September 24, 2017

10 Things to Do as a Family at Death Valley National Park

I love Death Valley. Especially in November. While temps can easily rise into the 100s (even 110s) in the summer, it was a balmy 69 degrees when I was there in late-fall, at least according to the thermometer display set up just outside the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. I stayed in Beatty, NV and entered the park from the east […]

Going Solo: Driving the Extraterrestrial Highway in Nevada

As a mother of four, I know that sometimes us moms need a break – a break from carpools, a break from school lunches, a break from laundry. We just need to get away to relax and recharge in order to be an even better mom when we return home. I can’t say I get a chance to explore on […]

6 Fun & Fabulous Spring Break Family Vacations

It’s hard to believe that Spring Break is just a few weeks away, especially given how cold it’s been lately (hello, polar vortex). However, if you’ll be ready to escape the moment the school bell rings on the last day before the break, here are six fun and fabulous Spring Break family vacations. Spring Break Family Vacations Florida Keys A […]

Best Kid Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas

There really is a lot to do in Las Vegas as a family both on and off the Las Vegas Strip. Get up close and personal with stingrays at the Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay. Explore Egyptian treasures at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Or, take a spin on the High Roller, the 550-foot tall observation wheel adjacent […]

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Las Vegas

From taking a spin on the High Roller, the 550-foot tall observation wheel just steps from Harrah’s, to getting up close and personal with stingrays at the Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay, there really is a lot for kids to do on the Las Vegas Strip. Now the question is, where to eat as a family? We took the […]

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 Beaches for Families

At last, the official first day of summer is here and what better way to kick off summer than by thinking about spending long days at the beach, building sand castles and jumping in the waves. Recently, Family Vacation Critic named the 10 Best Beaches for Families. Take a look at their picks: Beach Haven (Beach Haven, NJ):  You and […]

Summer Vacation: 5 Places to Get More for Your Money

Still thinking about where to travel this summer for your family vacation? Orbitz recently released their 2013 Summer Travel Forecast, which revealed that, among other things, more than 75% of us are planning a summer vacation. The survey also uncovered the hot spots, both domestic and international, where you can get the most for your money. Take a look: Tampa, […]

Grab Your Lab Coats: 7 Fun Family Science Festivals

My kids love science. My eight-year-old is taking an after-school class called “Science & Magic,” focused on everyday science experiments, and this week they’re doing the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment, which I know the group will love. So naturally, I’m on the hunt for more activities to further their interest in science, and was excited to see the many […]