended family, and the answer is a big, fat YES! Whether your family is close and already does it, or you barely know your cousins and think of them as strangers. You should vacation with your extended family, because something special happens when you do.

Travel Writers' Secrets: Top Toronto Travel Tips

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Get ready and fasten your seatbelts! We’re about to embark on an Epic Canadian Road Trip, driving from our home in Kalamazoo, Michigan all the way out to St. John’s, Newfoundland (yes, a ferry will be involved). Why? Well, I’m the co-founder of Writing Walking Women, and we chose St.

National Geographic Kids Almanac: Read This!

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I've got the coolest book to share with you. It's the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016, and it's full of awesomeness.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016

Lessons I Learned on Vacation with my Mom

by Brianna Krueger / May 11, 2015 /
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Over the years my mom has acquired a few nicknames from my dad, brother, and I. Sue Gopher; Pokey; the maid – and she’s always taken it in good stride. In fact, she came up with Sue Gopher herself, though she doesn’t remember why. It’s not like she likes gophers or being one. There are some mysteries in life we’ll never solve.

But there are others are you learn to uncover, specifically from your mother. In honor of mother’s day, I’ve chosen to remember what my mom has taught me on vacation – add yours in the comments!