Emily's globe-trotting adventures began in 2003 when she left her job with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and bought an around-the-world plane ticket. 40 countries and 18 years later, she’s still planning trips! Emily, her husband and 13-year-old triplets are based in Sacramento, California. When they aren't out of town on an adventure, she's researching trips and sharing tips. Emily loves making it easy for families to explore the world, get off the beaten path and make memories. Some of her favorite family activities include snowboarding in the mountains, relaxing on a beach, floating down the river and, ideally, boarding a plane headed to a place where you can zip line and drink something fruity.


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A young boy pats a tortoise, while visiting Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve with his family.

A Comprehensive Guide To Visiting Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve With Kids

By Emily Kapic / October 27, 2023

Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve is one of the top tourist attractions on O’ahu to visit with kids! Kualoa Ranch invites families to come and enjoy the incredible beauty of the Mo’okapuohaloa mountains. There is something for everyone to enjoy here. Read our comprehensive guide to plan your trip!

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A young girl skis down a slope in Lake Tahoe.

The Best Places for a Family Ski Vacation in Lake Tahoe with Kids

By Emily Kapic / October 18, 2023

Lake Tahoe is the perfect spot for a winter ski vacation with kids! Families will find world-class skiing, alpine villages with shops and restaurants, and accommodations to fit every budget. In fact, Lake Tahoe is home to 14 ski resorts where families can enjoy sunny skies and powdery slopes! Non-skiers will also find a wide range of winter activities such as ice skating, snowshoe tours, aerial trams scenic lookouts, and even nighttime disco glow tubing. If you want to plan a family ski vacation to Lake Tahoe, here are some tips for booking your next getaway, from where to stay in Lake Tahoe to the best ski resorts. Keep reading to plan your next winter adventure!

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A young girl points through the aquarium glass at a turtle.

Fantastic 1-Day Guide to SeaWorld San Diego with Kids

By Emily Kapic / May 25, 2022

SeaWorld San Diego ranks at the top of the list for fun places to visit in San Diego with kids! This Fantastic 1-Day Guide to SeaWorld San Diego with Kids will help you make the most of your visit and create memories to last a lifetime!

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A young boy boogie boards along an oceanfront in Hawaii.

15 Best O’ahu Hotels and Resorts for Families

By Emily Kapic / March 7, 2022

O’ahu is Hawaii’s most populated island, anchored by the commercial city of Honolulu. Visitors will find an abundance of activities, beaches, and treasures. Keep reading to learn where to stay in O’ahu with kids!

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A young girl looks over a ledge at the manta ray display at The Coral in the Bahamas.

The 15 Best Hotels In The Bahamas For Families

By Emily Kapic / December 26, 2021

The Bahamas is a magical place for families! The sparkling white sand and warm turquoise water will delight beachgoers. The first step in planning a vacation to the Bahamas with kids is to find a family-friendly hotel. Here are our favorites!

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A dad and three kids plan in the sand on a beach near San Diego.

The Best 7-Day San Diego Itinerary with Kids

By Emily Kapic / October 22, 2021

San Diego has the best of all worlds: perfect weather, gorgeous beaches, and activities to keep your family entertained for weeks. It’s one of the best cities in the United States for family travel because you can experience world-class attractions and relax at the beach on the same day. Read this 7-Day San Diego Itinerary with Kids for ideas to inspire your trip!

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A young boy sits on a green wagon while enjoying an autumn day at the apple orchard in California.

Experience the Best of Fall in California with Kids

By Emily Kapic / September 20, 2021

California offers a wide range of experiences to help your family treasure the autumn season. From foothill farms to mountain towns and amazing pumpkin patches, there are many ways to make memories together and Experience the Best of Fall in California with Kids!

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A family of six sits on their bikes while on a tour of Golden Gate Park.

Spectacular 4-Day Itinerary for San Francisco with Kids

By Emily Kapic / July 30, 2021

San Francisco is a city like no other. Nestled on the shores of a gorgeous bay and in between two iconic bridges, San Francisco is a feast for the senses. This “City by the Bay” offers museums, outdoor adventures, family-friendly activities, and so much more. Use this itinerary to help you plan!

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Two boys play on a floatation device on Lake Blue in Arnold, California.

8 Awesome Weekend Getaways from the Bay Area with Kids

By Emily Kapic / July 12, 2021

It’s not uncommon for the family calendar to be full of sporting events, birthday parties, home projects, and a never-ending list of to-dos. Here, we’ve compiled 8 exciting weekend getaways from the Bay Area with kids, including things to do, places to stay, and where to eat.

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A mom holds her young son while exploring Barcelona, Spain, with La Sagrada Familia in the distance.

Best Family Hotels in Barcelona by Neighborhood

By Emily Kapic / June 28, 2021

Barcelona has everything you can want in a European city. It offers family-friendly activities, museums, incredible cuisine, the beach, and a hip vibe. To help you plan your trip to Spain with kids, we’ve compiled the best family Barcelona hotels by neighborhood.

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