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January 11, 2017

Escape The Winter With A Weekend Getaway

Escape The Winter With A Weekend Getaway
If you’re anything like me you’re done with the cold after the second day of winter.  I mean, I would be completely fine if I lived on a tropical island and never had to deal with snow or ice again!  Unfortunately for me, I live in Pennsylvania which is pretty much the complete opposite of a tropical island.  The winter lasts from November through March and that is if we’re lucky.  But what’s even worse than the freezing temperatures is running out of indoor activities for kids.  I’m at a stay at home mom and it’s extremely easy to feel cooped up inside.  After all, you can only go to the Chick-Fil-A play place so many times in a week before the employees get suspicious.  😉

I would love nothing more than to escape the cold and head to the beach but a few things get in the way of that… you know, like work schedules and money. 😉  I’ve been racking my brain of how to escape the snow while still staying in the budget and discovered Kalahari Resorts in the Pocono Mountains.  If you’re local to Pennsylvania, you don’t even need to hop on a plane to take this kind of mini getaway!  The Poconos are just a little road trip away and you’ll still get the tropical feeling with Kalahari Resorts.  They’re currently expanding the already insane resort and by March 2017 it will be the largest indoor water park in America…say what?!

Escape The Winter With A Weekend Getaway to Kalahari Resorts in the Pocono Mountains

As if 100,000 square feet of indoor water park wasn’t enough, Kalahari will be adding eight new slides, a wave pool, the coral cove kids’ play area, additional swim-up bar and expanding the lazy river.  If you’re not as into the water as your kids are, don’t worry– Kalahari has a ton of dining options (as of March 2017 they’ll have TWELVE different options all under one roof), a spa, a fitness center, a family entertainment center, shopping, and an outdoor adventure park…and they’re making everything even bigger and better.  There’s something for the whole family at Kalahari Resorts!

Escape The Winter With A Weekend Getaway to Kalahari Resorts in the Pocono Mountains Escape The Winter With A Weekend Getaway to Kalahari Resorts in the Pocono Mountains Escape The Winter With A Weekend Getaway to Kalahari Resorts in the Pocono Mountains

Okay, so now that you’re totally psyched about heading to Kalahari now it’s time to think logistics.  No matter how hard I try I always wait until the last minute to pack!  Lists make everything easier for me.  If I don’t make a list of everything I need I’ll either end up with my son’s entire room or forget to pack anything for him…and there’s no in between. 😉  Lucky for you, I made the ultimate toddler packing list so you can focus on your getaway rather than stressing over packing.

Escape The Winter With A Weekend Getaway

Here’s everything you need to pack for your toddler for the ultimate getaway at Kalahari Resorts:

Toddler Packing List for a Weekend Getaway. Vacation packing List. What to Bring to a Water Park for a Toddler. What to Pack for Baby, toddler, kid.

Click here to download your FREE PRINTABLE toddler packing list

And be sure to check out all of the incredible attractions at Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos Mountains HERE.


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*Thank you to Kalahari Resorts and Conventions for sponsoring this post.  As always, all opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.  For more information, please visit my disclaimer page.



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  • lorrin sell | photographer of wild things

    great post! i’m in pennsylvania too! i think you hit the nail on the head with winter lasting november to march!

    January 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm Reply
    • Caffeine & Cuddles

      Yes! I feel like it’s even longer most years haha!

      January 13, 2017 at 12:56 am Reply
  • Brittany

    This looks so fun! I wish I was closer!

    January 12, 2017 at 11:11 am Reply
    • Caffeine & Cuddles

      Aww I wish you were closer too girl!

      January 13, 2017 at 12:56 am Reply
  • AMY

    I love that you included a toddler packing list. 🙂

    January 12, 2017 at 11:18 pm Reply
  • Amy

    Wait! It’s all indoors! I need to go to this place. I wish our waterparks were inside in FL. I’d love the shade!

    January 12, 2017 at 11:28 pm Reply
    • Caffeine & Cuddles

      Yes!! They do have some stuff outdoors but the majority is indoors. No messing with sunscreen and shade all day long!! Looks like you just need to take a trip to PA.. ha! 😉

      January 13, 2017 at 12:57 am Reply
  • Beth Newman

    Love this idea and tat sweatshirt too. I AM so freaking cold. I need to get away from it.

    January 13, 2017 at 8:30 am Reply
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