- Written by Kimberly Blaker
Getting away for a winter vacation is an excellent way for families to bond and rejuvenate. But working in a vacation over a school break can sometimes pose a challenge. So know the factors to consider before taking your kids out of school. Then, if you do decide to go, find an educational destination to make the most of your kids' time away from class.
- Written by Deirdre Johns
I am a list-maker. And I double check it, twice. This is both a curse and a blessing when traveling with someone who has a severe allergy. On one hand, my list morphs into many smaller, specific lists—food, toiletries, medicines. On the other hand, having a number-one, top-priority item like epi-pens to pack makes the rest of the items on the list seem unimportant. If we forget something else, it is much easier, and less worrisome, to replace than the epi-pens.
To manage Henry’s nut allergy and the added stress in planning a safe vacation, I have found some helpful strategies for taking—and enjoying—time away from home.
- Written by Justin Jarrett
One of the few negative aspects to becoming a parent can be missing out on your favorite vacation spots from before kids, as those romantic or adventurous getaways are replaced by family trips to the zoo or theme park.
But as the children get a little older, it provides an opportunity to reconnect with your former favorite destinations, albeit with a slightly different itinerary.
Ever considered a trip north? So often we think about visiting Asheville, but in order to get there, one must travel through Greenville, a delightful area with some wonderful family-friendly gems.
With a drive of around four hours, this is a manageable drive for a weekend or more!
Exploring the mountains surrounding Asheville is an immersion of millions of years of natural history. For families that appreciate the natural world, the possibilities are endless. The Asheville area has seen a surge in kid-friendly offerings and businesses over the last year- perfect for downtown exploration or days when it’s too rainy to hit the trails.