Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee

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Between Christmas and New Year’s, Hubs and I enjoyed time off of work and the gracious hospitality of the city of Franklin, Tennessee. There are so many lovely things about this community from the history to the food to the Southern hospitality, so I’m going to break our experience down into a couple of different […]

Experience St. Simon’s Island!

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Thinking about a vacation to Georgia’s Golden Isles? St. Simon’s Island just might turn out to be a family favorite. Read about our experience there and learn where to stay, where to eat, and what to do while you’re there.   Where to Stay The King and Prince Resort graciously hosted us during our visit to […]

Jekyll Island with Kids

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At first glance, the atmosphere of Jekyll Island may seem like it’s for couples more than families. I could almost smell romance in the air!  But don’t pigeonhole this island paradise just yet. Jekyll Island welcomes families and I can’t recommend it enough as a vacation destination with kids, particularly if educational opportunities through travel […]

Hilton Head Island for Families

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Located just 30 miles northeast of Savannah, Hilton Head Island is about as low as you can go in South Carolina’s Low Country. It’s a favorite beach destination among golf and tennis lovers, but it’s also ideal for families. Here’s why:   Hilton Head Island for Families Convenience Whenever I visit an island for the […]

Things to Do in Gulf Shores with Kids

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Gulf Shores with kids is always a good idea no matter what the age of your children. Even babies love the sensory experience of the sand and water! Our kids are growing up and at that stage where they’re still little but slightly less…hands-on. Little enough to appreciate the wonder of simply enjoying the beach […]

The Beach Club Gulf Shores

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The Beach Club Gulf Shores is a full-service resort tucked again in quiet Fort Morgan. It’s about a 15 minute ride away from Gulf Shores. The Beach Club has literally everything you need for a relaxing family vacation, so there’s no need to venture off the property unless you just want to.   The Beach Club […]

Where ELSE to Eat in Gulf Shores

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With so many different places to eat in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, I’m making it a mission to try new restaurants every visit in addition to visiting regular favorites. If you missed my Gulf Shores restaurants post from last fall, just click the link above to check it out. Now I want to introduce you to […]

Stay Alabama Beaches!

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And I’m not just saying that because I’m a native. I’ve seen Pacific beaches, New England beaches and Atlantic beaches. They’re all beautiful, but there’s truly nothing quite like an Alabama beach, and the sugar white sands of the Gulf Coast kind of spoil you for other beaches. You might enjoy and appreciate other beaches around […]

Huntsville Restaurant Week is Coming!

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Last weekend I enjoyed being a tourist in my own backyard and experiencing much of what Huntsville has to offer. Hubs and I stayed at the Westin Huntsville, enjoyed Bridge Street, and even stopped by the Space and Rocket Center for the first time in years. But with Huntsville Restaurant Week coming up on August […]

Seize the Carolinas This Summer!

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When you hear the Tar Heel state, or the Palmetto state, you don’t automatically think “Wow, I should visit!” Well, I’ve got some news for you: North and South Carolina are actually some of the prettiest states to vacation in, and I’m here to tell you why. Nobody knows how to have fun the way […]