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The Best Places to See Fall Colors with Kids This Year

Your next adventure should involve warm cider, your family and a camera ready to capture the beautiful colors of autumn.

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Close Encounters: 7 Petting Farms & Zoos Your Kids Will Love

Don’t just visit with the animals; pet them! Meet rabbits, chickens, horses and more at these DC area petting zoos.

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15 Easy Hikes for Kids Under 5

Stretch your legs on these flat, well-paved paths made for little feet!

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35 Glamping Spots & Cozy Cabins Perfect for Summer Adventures

Open and ready to welcome your crew for some outdoor adventure!

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17 Hot Parks with Cool Creeks

Beat the heat and cool off in a nearby creek!

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18 Low-Key Beach Towns You Need to Visit (& Where to Stay When You Do)

These sweet spots offer plenty of sun, sand and surf without the extra crowds.

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25 Incredibly Unique Overnight Stays That Are Anything but Boring

From a hobbit house to a dome and a haunted hotel, these vacation rentals are anything but ordinary.

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28 Beaches We Wish We Were On Right Now

It’s time for some vitamin-SEA, don’t you think? Check out our favorite family spots to get a little sand on your toes.

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American Girl Reveals 2021 Girl of the Year

She takes fans down under to explore wildlife protection and climate change.

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The Best Duck Ponds Near Los Angeles

Your flock will quack up when you take them to visit the coolest duck ponds in the city.

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Reel in Your Meal: 6 Local Spots to Catch Dinner

Venture outdoors for an afternoon of fun at these fishing holes near DC. Bonus: you might come home with dinner.

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Look Ahead to Family Travel—With a Social-Distance Spin!

Kickstart the daydreaming! Family travel has been grounded, but these resorts and destinations allow for a bit of social distancing when the time is right!

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8 Great Fall Hikes

From the hills of Washington Park to the top of Mt. Tabor, we’ve gathered colorful locations for you and your tiny nature lovers to explore.

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Go Wild in Colorado Springs

Experience the best Colorado has to offer when you explore Colorado Springs with your kids.

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15 Incredible Animal Encounters That Aren’t the Zoo

We’ve found amazing animal experiences for the whole family. Here’s what you need to know.

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12 Petting Zoos That Offer Barnyard Fun for City Kids

With fall right around the corner, what better time for some farm fun (not to mention cute photo ops)? No need to venture far from city comforts to get your barnyard fix. If you have some little animal lovers in…

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30 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

Bookmark alert! Here are 30 must-do’s before the summer of 2017 ends.

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What in the World Was I Thinking? One Family’s Decision to Homeschool

Photo: Nicole Roder
We have some big news here in the Roder Family. No, I’m not pregnant, and we’re not moving to Canada. (Sorry, Justin. You’ll have to make do with Jason Priestly’s Family. I hear he’s still relevant, in…

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Things To Do In Santa Rosa

A mere 55-minute drive north of San Francisco takes you to a sweet little spot for all splendid things: Santa Rosa. The area is a great jumping off point for an array of picturesque places in Sonoma County (redwoods, rivers, beaches,…

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10 Places to Play in San Diego for $10 or Less

You want fun on the cheap? We’ve got you covered with these ten San Diego spots that will leave your kiddos having fun and your wallet intact!

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Road Trip: A Parent’s Guide To the Gulf Shores

A little over a five hour drive from Atlanta, the community famous for their fishing rodeos and National Shrimp Festival offers a boatload of family-friendly fun.

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These Boots Are Made for Walking: 6 Great Kid-Friendly Hikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the beautiful backdrop of nature that acts as an expansive, communal backyard. There are exquisite hikes to be enjoyed around every corner of the city; here we highlight six kid-friendly…

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Discovery and Adventure at the Tacoma Nature Center

As the rain pours down outside, this time of year can seem very limited when it comes to outdoor fun.  Even when it does get nice outside, it can still feel impossible to get the kids away from the hustle…

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EXPLORE: Safari West

Bay Area African Safari
The zoo is fun, but watching cute and fuzzy critters through the bars of their cages sometimes makes for a serious case of the guilties. And one can’t help but wonder if the lions and elephants…

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