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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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Clearwater Beach, Florida with Kids

Exploring Clearwater Beach, Florida With Kids

Clearwater Beach is a beautiful coastal city on an expansive stretch of white sand; for 3 days this summer, it was my family’s slice of paradise.

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A Family Guide to Disney's Animal Kingdom

A Family Guide to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Photo by: bigstock/Songquan Deng Some folks live for Disney. They take their kids EVERY year; I even know those who’ve continued the tradition into adulthood. Not so for us. In fact, until recently, I would have said you’d never get us to enter the gates of the Magic Kingdom or any of its brethren parks. […]

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Epic Discovery at Vail Mountain – Summer Adventure for Families

Photo by: Mark Woolcott “Play is really the work of childhood.” – Mr. Rogers Learning, play, and adventure are the key elements of the new Epic Discovery at Vail Mountain – and there is no more beautiful place to experience these as a family. Families can connect, create memories, and work together to overcome obstacles […]

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Art in Vermont

Art In Vermont: The Long Trail and Art Scene

Our family has enjoyed vacations annually in the Green Mountain State of Vermont for the past few years. On each visit, we have been struck by the raw natural beauty of the area, as well as the friendly citizens and unbelievably fresh food. Killington For this year’s trek into Vermont we decided to try a […]

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Beat the Heat in San Bernardino Mountains

Beat the Heat in the San Bernardino National Forest

With El Nino still in full force beating us down with 100-degree heat here in the Inland Empire (the collective term for the Southern California suburbs between LA and Palm Springs), locals are running (literally) to the mountains. And such great mountains we have surrounding us! The San Bernardino National Forest contains gems that Hollywood […]

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Northern Virginia Wine Country

Family-Friendly Northern Virginia’s Wine Country

Photo By Woman_In_Travel Just a short drive beyond the traffic of the beltway and the crowds of tourists in Washington D.C., families can find great local food and drink in Northern Virginia’s Wine Country. While the area continues to grow and develop to meet the demands of the Capital Region, there are still plenty of […]

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Field trip tips to Northern VA

Field Trip Tips to Northern Virginia

Photo Courtesy of BigStock One of my favorite parts of being a homeschooling family is seeking out the opportunities to experience hands on activities. I love to see them light up when we connect the dots between learning and knowing. Field trips are a wonderful way to connect those dots for kids and to touch […]

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