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6 Reasons Why I Love Homeschooling My Kids

6 Reasons Why I Love Homeschooling My Kids

I have been homeschooling my kids for 4 years. I use a great curriculum and have a flexible school schedule. We do many creative activities and go on adventures! Here are my top reasons why I love homeschooling my kids!

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!

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!

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. We headed down there with our kids for a relaxing multi-day camping trip!

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5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

Families of all ages will enjoy these Whitefish Mountain Resort activities in Montana. Slide down the Alpine Slide, race down the Summer Tubing run and enjoy the views from the Gondola. See the highlights of our family visit!

Family Hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge

Family Hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge

Our family went on a really fun day trip and casual hike to Kootenai Falls and the swinging bridge, during one of our trips to Montana. We packed some snacks and headed out to enjoy the sunshine!

How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation

How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation

The best part of a family vacation is the chance to escape from your daily routine, explore far from home and have fun with your favorite people. You can accomplish all of this with a simple plan crafted to fit your budget. These tips for how to plan an awesome family vacation can be customized for any location and any length of trip!
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Adventurous Places to Explore with Kids in Florence, Oregon

Adventurous Places to Explore with Kids in Florence, Oregon

The Oregon Coast is a great destination for families who live in the Pacific Northwest. Here are some of the fun family activities and adventures we’ve enjoyed near Florence, Oregon.

Adventurous Pacific Northwest Family Vacation Destinations

Adventurous Pacific Northwest Family Vacation Destinations

These Pacific Northwest family vacation destinations promise memorable adventures and interesting activities. We’ve experienced many of these gems of the Pacific Northwest with our own family!

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. Even in winter, Colorado has more to offer than just ski slopes and mountain peaks (although these are awesome!). Denver, the Mile High City, has a huge variety of family-friendly activities and locations to enjoy year round. On a family trip in January, we explored a bunch of fun places in Denver. We also left with a list of even more places that we hope to visit next time. Here are some of our top places to visit with kids in Denver!
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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!

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

You know the routine, kids get new toys for the holidays, play with their toys for a few weeks and quickly move on to the next thing. Christmas gifts can easily end up in next summer’s garage sale. Our family has learned that family adventures can be a great holiday gift idea! It’s also 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!
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