Embassy Suites for Family Travel is the Best

When I was a kid -- one of five children -- my dad became the Embassy Suites hotel chain's number one fan. For the price of a standard hotel room, a family gets two rooms, three beds, a massive cooked-to-order breakfast buffet and an evening reception with bevvies and snacks. Room to breathe, house your crew and feed them on-site without added expense? The Embassy Suites was a godsend to families when they started popping up around the U.S. in the 1980's.When my husband Chris and I got married Read more...

GIVEAWAY: ICE at Gaylord National Family 4 Pack

Attending ICE! at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor has become one of my family and my favorite holiday traditions.  And this year one lucky A Parent in Silver Spring reader family will get to check it out too, for free!  This year’s ICE! theme is “Shrek the Halls." Based on the DreamWorks animated holiday TV special, the family-focused interactive world is full of colorful ice sculptures and incredible 20-feet tall ice slides carved entirely from two million pounds of Read more...