Category: Travel With Kids

The Sheaffer family travels - with their kids. Read travel tips, destination reviews, and get travel product recommendations.

Travel With Kids: Yosemite National Park, South Entrance

Planning a family vacation to Yosemite National Park? Congratulations and cheers! You absolutely should move forward in planning a trip to this spectacular west coast national park destination. Known particularly for its waterfalls, Yosemite is a splendid location for hiking, biking, and wandering in the outdoors. Whether you have babies, elementary age children, teens, college […]

Travel With Kids: Black Hills, South Dakota

Southwestern South Dakota is, in a word, surprising. More commonly referred to as The Black Hills, southwestern South Dakota is - arguably - one of the best and most magnificent parts of the state. The landscape is startlingly beautiful - wide lakes, waving grasses, and humble mountains. WEATHER IN SOUTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA Southwest South Dakota […]

Travel With Kids: Salt Lake City

Just north of Provo and south of the state of Idaho lies Salt Lake City, Utah. The capital city of Utah, which sits at an elevation of approximately 4,300 feet, is a common road trip stop for visitors traveling from Arizona to Yellowstone (or vice versa). Named after the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City […]

Travel With Kids: Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is a city of nuances - both dry and lush, desert landscape coupled with friendly evergreens and an impressive, snow-capped mountain peak. The humble city, with a population of just shy of 475,000, lies very near the heart of the state of Colorado - perhaps a bit more east than west. With an […]

Travel With Kids: Gallup, NM

The town of Gallup can be found in northwestern New Mexico, about two hours west of Albuquerque and three hours east of Flagstaff. Route 66 runs right through the center of town, which makes it a place that many road-trippers stop for a meal or an overnight rest between sightseeing adventures. After spending three nights […]

What to Pack for a Great Wolf Lodge Vacation

HIP-HIP-HOWL-RAY! You're planning a trip to Great Wolf Lodge! You and your kids are going to having a blast, making memories that will last a lifetime. If you're unfamiliar with GWL properties, let me introduce you. Great Wolf Lodge is a brand of family-friendly resorts with huge water parks inside! Although the water park is the […]

5 Reasons to Consider A Dude Ranch Vacation

Howdy friends! Hankering for a vacation that will feed your spirit and bring you closer together as a family? Escape from theme parks, busy cities, and crowded restaurants. Instead, book a stay at one of the 100+ dude ranches around the USA. These hidden venues are one of the few all-inclusive vacations that can be […]

Travel With Kids: Sacramento

Although Sacramento is the capitol of California, few people actually know where it is on the map. To give you a quick refresher, it's in north-central California - approximately 1.5 hours northeast of San Francisco. As an inland city, it doesn't have the beachy vibe of the more famous cities...but it has plenty to offer […]

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