Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort Brings Water Park Fun and More

For me a trip to Florida needs to include a nice dose of water or a resort with water park. For a state whose borders cover more coast than not, I want to hear, feel, and taste the water when visiting. With that said, you would think that Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida wouldn’t be an ideal water infused destination since it’s not on the coast but you would be wrong. The resort does an amazing job incorporating water in various aspects of a guest’s visit, like these 4 ways: […]

Huntsville, Alabama: From Outer Space to Art Space

When my brother-in-law moved to Huntsville, Alabama it only made sense to plan a family road trip to this yet-to-have-visited city. Although we’re familiar with NASA and the agency’s efforts around space exploration, I had no real understanding that Huntsville, Alabama was there from the beginning. […]

10 Places to Eat in Chicago’s River North

On a recent Chicago escape we found ourselves staying in the city’s River North neighbourhood at the Hyatt Place. Along with access to some of the city’s iconic landmarks, we found some great spots to grab a bite with the family including these 10. […]

Family Travel San Diego Day Trip

We don’t fly often as a family but when we do it’s usually in and out of the same destination. When planning a Southern California trip with my son we opted to fly into Los Angeles and fly out of San Diego. This resulted in a week long road trip with fun stops in Pasadena, Huntington Beach, Dana Point and ending in San Diego. Before flying home, we enjoyed a San Diego day trip of site seeing, architecture and food. […]

Family Travel Chicago and the Hyatt Place River North

With school started and work commitments building up, it can be hard to getaway but Chicago offers a perfect weekend escape. The challenge for us being a family of five is finding accommodations to meet our large family needs. Hyatt Place in Chicago’s River North is a perfect option. […]

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Huntington Beach Day Trip

Any Southern California trip has to include a stop in Huntington Beach, aka Surf City USA, so nicknamed after Jan & Dean’s song Surf City. It’s also the home of the US Open of Surfing. Even if you’re only stopping for a day, there’s a lot of family fun you can squeeze in to make the most of your trip. […]

Safari Sleepover at the Madonna Inn

I was surprised we kept our secret for so long but when we stepped off the plane in the hot heat, the kids figured out pretty quick we weren’t headed to Buffalo, NY. Of course a trip to California means a stop in Disneyland but first we were headed to a safari sleepover about 3 hours up the Northern coast to San Luis Obispo. […]

Pasadena Day Trip for Your Next Family Adventure

No doubt Southern California is a popular spot for families when planning a vacation, especially with such fun attractions as Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood. But if you’ve never considered Pasadena as your next vacation destination, I’m here to set you straight. […]

Family Travel Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins

Cabin in the woods or theme park thrills? Planning a family vacation doesn’t always have to mean giving up one option for another. On a Florida road trip we opted for a bit of both when we stayed at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins, a great accommodation option for a family of five. […]

A Huntington Beach Getaway at the Hyatt Regency

My son and I took a road trip adventure along the Southern California coast, starting in Hollywood and Pasadena and ending in San Diego. En-route to San Diego (and our whale watching experience) we stopped in Huntington Beach, one of my favourite coastal cities, and the Regency Hyatt. […]