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Driving Route 66 in Arizona

When it comes to road trips, you can’t beat Route 66, especially in Arizona. Stretches of the iconic road, which once connected Chicago to Los Angeles, wind through a national park and past curio shops, diners and family-friendly attractions in the state. You just need to set aside a few days, pack the car and […]

Family Fun in Phoenix

It doesn’t matter when you go, including summer, Phoenix has plenty of fun things for families to do, from museums and science centers to aquariums and waterparks. Musical Instrument Museum Recognized by TripAdvisor as one of the top 20 museums in the United States, the Musical Instrument Museum displays more than 6,500 indigenous and popular instruments […]

The Ultimate “Time Out”

Soccer practice. Music lessons. Student government. SAT and aptitude testing. Science field trips. And all of it falling after the 3 p.m. school bell rings. When it comes to tight schedules and over-programming, why should adults have all the fun when it comes to mindful ways to release tension and stress? Recent studies at Harvard […]

A Guide to Spring Training in Phoenix

Can’t wait for baseball season to start? Don’t. Every March, Phoenix hosts 15 Major League Baseball teams, including the Chicago Cubs and the 2018 National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers, for Cactus League spring training. (The 15 other teams play in the Grapefruit League in Florida). The games, held at 10 ballparks throughout the Phoenix […]

National Parks For Beginners

Visiting some national parks in the New Year? With so many amazing locales to choose from, it can seem overwhelming to begin planning, but it’s easier than you think. Whether it’s your family’s first national park trip together or it has just been awhile, there are a few easy steps to get started. Pick Your […]

The Spirit and Traditions of Dia de Los Muertos Excite, Entertain and Educate

For a more worldly and curious generation of kids and teens, Halloween has never been the only game in town. Dia de Los Muertos, which immediately follows on Nov. 1 and 2, keeps the party going with a variety of family-driven customs from Mexico and other countries. There is perhaps no holiday more family driven […]