Camping Activities & Adventures for Families

I'm not going to lie to you -- I don't do tents!  Sorry, there's just something about a thin piece of material and the possibility of bears or snakes in the area that kinda freaks me out! But family camping doesn't always mean tents....
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Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Vacation

Don't you just love family vacations?! The opportunity to get away and explore someplace new! The time away from the daily schedule and all the things that need to be done at home :) The packing, unpacking and repacking (ha!)...
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Exploring Lighthouses & Vacation Fun {Add Yours too!}

  I love today's theme for the Discover & Explore linky!  Ok, I really love all of our themes but this one is really fun because we get to talk about Vacations! I adore vacations -- heading out to explore a new place, relax ...
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The Ultimate Road Trip Guide for Families -- Great Travel Items & Car Activities for Kids

Welcome to the Ultimate Road Trip Guide for Families - Part 2!  We know that many families head out on the open road during the summer for some much deserved rest and relaxation.  And we'd like to help make 'getting there' a fun a...
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The Ultimate Road Trip Guide for Families -- Packing Tips & Why Getting There is Half the Fun

Great ideas for packing the car, side trips and road trip activities with kids!When we got married, my husband and I moved half-way across the country and away from every relative we had.  It was hard the first few years to not have al...
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Vacation Craft for Kids: Travel Buckets & Bags

Vacation Craft for Kids: Travel Buckets & Bags

It's summertime, which for many families also means traveling so it's time for some awesome road trip activities that will keep the kids busy on those long trips! We are a big traveling family -- for as long as I can remember, we've taken a...
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Map Activities for Kids & Summer Reading

We're having some fun with maps this summer!  I love using maps as a learning tool with the kids.  Maps help teach geography, directions, reading skills and so much more. Previously, I shared Why Every Home Needs a Map - 7 Fun Wa...
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Family Friendly Zoo Visits

One of the most popular attractions for families is the zoo.  I'm not sure if it's all the curiosity that we have about animal behavior or the fact that most of our kids act like animals so we think they'll feel at home during their vi...
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Love Where You Live - Get Out and Explore your City

We are officially on summer vacation (yea!) and making some fun plans for what we'd like to do this year.  Once of the top things on our list each summer is to explore someplace new in our city.  I'm sure you know, just like me, ...
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8 Great Ways to Enjoy the National Parks

I'm a huge fan of the National Parks!  They are one of our country's most beautiful assets and I really feel that every family should take the opportunity to visit at least one of the parks with their kids.  There are more than ...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Universities, Volunteering & Online Resources

This is the final post in our 5-part series of The ABC's of Family Field Trips.  If you missed the first posts in our series, you can review the tips, resources and ideas that were shared for family outings: {Part 1}  Gettin...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Pretend Play, Reading, Science and Tours

Today we're covering more tips & tricks for planning enjoyable Family Outings on our 5-part series: The ABC's of Family Field Trips   Here's a summary of the first 3 days: {Part 1} Getting Ready, Exploring & Fun Field Trips...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Learning, New Places & Outdoor Fun

Welcome to Part 3 of our Family Field Trip series! So far, we've shared a number of ideas & tips along with more than 35 fun places to visit for a family outing! Here are the first two posts in the series: {Part 1} Getting Ready,...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Fun & Games, Inspire Learning & Hands-on Ideas

  Welcome back!  Today is Day 2 in our week-long series:  The ABC's of Family Field Trips. During the first day, we shared tips for getting ready, ways to use books, exploring on your visit and 24 ideas of places to take...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Tips, Resources & 50+ Ideas for Where to Go

  I'm so excited to introduce a new series this week -- The ABC's of Family Field Trips!   This will be a 5 day series covering all kinds of tips and ideas for those fun family outings you want to plan this year.  I re...
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