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7 Ways to get Free Museum Admission for your Family

There are plenty of ways to have fun with your family without breaking the budget! One of my favorites is with free museum admission. *Updated for 2021* If your family likes to go to museums–whether they’re art, history, science, technology, or anything else–you can take advantage of these programs that offer low-cost or free admission. …

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Nauticus and Battleship Wisconsin {Norfolk, Virginia}

This spring, we headed down to the Norfolk, Virginia, area for the first time. It was just beautiful, with views of the harbor and Chesapeake Bay. We visited the Nauticus and Battleship Wisconsin, right on the waterfront. My kids were a little museum-d out after our big trip to Chicago a few weeks before, so we were …

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Summer STEM Activities for Tweens

We’re finally on summer break! Yes, of course fun is in order, but it’s also important to keep the kids engaged and learning. You hear a lot about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and it is easier than you think to include these types of activities over summer vacation. All of these summer STEM activities are on the agenda for …

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Monticello & Michie Tavern {Charlottesville, VA}

We took a pretty drive through the autumn leaves to Charlottesville, Virginia, home of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the Michie Tavern. It’s a little over two hours from DC to Charlottesville, and you can make the trip longer (but much more interesting) by traveling on Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park. Monticello itself is located …

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