Kilmainham Gaol (Dublin)

While Alcatraz may be America’s most notorious former prison, Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin is Ireland’s most evocative and meaningful former prison.  We recently toured it on our way out of Dublin to the Ireland countryside, and it was easily the most impactful historical site that we saw during our whole trip. Read my new post today to see why you should add this tour to your itinerary while in Dublin!

Alcatraz (San Francisco)

No visit to San Francisco is complete without a visit to the most infamous prison in America, Alcatraz, known as The Rock.  This former prison sits in San Francisco Bay, with the lights of San Francisco beaming ever so close but out of reach for those prisoners who were incarcerated here. Taking your kids to Alcatraz is a fun way to step back in history.  Even though it is not a prison anymore, the site is still very creepy and really gives you the feeling of being in a wind-swept, isolated place.  Don’t worry, though, it is still kid-friendly, and its history as a scary place shouldn’t keep you from visiting with your family! Read my new post today to see why you should add this tour to your itinerary while in San Francisco!

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)

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