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Things to Do With Kids in Salem Oregon

Things to Do With Kids in Salem Oregon

Salem, Oregon has a great collection of places for families to explore, play and ride bikes. We easily filled up an afternoon with a visit to the children’s museum and a family walk at Salem’s Riverfront Park. Here are our visit highlights!

Top Places to Visit with Kids in Denver

Top Places to Visit with Kids in Denver

Colorado is a great place to visit on a family vacation. Denver, the Mile High City, has a huge variety of family-friendly activities and locations to enjoy year round. Here are some of our top places to visit with kids in Denver!

Educational Family Visit to the Denver Butterfly Pavilion

Educational Family Visit to the Denver Butterfly Pavilion

If you see a butterfly out in nature don’t touch it! Trying to handle a butterfly can take days off its already short life. This is just one of the facts we learned at the Denver Butterfly Pavilion. We saw a variety of butterflies up close and we learned how to protect natural butterfly habitats. My daughter even had the chance to hold a tarantula!

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Best Places for Hiking in the US

Best Places for Hiking in the US

Experience some of the best places for hiking in the United States! Colorado, Washington, Utah and Maine offer epic destinations for your next outdoor vacation or family adventure.

Things to Do in Denver with Kids: Downtown Aquarium

Things to Do in Denver with Kids: Downtown Aquarium

Visiting Colorado? A trip to the Downtown Aquarium is at the top of our list of things to do in Denver with kids. Our family enjoyed seeing the colorful aquatic exhibits, touching sting rays, and watching the live Mystic Mermaid show. See our visit highlights!

Fun Activities at the Children’s Museum of Denver

Fun Activities at the Children’s Museum of Denver

A trip to a children’s museum is an easy destination for a memorable family day. We really enjoyed stopping by the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus on a road trip through Colorado. Our kids spent a fun-filled afternoon climbing, role-playing and exploring! Here are some of our visit highlights.

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8 Tips for Flying with Kids

8 Tips for Flying with Kids

Flying on an airplane can be tricky with small children but it’s usually the fastest and most efficient way to travel. These tips for flying with kids can help make family travel on the airplane a little easier!

Perks of Giving Experiences Instead of Things

Perks of Giving Experiences Instead of Things

Family adventures can be a great holiday gift idea! It’s fun to enjoy a change of scene during the colder months of winter. Great Wolf Lodge offers a memorable family getaway at their Snowland Extravaganza, packed with family fun and winter festivities from November 24 to January 4.

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

Fishing with youngsters can be a very rewarding and memorable mini-adventure. A well planned fishing trip is such a great way to slow down and spend quality time in the outdoors with the young people in your life. Children absolutely love to catch fish. Before you head out, there are a few things to consider to make your trip successful.
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Why Great Wolf Lodge is a Great Family Vacation

Why Great Wolf Lodge is a Great Family Vacation

Great Wolf Lodge is a fun choice for a family weekend getaway. We had a blast playing MagiQuest, splashing at the water park, and exploring Moonstone Mine during the lodge’s Howl-O-Ween celebration.

Best Seattle Places for Family Adventures

Best Seattle Places for Family Adventures

This fall we enjoyed a short family road trip to Seattle, WA. We tried to plan the perfect combination of driving hours with memorable stops and engaging attractions. Here are some of the highlights from our Seattle weekend getaway!

Family Travel Essentials

Family Travel Essentials

Family travel is a great way to make memories and introduce kids to a variety of experiences. I love traveling with our young family but we’ve learned a lot along the way. This summer we traveled across more than 5 states in a 3,000 mile family road trip! These family travel essentials are helpful for solving problems, encouraging kids to maintain healthy habits on the go, and keeping kids entertained on the road.
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“Throw Away Packing” is a Genius Traveling Technique

“Throw Away Packing” is a Genius Traveling Technique

“Throw Away Packing” is the genius packing technique that leaves plenty of extra space for souvenirs. Your suitcase will have extra room when you throw away old items to make room for the new!

7 Tips for Taking Toddlers to a Theme Park

7 Tips for Taking Toddlers to a Theme Park

Summer is the perfect time to take your kids to the local theme park! Just slather on the sunscreen, grab your shades and load your kids into the car. These tips can help make it a little easier to take toddlers and young kids to the amusement park.

Interesting Things to Do Near Wallace, Idaho

Interesting Things to Do Near Wallace, Idaho

It’s fun to spend a weekend exploring somewhere new. Family trips don’t have to take you far away from home. We found lots to do on our short family camping trip in Wallace, Idaho. Just 45 minutes from home, we enjoyed exploring the historic town, hiking, sightseeing and adventuring.
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