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Facts, Lies, and What I Love about Encyclopedia Brittanica

“Sometimes I wish a salesman would come to the door and reduce my kid’s academic stress with a full 22-volume set of World Book Encyclopedias.”

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Explore LA with Awesome Adventure Gear (and Tips!) from Lil Bellies

Get inspired by the LA mom who turned her love of nature into a business that helps your family explore the wilds of the city.

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The Wildlife Refuge to Scamper to Now

Give yourself a break and road trip it to this peaceful animal refuge.

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Adventures Along the Washington Side of Columbia River Gorge

Find out where to hike, eat and even drink at a kid-friendly winery with our guide to the Washington side of Columbia River Gorge.

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Yellow Deli

Yellow Deli: Where Hip Dishes Meet the Countryside

If taking your kids to an organic restaurant run by an obscure religious group doesn’t sound like fun, you haven’t been to Yellow Deli. Nestled deep in the rural area of Valley Center, this restaurant serves hip dishes in a…

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An Enchanted Forest in the Middle of the City

A forest in the heart of San Francisco? It’s hard to believe that a natural oasis could exist right under our noses. Embarking on an outdoor adventure with your city-slicker kids is as easy as parking your car and climbing…

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A Gem of an Escape Just Three Hours Away

When you get fed up with coastal fog and need to feel some sun on your face, book a family getaway to Arroyo Seco, a gem of a campground just three hours south of the Bay Area.  Nestled among oak…

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Hiking, Eating and Fun in Pacific Grove

If you knew that the most beautiful hiking trails and picturesque views were just a car-ride away from home would you go? Pacific Grove, Monterey’s lesser-known neighbor, truly has it all: hiking, views, and family-friendly fun.  It’s time to throw…

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A Natural Wonderland for Kids of All Ages

While hiking used to mean multi-day backpacking trips, chances are these days, a hike with your kiddos in-tow usually means a few hours strolling at a slow pace, while noshing on some trail mix. Sure, having kids slowed down the…

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Take A Walk in the Woods

Has your kid ever touched a red-bellied newt? If not, then head to Bouverie Preserve of Audubon Canyon Ranch for an idyllic nature walk with your family and see if you can spot one. Located near the Valley of the…

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Surf, Sand, and Adventure at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

With surf advisories and sleeper waves, Ocean Beach doesn’t immediately call to mind the perfect family destination spot. Yet, it’s teeming with exciting activities to enjoy with your family. From long walks beachcombing to hiking in Land’s End just across…

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Los Angeles Activities: Explore Mulholland Highway

Mulholland Highway is an iconic part of Hollywood, but its outer-reaches feel as far away from the city as a country road can take you. About an hour north of Los Angeles resides a special little nook in the road,…

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411 on Hiking in the Bay with Kids

Finding Poison Oak-Free Zones and Dispelling Tick Myths
If last season’s itchies or marathon tick-searching sessions have left you a little reluctant to get out and enjoy the great outdoors–get over it! We’ve got some tips to keep you and…

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