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It is okay to go someplace other than Florida for Spring Break. Really!

Spring Break Destinations NOT in Florida

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you live in the Midwest, then you will take your children to Florida for every Spring Break vacation. Right? Not necessarily! Despite what we may have been told our entire Midwestern lives, this is not actually a universal truth and there are many other destinations that our […]

The Funnest Places to Eat With Kids in America

The Funnest Places to Eat with Kids

Did you know that Minivan Adventures has a new website? Read this post on our new site at, and while you are there, check out some of our newest posts. I know, I know.  Funnest isn’t a real word.  But I needed something extra imaginative to describe these super fun restaurants.  Watch your meal […]

Chicago: A fun place to visit for people of all ages

Magnificent Birthday on the Magnificent Mile

The year that I turned 30 was an emotionally crazy year.  There were lows, and there were highs. Having left a failing marriage shortly after my 29th birthday, I started the year devastated and heartbroken. Feeling like a failure, my little boy and I moved into a small bedroom at my parents’ home shortly after […]

Our Stickiest Christmas Traditions

Christmas is right around the corner, and I have been doing some reminiscing about Christmases from years past. More specifically, I have been thinking about some of my family’s sticky traditions – you know, traditions that create memories that really stick with you.  Here are just a few of our stickiest Christmas traditions. Holiday Lights, […]

Kid Savvy Stops in Savannah

You can find a revised version of this post on the new Minivan Adventures website. Read the post at   In 2014, we packed up the family and headed south to Savannah for spring break. This was our first big vacation with all three kids (ages 11, 4 and two), and thus, it seems […]