February 10, 2016

50 Things to Do in & Around Washington, DC Over Winter Break

There’s a lot to do in and around the Washington, DC area with kids, almost too much to do. So, if you live in the area, or are planning to play a visit during the winter holidays, take a look at 50 fun and easy things to do with your kids. 1. Be Like Indiana Jones. Head to the National […]

Best Holiday Gifts for National Park Lovers

2016 is going to be a huge year for our national parks as the National Park Service celebrates the 100th anniversary of our national park system. Look for loads of events and activities to celebrate this milestone at national parks all across the country. And, of course, thanks to the new Every Kid in a Park initiative, which allows free […]

10 Things to Do at Hersheypark over the Holidays

Let me just tell you, going to an amusement park in the off-season is fantastic. Yesterday, my kids and I drove two hours to Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. The weather was reasonable (in the mid-40s), the crowds were light (at least compared to summer crowds) and the shows were well worth the drive. Beyond Hersheypark, there’s a lot to do […]

Gift Guide: Best Travel Books for Kids

The holidays are nearly here and if you’d like to inspire wanderlust in your children in the new year, there are a variety of travel books just for kids that are designed to do just that. Each book or book series is well-suited for children eager to learn about the world around them through these fun and colorful books. Here are […]

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Dodge City, KS

I’d been wanting to explore an Old West town for some time. I even included a visit to Wild West Country as the One Thing You Must Do with Kids in Every U.S. State for Kansas, so naturally I was eager to check out Dodge City as the kids and I drove from Colorado to Missouri over the summer. If you […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Santa Clarita, CA

In July, my kids and I had the opportunity to explore Santa Clarita, CA. Just northwest of Los Angeles, there’s a lot for families to do and explore, especially outdoor-loving families. From hiking to biking to roller coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Santa Clarita is a must-visit with kids. Whether you have just a day or two, or even […]

15 Fun Things to Do in Estes Park, CO with Kids

As the National Park Service gears up to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, now is the perfect time to take the kids to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. From hiking to horseback riding to kayaking on Lake Estes, there’s a lot to do as a family in and around Estes Park. On our recent visit, […]

2015 Passports with Purpose Fundraiser: Win Two Nights in a KOA Deluxe Cabin

It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Passports with Purpose travel blog fundraiser to raise money for a select international charity program. Last year, Passports with Purpose raised more than $25,000 for Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) to help farming families in Honduras improve their standard of living while preserving their tropical forests. This is the eighth year […]

Los Angeles by Bus: The Only Way to See the Sights as a Family

Los Angeles is a big town, like really big. There’s a lot to see, and unless you really want to sit in LA’s infamous traffic as you go from place to place, a sightseeing tour is a must-do. Since we had just one day in Los Angeles over the summer, we opted for a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour with […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in San Jose

In July, the kids and I had the opportunity to explore San Jose, CA. While I’d been to San Francisco a number of times, this was my first time in San Jose. Of course, there are a lot of tech companies in the San Jose area, like Google and Nintendo, but I had no idea what to do with kids. […]

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