April 22, 2017

Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in Missouri

Missouri may be known for the Gateway Arch, but the fact is, at 284 miles across and 308 miles north to south, Missouri has plenty to offer to those who live there and those just passing through. Here are 10 Things to Do with Kids in Missouri Let’s start with the things that are most iconic and also give you […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in St. Louis

On our way from Kansas City to Chicago we made a stop in St. Louis last month. This was my first visit with the kids and I was pleased by all the things to do in St. Louis as a family. There’s the Gateway Arch, of course, but there’s so much more to enjoy in St. Louis. Whether you have […]

Top 10 Family-Friendly Oktoberfest Celebrations

Oktoberfest officially kicks off in Munich on Saturday (9/20), but if you have no plans to travel to Germany, but still want to take in German music, dancing, foods and games, here are 10 family-friendly Oktoberfest celebrations across the U.S. that are worth a visit: 1. Oktoberfest Chicago. Hosted by St. Alphonsus Church, head to Oktoberfest Chicago for bratwurst, traditional […]

10 Family Favorites in Branson, Missouri

Frequently listed amongst the most family-friendly cities in the nation is Branson, Missouri. In 2013, it made Conde Nast Traveler’s list of the ten friendliest cities in the USA by being safe, welcoming and brimming with family and tourist activities. Branson is a wonderful place to bring the whole gang – the scenery is great, the locals are kind, and […]

St. Louis with Kids: 10 Ways to Enjoy the Gateway Arch

Earlier this month, I flew to St. Louis to run the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon with a friend. I also got to play tourist in this town with my friend’s family, spending the afternoon after the race at the Gateway Arch. It’s definitely a must-visit, but more so for the many ways you and your family can enjoy the […]

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

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 […]

All About Animals: 4 Museums Your Kids Will Love

I love fun and quirky museums, and so do my kids. We also love animals, so it’s a perfect match to find fun museums dedicated to some of our favorite animals, like dogs and bunnies. Take a look at four museums all about animals that your kids will love. Fairview Farm Goat Museum (Dallas, OR) Adjacent to the Fairview Farm […]

Fun with Kids: Exploring Kansas City, Missouri

On a recent weekend in Kansas City, Missouri (not be confused with the Kansas City, Kansas) my family discovered so much to do with our kids. While we had picked up tickets to visit LEGOLAND and watch the Kansas City Royals, we found so much more, including lots of free activities. Take a look: Kaleidoscope: A creative arts space sponsored […]

Survey: Top 10 Perfect Parks in America

It’s been a bit hot this summer here in Washington, DC, I guess to make up for all the snow we didn’t get this year. We’ve had quite a few days at or above 90 degrees, which makes it hard to enjoy being outside. But when we do get cooler days, there’s nothing better than taking the kids to the […]

7 Places to Go on an Animal Safari Close to Home

No need to hop a plane to Africa to go on a wild animal safari. You’ll find plenty of safari parks across the country that you and your kids will love. Get up close with rhinos or have giraffes eating out of the palm of your hand. Several parks even have overnight programs and walking excursions into the parks to […]