May 22, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

South Dakota: 10 Can’t-Miss Things to Do with Kids

Last month, my daughter, Clare, and I had the opportunity to travel to South Dakota to learn all about what this great state has to offer and it was quite an experience. We flew in to Rapid City, and I was truly impressed to learn just how many family-friendly activities are in and around this area. I was familiar with […]

10 Fabulous Indoor Water Parks

The kids are back in school and our family trips to pools, water parks and spraygrounds may be over, at least for a little while. Fortunately, amazing indoor water parks are available around just about every corner. Of course, Great Wolf Lodge is known for fantastic indoor water parks and thrilling water slides, but here are 10 more worth checking out […]

President’s Day: 6 Sites to Feel More Presidential

A few days ago, The Huffington Post put up this great post, President’s Day: 50 States, 50 Presidential Sites, with a state-by-state list of top picks to help you be a little more presidential in your celebrations in your home state (should you choose not to enjoy the holiday with a day out on the slopes).  Here are a few […]