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20 Things to Do in Buena Park (with Big Kids & Teens)

It can be hard to get teenagers to spend time together as a family so it’s important to plan travels that are interactive, delicious, and FUN. Buena Park, California fits the bill with a historic amusement park, entertaining dinner shows, teen-pleasing shopping ops, thrilling water slides, and more. Read on to discover the 20 best […]

Sky Lagoon vs. Blue Lagoon (There IS a Winner!)

A dip in one of Iceland’s famous geothermal pools provides a delicious contrast to the country’s chilly climes. The two most popular geothermal spas, Blue Lagoon and Sky Lagoon, invite swimmers to soak up Icelandic bathing culture in mineral-rich waters. Which is best? Read on to find out which geothermal pool reigns supreme in this […]

Nature Vacations for Families: Connect Kids with the Outdoors While Traveling

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

Swimming with Manatees, Florida’s Gentle Giants

Is swimming with manatees on your bucket list? You can swim with these gentle giants in their natural habitat in Crystal River, Florida. These curious creatures 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. Here’s why and […]

How to Camp with Kids: 12 Tips from a Family Camping Expert

Many parents, like myself, have romanticized memories of great family camping adventures from our own childhoods. But that was a long time ago and the little details about what made those trips so fun may escape us now. If you are considering a family camping vacation this year, then follow these 12 essential tips for […]

20 Best National Parks for Kids in the USA

Explore this list of the best national parks for kids to discover places of natural beauty that will entertain, educate, and fascinate your family. Recommended by travel experts, these 20 parks encompass the diverse beauty of the USA. Listed in chronological order, you’ll find erupting geysers, the world’s largest trees, an array of wild animals, […]

Tips to Make Your Tween Daughter Less Sassy & More Sweet

I felt like I had lost my tween daughter. My sweet girl 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 […]

Best Family-Friendly Attractions in the Adirondacks

Set on over 6 million acres, the Adirondack Park is bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and the Great Smokies combined. With so much rugged natural beauty, outdoor adventures abound in this area of Upstate New York. But what can you do with children in tow? Here are the five best things to do […]

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 […]