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Best Things to Do In Pittsburgh With Kids

It’s not just steel that steals the show in Pitts­burgh. Large sand­wich­es, roller coast­ers, river­boats, and muse­ums share the spot­light in the city that built Amer­i­ca! Pitts­burgh is full of fun activ­i­ties for kids and teens, even those that are only kids at heart. Some…

8 Best NYC Activities With Kids

There were few places on Earth my par­ents loved to vis­it, with their kids, more than New York City.  From a young age, my sib­lings and I became well-acquaint­ed with the vibrant city, and for me, it formed a life­long love with the Big Apple.  In the ear­ly years of our…

5 Best Things To Do With Kids For New Years Eve 2020 in L.A.

Nope, it’s not hap­pen­ing. The crowd­ed liv­ing room full of friends, hug­ging and kiss­ing each oth­er over goopy, sug­ar-filled desserts and salty, crunchy snacks. Drinks that may or may not leave you feel­ing a bit queasy the next morn­ing. Well, the drink­ing part may still…

6 Tips to Plan a Safer Holiday Family Reunion

Plan­ning a fam­i­ly reunion this year isn’t easy, as we all strug­gle to find safe ways to see loved ones. Our fam­i­ly has had to get cre­ative with host­ing out­door grand­par­ent vis­its. There’s even talk of a back porch Christ­mas tree.  When mak­ing plans to get together,…

Holiday Family Shopping in Ohio’s Amish Country

A shop­ping trip to Amish coun­try is the per­fect hol­i­day and long week­end get­away! The pace of life is slow­er in Amish coun­try. It offers a chance to final­ly enjoy the scenery and the time to do it. There aren’t many high­ways, so you have no choice but to take the back…

7 Best Holiday Activities in Chicago for Families

The hol­i­days are always my favorite time of year.  The mun­dane becomes the mag­i­cal.  And nowhere is that trans­for­ma­tion more evi­dent than in the city of Chica­go.  The steel and con­crete land­scape sud­den­ly becomes awash in green­ery, twin­kling lights, and rib­bons and…

The Best Things To Do At Dollywood

I love a good amuse­ment park. I con­sid­er myself some­thing of a guru. But, until recent­ly, I had nev­er been to Dol­ly­wood theme park. So, when my hus­band found him­self with vaca­tion time to blow, we packed up our car and head­ed for Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. …

Perfect Holiday Gifts for Family Travelers

For many, the hol­i­days are the most won­der­ful time of the year.  For those of us who strug­gle with find­ing the per­fect gifts, it can also be the most stress­ful, full of fran­tic cat­a­log flip­ping, man­ic Ama­zon scrolling, and hec­tic trips to Tar­get (which we all know are…

The Best Things to See in 48 Hours in Salzburg

If you’re plan­ning a trip to Aus­tria — Salzburg like­ly falls low on your list of places to vis­it. You’ll like­ly put it well below bustling Vien­na, charm­ing Inns­bruck, and Ins­ta-wor­thy Hall­statt.  In fact, if you’re not a rav­ing Sound of Music fan, like me, there’s a…

Four Spots on the Gulf Coast for A Low-Key Family Vacation

My fam­i­ly has a spe­cial way we recharge. When the gray clouds of the win­ter months get us down, we pack up the kids and flee south for a low-key, fam­i­ly beach vaca­tion on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Grow­ing up, I loved the trips my par­ents planned to Pana­ma City Beach each…

L.A. Fam­i­ly Trav­el arti­cles help South­ern Cal­i­for­nia fam­i­lies (and oth­ers!) plan their best trips, when kids are out of school, to make the most of their fam­i­ly vaca­tions. We also share lots of great day and week­end fam­i­ly trip ideas from, and with­in, Los Ange­les and beyond. But. Trav­el­ing with chil­dren can be tough. Our writ­ers share tips on sur­vival as well as the best and most fun activ­i­ties to do with kids when you trav­el. Look for sto­ries on Tues­days and Fri­days.  Many Fri­day sto­ries come with videos from our YouTube chan­nel!

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