South Lake Tahoe lodging for families: Aston Lakeland Village

I might as well admit it: I'm a North Lake Tahoe girl. I grew up near North Tahoe, and because of this, I simply know the area better. While I do love skiing at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood on the South side, my heart--usually--belongs to the North. … [Read more...]

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Just 20 minutes from the bright and bustling Las Vegas strip, Red Rock Canyon can be a welcome respite from the crowds, especially in the spring or fall. (If visiting in summer, try to make it a morning expedition.) Start at the visitor's … [Read more...]

Grown-Up Getaway: Downtown Las Vegas and Fremont Street

If your usual Las Vegas stomping grounds include only the Strip, or if, like me, you think 'been there, done that' when it comes to a Las Vegas getaway, a stay (or even just a day) in historic downtown Las Vegas may be just what you need to see this … [Read more...]

Guide to Las Vegas with kids: family-friendly Las Vegas vacation

I've never thought of Las Vegas as a family-friendly trip idea, but in the past few years, Vegas hotels and attractions have made strides to be more kid-oriented. Now that our local airport offers a cheap direct flight to Las Vegas (as many do), … [Read more...]

Family-friendly Vegas hotel: Marriott Vacation Club Grand Chateau

Is Las Vegas a family-friendly destination? While I believe there are better vacation choices for families, there are plenty of reasons families find themselves here, from conventions to shows to sport tournaments. And when you do go, you'll need a … [Read more...]

Most haunted destinations in the US (and why kids should visit)

Curious about touring one of the most haunted destinations in the US? The following family travel destinations have tales to tell. Visit with ghosts in mind, or opt for a spirit-free experience with educational tours, historical sites, and … [Read more...]

Why Reno, Nevada should be on your family travel radar

Never considered spending family vacation time in the Biggest Little City in the World? I get it: Reno, Nevada is usually a stop-over for road tripping families, a pit stop en route to Tahoe, Vegas, or the San Francisco Bay Area. However, Reno has … [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...]

Family friendly Las Vegas: Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Desert Club Resort

Guest post written by Sisily Calvert. While most think of Vegas as Sin City, my family loves to take the challenge of finding family friendly Las Vegas Nevada experiences, as the city is our home away from home. We recently tallied up our trips to … [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...]