March 23, 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 […]

10 Things to Do as a Family at Yellowstone National Park

My kids and I had the opportunity to explore Yellowstone National Park in July. This was my first time in the park in 20 years (oh my gosh, I feel so old all of a sudden). I last visited the park in 1995 with two college friends. I know I was there, yet somehow I don’t remember very much about […]

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 […]

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 […]

Survey: Kids Name Top-10 Summer Travel Picks

School’s already out for some children (another week left for my clan) and Highlights for Children recently polled America’s kids to find out where they most want to go this summer. The results are definitely interesting, especial picks #6 and #10. Take a look: #1 Niagara Falls (NY): While the falls themselves are certainly a huge draw, there are so […]

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 […]

8 Can’t-Miss Waterfalls (There’s More to See Than Niagara Falls)

I’ve asked my seven-year-old daughter several times recently where she wants to go this summer. The answer is always the same: Niagara Falls. I don’t even know what she knows about Niagara Falls. Anyway, Niagara Falls is nearly eight hours from where we live, so it’s not really on the table, but it did make me wonder why you never […]

Mother’s Day Dreams: 5 Places I Can’t Wait to Visit with My Kids

Earlier this year, I bought the book “500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up,” and I pick it up every few days to read about different trips on the pages I’ve marked. Already I’m planning some of these trips in my head, but on this delightful Mother’s Day I know I’ll be dreaming about a few of […]