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Roseburg, Oregon is located along Oregon’s I-5, about 1 hour south of Eugene and 1.5 hours north of Medford. I know this is true, as we just made this drive yesterday afternoon. A sleepy little …

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Insects are In! Top Three Butterfly Houses in the U.S.

August 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm
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Butterflies Now Cooler than Dinosaurs!
Families on vacation are choosing insects over dinosaurs. The bugs don’t have gnashing, man-eating teeth, but they do have their own appeal, including hairy legs, brightly colored wings, and even nasty-looking …

Free, Kid-Friendly Museum in Boulder, Colorado

June 25, 2012 – 9:00 pm
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Perched above Boulder, Colorado, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) offers a free museum and convenient hiking trails for both visitors and area residents. Conveniently off the beaten path, NCAR offers the conveniences of …

Where to Unplug the Kids

August 5, 2011 – 7:16 am
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According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, children now spend 53 hours a week in front of a television, computer, hand held video game console, cell phone, iPad… and some times, multiple devices at once. As you contemplate what to do with the last weeks of summer, we asked the experts at ARAMARK Parks and Destinations to tell us where they would like to spend some time outside.

Guest Post: Coolest, Most Overlooked Vacation Destinations for the Summer

July 16, 2011 – 9:27 am
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Where do you go when the temperatures go triple digits? We asked MyWeather.com to give us their picks for the coolest and least known vacation spots for families.

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebrations

July 4, 2011 – 5:54 am
Providence Rhode Island Independence Day Celebration 4th of July

Family-friendly, old-fashioned 4th of July celebrations never go out of style. Here are some of our recommendations this year — where does your family love to celebrate America’s Birthday?

Top 10 4th of July Fireworks 2011

June 2, 2011 – 7:21 am
Clearwater Fireworks

America’s Birthday just isn’t complete without fireworks. Every year, we pick the top 10 places we’d like to see some fireworks. Here are this year’s picks. (Don’t forget to see previous year’s winners as well.)

Colorado Springs: In Any Weather

March 10, 2011 – 7:00 am
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The Pikes Peak region, which includes Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, beckons to travelers. For many, Colorado Springs is what they expected to find in Denver—a city tucked into the foothills, right smack up against the mountains. We’ve divvied our itinerary, separating outdoor activities for sunny days from ways to escape nature’s fickle nature.

Geocaching in the Rockies

November 16, 2010 – 9:35 am
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This week, there’s snow in Dillon, Colorado. Enough of it (man-made and otherwise) that Keystone Resort opened its gates earlier this month, and skiers took to the slopes. Three weekends back, however, the sun was shining, and it was a toss up whether or not to wear a jacket. . . . For us, it was the perfect time to try geocaching.

Geocaching Journeys, Cache Away the Winter Blues!

September 15, 2010 – 7:35 pm
Victoria Meet-Greet Sign

Cache away the winter blues! Geocaching Journeys, a specialty group travel company, matches like-minded adventure seekers with all-inclusive trip itineraries. Join a group of island-bound geocachers in Hawaii from January 22-29, 2011.

S’more Fun: 10 Best Places to Get Your Marshmallow On!

August 17, 2010 – 6:26 am
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A summertime rite-of-passage, roasting s’mores around the campfire has been a family tradition since marshmallows found their way onto grocery store shelves in the early 20th century. Road Trips for Families offers some suggestions for getting your marshmallow on, just in time for Nationional S’more Month.

Get Lost: Geocaching or Bust!

August 9, 2010 – 11:33 am
Mammoth Lakes, California

The latest trend in family vacations is geocaching on the road. Road Trips for Families is Still on VaCation and playing in the nation’s largest high-tech treasure hunt.

Best 4th of July Hometown Celebrations & Trips

June 17, 2010 – 6:30 am
Fireworks Capital of America -- credit Lawrence County CVB

Independence Day. Whether it means a weekend getaway to eat watermelon, watch a small town parade and wave a flag or a week-long dirt bike excursion like Sandfest, it’s all about family and making memories. Here are our picks for this year’s best hometown celebrations and trips for the 4th of July.

10 Road Trip Mistakes

June 1, 2009 – 7:51 am
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

I just read a post intended for Colorado travel only (read it here) that talks about mistakes families make when taking road trips in Colorado. And, it’s fabulous advice.