Category: Travel With Kids

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

Travel With Kids: Fairfax County, Virginia

Some places you vacation once and then blow a kiss good-bye, knowing you will likely never return again. Other places, like Fairfax County in Northern Virginia, have more sticking power. In fact, when our family pulled away after a 5-night vacation in Fairfax County, we couldn't help but wish we had at least five MORE […]

Travel With Kids: Silver Dollar City

Located in southwestern Missouri in the bustling city of Branson, Silver Dollar City is a 100-acre amusement park with 12 stage venues, 40 rides and attractions, 18 restaurants, 60 shops, and 100 resident craftsmen. The park's theme is centered around the 1880's, which was a period of economic growth and prosperity in many parts of […]

What to Pack for Summer Vacation: Games, Activities, & Gear

We've been going on r*e*a*l*l*y long road trips since our kids were babies. In fact, we once sold or gave away almost everything we owned and went around the USA for a year by RV with a 2-year-old and 4-year-old. True story. Now that our kids are older, we still love taking road trips both […]

What to Pack For Summer Vacation: Clothes, Shoes, & Accessories

Some parents dread summer. I adore it. What a treat to sleep in, to drive less, to read books lazily all day long, to go on long walks in the early morning and before sunset, to strap on our helmets and go biking, and...to travel! Whether you're traveling near or far this summer (or even […]

Campground Spotlight: Campland on the Bay

Our family recently spent three idyllic nights at Campland on the Bay over fall break. Campland on the Bay is a huge, family-friendly campground in the Mission Bay area of San Diego. While Campland is considered an urban campground, you won't feel like you are in the middle of the city. Instead, it will feel […]

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 […]

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