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Vail in Summer ~ 14 Things to Do Off-Season at America’s Biggest Ski Resort

Vail in summer overflows with fantastic off-season activities. While serious ski and boarding bunnies can’t swoosh through snow down the mountains, there’s still plenty of activities get your heart-pumping. Plus, Vail’s Colorado mountain beauty is undeniable year-round. If you’re looking for a gorgeous setting, delicious food and lots of outdoor fun, you need to check […]

Best Beaches in California for Kids

Living in California, I’m lucky to be in close proximity to some of the most amazing beaches in the world. Even after living most of my life near the Pacific Coast, my breath is still taken away every time I round a bend and get that first glimpse of the ocean. Because I have lived […]

Prescott with Kids ~ Fun Things to Do in Arizona’s Territorial Capital

Prescott with kids is an adventure into Arizona’s past. Designated the capital by President Abraham Lincoln back when Arizona was still just a territory, the city embraces its Wild West history. If you’re picturing desert landscape with lots of prickly saguaro cactus, dusty tumbleweeds, and record-breaking heat, however, think again. Families from today’s capital Phoenix […]

Unique Things to Do in Ventura County, California with Kids

Want a few days away from the glitz of city life and the hubbub of theme parks during your California vacation? Ventura County will soothe your soul with its mellow pace and beautiful scenery. Located along the Pacific Coast, vacationers come to Ventura County to escape the crowds and higher prices of its neighboring counties, […]

Yosemite National Park for First Timers

Yosemite National Park spans across nearly 750,000 acres, which can make planning a trip here seem daunting. Worry not, our first timer’s travel guide will help you make the most of your visit to Yosemite National Park. What to Know About Yosemite Before You Go Yosemite, America’s third National Park, turned 125 years old in […]

Why Book a Stay at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite National Park

If you’re planning a visit to Yosemite during this centennial anniversary year of National Parks, you definitely want to book a stay at the renowned Tenaya Lodge. With its wide-ranging resort comforts, amenities and family-friendly vibe, Tenaya will make your visit to Yosemite National Park even more memorable. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite National Park For the past […]

Find Vitality and Wellness at Mountain Trek Retreat, British Columbia

Signing on for a week of hiking, fitness and weight loss at Mountain Trek Retreat in British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains may be one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself or someone you love. This realization hit me before I’d even had the chance to get out and actually experience the retreat. Whether it was the fresh […]

Palm Springs Romantic Getaway

Mid-way through our Palm Springs romantic getaway, I asked my husband why we hadn’t done this sooner. It had been eight years since we embarked on a grown-ups-only trip, and that’s just far too long! With great places to stay, a tasty locavore food scene, and plenty to do (or not do), Palm Springs provides a lovely retreat from […]

5 Phoenix Girlfriend Getaway Activities

In winter months, Canadians flock to Arizona like Real Housewives to Botox. Yet I, The Saucy Travel Mama and hater of Canadian winters, had never had the pleasure. I quickly remedied the situation early in the new year. I got my desert detox during a pilgrimage to this legendary region known for its restorative nature. As […]

Starved Rock Lodge Review – Glamping in Illinois

While the Starved Rock Lodge boasts a rich history, it lure is its location within the grandeur of Starved Rock State Park. The thousands of acres of forest, cliffs, and unfettered wilderness are situated in the area of Oglesby, Illinois, a quiet town of less than 4,000 people. Although campers and hikers can pitch their tents on […]

Kauai’s Spirit of Aloha, Family-style

Just saying the word Hawaii evokes sighs of happiness and fond memories for anyone who has experienced the land of Aloha. As the oldest of all the major Hawaiian islands, Kauai (also known as the Garden Isle due to its lush flora), represents the vision of what many people imagine Hawaii to be; green rainforests, […]

Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities in Asheville, North Carolina

In Asheville, families can celebrate local culture with music and dance, embrace farm heritage, and enjoy an abundance of recreational opportunities. Check out these five outdoor activities that are sure to please kids and adults alike during a visit to this mountain town in Asheville, North Carolina. Float the French Broad River Floating along the […]

Orange County with Kids – Beyond Disneyland

Since Orange County, California is probably best known as the home of Disneyland, it’s easy to overlook how many other amazing things there are to do! Here are several other family-friendly activities in Orange County by Katie, author of the blogs, OC Mom Activities and Kids and Mice.