May 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 […]

5 Stops to Make on Your Way to Yellowstone

Things to Do on the Way to Yellowstone Many people who visit Yellowstone National Park opt to fly into Idaho Falls, ID or Jackson, WY, both of which are 2.5 hours or less from the park by car. However, I’d like to suggest Boise, ID. Sure, it’s nearly seven hours away from West Yellowstone, but it’s generally cheaper to fly […]

10 Best Indoor Waterpark Hotels

You may need to bundle the kids up to send them off to school, but when the weekend comes, get ready to grab the swimsuits, goggles and beach towels. It’s time to splash, slide and get wet at an indoor waterpark hotel, like Caribbean Cove Hotel & Waterpark in Indianapolis or Falls Avenue Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Whether you […]

Exploring with Kids: 36 Hours in Boise

In July, my kids and I had the opportunity to explore Boise, Idaho. It was the perfect stop on our way from Bend, Oregon where we visited with my brother-in-law to Yellowstone National Park. From learning about state history to racing down waterslides, Boise is a must-visit with kids. Whether you have just a day or two, or even a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Fun & Tasty Food Museums

Want to take your kids to a museum that’s fun, quirky, educational and all about one of their favorite (or not so favorite) foods? Then, stop in one of a handful of fun museums in the U.S. that are dedicated to food, whether the potato, the banana or even SPAM. Take a look at five museums worth checking out: Idaho […]

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 […]

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 […]