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Your First Camping Trip ~ What Camping Gear to Buy and What to Borrow

Are you considering embarking on your first camping trip? Camping can seem overwhelming. New campers may not know how to start camping or what to buy for a first camping trip. Not to worry! You need not invest hundreds of dollars in equipment. This short list of camping gear to buy features the essentials you […]

5 Safety Tips for Camping with Kids

Camping is a great family activity, but exposing kids to the outdoors can lead to unnecessary safety risks. As a parent, you are responsible for teaching your children not only about the wonders of nature, but also about its hidden dangers. Anything could happen while in the wild, so here are five camping safety tips […]

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, […]

Songs about Colors – A Musical Rainbow of Inspiration

These eight songs about colors will inspire adults and kids alike. More than merely a collection of melodies that mention a particular color, this list includes songs that are meaningful and uplifting. I hope these colorful songs will bring you some joy, particularly when trying to make sense of chaotic times or when you need […]

Myrtle Beach for Adults – 11 Fabulous Grown-up Adventures

Myrtle Beach is known as a haven for families. But there’s another side to Myrtle Beach…a more grown-up side. Think wine tasting, spas, full-sized golf courses, and sunset walks on the beach. (Pina colada, anyone?!) You might even dare go for a spin on a NASCAR racetrack. Whether you want to get away with your […]

Swim with Manatees, Florida’s Gentle Giants

Wondering what it’s like to swim with manatees? They may not have the strength and grace of killer whales, or the agility and good looks of dolphins, but swimming with manatees is a profound experience. For families who want to enjoy nature at its best, a wonderland is hidden behind Orlando’s amusement parks at Homosassa […]

7 Father’s Day Hotel Packages to Celebrate Different Types of Dads

Life changes for men when they become dads. It’s more than just sleepless nights and dirty diapers. When I entered fatherhood, I traded my convertible for an SUV, nights out with the boys ended, and my golf money dried up. Then I celebrated my first Father’s Day – at a lame brunch. That’s not what […]

How to Connect Kids with Nature on Family Vacation

Families are so busy juggling science projects, carpools and after-school activities that we often don’t take time to connect with nature – or with each other – in our daily lives. Nature-focused vacations enable parents and children to unplug from technology and everyday stresses while using all of our senses to create lifelong memories. To […]

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 […]

7 Tips to Make Your Tween Daughter Less Sassy & More Sweet

I felt like I had lost my sweet daughter. She had become much sassier and more argumentative. She didn’t laugh as much or want to play with her little brother. Now? Things are getting better. So much better, in fact, that I have been reflecting on what helped get her back to her kindhearted self. Based on […]

Exploring Nature with Kids in Tucson, Arizona

The Southwest region of America holds some of the country’s richest beauty, Utah’s majestic Arches National Park, New Mexico’s lush mountains, and Nevada’s smoking hot stretches of flat desert. Arizona likewise resides in the deep Southwest, its land defined by ranges of extraordinary mountains, cactus of bewildering variety, and powerful sun that sets the whole […]