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Best Free Music Festivals for Families in the USA

You’ve got a blanket spread on the grass, a picnic basket full of treats and maybe, if the venue allows it, a box of wine in the cooler. Your kids are dancing to the sounds coming through the speakers and you can just see the band at the source through the crowd as the sun […]

Turcom Wireless Speaker for Outdoor Adventure Lovers

When the Turcom SeaShell first arrived in the mail, I was like, What in the world is this? I thought I was reviewing an outdoor speaker, not a water bottle, man! Upon closer inspection, it became clear the Turcom SeaShell TS-471 Wireless Outdoor Speaker was indeed what I needed. The Turcom Wireless Speaker is your hipster speaker for the active […]

ATX for Music Lovers & Creative Types

Are you looking for a unique U.S. vacation destination where you can enjoy a little time away from the kiddos? Are you a fan of music and the arts? Do you want to visit a place that is almost guaranteed to be sunny, no matter what time of year you visit? If you answered yes to any (or all) […]

Best Music for Family Road Trips

Music is one of the best tools for keeping families content and entertained during a road trip. The trick is to find music that both the kids AND the parents enjoy. Here are some of my family’s favorite road trip songs plus some suggestions from other family travel bloggers.

Musical Instrument Museum – A Tour of the World through Music

The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona gives a glimpse into the world’s people through the music we create, love, and dance to. I thought a visit would involve silently walking the halls, staring at clarinets and trombones, and reading standard museum text. Instead, visitors don headphones that come to life with music and narration when an exhibit is approached. Musical diversity appears before your ears and eyes with songs and videos of concerts and dances, colorful displays of familiar and unusual instruments, plus traditional costumes and huge photographs. Children and adults even get a hands-on opportunity to make music with a variety of instruments from around the world.