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10 Things You Must Do in Oregon’s Cannon Beach with Kids

If you’re looking for a beautiful, laid-back coastal family vacation spot, then Cannon Beach is for you. From the moment you see majestic Haystack Rock to that first taste of gooey, caramelized marshmallow roasted over a beach bonfire — you will fall in love with this coastal Oregon town. Here are 10 fun and relaxing […]

Leaping Lamb Farm with Kids ~ An Oregon Farm Stay Your Family Will Love

Why should you book a vacation at Leaping Lamb Farm with kids? I could tell you it’s the sheep and their wooly babes. Or I could say it’s silly Gillie the dog who comes calling at your cottage door when he hears the clang of dishes being washed. I might say it’s the fainting goats, […]

Huntington Beach with Kids – The Ultimate Surfer Town

California’s Pacific Coast is lined with darling beach towns, each with its own flavor and stretch of beach. For the ultimate surfer town, take the family to Huntington Beach, a.k.a. Surf City USA. Craving a laid back beach vacation? Check out these eight fun things to do in Huntington Beach with kids. 1. Soak up the surfer […]

San Miguel de Allende with Kids ~ A Different Kind of Mexican Vacation

When you think of a Mexican vacation, you probably envision sandy beaches, turquoise blue ocean waves, and all-inclusive resorts. San Miguel de Allende has none of these things. It’s not a major city full of museums and attractions like Mexico City, either. So, why visit San Miguel de Allende with kids? A vacation here is […]

10 Super Fun Things to Do in Portland with Kids

Portland, Oregon prizes itself on being weird. In fact, the city’s official slogan is, “Keep Portland weird.” Public pianos implore passersby to play them. Dogs wear sunglasses. Doughnuts come topped with bubble gum. What a wonderfully weird place for families to explore! Intrigued? Take a look at these 10 super fun things to do in […]

Keystone, Colorado Summer Activities for Families

Keystone in summer? Yes! When I suggested families head to ski resorts in summer for outdoor activities during a radio interview, the DJ scoffed, “What in the world is there to do at a ski resort without any snow?” Plenty, that’s what! Keystone Resort in Colorado is just as beautiful off-season as it is in winter. […]

Paris with Kids ~ Tips for Exploring the City of Lights as a Family

I fell in love with France the first time I visited Paris as a young teen. This inspired me to spend a month with a French family in Cherbourg, Normandy as a foreign exchange student the summer after high school graduation. Then I studied for a year during college in Montpellier in Southern France. Now, […]

Grand Canyon with Kids ~ What You Need to Know Before You Go

Visiting the Grand Canyon with kids is more than staring at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. A Grand Canyon family vacation is all about adventure. It’s about the journey, whether by car or train (or both!). It’s about stopping along the way to enjoy the desert’s beauty and mystery. Here are 17 […]

Fun Things to Do in Burbank, California – The Media Capital of the World

Looking for fun things to do in Burbank, CA? Grab your sunglasses and thank your adoring fans, because we’ve got a Burbank travel guide worth celebrating! Whether you’re supplementing your Los Angeles or Disneyland vacation, or you’re coming to California specifically to explore the Media Capital of the World, follow this list of activities for […]

Le Boat Fabulous Family Houseboat Vacation in Ontario, Canada

If anyone were to tell me I’d have an epic holiday aboard a houseboat, I would have told them they were crazy. Houseboats reminded me of my university days, when we’d cruise along Canada’s Lake Okanagan, drinking like fishes until we crashed into crammed sleeping quarters. But that was before I set sail with Le […]

Why Celebrate Fall at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, Maine

The Fall Festival at Wolfe’s Neck Farm is not like other fall festivals. It’s better. If you’re looking for a crowded, noisy production heavy on bouncy houses, cotton candy, stuffed prizes, and other manufactured fun — then go somewhere else. Wolfe’s Neck Farm is about connecting with nature and community. Read on to discover why […]

Scottsdale with Kids – 23 Fun Things to Do in the West’s Most Western Town

Scottsdale may be best known for its abundance of swanky spas, golf courses, and shopping malls. Thankfully, families will find a wealth of kid-friendly attractions here, too. As a family travel expert who spent half my childhood living in Scottsdale and then moved back to this Southwestern city with my brood several years ago, I […]

15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids

San Diego County overflows with fun for families. As a mom who lived in this Southern California beach city for 15 years and who returns regularly with her brood, I’m excited to share my picks for the best San Diego attractions for kids. These activities are sure to keep all ages content during your San […]