Travel is fun!

Travel Is Fun and Games Word Traveling Blog Series

We are a family of gamers, not video gamers, although we do that from time to time.  I am talking about  card games, board games, and  mind teaser games. We have family game night once a week. We use games for learning in our homeschool classroom. We play games for entertainment when we are waiting for our events at swim meets or waiting for our food at restaurants. We also play games when we travel. There can be a lot of waiting when traveling and it is very helpful to have something to entertain the family whether you are waiting for you flight, on the plane, in the car, or on a train. … [Read more...]

Tour your Town – Richmond VA Staycation Ideas

10 Things to do for your Richmond VA Staycation

If you live in, near, or within driving distance of Richmond , VA then you are in luck. There are so many places to visit to make any staycation fantastic. Many of the places are free or very inexpensive which is the whole point of a staycation, to save money, right? 10 Ten Places to Visit During Your Richmond, VA Staycation! 1. Belle Isle - Bring your bikes and wear your sneakers. You can hike and bike. There is a great bike park. Belle Island is right in the heart of downtown Richmond on the James River.If you are really adventurous, you can get in the river but it is a swift moving … [Read more...]

San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo 2 (1 of 1)

Did you know the San Diego Zoo is more than a Zoo? Besides having Panda, Bears, Elephants and more animals than you can count, it is also one of the most popular botanical gardens and has exhibits that classify it as a museum. A day trip to visit the San Diego Zoo is worth the trip. When you arrive at the Zoo the first thing you can do is ride the bus around the Zoo, included in your admission ticket. This will give you and your family a good idea of where the different animals are located within the Zoo and you will learn a little bit about the animals and the history that makes up the … [Read more...]

Living Treasures Wild Animal Park

Reach out and touch the animals at Living Treasures Wild Animal Park

Disclosure: I was provided complimentary passes to explore Living Treasure Wild Animal Park. All experiences and encounters shared below are all mine! So you may have been to a few zoos in your day. I know I have. Almost to the point of thinking "if you've seen one you've seen them all". Hold the phone! Living Treasures Wild Animal Park is not a zoo! It is an amazing experience that brings you so close to animals that you can reach out and touch them. Well most of them, the lions and tigers are not close enough to touch but close enough to stand and be mesmerized by their size and … [Read more...]

Military Deals on Flights and Baggage

Airline discount for members of the armed forces

Military families often live far away from their extended families, which means they often travel during holidays to get home and often times have to pick and choose when they will go home. Flying is expensive, but some airlines have ways to help with military deals on flights and baggage. Here is a quick overview of what airlines offer for military members on flights.   Almost all airlines offer active duty military member free bags and most offer the same deal to dependents. My husband and I normally try to limit our bags to 2 so that they can both be checked under his name so … [Read more...]

Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lynchburg, VA

The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lynchburg, VA Welcomes You!

The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lynchburg, VA is delightfully charming and a place of relaxation and beauty. I could go on and on about the beauty and charm of this Victorian Era home but the pictures speak better than any words I can write. Upon our arrival we were given a tour of the home and the owner shared with us the history of the home and graciously answered all our questions about it. My husband is interested in architecture and home improvement so he wanted to know all about how the house was restored and transformed into the beautiful place it is today. We … [Read more...]

Walking Dead Stars and the Dead End Con

me posing with all the stars at dead end con

We had a great time at the Dead End Con in lovely Lynchburg VA. It was great to meet and chat with some of the stars of Walking Dead Season 1 and other great young actors. From left to right, Larry (or maybe Gary) Lane, Brian Beacock, Anthony Guajardo, Noel G, me, Neil Brown, Jr. , Robert Homer Mollohan, and Gary (or maybe Larry) Lane. This was such a fun group of guys to hang out with! The highlight of the event was the evening banquet. The food was as Brian Beacock (creator of the zomedy series "Acting Dead")  tweeted "Bloody Delicious." We dined on brains, fingers and intestines. … [Read more...]

Traveling with Kids – Survival Tips

Traveling with Kids - Survival Tips

Traveling with Kids - Survival Tips Family vacations when I was a child meant long, often several days of being stuck in the back seat with my sibling. I am sure that the ride was just as long on my mother as it was on us but she never seemed to mind. Fast forward several decades and I find myself faced with the same dilemma. How to travel with kids and still survive. We came up with several games that always helped to keep the crazies at least for a little while! Here are a few of our best survival tips for traveling with kids this summer. 1.Car Toys These were … [Read more...]

The Difference a Year Can Make- Riding the Big Roller Coasters

Growing up at Kings Domion in Doswell Virginia riding the big roller coasters

It is so amazing the difference a year can make. I have been taking my children to Kings Dominion since they were 3 years old. Over the years I have enjoyed watching them grow up at the park becoming more and more adventurous with their ride choices. This year our first trip was a little bittersweet but also very exciting. My nine year old made the leap to the big roller coasters during our most recent visit. My heart soared with pride as he and his friend ran to get in line for their first big ride. When they got off they immediately got in line again and a thrillseeker was … [Read more...]

5 Reasons To Take Your Family To Medieval Times in Orlando, Fl

Medieval Times

5 Reasons To Take Your Family To Medieval Times in Orlando, Fl Disclosure: I was provided passes to Medieval Times free of charge to facilitate this review, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own :)      One of my favorite times of the year is when Spring Breaks rolls around. Spring Break is when my family chooses a fun new destination to visit! This year my daughter asked if we could go to Orlando, FL to visit Universal Studios. Who can argue with that right!? Orlando is one of my favorite cities to visit any time of the year. It's warm, friendly, and fun! … [Read more...]