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Mackinac Island

A Family Getaway to Mackinac Island

Located in Lake Huron between the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan, Mackinac Island is an idyllic destination unlike any other. Whatever you may choose to do, take it slow, breathe, and relax. After all, you are on island time!

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SHENANDOAH VALLEY Exploring the Shenandoah Valley with Kids

Exploring the Shenandoah Valley with Kids: Go Blue Ridge Travel Blog Tour

The Shenandoah Valley is located between two mountain ridges, the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny, in both Virginia and West Virginia. The naturally beautiful area is chock full of diverse family activities and fun, offering everything from outdoor adventure (including hiking, biking, river rafting, ziplines, and winter snow play) to water and amusement parks, children’s museums, […]

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KOA - What's Behind the Yellow Sign

KOA Family Camping: “What’s Behind the Yellow Sign?”

2015 is filled with magic as families head out to KOAs across the country.    Win a KOA Family Camping Trip Love what you are reading? Enter to for the chance to win a KOA camping trip for your family! Need more camping inspiration? Check out our 2014 stories. Follow all the KOA fun with #CampKOA

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Top 10 Island Destinations for Families

Top 10 Island Destinations for Families

With less commercialized attractions, families have the ability to fill their time on the island exploring untouched ecosystems, roaming the coasts, touring historic towns or villages, and spending quality time with loved ones, creating memories to cherish forever.

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national parks in california road trip

Road Trip: Exploring California’s Mountain National Parks

Enjoy a great road trip? Love our nation’s National Parks? Well then we have an itinerary for you! Much of California’s eastern spine is dominated by some of the most incredible mountain scenery that our country has to offer. The Sierra Nevada range is home to Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks, while Lassen […]

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Junior Ranger Program with kids

National Park Junior Ranger Program

Today’s spotlight is on the National Parks Junior Ranger Program. Children ages 5-12 can pick up a Junior Ranger booklet at each participating National Park installation (there are over 200 participants), complete the assigned activities, share their answers with a park ranger, and earn a Junior Ranger badge. Most programs require Junior Rangers to attend […]

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Pinnacles National Park with kids

Pinnacles National Park with Kids

I wasn’t sure the National Park Service was going to get this one right. While the rolling agricultural landscape of southeastern Monterey County was quite pretty, it didn’t have enough “wow factor” to place it on the high pedestal where our National Parks reside. Even as we approached the official Pinnacles National Park sign, I […]

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family-friendly national parks adventures must do

15 Exciting Family-Friendly National Park Adventures

There seems to be a never ending list of family friendly activities in our nation’s National Parks. Hiking, auto touring, and wildilfe viewing are among the most popular. However, some parks offer some incredible and unique opportunities for adventure. Here are 15 exciting ways to experience the National Parks with your family

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