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The Ultimate Guide to How to Plan a Road Trip

Planning a road trip can definitely feel daunting, especially if it’s a long one with many stops. But there are some ways to make things easier. And seeing as we’ve done tons of road trips over the years (we LOVE them!), we have lots of experience and advice to share.  So here’s our guide to … Read more

The downtown in Camden Maine.

The Best Things to Do in Camden, Maine

Close your eyes and imagine a charming New England town set beside the sea. Think historic wooden buildings, characterful mom and pop shops, and a marina filled with boats. For us, this is Camden, Maine. Set on the Maine coast beside Penobscot Bay, Camden is a popular summer vacation spot that stole our hearts on … Read more

View at Basin Harbor Vermont

11 Gorgeous New England Family Resorts

New England is one of our top recommended places for a family vacation. We had the time of our lives there on our epic New England road trip, falling in love with the small town communities, wild nature and coastal charm. We loved travelling all over New England, but it’s also a perfect place for … Read more

Room at Harbourview Inn.

17 stylish family hotels in Charleston (good for adults too!)

Charleston has an exciting hotel scene that makes creative use of its bounty of historic buildings. For me, the architecture was a big draw to the city and I spent my time there taking endless photos of my next dream house, finding new charms on every street. And Charleston’s hotels offer the opportunity to actually … Read more

Running on Long Beach

5 trips to take in 2024

Looking for inspiration for places to travel in 2024? Here’s our round-up of best trips for 2024. We did a ton of travel last year, so some of these ideas are based on those trips, which you can easily copy from our itineraries. And I also dug into the archive for a few old favourites … Read more

Nubble Light, Southern Maine

Things to do in Southern Maine

By now you know how much I love New England, and Southern Maine was one of the first spots that stole my heart. It’s a gorgeous area of quaint and colourful coastal towns, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs – in other words, it’s the perfect place to take a vacation. And don’t people know it, … Read more

Arlo and Otis playing outside the honeymoon yurt at Fortland

19 bucket list family resorts in Maine

Maine has quickly become one of our top recommendations for a stateside family trip. From unspoiled beaches to mountain peaks and foodie cities, the north-eastern state has plenty of charms and no end of fun things to do. We’ve put together a guide to the best places to vacation in Maine, including Acadia, Portland and … Read more

Tiny rowboats at Basin Harbor Vermont

12 gorgeous Vermont family resorts

If you’ve spent any time at all on this blog, you’ll know I’m a New England fanatic, and Vermont is one of my favourite states. I mean it’s nearly all forest, which lays the foundations for a pretty magical place! And amid all those trees are some fabulous places to stay, including some exceptional Vermont … Read more

Victoria on the lake in Huttopia Southern Maine

5 unmissable places to vacation in Maine

Maine took me by surprise. I know it’s well known in the USA as one of the best summer spots (a Maine vacation is iconic!), but in the UK, it flies under the radar in favour of other big hitters like Florida and California. You could say the same for the whole of New England … Read more

Homewood Suites Chicago

23 cool places to stay in Chicago with kids

We love Chicago and how it feels like stepping into scenes from our favourite TV shows and movies. Any Good Fight fans out there?!  We’ve written a full guide to all the best things to do in Chicago with kids, and this post is all about the best and coolest places to stay in Chicago … Read more