Archive | outdoorsfamilies RSS feed for this section

6 Things Not to Miss at the Grand Canyon

April 10, 2017

0 Comments

19481348991_9e08cf9f87_z

Visiting the Grand Canyon is often high on travelers’ bucket lists. Part of the Grand Canyon makes up one of the most famous of all the US’s national parks, while other sections are located on lands still owned by Native Americans. Both sections of this massive UNESCO-listed site offers dramatic scenery, varied flora and fauna, cultural […]

Continue reading...

England’s Outdoor Secret – Adventure Play Forests

September 22, 2016

0 Comments

06-dsc04688

It’s all over my Facebook feed these days about how children do not get enough outdoor time. One article even said “The average American child spends four to seven minutes a day playing outdoors and up to seven hours a day staring at a screen.” That seems totally crazy to me. But then I look […]

Continue reading...

Outdoor Family Valentines Day Ideas in Los Angeles

February 13, 2015

0 Comments

Low tide at Leo Carillo Beach, Malibu

If you are anything like me, you tend to wait until the last minute to book anything. And of course for this weekend of love, that is not a good thing since the babysitters have been booked up weeks ago. Instead of moping about that you don’t get to spend a quiet romantic evening as […]

Continue reading...

5 Easy Hikes for Toddlers Los Angeles

February 10, 2015

0 Comments

3-DSC_4604

Hiking is the thing to do in LA. Before moving here I didn’t think that hiking with kids was even possible, especially once they were too big to carry and no longer interested in the stroller. As a baby you can carry them and older kids can walk, but what do you do during those few years where your […]

Continue reading...

Things To Do in LA over Winter Break (Updated 2015)

December 13, 2014

0 Comments

13-IMG_7899

This upcoming winter break is the first break at my son’s school in over a year that we do not have travel plans. After our India trip and a very busy fall, we have decided to stay put and spend our break exploring areas of LA that we never have time for. Although I would venture to […]

Continue reading...

Exploring Joshua Tree with Kids | One Day Itinerary

December 4, 2014

22 Comments

07-DSC02142

Growing up in the 80s and 90s, Joshua Tree for me symbolized music, not a National Park.  But because of the music, the park has always held a certain allure for me. Once I discovered how close it was to LA, it moved to the top of my local travel list. But, even then, it took me almost a […]

Continue reading...

Sand Sledding: Winter fun for the whole family

December 1, 2014

5 Comments

IMG_8842

It is almost that time of year again — sand sledding!  This is my favorite part of winter in LA. What isn’t awesome about sledding in warm weather not having to worry about gloves and hats and frostbite. And showing off sand sledding photos to all of our east coast friends bundled up is sort of […]

Continue reading...

Malibu Lagoon Bird Watching with Kids

November 24, 2014

3 Comments

IMG_5833

I love nature, hiking and animals, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine taking time on a Sunday to go bird watching. But yep, this is what happens in my household every month.  The Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society hosts a kid friendly bird watching walk at Malibu Lagoon State Beach and after our […]

Continue reading...

Family Friendly Hikes: Palm Springs Indian Canyons

November 17, 2014

2 Comments

24-DSC02293

A trip to Palm Springs for most people means sitting by the pool soaking up the sun, doing some shopping and maybe visiting a few kid friendly attractions (if you have kids). For us, it means driving back and forth to Joshua Tree (or Joshman Tree as my preschooler says) to explore. My son is […]

Continue reading...

Family Fun: The National Park’s Junior Ranger Program

November 6, 2014

3 Comments

IMG_3970

One of the coolest and maybe least known activities at many national and state parks is the Junior Ranger Program. I don’t know why the National Park Service doesn’t market this more, because it is an amazing program for children and families. It is a perfect way to get your kids interested in the world […]

Continue reading...