family travel

  • New England Aquarium // livelovesimple.com

    The New England Aquarium & Family Safety

    Dena October 16, 2019

    Over the holiday weekend, we took a family trip up to my favorite city, Salem, Massachusetts. I have been in love with Salem for as long as I can remember. I visited for my first time on my 8th Grade Trip to Boston. I’ve returned a few times over the years, but I had never been in October which is said to be the best time to experience all of…

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  • Down by the Bay

    Dena August 26, 2019

    Every summer at the end of July, my family took a trip to the seaside. Through my childhood, those trips gave me life. I looked forward to it all year and there was so much magic in it all. My heart still explodes with joy…

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  • Travel Guide: Woodstock, New York

    Dena May 8, 2019

    Woodstock has been on my travel bucket-list for awhile. Most people equate Woodstock with tie-dye, hippies and the 3-day outdoor music festival, but that festival did not actually take place there. It took place in Bethel, about 1.5 hours southwest. Still, Woodstock has become a…

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  • Memorial Day Weekend // 2018

    Dena May 30, 2018

    My extended family on my father’s side has property in the Catskill Mountains of New York. I grew up in this place, celebrating warm weather holidays in the magic of these mountains. Our family calls this place “The Property,” a space where you are surrounded…

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  • Ice Cream is Always a Good Idea

    Dena May 25, 2018

    It’s Friday and Memorial Day Weekend is kicking off! Despite what the calendar says, around here Memorial Day Weekend means summer is beginning! It is such a fun & exciting time of the year for us. With summer on the horizon, the magic of warm…

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  • Our Family Road Trip: Packing Guide & Printable List

    Dena July 6, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripTreats #CollectiveBias If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, then you already know how much I love road trips! I have had a long-time dream of taking…

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  • Got to Get Away

    Dena March 12, 2017

    Travel has always been an integral piece of my happiness puzzle. Exploring new places, meeting new people, and having adventures make my soul come alive. My greatest travel adventures happened when I was alone–flying across the country to Seattle when I was in college; studying…

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  • A Little Bit of NYC at Christmastime

    Dena December 15, 2014

    Yesterday we had our big day in the city. It was perfect, everything that I’d been hoping for. With M. injured and me being the sole caretaker of him, Roman, the house, etc. most of my days are spent at home — but we’d been…

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  • A NYC Christmas Walking Tour

    Dena December 8, 2014

    New York City at Christmastime is one of the most magical places in the world. When I was younger, my family used to make an annual trip in to see the tree at Rockefeller Center & visit the beautiful stops along Fifth Avenue — like…

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