101 Fun Things To Do in the Summer

Summer activities for kids, crafts, outdoor fun, travel ideas, cool-down treats, and lots more! Read More…

Tips for a Successful Trip to the Beach

Summer is upon us and I’m getting very excited to start visiting the beach again.  Both my kids have been beach and water babies since birth.  My daughter was a November baby so thankfully I just hit the six month mark come June and could slather her in sunscreen.  My son was a late May baby so… Read More…

Top Sun Safety Tips

Do you know proper sun screen protocol? How much do you use? How often do you reapply? How much SPF is too much SPF? Read More…

10 Family Travel Tips

No matter how experienced a traveler you are, going places with kids in tow adds another whole level of stress. Travel expert, mom and author of the Travel Smart Blog, Nicole Hockin, shares her tips and advice. Read More…

Travel Tips: Family Vacation Ideas

Here are some tips to make your next family trip both stress-free and enjoyable. Read More…

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

Some of these ideas are so genius, we just had to share. Now get your family out of the house and have some fun!

These tips and tricks will guarantee you’ll be a happy camper this summer. Read More…

Top 10 Unsung Beach Towns

Enjoy a heaping dose of sand and surf in these quintessential beach towns–but better keep these underrated spots (relatively) secret! Read More…

How to Pitch a Tent. Article and Video

Camping is a Great British institution that won’t be going out of fashion any time soon. Former Scoutmaster Charles Rosin explains how to pitch your tent like a pro. Read more…

Hiking With a Child

Love hiking? Got kids? So how do you persuade kids to enjoy hiking and the outdoors as much as you do? In search of secrets for turning kids into enthusiastic hikers, we asked around. Read more…

How to Paddle a Kayak

The kayak manuever known as the forward stroke is a relatively easy technique to master. That being said, it is also one of the most commonly distorted strokes in kayaking. Read more…

Picnicking With Kids

Picnics are easy (really!) and free, yet provide that “wow” factor for kids. My philosophy is you’ve got to eat anyway, why not make it a picnic? Taking picnics with kids can get overlooked as free summer fun because it seems complicated. Read more…

Vacations Great for Kids

Families are so busy juggling science projects, carpools and after-school activities that we often don’t take enough time to connect with nature, or with one another, in our daily lives. Nature-focused vacations enable parents and children to unplug from technology and everyday stresses while using all of our senses to create lifelong memories. Read more…

Why Kids Need Nature

More and more children today have less and less contact with the natural world. And this is having a huge impact on their health and development. Read more…

Best U.S. Outdoor Family Vacations

Some families are summer vacation traditionalists, never veering from their two weeks together at a condo at the beach or the cabin on the lake. But for those who like to mix it up, here are some out-of-the-box options. Read more…

10 Ways to Unplug Your Weekend and Enjoy Your Family For Free.

It may seem like an impossible feat for everyone in your family to ditch video games, e-mail and TV for 48 hours. But with enticing activities, unplugging actually can be easy and fun to do. Plus, it can strengthen your family ties. The editors of Disney FamilyFun magazine convinced us with these alternatives to such tried-and-true favorites as playing board games or baking chocolate chip cookies. Read more…

20 Activities to do With Your Family This Weekend

Make the most of your upcoming weekend, and plan for one (or more!) of these fun outdoor activities! Read more…

Taking Back the Family Weekend 

Does it sometimes seem as if the family weekend is gone before it even started? All too often, families today so often end up doing chores or shuttling kids to and from activities like soccer or karate on the weekends that they don’t have any time for any downtime together. Read more…

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