Block Island guide for families

Summer is an excellent time to visit Block Island Rhode Island! This small, flat island off the coast of the state is often overlooked (mainland Newport is also a great destination), but families looking for a slower-pased vacation or weekend getaway … [Read more...]

Best Beach Towns: Newport, Rhode Island

It's time to start planning beach vacations! Our series of best beach towns for families is constantly building. Our latest addition: Newport, Rhode Island.  For a New England beach feel, plenty of shopping and seafood, and quaint lodging, Newport … [Read more...]

Atlanta with kids: Stone Mountain Park and Atlanta Botanical Garden

After touring the city of Atlanta with kids, get into nature and spend a day out of doors! Visitors don't have to venture far to experience the Atlanta Botanical Garden (it's minutes from the city center), and Stone Mountain Park is only a short … [Read more...]

Top kid-friendly attractions in Las Vegas

There are a lot of "top" lists when it comes to parents visiting Las Vegas with kids. As a Las Vegas resident of thirty-five years, I'm happy to list some of the top spots for children off Las Vegas Boulevard. Centennial Hills Park & … [Read more...]

Big White Ice Tower Climb: a family activity (yes, really!)

Among the many unique outdoor activities offered at Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna BC is their 60 foot Ice Tower. The only such tower in North America, this structure is looms as a huge, contoured block of ice in the center of Big White's Adventure … [Read more...]

Seattle’s Pike Place Market with kids

Any itinerary for Seattle Washington should include a family visit to Pike Place Market. Particularly bustling on weekends, the market is great to visit almost any day of the year, and is open all day, making it perfect to fit into anyone's travel … [Read more...]

Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay, BC

At first glance in a guidebook or two, I didn't think the Butchart Gardens had much to offer a family with three active kids. I was wrong: the two hours we spent there waiting for a recent ferry crossing from Sidney BC to Washington's San Juan … [Read more...]

Where to find tide pools in Tofino, Vancouver Island, BC

Every tide pool we saw in Tofino, BC on Vancouver Island's west coast was more amazing than the last. After a while, we stopped exclaiming about it and learned to expect to be stunned by the intertidal beauty of this area. Where to find the best tide … [Read more...]

Kayaking the Vancouver Island west coast with Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Families don't have to venture far into the Pacific or spend a whole day (and a whole lotta cash) seeing nature up close on a Vancouver Island west coast kayaking tour. When we joined Majestic Ocean Kayaking on their half-day harbor tour, we hadn't … [Read more...]

Top 10 family hiking trails in Utah

It's difficult to select only ten great family hiking trails in Utah, but the trails in Utah's national parks are especially good places for families to explore the natural wonders of the world together. These are my family's favorite trails from … [Read more...]