Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway with Kids

I can’t believe it’s time for #TravelTuesday again. Last week I wrote about our trip to the Biltmore, but today I want to tell you a little more about our time in Asheville. We only had two full days in Asheville. ?I totally underestimated the driving time with 3 small kids! ?Annnnddd I didn’t foresee having to stop for a new tire in Virginia. ?Waaa. ?We wanted to stay another night, but the hotel was booked solid- otherwise we may …

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Yes, you can visit the Biltmore with kids

We spent this past weekend in Asheville, North Carolina. ?It was a quick trip for our young family. ?The main highlight of our trip was to be the Biltmore Estate. ?I was a little nervous about taking our kids there (ages 5, 3, and 1) but it was actually much easier — and more family-friendly than I could have imagined!? Yes, you can visit the Biltmore with kids!? Find out my tips below: Some tips for visiting the Biltmore Estate …

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Take the kids out of school for vacation? Yay or Nay?

A few weeks ago on Facebook, another blogger posted this video from the Today Show in which the?anchors discussed whether parents should be able to pull their kids out of school for family vacations. ?It’s not just that the absences would be considered unexcused, it is actually considered illegal in some states. As a homeschooling family, I find this debate really compelling. ?It seems to me it is one more situation in America where parents are ultimately losing the right …

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Renting an Apartment or Vacation Home for Your Family

One of the dramas when traveling with the kids is always- SPACE!? Staying in a hotel room can work, but I hate turning out the lights when it’s the kids’ bedtime (not mine) and then tip-toeing to the bathroom.? The easiest way to cure this?? By renting an apartment or vacation home for your family. It’s so easy to book a vacation home.? Sadly, families have the misconception that it will be much more expensive to book a kid-friendly vacation …

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Best American Hotel Chains for Families

One?of the reasons that parents?don’t travel with small children?is they are worried about where to stay. ?I like my personal space, too, but I also want to know my kids are safe and secure.??We do?travel on a budget, but?we also don?t want to stay at a Rodeway Inn with 3 kids.? I know other moms and dads struggle with this, too, so I thought I’d combine my expertise as a former travel agent and couple that with my travel history.? …

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