Northstar California with kids: an Aspen Grove mountain condo stay

Families visiting Northstar California have a dizzying array of lodging options.  If you're staying a week or more, or have a large group, we recommend a home rental in one of Northstar's mountain neighborhoods. If you want luxury and ski-in, ski-out … [Read more...]

Winter at the Utah Olympic Park with kids

While exploring Park City Utah with kids, families will want to reserve time to visit the Utah Olympic Park. This half-day excursion is only minutes from Park City Utah, and 25 miles from Salt Lake City. The Utah Olympic Park is the site of … [Read more...]

Squaw Valley CA with school-aged kids and teens: where to stay, dine, and ski

Think it's too early to start thinking about a ski vacation? Not so! October is an ideal month to book ski or snowboard travel, as resorts off early-bird pricing and other ski vacation discounts. This week is Ski Week on Trekaroo, where you can find … [Read more...]

Educational Travel: Is Temple Square Salt Lake City for everyone?

On a recent drive through Salt Lake City, we decided to stop (for the first time) at the city's famed Temple Square, and it made me wonder: is Temple Square Salt Lake City for everyone? I'll start with a disclaimer: we're not of the LDS faith. … [Read more...]

Berkeley CA’s Adventure Playground

Remember playgrounds without padded mats below every surface and safety bars at every turn? Remember building forts in backyards with scraps of plywood and old nails? So does Adventure Playground Berkeley, located at the marina in Berkeley … [Read more...]

Educational Travel: California Trail Center Elko Nevada

Yes, you can still travel with your kids after back-to-school...just make it educational! In the following weeks, we'll be highlighting historical and educational pit stops to explore with your school-aged kids. The California Trail Center Elko … [Read more...]

Where to stay at Canyons Resort: Hyatt Escala review

Canyons Resort in Park City has several top-tier lodging options for families to choose from (we'll be reviewing several this week!), but our new favorite just might be the Hyatt Escala Lodge. Why is this property where to stay at Canyons? The … [Read more...]

Summer at Park City Mountain Resort: Mountain Biking trails

The Canyons Resort in Park City has the only gravity-based mountain biking in Utah. Expert riders will be well challenged on the miles of black diamond-level single track trails and terrain features in the Canyons Bike Park. But that doesn't mean … [Read more...]

What to do in Park City in the summer with kids

Park City, Utah is truly a year-round resort town. It's one of our Best Ski Town picks, but that doesn't mean families shouldn't visit during summer months: on our visit in June 2013, Main Street was bustling, and parking was challenging to find. … [Read more...]

Downhill mountain biking with Northstar Bike Academy

In the process of soaking up all the summer ski resort activities on offer at Northstar California this July, the whole family took part in the Northstar Bike Academy Bike 101 package. Bike 101 includes a full day lift ticket, half-day bike and … [Read more...]