November 26, 2015

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, […]

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. […]

10 Things to Do as a Family at Grand Teton National Park

We visited Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming in July. This was my first time in the park since I camped out here with friends in 1995. I remember how beautiful and majestic the park was, so naturally I was excited to share the experience with my kids during our cross-country road trip. The park is small in comparison to […]

15 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Bend

Over the summer, the kids and I explored Bend, OR. This was our first time in Oregon and I can easily say that it was one of my favorite stops on our entire cross-country adventure. The weather was fantastic and there was so much to do outside as a family, like tubing and kayaking on the Deschutes River. While in […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Greater Reading, PA

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Go Greater Reading. Over the weekend, we hopped in the car and made the three-hour drive to Reading, PA from Northern Virginia. Just an hour northwest of Philadelphia, this was our first time exploring Reading and the surrounding Berks County area. We picked the perfect time to visit, too. […]

12 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Irvine

Just 45 minutes from Los Angeles, you won’t want to overlook Irvine as a must-go destination for families. From riding a train to renting bikes to exploring works of art, there are a lot of fun things to do with kids in this SoCal town. On our recent visit to Irvine, we stayed at the Embassy Suites Irvine-Orange County Airport. It […]

10 Reasons to Take the Kids to the Great Pumpkin Fest

While many amusement parks break out the zombies, skeletons and tombstones in the fall, I love that many are also doing more to cater to small children with fun Halloween-themed activities (think pumpkins, scarecrows and hay bales). Over the weekend, my kids and I had the opportunity to check out the first annual Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion near […]

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