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13 Safe & Scenic Places for Families to Go Kayaking

It’s time to get your paddle on at one of these picturesque spots.

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The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Hot Springs with Kids

National Park? Check. Three lakes for water fun? Check. Amazing mountains and tons of history? Check!

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Here’s How to Stay Cool While Kayaking with Your Kids

An afternoon on the water is a perfect way to enjoy some active, outdoor family time. If you’ve been thinking about kayaking, it’s time to get started and we’ve got the rundown on what you need to know.

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Ahoy, Captain! Explore Chicago’s Waterways on a Family Boat Cruise

Hit Chicago’s waterways for a bit of adventure, history, architecture and great storytelling with one of these river and lake touring companies.

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Exciting Ways to Explore the Chicago River

It’s winding, wonderful and even a bit wacky. The Chicago River is tons of fun for kids. We’ll show you why.

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A Florida Kayak Excursion That’s Like Paddling through the Milky Way

Add a dose of magic to your family’s summer vacation plans with kayak rides to see dolphins, manatees and mana rays that shine bright.

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11 Spontaneous Outdoor Adventures to Take Now

If spending time outside is what you’ve got planned for the fam this Memorial Day, check out these spots for kayaking, biking, hunting Hobbits and more.

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23 Outdoor Adventures the Whole Family Will Love

Get outside in that fresh healthy air with a few of these great ideas for the whole family.

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Beach Vibes Near DC: Aquia Landing

Want a quick, action-packed day trip to the beach, but don’t want to fight Ocean City traffic? Head here.

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Paper Pinecone Preschool Finder

A new tool to help LA parents find the preschool of their dreams.

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Don’t Let Summer End Without a Getaway to Vashon Island

From where to play, to where to stay and where to eat, here’s everything you need to know for an easy day or overnight adventure on Vashon Island.

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6 Easy Steps to Your Family’s First Kayaking Adventure

A strong family knows how to play together. Bonding with your kids can be difficult when YouTube stars have more influence on them than you. It’s great when you can tear them away from the internet for some quality time…

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Don’t Miss the Boat: 5 Water Adventures for the Whole Family

From cheerfully slow paddle boats to wild jet boats, we’ve found the best rides for families seeking aquatic fun.

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5 Free Travel Apps for Booking Cheap Flights

No matter your jet-setting personality, there’s a free flight booking app for you.

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The Cheapest Days to Travel If You Want to Save Money on Your Summer Adventure

If your vacation plans have you hitting the skies this summer, pick these dates for the biggest airline savings.

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This Family Sold Their House to Travel the Country in an RV

This family left their lives behind for an adventure like no other.

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Get On Your Feet! Where to Try Standup Paddleboarding

Bored with your family’s usual water ways? Consider the latest trend in lakefront navigation: standup paddleboarding.

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Apps & Websites That Make Planning Travel a Total Breeze

Ready for a trip but don’t know where to start? Use these best apps and websites to make the planning, booking and scheduling a cinch.

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This Rad Midwife Delivered a Baby After Riding an Inflatable Swan Through Flood

Photo: Cathy Allen Rude via Facebook
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Cathy Rude, a Texan midwife, rode an inflatable swan through high flood waters on the streets of Far North Harris County to get to her patient, who was…

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Ship Ahoy!: 9 Ways to Hop a Boat With the Kids

Hop a ferry for free, take a paddle in a park pond, set sail, go whale watching and more. Here’s how to stay afloat with the kids!

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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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Act Like a Tourist: Our Favorite Seattle Spots to Visit (and Revisit)

Can’t remember the last time you had a spontaneous family adventure? From iconic landmarks, to sweet tours, to memorable rides, grab the gang and visit (or revisit) our favorite touristy Seattle hot spots.

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This Weekend! Embark on a Kid-Friendly Kayaking Adventure

For a weekend adventure your family will never forget, hop in a kayak and explore the calm bay waters off the Sausalito coast, where you might even spot a sea lion up close.

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Hidden Gem: The North Coast Water Trails

Here are 5 amazing, intertidal spots to paddle with your kids near the Oregon Coast.

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Get Out & PLAE! Red Tricycle Goes Kayaking

Red Tricycle families had a blast PLAE-ing from sea to shore at our event on the shores of Sausalito.

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Paddle, Pedal & Pour

Got any plans for next Thursday (or any Thursday for that matter)? If not, you might want to check out Ballard Kayak Expeditions and their Paddle, Pedal & Pour tours. This is how it works: you hitch a ride on…

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Shore Thing: A Parent’s Guide To Amelia Island

Summer seemed to slip by all too fast and you are finding yourself longing for one last dip in the ocean. Head down just over the state line into Florida to Amelia Island for a quick trip that is super…

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Down By the Bay: Kayaking & Fishing Fun for Kids

If it weren’t for pruney fingers, we’re pretty sure our kids would never get out of the water. Between their obsession with the aquarium and anything related to Finding Nemo or Spongebob Squarepants, quenching their thirst for all things ocean…

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A New Kind of Moveable Feast

Crudités with truffle salt…sweet corn soup with shrimp and jalapeño cornbread…bacon and kale farro with scrambled eggs…white chocolate raspberry cheesecake….It’s hardly what you’d expect to be served while on a sea kayaking trip. But I wasn’t on just any kayaking…

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From Train to Kayaks: A Unique Outdoor Adventure

There are few pleasures in this world that can top riding in a type of vehicle or transport that you don’t ride in every day. If it is historic or storied or goes through beautiful country, so much the better.…

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Explore: Kayak Beach, the North Bay Hidden Gem

For a day at the beach minus the pounding surf, check out Sausalito’s Schoonmaker Point Marina (known to local Marin families simply as  Kayak Beach). It’s a hidden gem of Marin, though not entirely undiscovered — on weekends and school…

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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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Explore: Farrallon Islands with Kids

This past few weeks have yielded some of the juiciest wildlife watching of the year out on the Farallon Islands. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to take your little ones out to “Devil’s Teeth” on a whale-watching…

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Explore: El Cerrito with Kids

This year may have seen the closing of the beloved El Cerrito Speakeasy Theater, but there are still plenty of reasons to visit this East Bay city. The Hillside Nature Area is 80 acres of eucalyptus groves and oak trees…

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