October 26, 2014

8 Things Your Kids Will Love About Pigeon Forge

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Pigeon Forge, TN is just over seven hours from my house, so it’s a bit far for a weekend getaway. However, in writing two articles for TravelChannel.com about Pigeon Forge, I learned that there is a lot to do there as a family, as well as some places to stay that your kids will adore, which may inspire a visit […]

6 Reasons to Take Your Kids to Belize

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I haven’t been to Belize (yet), but it’s definitely on my list. There are so many ways to explore nature in Belize, whether snorkeling, hiking through the jungle, cave tubing or exploring Mayan ruins throughout the country, even just over the border in Guatemala. Even better, we’re coming up on the dry season, which begins in mid-November, making now a […]

15 Unique Vacation Rentals Your Kids Will Love

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I’ve booked vacation rentals on sites like HomeAway and FlipKey a number of times. Over the summer, we stayed in this Montreal townhouse. I’ve also reserved places to stay in Prague, Vienna and Kissimmee (FL). If you click through any of these links, you’ll see that the rentals are pretty standard. But, if you hunt around a bit, you’ll find […]

25 Fun Things to Do in a National Park

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In just a few weeks, the National Park Service will celebrate a birthday. Yes, the National Park Service turns 96 on August 25. As part of the celebration, all national parks will waive entrance fees and will offer lots of fun activities for families. As you begin to plan your outdoor adventure, here are 25 fun things you can do […]

Free Ebook: 100 More Activities to Do as a Family this Summer

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I’m excited to let you know that my second ebook, 100 More Activities to Do as a Family this Summer, is now available to all Kidventurous subscribers. As a follow-up to last year’s 100 Activities to Do as a Family this Summer, my second ebook is filled with even more tips, advice and ideas to help you have a fun and […]

New Ebook: The Smart Parents Guide to Family Adventure Vacations

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My kids are getting older so I’m definitely starting to consider more adventure-focused vacation destinations, like Costa Rica and Peru. So, I was naturally excited to see that fellow family travel bloggers, Amie O’Shaughnessy of Ciao Bambino and Jamie Pearson of Travel Savvy Mom, had published a new ebook, The Smart Parents Guide to Family Adventure Vacations.  Inside, you’ll find loads of […]

8 Things You Must Do this Summer

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Summer is just around the corner. Despite single digit temperatures here in DC, I swear the last day of school and lazy summer days will be here in a flash, so it’s time to start thinking about how to best spend those 10 to 12 weeks of freedom with your kids. As you begin to plot out some ideas, take […]

Lonely Planet: Top-10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014

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This morning, Lonely Planet unveiled their list of the Top-10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014, including some great cities I’ve covered before here on Kidventurous, such as Boston and Las Vegas. Take a look at all 10 must-visit destinations you may want to consider for your next family adventure. 1. Grand Rapids & Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast (MI): Head to the […]