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Discover the Not-So-Obvious Spots to Hike, Camp & Fish Near Chicago

Tranquil cabins in the woods, an abundance of fish waiting for a nibble, hiking until your legs wobble. . . find the roads less traveled near Chicago.

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Everyone Outside! 10 Spots for Patio Dining

These Atlanta restaurants are perfect for family dining when the temps heat up!

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LEGO’s New Apartments Set Is a Must-Have for “Friends” Fans

The 2,048 piece set is packed with iconic features from the show’s classic moments

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Have You Tried the New Girl Scout Cookies Yet?

You can get your first taste very soon.

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Family Rescued By Hogwarts Express!

This stranded family of six ended up getting a magical ride home.

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Watermelon Tosses and Conga Lines: Our Favorite Summer Family Camps

Family summer camp is a relatively inexpensive way to both spend quality, screen-free time with your kids and enjoy learning a new skill. Get into it!

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10 Incredible Must-Do Adventures Before Your Kid Turns 10

You don’t need a pricey plane ticket or an extravagant vacation to make a lifetime of memories with your kids. Get ready for the bucket list to end all bucket lists, featuring 10 awesome outdoor adventures to do with your…

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The Updates to Richard Scarry’s Books You Probably Missed

When we become parents, we often can’t wait to share our favorite childhood books and cartoons with our kids. But how many times have you pulled out an old book, blown the dust off it, and discovered that it’s a…

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Gently Down the Stream: 5 Canoe Adventures for Beginners

Paddle through sloughs and rivers with your kids on these beginner canoeing adventures.

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Did You See That? 3 Legendary Sea Serpents

Forget the Loch Ness Monster, here are 3 local legends you may not have heard of.

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A Colorful New Way to Explore the Emerald City

It’s a coloring book? It’s a guidebook? It’s your family’s newest way to explore the sights and sounds of the city.

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Great Lakes: 5 Awesome Watering Holes Near D.C.

Whether you’re looking to hitch the kids to the back of your shiny new jet ski, or glide through gorgeous blue waters in a lazy canoe, the D.C. area has some of the most beautiful lakeside destinations in the country, all just a few hours from downtown.

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13 Best Albums of 2013

We offer you the thirteen best albums of 2013. Our picks range from bombastic to hilarious to old-fashion to orchestral to bizarre, and just about everything in between.

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Mercer Slough Nature Park

Itching to get out and partake in some sort of recreational activity? Check out Bellevue’s striking 320-acre Mercer Slough Nature Park. This peaceful woodland boasts a variety of ways for sports-enthusiasts to pass the time. If you like to walk,…

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Top 10 Family Albums of 2012

The mainstream press may tell you that kid’s music doesn’t have a place in your iTunes library, but they couldn’t be more wrong. So as we wrap up another brilliant year for modern kid’s music, we are taking a look…

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Take a Day Trip to the Russian River

In the heat of the summer, there is nothing like a canoeing day trip on the Russian River. Leave early and drive up to Guerneville, a small town along the river in Sonoma County. Visions of swimming and frolicking in…

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Explore: San Pablo Reservoir

Want to teach your kids to fish this summer? Or just take a picnic next to a peaceful body of water? The San Pablo Reservoir’s Recreation Area provides opportunities for Bay Area fishing and hiking, just on the other side…

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Explore: Enatai Park/Enatai Beach Park

Next time you’re in downtown Bellevue, here’s a shop/park/beach adventure that makes for an efficient, fun outing.
Go: On a sunny afternoon, for a walk and/or a picnic.

Approximate travel time: 10 minutes east of Seattle, right off I-90.
Where…

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Win a $100 Gift Certificate to Miss Pixie’s

As parents, we know the importance of nesting–creating a warm and personality-filled home that makes you smile and want to get comfortable. Whether you’re looking to change things up in your home decor or just love scoring one-of-a-kind antiques or…

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Family Camp at the Olympic Park Institute

Family Camping Made Easy and Fun
Summer camp is a fond, childhood memory for most us. The best we can do is relive it vicariously when our children are old enough, right? Fortunately for you, the Olympic Park Institute wants…

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Explore: Washington Park Arboretum

Seattleites, it’s almost your day (or season) in the sun. The Washington Park Arboretum offers many activities for families to enjoy the great outdoors. Start at the Graham Visitors’ Center where you can pick up a trail map and plan…

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Explore: Lake Chabot

First Time Fishing
Now that the weather is beginning to clear (sort of), you may be getting the itch to see a blue sky reflected in a 315-acre lake. Lake Chabot in Castro Valley may be just the one calling…

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