Take a sip of a cool fruit smoothie, your feet buried in warm golden sand. As you watch your children make sand castles, thoughts of your afternoon plans sleepily buzz in your head. Old Hollywood? Ancient Rome? Natural history? It’s all possible when you visit Los Angeles with kids. Yes, it is sprawling. But once … Continue reading The 411 on Los Angeles with Kids
Boston is chock full of American history, and I don’t mean the boring kind. You can feel it on the cobblestones under your feet and taste it in a bowl of authentic New England clam chowder. From Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride to the Boston Tea Party, Boston is alive with the kind of historical and … Continue reading The 411 on Boston with Kids
Granite domes, sheer cliffs, waterfalls, ancient and enormous trees, alpine meadows, and a lush river valley all come together in one of America’s most famous and beloved national parks. Yosemite is just a few hours’ drive from the Bay Area, so it may be tempting to add a few days to your San Francisco itinerary … Continue reading The 411 on Yosemite National Park with Kids
website Road Trips for Families. Julie is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and regularly contributes to Group Tour Magazine. She loves all kinds of travel, but especially road trips. She recently moved from Wisconsin to Oregon with her husband, three kids, and black lab and is busily exploring the entire Pacific Northwest. Follow her on Twitter: @RoadTripsEditor, Facebook: Road Trips for Families, Instagram: @RoadTripsEditor, and Pinterest: Road Trips Family.
Deep and narrow, the cool, pristine waters of Lake Michigan stretch down like fingers into Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, forming the East and West Arms of the Grand Traverse Bay. Hugging the bay, Traverse City is one of the most popular summertime vacation destinations in the state, especially during the first week in July when nearly … Continue reading The 411 on Traverse City with Kids
There was no telling what the weather would do next the week leading up to our recent family snow trip to South Lake Tahoe. Flooding, ice, avalanche advisories followed by a blizzard known as “Snowpocalypse 2017”–and a complete shutdown of Interstate 80 leading from the Bay Area to Tahoe for a time. But over the … Continue reading South Tahoe Snow Story – In Photos
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Jutting from the deepest waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where it meets the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico encompasses roughly 3,500 square miles of rugged mountainous terrain covered in lush tropical forests. Much of it is inaccessible except on foot. Geographically, it’s almost like dropping Yellowstone National Park in the ocean. The obvious difference is that … Continue reading The 411 on Northeastern Puerto Rico with Kids
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The captivating shimmer of rescued treasures and inviting smell of old books permeate from antique shop entryways as visitors soak up this uniquely “European” city center situated on the beautiful Southern California coast. Carlsbad, California, has discovered its inner-glam and is not afraid to show it, offering visitors world-class dining, shopping and cultural events with … Continue reading The 411 on Carlsbad with Kids
Stand before the white-domed U.S. Capitol and you will hear the squeals of school children in their bright matching T-shirts and feel the swoosh of politicians rushing to make their next appointment. And then you are off to yours–perhaps it’s the Air and Space Museum to see the Wright Brothers’ original plane, or the Natural … Continue reading The 411 on Washington D.C. with Kids