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Scottsdale Vacation Tips for Summer Fun in Arizona

Summer in Scottsdale sizzles with fun! Beautiful year-round, this sprawling suburb of Phoenix offers families plenty of activities, delicious cuisine, and refreshing ways to cool off during June, July, and August. Plus, Scottsdale’s amazing resorts provide deep discounts for summer vacationers. Take a look at these exciting things to do during your Scottsdale, Arizona vacation […]

Keystone, Colorado Summer Activities for Families

Keystone 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! Keystone Resort in Colorado is just as beautiful off-season as it is in winter. […]

10 Boredom Busting Backyard Activities for Kids

For children, school breaks are typically a time for play, relaxation…and boredom. Yes, those first few days of freedom from school might taste delicious but before long, parents begin to hear wails of, “I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!” Check out these 10 fun activities to do in your backyard to keep kids content […]

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 […]

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

Summer is vacation time! The kids are out of school, the days are longer, and the summer sun beckons you to get away and relaaaaaax. But the costs of a family holiday can add up quickly. Worry not, traveling families. You CAN take the kids on a fabulous summer getaway without going broke. Read these […]

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 in Whistler in summer with kids 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, […]

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 […]