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Preparing for Hikes with Kids

No matter where you are hiking or who you are hiking with, it is important to be prepared for the challenges of any given hike. For longer hikes, this means bringing water and snacks. When kids are in tow, prepping for a hike changes completely. Perhaps the most important thing about prepping a hiking trip, […]

Tour de France Wannabes Can Explore the Alps on Two Wheels

There’s more to France than Paris and the Riviera, and this year Undiscovered Mountains is looking to lure cyclists to the French Alps for a bike holiday along the Tour de France route, which includes attractions you wouldn’t be able to access any other way. The company, which specializes in multi-activity holidays, created a Ride […]

10 Terrific Trips in Fort Collins, Colorado

Just an hour north of Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado, provides a great family trip alternative to Colorado’s busier capital. Located on the banks of the Cache La Poudre River and home to Colorado State University, Fort Collins is known in part for the collection of quirkily painted pianos scattered throughout the downtown area, where visitors […]

Nature-Loving Locales in Texas

Summer travels and family excursions are always a great excuse to get together and enjoy the fleeting free time and long, sunny days. Whether the kids are out of school and looking for something to do or you have some vacation days on your hands you want to put to good use, there are a […]

Age-Appropriate Fun With Backroads Adventure Travel

If you’ve ever tried a family tour package only to find the other children on the trip are either a lot older or younger than yours, you know the frustration of trying to get everyone to fit in. Let’s face it, teens don’t typically want to hang with toddlers and vice versa. Adventure travel company […]

Mentawais Islands: A Surfing Family’s Paradise

Surfers are crazy. Maybe not the certifiable kinda crazy but they will go to insane lengths to catch that perfect wave. For his milestone birthday, my surfer husband, Howard, wanted to surf around the Mentawais Islands in Indonesia. His dream was for our family of five to ride on one wave at the same time. […]