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Why You Should Take Your Family to Durham

The Durham Hotel

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you might have noticed that I took my boys on a road trip to Durham, North Carolina. A few friends had posted pictures and raved about the Museum of Life and Science and we had a few days in our summer calendar with nothing booked. Cue the sounds of my jingling the keys itching to hit the road. The drive is approximately 4 1/2 hours from DC to Durham so I figured why not? Unfortunately, Floyd was unable to make it so my Mom joined in on the...

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Running My First Half Marathon

Running my first half marathon

If you follow along on Instagram or Facebook (I mean of course you do. If not head on over!) you might have seen that a few weeks ago I ran my first half marathon. I had been very quiet online about my training so it might have come as a surprise to some when the day before I started blowing up my feeds with photos. After all, training for a fitness goal like this when you start off barely able to make it running down the street, becomes a bit all consuming. How had I...

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A Golf Getaway at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge

My husband turned the big 4-0 a few weeks ago and I leading up to it, I knew I wanted to plan something really special for him to celebrate the milestone. I couldn't think of a better gift than the gift of friendship, so I secretly arranged for his very best friend to fly in from New York to surprise him. Being that they're both golf fanatics, I knew I had to find a retreat that would allow them to get plenty of time in on a course. Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge...

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Dutch Wonderland, Tips and Everything You Need to Know

Dutch Wonderland Tips

For anyone looking for a family friendly amusement park in the Northeast, Dutch Wonderland typically comes up in conversation. This is an amusement park that is focused on families with children about 10 and under. It's located near Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is about 2 hours from Washington, DC. After talking to my local Mom crew extensively, we made the trip this past weekend. Dutch Wonderland did not disappoint! We had a great time and truly benefited from those Mom crew chats. Which is why I want to pass on our Dutch Wonderland tips and everything...

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Our Number One Summer Style Must Have

Kristin and I both love our hometowns. And what’s not to love when one of us lives in Tampa, Florida and the other just outside of Washington, DC?! So, today, we thought we would serve as your behind the scenes BFFs to share some of our favorite spots that you might not find otherwise. We're also bringing our number one summer style must have, our go-to Tervis Tumblers, along for the ride! We love to stay hydrated on the go and with all the new cute stainless steel Tervis designs, there are so many fun...

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What to Do in Washington D.C. with Kids

Washington D.C. is one of my favorite cities in the world. Megan and I lived there together for a time after college and those experiences have always made our nation's Capitol very special to me even though it's been over a decade since I've been a D.C. resident. So, introducing this beloved city of mine to my family was a dream come true. And I got to do it last month. Neither my husband nor my children had ever been, so I decided to put together an impromptu trip as an early Christmas surprise. My...

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5 Reasons to Take a Family Dude Ranch Vacation

purple desert cactus at family dude ranch vacation

As Kristin and I recently discovered at the White Stallion Ranch, a dude ranch vacation is truly an incredible experience. While we were there checking out the White Stallion Ranch for a girls getaway, we couldn’t help but notice all the qualities that make this a great option for families. Here are 5 reasons why we think a dude ranch vacation should be on your list, and why we can’t wait to take our own families back! 5 Reasons to Take a Family Dude Ranch Vacation Space to Disconnect – We live in a world where each...

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Our Night Rock Climbing Experience

Have you ever done something really, and I mean really, out of your comfort zone? High heights have always been one of my biggest fears.  I went to Paris and didn't even consider going up in the Eiffel Tower if that gives you perspective on how crippling it's has been for me. That being said, I've become fairly adventurous as I've gotten older which has worked out in my favor when I've been faced with heights. Hiking, for instance, is one of my very favorite activities now and it has really helped quell that acute...

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