March 23, 2017

5 Things You Must Do Near the Grand Canyon

Things to Do Near the Grand Canyon Over the summer, we visited the Grand Canyon. We stayed in the nearby town of Tusayan (not even 10 minutes from the South Rim park entrance) and had a fantastic time taking in this natural wonder of the world through ranger-led walks, the Junior Ranger program, even just by eating sandwiches along the […]

10 Great Cruise Picks for Families

It’s Wave Season, which means that now is the time to book a family cruise for the very best deals. Wave Season, which runs from January through March, is the time of year when cruise lines are most generous with incentives, like cabin upgrades and free onboard credit, to secure early bookings. Cruises are a great option if you’re considering […]

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 […]

From the Road: Virginia to Texas (Week One)

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been on the road for one week and have driven more than 1,600 miles. As I type this, we’re in San Antonio after having spent a couple of days in Galveston. The kids are starting to enjoy checking out a new city every couple of days. I wish they’d put their iPads down […]

20 Most Instagram-Worthy Roadside Attractions

There’s just something about road trips and stopping to take photos at fun and quirky roadside attractions, like Cadillac Ranch in Texas and Foamhenge in Virginia. One of my personal favorites is South of the Border, a road stop in South Carolina. You’ll see colorful billboards, like “Pedro’s Weather Report: Chili Today, Hot Tamale!,” for miles and miles (and miles). If […]

15 Fun Things to Do with Kids in San Antonio

We’re going to San Antonio this summer as part of our cross-country road trip. I’ve never been before, and really, I don’t know much about San Antonio beyond the scene from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure when Pee-Wee takes a tour of The Alamo to see the basement and find his bicycle. I know, pretty sad, right? So, I’ve been doing a […]

Sleep in a Teepee: 8 Places to Do Just That

I really, really want to stay in a teepee during our road trip this summer. I know, that sounds random. But, seriously, how fun would that be? Unfortunately, that hasn’t worked out, at least not yet. Most teepees are better suited for a family of four, and those that do sleep five or six aren’t on our route. However, sleeping […]

25 Things You Must Do On a Cross-Country Road Trip

I’ve been busy planning our cross-country road trip (we leave in less than two months) and I’m quickly creating a bucket list of sorts. It’s a good thing too since I’m mostly failing at my first-ever bucket list that I posted on January 1 (nope, not one item crossed off yet). If you’re thinking about a road trip, whether a […]

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Movie-Loving Teens

Watching movies is popular in my house, especially on weekends and snow days. When we planned our big California road trip a few years ago, it was a must for our teens to spend the first few days in Hollywood. As luck would have it, our visit coincided with the red carpet premiere of Disney’s Brave.  We also enjoyed going […]

10 Fantastic U.S. Dude Ranches for Families

Dude Ranches for Families I’ve long wanted to take my kids to a dude ranch. I even brought it up a month after I started Kidventurous as one of 5 Places I Can’t Wait to Visit with My Kids. Yet, four years later, I still have not visited a dude ranch with my kids or on my own. So, in […]