Making Multigenerational Magic

Thanks to smart eating, slick workouts, and cutting-edge medicine, grandparents today look nothing like the grandparents of yore. Today’s group is ready to explore...

Oh, Baby! Family Travel

Today’s parents rarely see eye-to-eye, except on this: We agree that our own children are ridiculously wonderful! And yet. Blend kids – and babies,...

A Day in Old Towne Petersburg

As a true South of the James girl (shout-out to Chester!), I have long appreciated the history that Petersburg – just a short drive...

Best of RVA! Staycation Adventures

Funny story. Not funny ha-ha, funny stupid. For years, I lived about fifty minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. I walked the wide, inviting...

REI and Virginia State Parks Offer Specialized Campouts for Families

  Outdoor outfitter REI will facilitate a family campout at Pocahontas State Park, October 27. This camping getaway at Pocahontas State Park will introduce parents...

Discover What Christmas Is All About at Gaylord National Resort

Good grief! July marks the halfway point to Christmas and the holiday season including jungle bells, decked halls, and Santa Claus. It also marks...

Teens’ Take on Kings Dominion: Soak City Edition

 Historically, my kids get a little ticked at me when I do what they would call “withhold fun” from them. For example, Virginia Beach...

Try Out an Underdog City!

Over the years, Cleveland, Ohio, has become an underdog city, and that’s putting it politely. With the burning river, brutal winters, and often-frustrating sports...

Welcome to Kid City!

Full disclosure: I am not wild about theme parks. That said, I adore LEGOLAND Florida. If your kids are under twelve and are LEGO-fanatics,...

New SummerFest Celebration at Gaylord Features All-American Celebration

When thinking about American summer pastimes, visions of outdoor barbeques, pool time, drive-in movies, and live music come to mind. Starting Memorial Day weekend,...