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Grand Canyon with Kids ~ What You Need to Know Before You Go

Visiting the Grand Canyon with kids is more than staring at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. A Grand Canyon family vacation is all about adventure. It’s about the journey, whether by car or train (or both!). It’s about stopping along the way to enjoy the desert’s beauty and mysteries. Check out what you need to […]

Tips for Saving Money on Vacation Transportation

Transportation costs can eat up a large portion of a family’s travel budget, even after reaching your destination. Thankfully, there are more ways to get from place to place then ever before. Here are some helpful tips for saving money on vacation transportation that will stretch your family’s holiday budget. This post is brought to you in partnership with RideshareApps.com. Take a […]

5 Reasons to Travel Europe by Train with Kids

Since moving to Europe, my family has discovered a new favorite mode of transportation: the train. With five major train journeys under our belts, I’m confident rail travel will remain our preferred way to travel for the foreseeable future. Before we moved to England, the only train I’d been on for quite some time was a scenic Santa train. […]

Exploring Enchanting Engelberg, Switzerland

Located in the heart of Switzerland, Engelberg is one of those pretty, postcard-worthy towns you fantasize about. At the end of the rail line with only 4,000 inhabitants, it’s definitely not on the tourist trail, but that’s what makes it an ideal location for active families. Here’s a look at how to structure a lovely (and […]

All Aboard! Train Travel with Kids in Switzerland

Trains have chugged their way into children’s hearts, resulting in squeals of delight at train crossings, miniature train sets for sale at toy and hobby stores, and cartoons and books highlighting the wonders of train travel. Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling’s romantic attachment to trains was wonderfully illustrated by the Hogwarts Express; and didn’t all of those witches […]

What to Do in and near San Juan Capistrano with Kids

With a sweet downtown sliced by train tracks, San Juan Capistrano is a fun destination for kids who will delight in witnessing the crossing guard’s flashing lights and dinging bells all day long. This laid-back Southern California town is easily reached by car or train from San Diego, Los Angeles and beyond, making it a […]

Christmas Fun in Vancouver

While a white Christmas in Vancouver can be a rare thing, the city certainly knows how to celebrate this festive season. There are so many fabulous holiday events around town, in the local mountains, and even on the water, you can be hard pressed to choose which ones to enjoy. I’m happy to help narrow […]

Riding the Rails with Kids in America’s Southeast

If your kids are like my kids, they love anything to do with trains — playing with train sets, watching Thomas the Tank Engine on television, looking for trains at railroad crossings. I couldn’t think of a better family activity than taking them for a train ride. Thankfully, there are several great choices in America’s Southeast […]

Irvine Regional Park – For Families, For Nature Lovers, For Everyone!

The next time you are planning a trip to Disneyland, schedule an extra day or two to explore the nearby Irvine Regional Park. You could easily spend a whole weekend just exploring this 477-acre park with its plentiful hiking trails, zoo, horse rentals, miniature train and more- all amid tall, leafy trees and the natural beauty of Southern California.

4 Phoenix Attractions for Kids

There weren’t nearly as many fun attractions for families to explore in Phoenix when I was growing up there as compared to what exists today. When I return to the Valley of the Sun with my two kids to visit family each year, I love discovering the newer child-friendly Phoenix-area attractions as well as revisiting old-school favorites. Here are four family-friendly spots that are sure to please kids.

The Best of the San Diego Zoo with Kids

As a fifth-year San Diego Zoo member and a mama of two young children, I have spent a lot of time at this world-renowned zoo. Here is a list of 11 of the best exhibits, restaurants, and rides the zoo has to offer.