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Great Camping Activities at Priest Lake in Idaho

Great Camping Activities at Priest Lake in Idaho

Priest Lake is one of Idaho’s beautiful spots for family adventures, with spacious camp sites, hiking trails and a variety of outdoor activities. Here are some of our family’s favorite things to do at Priest Lake!

Video! Phoenix Arizona Family Adventure

Video! Phoenix Arizona Family Adventure

Watch our Phoenix family adventure video! We had a blast exploring Phoenix, Arizona with our 3 kids. We camped in our RV at several awesome desert campgrounds and did homeschool on the go.

10 Great Kids Activities Near Phoenix, Arizona

10 Great Kids Activities Near Phoenix, Arizona

We tried out a bunch of family activities on our 2021 RV trip to Arizona. When we explore a new area, we usually alternate paid activities with lots of free family hikes, outdoor adventures and scenic drives. Here are the highlights of our favorite destinations and things to do with kids near Phoenix, Arizona.
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Phoenix, Arizona | RV Camping & Kids Activities

Phoenix, Arizona | RV Camping & Kids Activities

We took our kids on a RV trip to Phoenix, Arizona. We boondocked in the desert and camped at state parks. Our favorite activities while RV camping include hiking, exploring, enjoying the local scenery and doing fun kids activities!

Video! Arizona RV Road Trip

Video! Arizona RV Road Trip

Watch our Arizona family road trip video! We discovered lots of adventures with our three kids and our cat. We left Idaho and drove through parts of Oregon and Utah before arriving in Arizona.

Arizona Family Road Trip & RV Adventure

Arizona Family Road Trip & RV Adventure

A family adventure can be a great getaway after the holidays in the middle of winter. To kick off 2021, our family rented our house in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to another family for 3 months. We headed down to Arizona with our RV toy hauler, our 3 kids and our cat, Frankie. We planned to maintain a regular routine while camping and boondocking, which includes homeschooling our kids and working remotely in Arizona. Here are some of the highlights of our road trip and adventures while exploring the sunny land of cactus!
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Summer Kids Activities near Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Colorado

Summer Kids Activities near Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Colorado

Summer family adventures are a great way to explore new places. We spent four days near Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Silverthorne on a summer family road trip through Colorado. Here are the highlights of things we found to do with kids in Summit County, Colorado!

Things to Do with Kids at Winchester Lake State Park

Things to Do with Kids at Winchester Lake State Park

One of the best things about living in the Pacific Northwest is that we have so many great destinations to explore so close to home. Winchester Lake State Park is one of those destinations, just two and a half hours south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. […]

Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

The off-season is a great time to travel and enjoy some weather that’s different than what you’re used to. We often head to warmer climates in February and March, when our North Idaho area is frosty with snow. This year we headed to the California coast. We took our young kids on several amazing coastal hikes and scenic walks on the beach. We also explored the local Pismo Beach downtown area and took a memorable tour of Hearst Castle. These great places to take kids near Pismo Beach, CA provided plenty of activities and adventures for our family!
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9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

It’s awesome living close to Pacific Northwest destinations such as Seattle, Washington. On a family trip we explored Pike Place Market, burned some energy at Seattle Center Artists at Play playground enjoyed a relaxing visit to Woodland Park Zoo. See the highlights of our visit!

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

You can find lots of great family activities to enjoy in Northwest Montana. We ventured across a swinging bridge, slid down an Alpine Slide and took the kids to a musical. Don’t miss these 5 things to do with kids near Glacier National Park!

Family Hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge

Family Hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge

Sometimes the best adventures are right around the corner and close to home. Our family went on a
really fun day hike to Kootenai Falls during one of our trips to Montana. We packed some snacks and
headed out to enjoy the sunshine!
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Family Camping & Hiking Essentials

Family Camping & Hiking Essentials

Summer is prime time for family adventures! Don’t forget to bring these camping and hiking essentials on your next family expedition in the great outdoors.

How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation

How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation

Plan a memorable family vacation to escape from your daily routine, explore far from home and have fun with your favorite people. These tips can be customized for any budget, any location and any length of trip!

Adventurous Places to Explore with Kids in Florence, Oregon

Adventurous Places to Explore with Kids in Florence, Oregon

The Oregon Coast is a memorable destination for families who live in the Pacific Northwest. For our family, it’s about an 8 hour drive from our home in North Idaho. We’ve visited Florence, Oregon for a weekend getaway several times with our kids. The best thing about family adventures is that you can change up your experience each time. On one trip, we stayed in a cozy Oregon Coast vacation rental through Airbnb. Another trip we brought our RV and experienced camping near the sand dunes. Here are some of the fun family activities we’ve enjoyed near the Oregon Coast!

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