Asheville (North Carolina)

Being a native North Carolinian, I have always loved the mountain town of Asheville.  It is quirky, hip, and funky while also being home to great restaurants, tons of outdoor activities, and the biggest private home in America!  There is a lot to do in Asheville almost any time of the year, from summer rafting … Continue reading Asheville (North Carolina)

Biltmore (Asheville)

https://www.biltmore.com Biltmore, located in Asheville, North Carolina, is a wonderful place to take your children to help them understand the Gilded Age time period in American history.  The 250-room chateau was a marvel when George Vanderbilt built it between 1889-1895, and it is still the largest private residence in America today.  It is a historic … Continue reading Biltmore (Asheville)

Ancient Rome: Colosseum, The Forum, and Palatine Hill (Rome)

Colosseum info Palatine Hill/Forum info   Seeing the sites of Ancient Rome is one of the must-do items for any trip to Italy.  You and your children can walk on the actual stones where Julius Caesar walked or through the gate at the Colosseum where gladiators ran into life-or-death battles.  It is truly an amazing … Continue reading Ancient Rome: Colosseum, The Forum, and Palatine Hill (Rome)

Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a great place for historical site-seeing.  So many historical events have taken place there or are commemorated there.  From monuments to museums to historical homes, Washington, DC has something for everyone in the family.   General tips on a Washington, DC trip with kids: Transportation: DC is quite large and most of … Continue reading Washington, DC