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Between the years 2010 and 2015, I visited just about every children’s museum, public museum, history museum, and discovery center in the state of Wisconsin (with the exception of the Northwood’s Children’s Museum in Eagle …

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Travel Gear for Kids: HipCity Sak

October 27, 2015 – 5:14 pm
CauseGirlsGotPlacesToGoMeme with logo

When it comes to kid-friendly travel gear, we’re always looking for items that are practical, affordable, and durable. Invented out of necessity by a Madison, Wisconsin mom of two, HipCity Sak is a hands-free bag …

5 Free Places to Visit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

September 6, 2015 – 5:03 pm
Sioux Falls: 5 Free Places to Visit

5 Free Places to Visit in Sioux Falls
Falls Park — Sioux Falls is named for the falls that cascade near its downtown. Walking trails, a free viewing tower and thousands of gallons of pounding waterfall …

Visiting the Children’s Museum of South Dakota

August 30, 2015 – 12:35 pm
Dinosaur at Children's Museum of South Dakota

Brookings, SD Home to Museum that Gives Kids a Sense of Place
The Larson family of Brookings loved to don costumes at Colonial Williamsburg, help scientists search for life in the ocean, and hike through national …

Santa Claus, Indiana: Santa Loves It Here, Year Round

August 20, 2015 – 7:00 am

Of course Santa Claus, Ind., is the perfect place to a letter to Santa, but it is also a great spot for a family vacation.
Christmas spirit fills Santa Claus, Indiana, year-round, but that joyous feeling …

Top 15 Family-Friendly Attractions in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon

August 18, 2015 – 11:14 am

If you’ve ever moved your family to a new city or state, one of the first things you’ll do is consult the internet for suggestions of places to take your kids. We moved to Eugene, …

Winter at the Shore: Unexpected Delights

February 22, 2013 – 9:40 am
Sunset Beach, Cape May, NJ

Most people don’t consider visiting the Jersey shore in the winter. But I’m here to suggest that winter is a fantastic time to hit the beach.
Morning run along the beach.
First of all, I’m a big …

Biltmore Estate’s Family Playground

April 3, 2012 – 1:33 pm
The Biltmore Gardens

North Carolina is a gorgeous state for road trips. From the ocean, to the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the Smokey Mountains, it’s got it all – even Hunger Games filming locations. And for your road …

Bingo! Road Trip Friendly iPhone Apps

July 8, 2010 – 8:13 pm

Created to entertain even the most “bored” kid, Road Trips for Families suggest five road-trip friendly iPhone apps for your next family vacation. Be gone, “Are we there yet?” Behold the iPhone!

Family-Friendly iPhone Travel Apps for Vacation Planning

June 8, 2010 – 7:05 pm
Madison Loves Kids

A new trend in family vacation planning is iPhone travel apps, or virtual travel guide books. Authored by area gurus, travel apps offer an in-depth look at a particular region or vacation destination. Apps are more content rich and interactive than traditional guide books, and bring the itinerary planning right along in the car with you.

Tips for Winter Hikes

January 14, 2010 – 9:31 am
One of the many spectacular scenes that draws oohs and ahs from kids on hiking through Ohio's Hocking Hills in winter is the trek past Devil's Bathtub at Old Man's Cave.

This year’s extra-cold winter weather had us thinking about what road tripping families need to really enjoy some of the scenery that such weather creates. It’s also a lot more enjoyable to burn off some of that energy by hiking, and there are some spectacular winter hikes right now.

Secrets of Happy Road Trips: 7 Road Trip Tips for Families

July 22, 2009 – 8:14 am
Secrets of Happy Families

Let’s face it. There’s not a parent on the planet that doesn’t get a little panicked at the thought of 20 hours in the car with their offspring. So, how do you plan for a more successful road trip? I talked to Dr. Scott Haltzman, author of “Secrets of Happy Families” for some expert advice.

10 Geeky Gadgets for Road Trips with Kids

July 13, 2009 – 9:41 am
hazel mail

One of the top questions I’m asked when I do an interview goes something like: “How do I keep the kids entertained in the car?” So, for expert advice on the gadgets, I talked to Jody Halsted at Have Kid Will Travel.

Next Road Trip, Leave the Driving to a Pro

June 15, 2009 – 9:52 am

When I first heard from the representative at WeDriveU, I scoffed at the idea of hiring a professional to drive the family sedan. But, then, I started to think of a few places I’d rather sip a cool beverage and watch the scenery instead of fight with the GPS (and eventually everyone in the car) trying to find our way.

Discover the Redwood Highway

June 12, 2009 – 12:17 am
Redwood Highway Guide

The members of the Save the Redwoods League have compiled a guide to “The Redwood Highway” that details suggested trips and sights in the redwoods as well as the history of how the League has helped protect the forests so you can visit with your children today.