How We Keep Our Kids Busy on Road Trips

*Note: We received free products to facilitate this review. We only give honest reviews. My husband travels a lot for work. When I asked him if he gets bored on the plane he said he finds things to pass his time so it seems to go a little faster. I kept this in mind when we were planning our summer vacation. I was worried about keeping the kids happy during the long road trip. Five boys cramped into a vehicle for a long period of time really didn't seem like a vacation to me. One of my biggest pieces of advice I can give when planning a long trip with kids is to find things to keep them occupied...just like my husband does when he's going on a trip. This year we brought games from Oriental Trading Company with us. Not only are they super cheap, but you can purchase them in packs of many, so you are getting even more for your money. Our boys really enjoyed the games. Each of them had their own little bag to keep their set of games in. We wrote their names on the outsides of the bags … [Read more...]

Fun Attractions in Tennessee: Hollywood Wax Museum & Mirror Maze

Spending time with the family is important and that is one of our biggest reasons for fitting a summer vacation in when we can. We may not be able to take one every year, but we cherish the times we are able to load up and hit the road together as a family. You may remember from some of our earlier posts that we headed to the hills this year...the Great Smoky Mountains in TN. While away on our little getaway we were to visit quite a few attractions. Let me tell you, if you are looking for something fun to do this summer, or if you are planning for next summer, you really must consider visiting the Pigeon Forge area in TN! There are so many things to do and so much to see! The Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN Our first stop was to the Hollywood  Wax Museum. I honestly wasn't sure if my boys were going to like this. I thought it might be a little boring for them, and I think they thought the same thing. We were all pleasantly surprised at how much fun we had. Our boys are … [Read more...]

Tennessee Attractions: Hatfield & McCoy’s Dinner Show

Are you looking for Tennessee Attractions? Look no further because we have just what you are looking for! We recently took a trip to the Smoky Mountains in search of a fun time with our family. Not only did we have a blast, but we experienced a lot of new attractions that we had never yet visited in all of the years we have been going to TN. About Hatfield & McCoy's Dinner Show: The Hatfield and McCoy families are neighbors who do NOT get along at all. During the show you will see live dancing and musical performances from both families. They will compete at a talent show and try to beat each other out. The show is not only funny, but full of wonderful and talented actors. There is a 5 time Yodeling Champion, professional dancers, banjo and guitar players---garbage can players (I kid you not, and they are amazing!) It doesn't end there though, the food is delicious! You will definitely not leave hungry as they will serve you a full course meal from the fried chicken, … [Read more...]

Things to do in Pigeon Forge: The Comedy Barn

If you have never visited the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, then you really are missing out, there are so many things to do in Pigeon Forge! It is our family favorite and we try to go back as often as we can. On this particular trip we were able to catch a show at the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge, TN. About The Comedy Barn Theater: The Comedy Barn Theater was voted the most award winning family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains. They feature magicians, ventriloquists, comedians, the World Famous Comedy Barn Canines, Arnold, the Mind-Reading Pig and more! The comedy barn attraction offers clean comedy for the whole family, and we really do mean that! As a matter of fact, the children at the show were included and invited to be a part of the show from time to time. It was great fun for everyone attending, and our children now feel like little stars after their debut on stage! Warning: If you have never visited The Comedy Barn, we must warn you, what you are … [Read more...]