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Indiana Dunes National Park

Indiana Dunes National Park is the newest park in the national park system and, with its easily accessible location just south of Chicago (there’s even train service available from the city), it makes for a perfect visit when you’re in the area. Pristine Beaches Given the park’s setting on Lake Michigan, it goes without saying […]

F is for Flagstaff, and Family Reunions

You love your family. All 700 members scattered around the world. Trying to get everyone together is another story. People have their lives and kids have their sports and many of the older members have their ways. Sometimes, a date set way in advance for a special occasion, like a milestone birthday, a graduation or […]

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, […]

Activities with Kids on a Camping Trip

Camping is like no other vacation for kids, and with a little encouragement from you, they will soon unplug and even enjoy being tech-free for a few days. The trick is to engage them by having activities ready to suggest, activities that aren’t things they can do everyday at home. Here are some of our […]

Nature Getaways in South Carolina

Ready to watch dolphins frolic and fireflies dance? In South Carolina, family adventures can include these activities and much, much more. The waters that make up the mouth of the Kiawah River as it joins the Atlantic Ocean are a great place to observe dolphin pods herd fish onto the riverbanks. The dolphins, who live […]

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 […]