end detour fort matanzas national monument 

It’s amazing how much a child’s interests change over the years. For my almost 7-year-old, though strongly into superheroes, recently decided he’s interested in history or old things as he calls it. Towards the end of our trip when I asked him his favorite part he surprised me when he answered “the old Fort.” So I decided on the…

a day in LegoLand 

I left on this trip trying not to go to any of the big amusement parks but seeing that Central Florida is home to many parks it was hard for us to avoid them. In the end I gave in and decided we’d go to Legoland. It wasn’t to bad of a drive, long stretches…

detour to castillo de san marcos

On our current adventure south we decided to take a detour off of I95 once we reached Florida. We stopped in Saint Augustine, one of the oldest continually occupied European settlements in the continental United States. We visited Castillo de San Marcos it was very beautiful and educational visit. We learned how it was build…

a tip or two for the road

Driving 8 hours can be dreadful for anyone but when your doing it by yourself with a child it can be a bit more challenging. You end up stopping to stretch your legs or use the restroom more then if it was just you. So a 8 hour trip can turn into 11 hours. Here are a couple…

a hiking we will go

Recently my son and I have taken up hiking, to be honest it’s more of a hike/run. We are lucky to be able to live close to a State Park. Umstead State Park can be found nestled between Raleigh and Durham, NC. It offers a variety of trail experiences including 22 miles of hiking trails ranging from a short 0.4…

things to do in new york city

Exploring New York City with a child can be an adventure, especially if your doing it by yourself. With a large number of things to do, it can be hard to narrow it down. Having visited the city many times with my son, we discover new things to do every time we go, along with visiting our favorite places . Here are a few…

aquarium & marine science center

Last time we had visited Virginia Beach we didn’t have a chance to stop a the Virginia Marine Science Museum. Only about 10 minutes from many of the main resorts its an hidden attraction that many may not think about visiting while at the beach. It’s a fairly large facility with many exhibits such as sting rays,…