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The Best Things To Do At Dollywood

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, …

How to Plan the Ultimate Washington D.C. Trip with Kids

How to Plan the Ultimate Washington D.C. Trip with Kids

With free attrac­tions and some of the world’s top muse­ums, vis­it­ing Wash­ing­ton, D.C. with kids is one of the best vaca­tions for a fam­i­ly. But some­how, despite all the ben­e­fits of this kid-friend­ly vaca­tion spot, our fam­i­ly found ourselves …

The Seven Things You Must Do On Your Family Trip To Zurich

The Seven Things You Must Do On Your Family Trip To Zurich

As a kid, my dad trav­eled a lot for work, catch­ing flights to far flung des­ti­na­tions like Japan, Ger­many, and Italy.  I thought it sound­ed so glam­orous.  I remem­ber ask­ing him once what his favorite city in the world was.  Zurich, he said. And …

A Walk In The Redwoods: Family Activities at the Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort

A Walk In The Redwoods: Family Activities at the Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort

When I heard the news, a wave of relief so great washed over me, I felt the unex­pect­ed strain of tears, bits of mois­ture man­ag­ing to squeeze through. Until that moment, I had­n’t real­ized our fam­i­ly camp­ing trip to San­ta Cruz Red­woods RV Resort …

Our First RV Trip: A Beachy Way of Life — Review: Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

Our First RV Trip: A Beachy Way of Life — Review: Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

It’s the divid­ing line between youth and age. It was about 63 degrees at the beach where we camped at a near­by Pis­mo Beach RV park. A sharp wind made me wish I could retract my head into my body like a tur­tle. At the same time, my boys, 10 and …

Woodward Park City: Extreme Family Travel

Woodward Park City: Extreme Family Travel

It’s a side-effect of par­ent­ing. Once your kids get close to 10 years old, you are sud­den­ly the least cool per­son they know. No mat­ter what you were before becom­ing their moth­er or father, you are now the voice of Char­lie Brown’s teacher anytime 

Three Fun Days In Vail With Adventurous Kids (video too!)

Three Fun Days In Vail With Adventurous Kids (video too!)

It was only because we used snow­board­ing as the hook.      But it was the promise of a fam­i­ly trip to a ski resort in the Col­orado Rocky Moun­tains that enticed the col­lege boy to trav­el with us to Vail, Col­orado over …

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An All-Inclusive for All-Inclusive Haters

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An All-Inclusive for All-Inclusive Haters

It’s the per­fect all-inclu­sive vaca­tion for fam­i­lies who hate all-inclu­sive vaca­tions. The Grand Velas in Riv­iera Maya, min­utes from the Can­cun air­port, will sat­is­fy your lux­u­ry trip dreams at a Mex­i­co-afford­able price tag!

Escape to Kauai With Family

Escape to Kauai With Family

Only, upon arrival at our Airbnb, our fam­i­ly dis­cov­ered there was no key left inside the mail­box as promised by the land­lord. Learn how our crazy solu­tions cre­at­ed the adven­tures that bind us.

No Spoilers! What to Expect from Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

No Spoilers! What to Expect from Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

The time has come, Star Wars: Rise of the Resis­tance is final­ly open at Dis­ney­land. See what the expe­ri­ence was like, what to expect, and whether our expec­ta­tions were met in this no spoil­ers guide.

Attraction Review: Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Attraction Review: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Uni­ver­sal Orlan­do’s per­fect­ly named new coast­er is def­i­nite­ly both mag­i­cal and an adven­ture. When the Wiz­ard­ing World of Har­ry Pot­ter first opened in 2010 at Uni­ver­sal’s Islands of Adven­ture Park, a vis­it to Uni­ver­sal Orlan­do Resort immediately 

Adventures by Disney SoCal Escape: How To Get Behind The Scenes at Disneyland

Adventures by Disney SoCal Escape: How To Get Behind The Scenes at Disneyland

I love Dis­ney­land, so when my son and I were invit­ed to expe­ri­ence the 4‑day Adven­tures by Dis­ney: Dis­ney­land Resort and South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Escape, I was  beyond excit­ed. But even I could nev­er imag­ine the amount of pix­ie dust that was about to 

Hop On — Hop Off Bus Tours: An Affordable Way to Travel with Kids

Hop On — Hop Off Bus Tours: An Affordable Way to Travel with Kids

I’ve spent a good deal of time on the top of a dou­ble-deck­er bus – and not just in Lon­don where that sort of thing is expect­ed. In quite a few dif­fer­ent cities, dou­ble-deck­er bus tours have allowed my fam­i­ly to see the sights, get around town, …

A Magical Family Adventure in India

A Magical Family Adventure in India

  The fol­low­ing post was writ­ten by Jen­nifer Spatz. Jen­nifer enjoys com­bin­ing fam­i­ly trav­el with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to give back as much as we do. She also val­ues get­ting to know local cul­tures in authen­tic set­tings. We are hop­ing to join …

The ABC's of Food Tours with Teens

The ABC’s of Food Tours with Teens

When­ev­er my sons and I trav­el to a new city, we always take a food tour (at this point, we’ve tak­en at least ten). It ini­tial­ly start­ed because we want­ed to try a famous food from a spe­cif­ic area, like beignets in New Orleans, BBQ in Austin, or …

Walking the Streets of NYC: 2 Tours with Kids & Teens

Walking the Streets of NYC: 2 Tours with Kids & Teens

New York City is a walk­ing city. Now, the idea of a “walk­ing city” may seem strange to any­one from L.A. because we have a rep­u­ta­tion of nev­er walk­ing any­where. Ever. But one of the coolest things about New York is that there are so many amazing …

Cruising the San Francisco Bay with Teens

Cruising the San Francisco Bay with Teens

a kayak­ing adven­ture  San Fran­cis­co’s nick­name is The City by the Bay, so when I trav­eled to San Fran­cis­co last Decem­ber with my two teenaged sons, we decid­ed it would be fun to see the city from the bay. A Dif­fer­ent View — Photo 

Crashing the President's House with Kids

Crashing the President’s House with Kids

Trav­el­ing To His­to­ry with Teenagers Vis­it­ing the home of our cur­rent pres­i­dent in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. is not as sim­ple as show­ing up and knock­ing on the door. The advanced plan­ning nec­es­sary (which includes con­tact­ing a mem­ber of Con­gress in …

A Spooky Adventure in Baltimore: Walking the Poe Trail with Teens

A Spooky Adventure in Baltimore: Walking the Poe Trail with Teens

Octo­ber is the Per­fect Time to have A Spooky Adven­ture with Edgar Allan Poe in Bal­ti­more — https://go.shr.lc/2NNtcMo @lafamilytravel @BaltimoreMD @Samdfriedman226 #fam­i­ly­trav­el #trav­el #Hal­loween

Making History Cool: Philadelphia with Teens

Making History Cool: Philadelphia with Teens

Thanks to Lin Manuel Miran­da and his Broad­way smash hit “Hamil­ton,” U.S. His­to­ry has nev­er been cool­er, so now is the per­fect time to hip-hop on the band­wag­on and take teens (and pre-teens) to Philadel­phia to see “the room[s] where it …