Megan Tucker is a public relations professional, wife, mom and lover of all things travel and travel planning, based in Arlington, Virginia. While she grew up in New England, she's lived in the Washington, DC area, London and Abu Dhabi, and has traveled across the United States, the Caribbean, Western Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and Oceania with and without her husband and two sons.

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Two boys walk around a seaplane preparing to take them to Dry Tortugas National Park.

A Fun 5-Day Key West Itinerary For Families With Kids

By Megan Tucker / January 18, 2023

When it comes to planning a fun-filled 5-day itinerary, there are few destinations as adorable and accommodating as Key West for families with kids! This subtropical island paradise is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, as well as an abundance of fun activities for all ages. If you need help planning your next adventure, this 5-day Key West itinerary for families with kids will help you make the most of your time in Key West. Read on to learn more!

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Several kids play at a turtle water feature at Soak City at Kings Dominion.

9 Best Water Parks Near Washington DC For Families

By Megan Tucker / December 23, 2022

Water parks are a great way to beat the heat or escape indoors on a rainy day, and there are several great options within a short drive of Washington DC for families. With slides, pools, and splash pads galore, your little ones will be kept entertained for hours on end. The thrill of a water slide, the joy of a water playscape, the relaxation of a wave pool – all these benefits and more await families looking for a water park adventure. Wondering which one to go to first? Read on and plan your mid-Atlantic water park adventure!

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Two boys run toward a dock on a beautiful lake in Virginia.

6 Best Lake Getaways Near Washington DC For Families

By Megan Tucker / November 7, 2022

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some peace and quiet at these lake getaways near Washington DC for families! Showcasing a range of activities on the water and on land, they provide an unforgettable family trip inspired by the great outdoors. Read on to determine your favorite option for the best family-friendly lake getaway near Washington, DC!

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A young girl in winter gear sits on a snowbank with a sled and a dog in a wintery Finland landscape.

A Fantastic Finland Winter Itinerary For Families

By Megan Tucker / September 30, 2022

A fantastic family trip awaits you in Finland! From historic cities and quaint medieval towns to untamed nature and iconic experiences like meeting Santa in his homeland, this Nordic country offers a wide variety of quality fun for all. Here, we suggest a perfect, customizable itinerary to make the most of your trip. Keep reading for our Fantastic Finland Winter Itinerary For Families!

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A young boy swings on a tree swing, while staying at Blackberry Farm.

Review: A Perfect Family Getaway To Blackberry Farm in Tennessee

By Megan Tucker / September 21, 2022

Blackberry Farm, adjacent to Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee, has long been known as a premier luxury resort destination – but its status as one of the best family resorts in the United States may not be as apparent. Luckily, this article covers why Blackberry Farm is a perfect family getaway, from amenities to location and friendly staff. Keep reading to find out more and plan your next trip!

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A toddler sits atop his parent's shoulders, while looking at a monument in DC.

A Fun 5-Day DC Itinerary For Families With Babies and Toddlers

By Megan Tucker / August 3, 2022

Traveling to Washington, DC can provide fun and meaningful ways for families with babies and toddlers to connect and explore. From historical landmarks to entertaining museums and lots of kid-friendly restaurants, there are plenty of sights to fill your itinerary with. Continue reading for our 5-day DC Itinerary For Families With Babies and Toddlers!

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A young boy of color, wearing a blue shirt, looks into Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, one of the best DC dessert places for families.

Desserts Escapes: 17 Best Dessert Spots In DC For Families

By Megan Tucker / June 30, 2022

Travelers with a sweet tooth can’t get enough of these best dessert spots in DC for families! Whether exploring historic and cultural sites, getting out in nature, taking advantage of world-class museums, or strolling cool neighborhoods, families are bound to get hungry. Keep reading to learn more!

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Two young boys look up at a screen, where Mickey Mouse is dancing, while eating dinner on a Disney Cruise Line.

Why Your Family Will Love a Disney Cruise

By Megan Tucker / May 27, 2022

If you’re in the mood for fun with your favorite characters, family-friendly activities, and a touch of Disney magic, your family will definitely love a Disney Cruise! Not only does a cruise offers families a fabulous adventure on the high seas, but it’s also perfect for a multi-generational trip or a vacation with young kids. Keep reading to learn more!

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A woman and her son sit together while learning about an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and Udvar-Hazy Center.

Amazing DC Field Trip Itinerary For Families With Elementary-Aged Kids

By Megan Tucker / May 2, 2022

Plan an amazing DC field trip itinerary for families with elementary-aged kids thanks to the advice on this list! From the National Mall to Eastern Market, DC is bustling with all types of activities for families. Keep reading to learn more!

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A close up of two kids riding in a Daddy Pig ride at Florida's Peppa Pig Theme Park.

The Ultimate Guide To Peppa Pig Theme Park For Families

By Megan Tucker / March 18, 2022

Your next oinktastic vacation awaits thanks to our ultimate guide to Peppa Pig Theme Park for families! Peppa Pig Theme Park is newly opened in central Florida, about an hour and ten minutes from both Orlando and Tampa’s international airports. Keep reading to learn more!

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