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About Me & My Family

I am a compulsive fun seeker and the Editorial Director for http://www.FindandGoSeek.net who is always looking for insider tips for Family Fun in Vermont.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, spontaneous, easy_going
We Just Got Back From
Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, France, Spain, New York City, Maine, Boston, Montreal, The Outerbanks, Stowe, Los Angeles
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Mexico, Maui, Outerbanks
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Favorite Vacation Memory
Traveling with my 93 year old Grandmother and my children -- her grandchildren. She is an avid traveler and passes that passion along to all of us.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Jelly donut explosion at the beginning of an 18 hour trip from Burlington, Vermont to Maui with a 1 year old...it was on her favorite blankie. Need I say more?
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Tips for Visiting Stowe Mountain Resort with Kids

We love the ski town of Stowe! We visit during all four seasons.  However if you are planning a ski trip to Stowe Mountain Resort we recommend staying right at the mountain and taking advantage of all they have to offer.  There are also some great restaurants and activities in town that you might want to explore.

1. Stowe Mountain Lodge - Destination Hotels & Resorts
My family of four, children ages 11 & 14, checked...
2. Solstice at Stowe Montain Lodge
My family of four, children ages 11 & 14, stayed at...
3. The Spa at Stowe Mountain Lodge
Adults know that after a full day on the slopes there...

Tips for Visiting Boston with Kids

We like to spend a weekend in Boston at least once a year.  It usually revolves around seeing a Red Sox but we always manage to see and do a few other things while we are there!

1. Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox
It has been my 12 year old son’s dream to sit on...
2. Hilton Boston Back Bay
We were in town in August, 2012 for one night to see...
3. Flour Bakery + Cafe
Flour is the place you go to see and be seen....

Perfect Mother-Daughter American Girl Getaway to LA

Plan the a little R&R with your daughter at the Orlando hotel.  They offer an American Girl Doll Package:  Included in your stay:
- Custom greeting card
- Photo upon arrival
- Bed and turndown service for doll and daughter
- Breakfast for two

This Los Angeles boutique hotel is perfectly situated in the trendy West 3rd shopping district --flanked on one side by the Beverly Center and on the other by The Grove.  There isn’t a better spot that puts you smack in the middle of specialty shops, high-end fashion malls, fine dinning with the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.

1. The Orlando
In late October 2011, my 10-year-old daughter and I...
2. American Girl Place LA
We don't live in a state where there is an American...
3. The Grove L.A.
We didn't see very much of the Grove as The American...

Tips for Visiting the Bethel Inn Resort

During the first week of July, 2010, my family (husband, two children ages 8 & 11) visited the Bethel Inn Resort in Bethel, Maine to attend Golf School. This hotel is literally embedded into the quaint New England town of Bethel.  The hotel’s townhomes and outbuildings feel as if they are part of the town. Main Street has a nice sized grocery store within walking distance to the Inn so if you are staying in a townhouse, like we did, it would be very convenient to stock up on supplies. There are lots of cute restaurants and shops as well. While the hotel does not rent bikes this would be an ideal way to travel around the hotel grounds and town.

1. The Bethel Inn Resort
During the first week of July, 2010, my family...
2. Bethel Inn Resort Golf Course
During the first week of July, 2010, my family...
3. The Millbrook Tavern and Grille
The Millbrook Tavern and Grille is located on the...

Vermont: 5 Favorite Kid-Friendly Stowe Restaurants

Only 45 minutes from downtown Burlington you will find Stowe. A  200 year-old quintessential Vermont village. Visit year round with families for skiing, hiking, biking, dog sledding, and so much more.  All of this activity will certainly make kids hungry!

1. The Dutch Pancake Cafe
This is a great family pitstop to fuel up before...
2. Piecasso Pizzera & Lounge
After being voted onto T&L's top Pizza list, I just...
3. Frida's Taqueria & Grill
Frida's wholeheartedly accepted our party of 14, 6 of...

Vermont: 5 favorite things about Trapp Family Lodge

As you drive up the winding road, there’s a very good reason the welcoming sign includes “family” in the Trapp Family Lodge. From the warm and friendly staff that makes you feel at home, to wide variety of activity and events sure to please everyone in your group, Trapp has it all.

1. Slayton Pasture Cabin
The hills were certainly alive with the sound of my...
2. DeliBakery at Trapp Family Lodge
Just a short walk down the road from the main lodge...
3. The History Tour at Trapp Family Lodge
My only regret is that we didn’t do this sooner in...

Vermont: 5 Favorite Kid-Friendly Activities

Vermont has so much to offer beyond just a tour of Ben & Jerry's or the Vermont Teddy Bear factory. Here are just a few of our favorite spots to visit while you are in the Green Mountain State.

1. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Great downtown location with something for everyone....
2. Shelburne Museum
I took some out of town guests here with kids ages 4...
3. Shelburne Farms
Our family will never outgrow Shelburne Farms. It is...

Vermont: 5 Favorite Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Eating out for so many meals while traveling can be tricky. Knowing which restaurants are kid-friendly can make all the difference in the world.  Whether you want to go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner, feast on some insider tips so you can know before you go.

1. Open Arms Cafe
Holy playgroup heaven! I was there today without my...
2. Big Picture Cafe and Theater
This place hits it outta the park on my family...
3. Magnolia Bistro
This hidden treasure is worth seeking out if you are...