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10 Amazing Fall Destinations in California for Families

Tourists flock to California in summer, but fall in the Golden State is one of the best times of year to visit. We may not quite have the breathtaking fall foliage of New England, but California has fall fun all its own to offer. All the inland locations that are too hot to visit during …

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Planning a Trip to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks

This post was sponsored by Moon Travel Guides. All opinions expressed are my own. Utah’s National Parks are some of the most breathtaking and most-visited in the country. Two of the most popular are Zion and Bryce Canyon, both located in the southwestern corner of the state. Because of their close proximity to one another (about …

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Tennessee Smoky Mountains with Kids: From National Parks to Theme Parks

With one of the nation’s best theme parks and the most visited of the country’s national parks, a visit to the Smokies was long overdue for this Southern gal. Although I grew up in Alabama, I never spent any real time in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains as a child. When a family reunion in the …

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Guide to Joshua Tree National Park with Kids

Many families visiting the Palm Springs area spend some time at Joshua Tree National Park nearby. My family’s travels took us to Palm Springs over spring break this year, and visiting Joshua Tree was on the top of our list, especially in this centennial year of America’s National Parks. With a 7 year old and a …

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National Parks in the San Francisco Bay Area: Where To Take Your Kids

Today we are joining with other California bloggers to share favorite family destinations in the Golden State! Find great resources in this list, plus link up your own below. When most Northern Californians think of National Parks, Yosemite looms large. Perhaps Lassen, Sequoia and Kings Canyon come to mind for the more outdoor-minded. What so …

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8 Tips for Visiting the Grand Canyon with Toddlers

The Grand Canyon is on so many travel bucket lists and with good reason. Because it is such an important travel destination, some say to wait to visit until your kids can “appreciate it.”  To those naysayers I say instead: GO! There’s nothing preventing you from going back. With low entrance fees and family friendly …

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