National WWII Museum (Louisiana)

World War II is etched in our history books as “the greatest generation” - those who left their family and country to fight for freedom during humanity’s darkest hours. The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana is a stunning tribute to make sure we never forget the sacrifices these men and women made so we can be free today. It’s a must-see museum for every American.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC)

With International Holocaust Remembrance Day coming up next week, this is a good time to learn about the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Located in Washington, DC, this museum provides an age-appropriate way for children to learn about the Holocaust and its long-lasting effects. Read my new review of the museum today! Image provided by US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photographer Timothy Hursley

National D-Day Memorial (Virginia)

The little town of Bedford, VA lost the most soldiers proportionally of any town in America during the storming of the beaches at Normandy during World War II.  That is why you will find the National D-Day Memorial in this small town that isn’t near an interstate.  Thousands of people flock here every year to pay their respects to all of the soldiers who didn’t make it back home from the attacks.  The memorial usually has a moving ceremony on June 6th, the anniversary of the attacks, but this year, the celebration will be virtual, which means that you and your children can watch from anywhere! Learn more about it in my new post today!

Pisa (Italy)

Right now, we can’t travel to Italy due to the coronavirus pandemic but we can still dream of upcoming trips to Italy!  One of the places that is on almost everyone’s must-see list when visiting Italy is the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  We visited the tower and the little town of Pisa with our kids, and I encourage you to visit, either in person or virtually! Read my new post today about planning a trip to Pisa with your family.