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Camping Made Comfy at Mendocino Grove

With school back in session, you may have found yourself wishing you’d gotten in one more getaway before jumping into the grind of schedules and homework. Does heading to Northern California for a Mendocino camping trip sound tempting? How about one where you don’t have to pitch a tent or collect the firewood? Mendocino Grove...

Guide to National Parks in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area may be known for its big cities and sweeping mega bridges but did you know there are 11 great national parks installations in the Bay Area? These special places preserve nature and history for current and future generations to enjoy. From legendary prisons to towering redwood forests, here is your...

Best National Park Hikes with Kids

National park vacations make for some of the best family vacations. Our national parks are great places to bond, be active, and enjoy some technology-free time in nature. One of our favorite things to do in national parks is hike. Hiking is a wonderful way to really become immersed in these special places. We asked...

Visit Joshua Tree National Park

With its towering boulders, diverse desert life, and iconic namesake trees, it’s no wonder that over two million people make the journey into the desert to visit Joshua Tree National Park every year. Most people who visit Joshua Tree take a day trip from the Palm Springs or Los Angeles area. If they get an...

Favorite Places to Walk or Hike in Oregon

Oregon is an outdoor family’s playground. From mountain peaks to miles and miles of beautiful forests, it has the variety and the fresh air families love. Here are few of the places we have been to go for a walk or hike with our little guy.  Photo by: flickr/jeffgunn Best places to hike in Oregon...

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...

Getting out in the Great Outdoors with Infants and Toddlers- Advice from a Mom Who Does It!

My husband and I have always loved to explore the outdoors; before having children, we had many outdoor adventures together. When I became pregnant with our son, we were told over and over that once he arrived, all our outdoor adventures would have to come to an end, at least for the first couple years....

Hiking in Alaska with Kids

  Hiking in Alaska with kids is less daunting than one might think. While the 49th state indeed possesses a large number of rugged trails far into the back country, plenty of opportunities exist for the casual family and hiking group wishing to sample a bit of outdoor recreation, northern-style. Our crew frequently throws walking...
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