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Pinnacles Naitonal Park

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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White water rafting in Northern California

White Water Rafting With Kids in Northern California

White Water Rafting with Kids If you want to go white water rafting this summer in Northern California, there is a river to fit every budget and skill level. Here are five of the most popular spots to get you floating down the beautiful waters Northern California has to offer. Lead photo by Bigstock/Zulkiffle Mohd […]

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Zip Line ACE Adventure

ACE Adventure Resort – Summer Adventure for Families in West Virginia

Millions of families in the Eastern United States live within a day’s drive of the mountains of West Virginia. And, the secret is out! Families love getting away from it all and spending time outdoors together in West Virginia’s mountains. Along the New River Gorge at ACE Adventure Resort, families can spend their days outdoors […]

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San Francisco

Top 10 Things for Families to Do in California

I love California. I have been lucky enough to travel all over the country and experience some truly incredible parks, museums, and vistas, but my heart always leads me back to my home state and its incredible beauty, diversity and culture.

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Exploring Gros Morne National Park with Kids 567

Exploring Western Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park with Kids

Newfoundland is a travel destination relatively unknown to American families; in fact, most children in the United States likely can’t even point to this Canadian island on a map. If you’ve been considering taking a family vacation to Canada, you might be surprised to learn that Newfoundland’s most scenic landscapes are not that much more difficult, […]

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Puerto Rico

Know Before You Go: An Introduction to Puerto Rico for Family Travelers

Photo by: Flickr/Breezy Baldwin Over a lunch of cheese and crackers- typical fare in my house- I asked my kids, “What do you know about Puerto Rico?” One kid said it was an island. Another impressed me knowing that it was near a gulf. Now, I have to point out that we live in California. […]

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New York state's Thousand Islands

Explore New York State’s Thousand Islands Region

Photo by: Bigstock/demerzel21 When it comes to great family vacation spots surrounded by beautiful lakeside scenery, New York state’s Thousand Islands region certainly fits the bill. This area offers a relaxing and scenic outdoor playground that is filled with a variety of ways to enjoy the day. Come to recharge, regroup, or rekindle your love […]

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