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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 out these 14 fantastic […]

How to Stay Cool in Summer with Columbia’s Cool Tech Clothing

Thank you Columbia for sponsoring this story about how to stay cool in summer with cool clothing technologies. While this is a sponsored opportunity from Columbia, all content and opinions about Columbia clothing expressed here are my own. When you live in the hottest state in the U.S., you need to do everything you can […]

Summer Fun at Banff National Park with Kids

It’s easy for families to experience a Rocky Mountain high when they’re playing in one of the world’s greatest natural playgrounds. Banff, Canada’s first National Park, may be old but it sure isn’t tired. Families flock here for alfresco adventures that range from skiing and skating in winter to hiking, biking and beyond is summer. Here’s […]

11 Brilliant Tips to Save Money on Family Vacation this Summer

This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of Howard Johnson Hotels. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are mine. Summer is vacation time! The kids are out of school, the days are longer, and the summer sun beckons you to get away […]

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids to Save Your Sanity

For children summer is a time of play, relaxation…and boredom. Yes, those first few days of freedom from school taste delicious but before long parents begin to hear the wails of, “I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!” Check out these 10 summer boredom busters for kids to make the most of the season. This story is […]

Reasons to Visit Keystone Ski Resort in Summer

Keystone Ski Resort 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! Last summer, along with 12 other family members spanning three generations, I embarked […]

Summer Travel Tips

Ahh…summer! It’s that much-anticipated time of year when the kids are out of school and families set off on vacations at theme parks, beaches and beyond. Parents and kids can have a whole lot of fun exploring the world together this season, especially when you follow these five summer travel tips. Pack smart When Dramamine® asked me […]

Things to Do with Kids in Whistler in Summer

You might think Whistler, British Columbia, is a winter-only destination. Think again! There are as many things to do with kids in Whistler in summer as during the mountain town’s popular ski season. Here are nine fantastic family friendly activities that will ensure an action-packed summertime holiday. 1. Zip-line through a rainforest Fly through a  rainforest, hundreds of feet over Fitzsimmons […]

Summer Dog-sledding in Skagway, Alaska with Kids

Dog-sledding is one of the most exhilarating things I have ever done in my life. I led a pack of four dogs through the Canadian wilds a few years ago and I have wanted to share this experience with my kids ever since. When I signed up for our Alaskan Celebrity Cruise this past summer, […]

Netherlands Summer Family Vacation Fun Spots

The Netherlands offers an astounding array of activities for kids and their parents to experience on a summer family vacation. While most visitors to Holland stick to its capital city of Amsterdam, there’s ever so much more to explore in this family focused country. As American expats living in the Netherlands, this summer my family […]

Provence with Kids – A Dream Come True

I fell in love with Provence long before I ever set foot on French soil. The lure of Provence from photos and literature caused me to dream for years of visiting this region of La belle France. I almost made it there on my honeymoon when my new husband and I spent a week on […]

YMCA of the Rockies: Colorado’s Most Affordable and Fun Vacation

If there is an affordable, fun family vacation in Colorado that rivals YMCA of the Rockies, I’d like to know about it. Since I moved to Colorado 10 years ago, we have had a family reunion and multiple trips to both of the YMCA of the Rockies’ locations. YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park location […]

Renaissance Esmeralda for Pool-Loving Families in the Palm Springs Desert

Have I told you lately how much I love a good hotel pool? Well, I do and have I found a great place for fellow pool enthusiasts at the Renaissance Esmeralda in Indian Wells! In addition to an awesome pool, this resort’s child-centric activities, a kids club, and family-friendly dining make it a spectacular choice for families headed to Palm Springs, California. Love Is […]