September 24, 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 […]

From the Road: Arizona to California (Week Three)

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been on the road four weeks (I’m still catching up on week three, as you can see). My husband was with us this whole week, which was definitely helpful, especially when there were sights I wanted to check out that I knew would be a no-go with the kids. It was another week […]

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 Best Family Dude Ranch Vacations

Family Dude Ranch Vacations 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 enjoyed a family dude ranch vacation with my kids. So, in an effort […]

Family Fun: 50 Museums Worth the Drive

When I take my kids to a new city, or even to one we’ve visited before, I always try to work in at least one museum. I love to incorporate learning wherever I can and it’s nice to take a bit of a break from splashing at water parks, building sand castles and going to various zoos while away on […]

8 Fun (& Warm) Ways to Spend Spring Break

Spring Break may still be nearly two months away (at least for me), but the warmth and sunshine of the school break are definitely on my mind, particularly after spending a long weekend in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (more on that later this week). While sand castles and collecting seashells may be top-of-mind for many, there are so many […]

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 […]

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 […]