September 24, 2017

10 Great KOA Campgrounds for Kids

I’ve mentioned several times that I am decidedly not a camper, at least not a “pitch your own tent” kind of camper. I don’t know how to pitch a tent, at least not yet, and I don’t own a sleeping bag. However, I do love a good campground. Three years, ago, we stayed in deluxe cabins at the Mystic KOA […]

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 […]

TravelChannel.com: 10 Best Family Adventures

I already have my big family adventure planned for the year, but how about you? If you’re still pondering what to do with the kids, TravelChannel.com has compiled a list of the 10 Best Family Adventures for 2015. They worked with a panel of experts, including Keryn Means of Walking on Travels and Nancy Schretter of Family Travel Network, so […]

8 Ways to Explore Glacier National Park in Montana

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to spend a few days exploring Glacier National Park in Montana. I visited one time before, nearly 20 years ago, and the park was just as beautiful as I remembered. It’s the perfect place to explore with children and the ideal spot to make new family memories. Take a look at eight ways […]

Get Outside: 4 Fun “Junior” Programs (Badges!)

Okay, so I’ve written about the Junior Ranger program many, many times before, but there are other “junior” programs to be enjoyed at our state and national parks and forests, including a Junior Smokejumper program at Yellowstone National Park. I just heard about this program last week, and wow, so cool. Take a look at four fun “junior” programs your kids […]

6 Places to Take Your Kids (Before it’s Too Late)

I’ve yet to purchase Frommer’s 500 Places to See Before They Disappear, but it’s definitely on my list. There are so many places that I want to go with my kids. I might as well start with those that may not be around too much longer, right? Here are six places on my short list right now: 1. Glacier National […]

5 Fun Ways to Learn All About Dinosaurs

Seriously, who doesn’t love dinosaurs? Fortunately, there are so many new and exciting classes, programs, and even hotels where families can learn all about dinosaurs, fossils and paleontology. Take a look at five of my favorites below: 1. Dutch Wonderland (Lancaster, PA): Yes, Dutch Wonderland, the popular amusement park for young children. Look for Exploration Island to open up this […]

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 […]