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Go New River Rafting with Kids at Adventures on the Gorge

Four years ago, my family left California for Washington DC. I can’t decide if I miss the mountains or the beaches the most. No, the Appalachian Mountains aren’t the same as the Sierra Nevadas. But in the past few years, I have found that the green, tree-covered peaks and pristine rivers of Appalachia can bring...

Best Wilmington, DE Activities for Families

Looking for a fun, kid-friendly road trip from DC or Philadelphia day trip? You should consider adding Wilmington, Delaware to your East Coast family vacation itinerary. Wilmington is located less than an hour from Philadelphia and only about two hours from Washington DC. It has historic mansions with beautiful sweeping gardens, riverside miniature golf, and...

Road Trip from DC to the New River Gorge, West Virginia

Travel in West Virginia is unique. It’s not about the museums at the next destination. It’s not about how many water slides are at a resort. Exploring West Virginia is a journey: from the point that the car tires leave the interstate pavement until they cross out of the Mountain State once again. West Virginia’s famous country...

A Historic Williamsburg, VA Family Vacation

Has Historic Williamsburg, VA been on your family vacation short list for years? Why haven’t you made the trip yet? Maybe a visit to America’s Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown sounds too much like a school field trip with not enough fun and relaxation.  The secret of this popular Virginia family vacation destination...

Find the Snow in West Virginia and Ski at Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Every time I return to West Virginia, the beauty of its mountains and the friendliness of its people strikes me anew. What a pleasant change from my carefully-managed, packed-full daily routine living just outside Washington DC! A couple of nights away from the city in Appalachia, and my family is refreshed. It’s even more special...

Massanutten Resort: A Mid-Atlantic Family Vacation Destination in Any Season

It’s no secret that I love to travel with my kids. We’ve shared adventures from the Alps of Switzerland to the coastline of California. However, as much as I enjoy showing my kids the world, my children’s favorite vacation memories tend to be our more simple travels closer to home. Yes, if given the choice,...

Kid-Friendly Snow Activities: Snow Parks for Toddlers on the East Coast

Snow tubing can be a lot of fun for the whole family. But what about families with toddlers or preschoolers in tow? Fortunately, there are several East Coast resorts and tubing parks that have carved out winter play and kiddie tubing areas to the delight of parents up and down the coast.

U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms: Cutting Down Your Own Tree

Photo Courtesy of BigStock/Andy Dean Photography The holiday season is officially here and for many of us, the season’s celebrations are not complete without a colorfully trimmed tree in our homes cut from the local Christmas Tree Farm. Artificial trees have become more and more popular in recent years, but Christmas tree purists like myself...

Northeast Pennsylvania: 6 Fall-Favorite Things to do in Pennsylvania with Kids

Find fall color and fabulous things to do in Pennsylvania with your family this autumn season: from Halloween traditions to outdoor explorations & more.
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