Jul 24, 2016 Northwest, USA
With a reputation for it's high prices, we discovered San Francisco can still be a budget-friendly family vacation destination when you know where to go. Here's our recommendations for places to take the kids.
Jul 21, 2016 Northwest, USA
We stumbled upon a 4-day annual event that transports visitors to a genuine California Gold Rush town set in 1852. While we didn’t walk away with a gold nugget, we still felt like we struck gold with this impromptu discovery in Columbia State Historic Par…
Jul 6, 2016 Southeast, USA
When I heard about Florida’s award-winning beaches in South Walton, I was curious what all the fuss was about. But one simple activity during this trip stole the show... we discovered the ins and outs of beach sand sculpture from one of the best in the bu…
Jul 5, 2016 South, USA
Grapevine, Texas offers an easy-going small town vibe with big town attractions, making it perfect for a family vacation. Find out why your kids will love Grapevine as much as mine did.
Jun 28, 2016 South, USA
I was told these wise words on our first day in Austin that turned out to be true… “if something looks out of place and strange, it’s suppose to be that way”. It’s a city where the way of life is as laid back as Ubud, Bali and teaming with more hipster be…
Jun 21, 2016 Southwest, USA
We went behind the scenes at one of the most stunning natural wonders in the United States - Monument Valley. Beyond the well-worn tourist road, there’s a special trail reserved only for local Navajo guides. We explored for several hours and got up close …
May 29, 2016 South, USA
Bringing our kids to The Big Easy meant we skipped the activities most people associate with a vaycay in this city. But we had the chance to discover a side of New Orleans that was not only G-rated, but our whole family genuinely loved.
Apr 21, 2016 Southeast, USA
You came to Orlando, Florida for Disney. You did LEGOLAND, Universal Studios and now you need a little down time. Crayola Experience is just what you’re looking for.
Apr 14, 2016 Southeast, USA
The city of Coca Cola. And CNN. Which came first? Which is better to visit? And which is better for your health? These pressing questions will be answered and more in tonight’s episode of Travel With Bender.
Mar 29, 2016 Southeast, USA
Tallahassee is much more than just the political capital of Florida… we discovered plenty of things to do with kids, from kayaking with alligators to seeing the world’s largest magnet. Hmmm… maybe that’s why we were so attracted to this city? ;-)
Feb 29, 2016 Southeast, USA
What comes to your mind when you think of Nashville? Bars, honky tonks, and country music? Well Nashville blew us away with so many fun things to do for families. The state capital of Tennessee really struck a chord with me (no pun intended) and I fell in…
Feb 25, 2016 Northeast, USA
After our 5th visit to New York City you would think we were locals, but I am always surprised by how much there is to do and see in this city. Here’s our favourite things to do in New York with kids PLUS 3 insider tips.
Feb 24, 2016 Midwest, USA
We explored Sioux Falls for 3 days and found a bunch of fascinating attractions including America’s largest pile of gold bars on public display, butterflies, dragons, indoor camping, and a winery made of straw bales. But there was one experience that stoo…
Feb 20, 2016 Midwest, USA
Perhaps you thought of stopping in Rapid City, South Dakota for a night on your family road trip, allowing a quick visit to Mount Rushmore, as did we. But after we decided to hang around for 4 nights, we discovered there was so much more to do around Rapi…
Feb 19, 2016 Northeast, USA
Part tour, part show, 100% entertainment. I laughed so hard I almost wet my pants. It’s by far the most unique tour I have ever been on in my entire life, blurring the lines between informative city tour, energetic stage performance and rip-roaring comedy…
Feb 16, 2016 Midwest, USA
It’s no surprise Mall of America is one of the most visited tourist spots in the United States. We spent 3 days in the nation’s largest mall and enjoyed every minute of it - from thrilling roller coasters to stingray touch pools to getting lost in a mirro…
Feb 1, 2016 Southeast, USA
Have you seen the popular TV show “Nashville"? We took a tour around Nashville to discover filming locations from the TV show as well as learn about the city’s fascinating history. Who knew country music could be so much fun?
Jan 17, 2016 Midwest, USA
Chicago had us hooked. We just had to return after our 5-day visit in August barely scratched the city’s surface. This time it was chilly December so we explored 3 winter-friendly attractions: Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium.
Nov 8, 2015 Eastern Canada
Montreal needs no introduction. It’s Canada’s second largest city and consistently ranked as once of the most liveable cities in the world for good reason. There’s no shortage of culture, arts, food, sport and entertainment. The toughest part of our visit…
Nov 3, 2015 Midwest, USA
We barely scratched the surface of Chicago. This is truely an amazing city - it’s easy to see why visitors fall in love so easily. Our recommendations for Chicago include theatre, pizza, museums, and baseball just to name a few.