Awesome Travel Journal Ideas for Kids {with free printables!}

Use these travel journal ideas to help your kids document their trip!Summer travel is the perfect opportunity to inspire the kids to do some writing.I think downtime during the summer months is really important for kids but I've also seen w...
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5 Tips for Kayaking with Kids

Try something new this summer by learning to kayak with your kids -- we've got tips & inspiration for how to get started!  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . All details & opinions are m...
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10 Terrific Road Trip Movies for Kids

Awesome road trip movies for kids that are perfect for long car rides or family movie night!Today we are combining two of our favorite summer activities -- movie time and road trip adventures -- in the last post of our Summer Movies for Kid...
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The Best National Park Adventures for Kids

Learn about the Junior Ranger Program for kids -- the best kept secret at the National Parks!If you visit our blog frequently, you'll know that we are BIG fans of getting kids outside :)Our first post featuring Kids to Parks Day focused on ...
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Aulani: 9 Must-Do Activities at Disney's Hawaii Resort on Oahu

Awesome tips & secrets for staying at Aulani, Disney's Hawaii resort on Oahu!After a few years of planning and saving, we were able to take a trip to Hawaii this year -- yes, it was amazing! We had accumulated enough Disney Reward ...
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Travel Planning & Packing List for Family Trips {free printable}

Travel Planning & Packing List for Family Trips {free printable}

  We're just back from our annual family vacation -- and honestly, this one almost did me in! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to travel!  Exploring new places, seeing some AMAZING sights and being with my family -- just us without a...
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Why Kids Need to Travel & What They Can Learn on the Trip

  Travel is such a great educational opportunity for kids!  A chance to explore new places, try something new and reconnect with the family. Honestly, my kids learn more on our vacations than they do any other time of the year.&...
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Kansas City Day Trips & Weekend Travels

I grew up back east where you could drive for an hour and reach the next big city.  That's not the case in the Midwest; the cities are farther apart and a day trip definately takes a whole day.  But boy are there some wonderful M...
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12 Ways Kids can Help with Travel Planning and Trip Prep

  In our house, planning for a family vacation is a full-family affair!  It is called a 'family vacation' so we have always involved the kids in trip planning and prep.  It's a great life skill for them to learn especially ...
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The Amazing Museums of St. Joseph, Missouri

  My daughter and I took a day trip this past fall and headed to St. Joseph in Missouri.  Not far from Kansas City (about an hour's drive), St. Joseph has quite a few wonderful attractions that families will really enjoy!  ...
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50 Things to do in Kansas City this Winter

  Getting tired of being stuck in the house? Not sure what to do with the kids on winter break days?  Here's a great list of things to do in Kansas City -- workshops, events & ideas for some wonderful winter fun! ...
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Rapid City with Kids: Fun Things to Do

  During our vacation to the Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota, we decided to enjoy some of the sights in Rapid City.  The Black Hills/Badlands area is very expansive and Rapid City is the closest city to Custer State P...
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Fun on the Farm: Places to Learn about Farm Animals & Food

Have you ever taken the kids to visit a farm?  We have so many conveniences in our lives that most children don't understand how their food is grown or where it begins. Farm visits can be lots of fun for children -- seeing the animals...
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Family Fun in the Black Hills of South Dakota

  Our summer travels took us to a whole new area of the country for our family – the Black Hills of South Dakota! After our wonderful trip to Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park last summer, we decided that we wanted another ‘back to nat...
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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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