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Your Ultimate Guide to Visiting Carlsbad Caverns [With a Day Trip to Guadalupe Mountains NP]

Some of my mother’s most vivid childhood memories are from Carlsbad Caverns National Park. She told me of her family entering on “a steep, slippery trail” to the “freezing caves.” Not surprisingly, I didn’t visit Carlsbad Caverns as a child. Thankfully, my family finally took a Southwest road trip including a visit to Carlsbad Caverns...
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Things to Do in Waco including Magnolia Market

What’s in Waco, Texas? Located between three major arteries, Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Waco is a destination point for fans of the HGTV show, Fixer Upper. Folks will travel thousands of miles to Magnolia Market at the Silos for inspiration and, I believe, a taste of something wholesome. Check out the many things to do in Waco, including...

Top 10 FUN Things to Do in Dallas with Kids

When you think of Dallas, what comes to mind? Something about guns, trucks, and a J.R. character, right? Push all those visions aside for a moment! While there are still urban cowboys and socialites around, there are so many fun things to do in Dallas with kids. The thriving metropolis of downtown Dallas awaits your...
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Top 5 Texas Weekend Getaways for Families

Some say an apple a day, we say how about a weekend getaway! A quick trip close to home may be just what the doctor ordered to put some pep back in your step. Take a minute to drool over our top picks for Texas weekend getaways. From small town shopping to lakeside lounging, one...

Morgan’s Wonderland: An Amusement Park for all Abilities

Whether it’s a game of tag on the playground or enjoying an amusement ride experience, everyone wants to fit in. Kids with special needs are no exception. These situations are especially challenging for them. Rides usually aren’t designed with special needs in mind. Social situations are daunting. As the mother of an autistic son, I...

History and Culture: Things to do in San Antonio with Kids

  San Antonio is a boisterous, colorful, blatantly cheerful city. It vibrantly celebrates its multicultural history and culture on nearly every street corner. From La Entorcha de la Amistad (the Torch of Friendship) to the film installation San Antonio|The Saga, collective memory is palpable and a sense of deep reverence for the people of the...

Where To Take Your Train Enthusiast Kid

I remember when my eldest was two and grandpa bought him a train table. He spent hours and hours building tracks and going around the table in circles. His favorite train was James (from Thomas and Friends). For all of you moms and dads who have a little one who is a budding train enthusiast,...

Best Hotel Pools in the United States for Families

When the weather warms up and we are in summer travel mode my kids have only one hotel amenity request, a great pool. Here are our picks for the best pools in the USA.

South Padre Island with Kids

Soft, sandy beach and the clear, warm water of the Gulf of Mexico – check. Family friendly entertainment and restaurants – double check. While South Padre Island has a reputation as a spring break party hub, it is a laid-back beach town perfect for family vacations as well (just avoid March!). Even during the coldest...
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