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Year Round Fun in Golden British Columbia (Emerald Lake)

Year-Round Fun in Golden BC

Golden, British Columbia is a small town nestled close to six of Canada’s most loved national parks. Less than a 3 hour drive from Calgary, Alberta, Golden is the perfect place for families who love outdoor adventures. Year-round the town welcomes families to explore the Canadian Rocky Mountains, enjoy the scenery, and dine at some […]

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St. Paul Minnesota

Top 10 Things for Families to do in Minnesota

Minnesota is full of pristine lakes, full-service resorts, historically significant people and places, and lots of wild space.

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4 Great Outdoor Adventures in the Palm Springs Area

When much of the country is under the grips of Mother Nature’s deep chill, Palm Spring’s beautiful weather is beckoning your family to come explore the great outdoors. Winter temperatures are typically in the 70s, making it the perfect time to enjoy all the desert has to offer. Many visitors come to golf or lounge […]

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Mashpi Lodge: luxury meets adventure in Ecuador’s cloud forest

I watched her sky blue rain poncho ascending up and up. With her short legs, my little girl tackled each stair with a fearless determination as we ascended high into the canopy of the Choco-Andean cloud forest. Emerging above the trees 85 feet in the air, the sheer vastness of green surrounding Mashpi Lodge made […]

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Bohemian Switzerland National Park Czech Republic

The Natural Side of the Czech Republic: Off the Beaten Path Europe with Kids

Since visiting Krakow, Poland over a decade ago, the nearby Central European city of Prague in the Czech Republic has been on my personal bucket list. Both cities have castles and fairy-tale like towers rising high above busy market squares where sweet regional treats are sold out of tented stands. However, as I planned our […]

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Sulfer Banks at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Best Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with Kids

From red-hot calderas to smoking craters, oozing lava flows to blackened lava fields, smelly steam vents to surreal sulfur banks, and seven (yes, seven!) unique ecological zones spanning the sea-level to nearly 14,000 feet, exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an absolute must for families heading to the big island of Hawaii. We visited the park […]

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Hawaii Top 10 FI

Top Ten Things for Families to Do in Hawaii

There is no other state in the nation quite like Hawaii. Our 50th state is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the planet with dramatic geography dominated by volcanoes, palm trees, and pristine beaches.

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Iceland with Kids: Taking Advantage of Stopover Flights from Reykjavik

Look for current hotel deals in Iceland Until recently, I had never seriously considered traveling to Iceland. I’ve walked on glaciers before in Alaska – spotted puffins too. And, I’ve taken my kids to Yellowstone to see the Old Faithful geyser erupt. I didn’t feel the need to cross the Atlantic to see glaciers, puffins, […]

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North Carolina Great Smoky Mountains River

North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Bryson City with Kids

  America’s National Parks are one of my favorite places to vacation and explore with my family. However, despite a brief visit on a summer road trip in college, I had never quite understood why Great Smoky Mountains National Park draws so many visitors each year. The Appalachian Mountains run from Georgia to Maine — […]

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