April 22, 2017

8 Great Winter Resorts for Warm Weather Family Fun

Winter Resorts for Warm Weather Family Fun At last, spring is here. It’s time to pack away the ski boots and poles, then head to the ski resorts. Yes, the ski resorts, many of which are perfect spots for spring and summer fun. From scenic gondola rides to horseback riding to splashing around in local swimming holes, there’s plenty to […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Tulip Gardens & Festivals to Visit with Kids

I love tulips. I really, really wanted to go to the Netherlands this year to see the tulips, but given my recent career switch into travel PR, it just wasn’t in the cards. Fortunately, I found the next best thing about 25 minutes from my house: Burnside Farms. While not the Keukenhof, there were rows and rows of tulips of all […]

3 Children’s Museums Open for Families to Explore

I love going to children’s museums. For a long time, we were without one here in Washington, DC until the National Children’s Museum opened up last December. Now, several cities across the country have gotten new children’s museums worth exploring with your little ones. Take a look: The Thinkery (Austin, TX) The Thinkery, which opened up on Saturday (Dec. 7), […]

Top-10 National Parks for Families

Just in time for National Park Week, which is coming up April 20-28, Family Vacation Critic shared a list of the top-10 national parks for families. Take a look: Yosemite National Park (CA) Grand Canyon National Park (AZ) Bryce Canyon National Park (UT) Arches National Park (UT) Rocky Mountain National Park (CO) Yellowstone National Park (ID, WY, MT) Theodore Roosevelt […]

Exploring with Kids: Zion National Park

My family recently had the opportunity to go to Zion National Park in Utah. With family living in Las Vegas, my husband and I have often considered a trip, but the timing and seasons never seemed right until our recent trip. We embarked on a 3,400-mile road trip with our two kids who were just shy of their third and […]

Top 6 Spots to Get Down with Dinosaurs

If you have a little dinosaur lover at home, you’ve probably seen every dinosaur bone at your local natural history museum and then some. With little ones, life-sized animatronic or model dinosaurs can really bring their imaginations to life, and it’s amazing all the places you can see dinosaurs these days, from amusement parks to children’s museums to entire parks […]

Salt Lake City: Top 3 Family-Friendly Museums

I’m a pushover for anything labeled both fun and educational. I love seeing the gears turn inside my kids’ heads, and I still like learning new things too. Salt Lake City, Utah has a number of museums that do a good job of combining learning with fun, and doing it well. These three museums, all located near downtown Salt Lake […]

Twitter Tuesday: Who to Follow Before You Hit the Slopes

It’s January, which means it’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and it’s time to hit the slopes. Last month, I shared with you seven ways to save when skiing with kids, and today I’ve got a bunch of folks for you to follow on Twitter as part of a new weekly feature here at Kidventurous called Twitter Tuesday. Each […]