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Taking the Kids to the Presidio of San Francisco

If it weren’t for the views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or historic Alcatraz, visitors could quite possibly forget they were in San Francisco. The forests of eucalyptus, cypress and pine trees in this park are lush…

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Best California Campgrounds for Families FI

Best California Campgrounds for Families

Experience California’s natural wonders up close and personal. From the Sierras to the Pacific we’ve found the best California campgrounds for families.

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Camping for the first time with baby FI

Camping for the First Time with Baby or Young Kids

My husband and I started tent camping for the first time at campgrounds together on a 4th of July holiday (many years ago). Both of us were brand new to camping but were excited to try it out. After our first experience we were hooked. Even when kids entered our lives, we were determined to keep […]

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Great Basin National Park

Best Things to do in Great Basin National Park with kids

Photo by: Bigstock/Christopher Boswell Accessed via Hwy 50, dubbed the “Loneliest Road in America” by Life magazine, Great Basin National Park is truly out in the middle of nowhere. Passing cars are few and far between and 80-mile gaps between service stations are filled with nothing but a desolate, wild landscape. The reward for enduring […]

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Top 10 Iowa

Top 10 Things to do with Families in Iowa

Though Iowa is a very rural state, where pigs outnumber people and corn grows tall, visitors are surprised by the unique opportunities to be found across the state.

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Tips on Booking a Campsite at National Parks, State Parks, and Private Campgrounds

Through the years, I have learned some tricks of the trade through trial and error, and from fellow campers, family-travel bloggers, and experts like the folks at KOA. I’m happy to share those tips with you so that you too can have a great camping experience this summer!

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Top Family Camping Gear: What to Pack on Your Next Camping Trip

Whether your family is headed to a state park or national park this summer, camping trips don’t have to break the bank. That said, having the best family camping gear you need for outdoor adventure can go a long way toward having a family of happy campers. I’ve been reviewing outdoor gear for Practical Travel […]

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