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Summer Fun in Asheville, North Carolina

The mountainous North Carolina city of Asheville has everything you’d want in a family getaway: great attractions, outdoor adventures and kid-friendly venues. Here’s where to go and what to do when you visit. Biltmore Estates Asheville’s most popular attraction, Biltmore Estates, is a must see. Families can take a self-guided, guided or specialty tour of […]

Remaining Open Minded During a Shutdown (and Other Unfortunate Events)

When things take an unexpected turn, many will quote a line from John Lennon’s “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)”: “Life is what happens when you make other plans.” The line fits the recent government shutdown, which descended on the American public during the holiday season and lasted over a month, though it is probably not the […]

Best Family-Friendly Spots to Sleep and Eat in Durham

Durham, North Carolina, has certainly come into its own over the last several years. Bull City’s downtown is thriving, with new hotels popping up and dozens of restaurants within walking distance, along with charming local shops and boutiques. Startups are swarming to the area to take advantage of diverse talent and tech. Whatever your reason […]

Best Durham Activities and Attractions for All Ages

Headed to Durham, North Carolina, with the family? Whether they’re just tagging along on a parental business trip or you’re headed somewhere out of the ordinary for a spring break getaway, there’s plenty of activities and attractions to suit all ages. The Museum of Life and Science Durham’s Museum of Life and Science is a […]

Sun, Sand, History and Helping Out

Right around the holiday season and the first snowfall, thoughts often turn to warm weather vacations. For generations, the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico have been choice spots given their easy access and numerous family-friendly resorts and attractions. As many of these regions still recover from the catastrophic effects of last year’s and this […]

All Aboard!

Hop on the Polar Express train ride through the Great Smoky Mountains, Nov. 9–Dec. 31. Families enjoy an hour-plus, round-trip journey, departing from Bryson City depot in Bryson City, North Carolina. Kids will press their faces against the glass windows in wonder, watching the wilderness and natural beauty pass on their way to the North […]