Outdoors and wellness in Gulf Shores Alabama

I love it when a destination surprises me. Before visiting Gulf Shores Alabama, I pictured pretty white sand beaches, a party scene of high rises and beach bars, and plenty of greasy fried seafood in paper-lined plastic baskets. And I'm told that up … [Read more...]

Southern California pit stop: Pioneertown

Pioneertown, California is located in the Morongo Basin of southern California's Inland Empire. If traveling from Joshua Tree National Park or Palm Springs toward San Bernardino or Los Angeles, Pioneertown will (almost) be on your way. And it's worth … [Read more...]

Two days in Joshua Tree National Park and Indian Cove Campground with Kids

Joshua Tree National Park is a gem! With a higher elevation than our other favorite desert camping location, Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree offers a desert experience with more vegetation, wildflowers, and of course, Joshua Tree’s fabled … [Read more...]

Wet ’n Wild Palm Springs with kids

In our experience Wet ’n Wild operations are largely the same wherever you go, but certainly, Palm Springs is an ideal location for one. Open in spring and summer, Wet ’n Wild Palm Springs includes all you could ask for in an outdoor water park and a … [Read more...]

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits has a Kidscore of 80. What's a Kidscore? If you have any natural history lovers in your family, you can’t miss a stop at the Page Museum (home of the La Brea tar pits) during a visit to the Los Angeles area. I’m going to go … [Read more...]

A stay at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, CA with SPG Kids’ Pass

The desert oasis of the Westin Mission Hills is located adjacent to Palm Springs, CA in Rancho Mirage, CA. While it may seem slightly on the crazy side to visit this part of the California desert in summer, we had a wonderful stay here, even in July. … [Read more...]

Desert Botanical Garden

Just in time for Mother's Day, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona makes for the perfect pit stop or sun-filled family outing. (Or maybe I'm just suffering from a severe case of sun-envy here in Oregon!) But what makes Desert Botanical so … [Read more...]

Naval Aviation Museum

1750 Radford Blvd., Suite C Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL The National Naval Aviation Museum, located within Navel Air Station Pensacola, makes for a wonderful (and free!) pitstop along I-10. Parent reviewer Jen of Two Kids and a Map and … [Read more...]

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

3540 Thomasville Rd Tallahassee, FL Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is a wonderful place to get out and stretch your legs during a long trip. During blooming season, flowers paint the walk with beautiful colors and during the off season you … [Read more...]

Tallahassee Museum with kids

3945 Museum Drive Tallahassee, FL The Tallahassee Museum is located on I-10 mid-way between Pensacola and Jacksonville. Says Lucia of Dim Sum, Bagels and Crawfish, We drive I-10 between Florida and Louisiana on a pretty regular basis and each … [Read more...]