Category: Travel With Kids

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

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 […]

Travel With Kids: Salem

Located approximately one hour south of Portland along I-5, Salem is the capitol of Oregon and home to approximately 150,000 people. Compared to her sister city up north, Salem is a small town with a far less urban climate. Even so, it has a distinctly Oregon vibe - with a bounty of green trees and […]

Travel With Kids: Portland

Ah, Portland. Often talked-about. Always-adored. Every personĀ I know who currently lives there raves about the beauty, the climate, and the bustling activity. Plus, there are quite a few people in my circle that previously lived in Portland (and loved it!) or pine to live there. For all of these reasons and more, I was delighted […]

Travel With Kids: Sonoma County

Sonoma County is a well-known destination for adults who appreciate wine in all of its diverse flavors and scents. Vineyards stretch out in every direction - gorgeous symmetrical vines against blue skies. Beautiful estates and wineries beckon drivers to stop in for tastings at every turn and the gorgeous climate invites travelers to linger. On […]

Travel With Kids: San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the most famous cities in the United States - and, perhaps, in the world. People flock from all over the globe to make business transactions, to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, to take the ferry to Alcatraz Island, and to ride a renowned cable car up the sloping streets. […]

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