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Hiking the Kilauea Iki Trail with Kids

  • February 15, 2016

A visit to the Big Island of Hawaii isn't complete without a trip to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Having the opportunity to see a real live active volcano in person was one of the main reasons in going to Hawaii…

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What To Do in Wrightwood (Near Mt. High)

  • January 21, 2016

You managed to pack up the car, bundle up the kids and hit the road for snow tubing at Mountain High. Whew! Congrats. Oh but wait, now you have arrived only to discover that it's either sold out for the day…

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National Parks with Kids: A How To Guide

  • January 11, 2016

America's national park system is one of the greatest assets we have in this country, and is often the most underutilized. Growing up I never stepped foot in a national park. I didn't even know anything about them until I…

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Cruising the Backwaters of Kerala (with kids)

  • December 14, 2015

One of the most popular experiences for travelers in the Southern region of India is to take a boat tour on the backwaters in the beautiful state of Kerala. The Backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and…

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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Los Angeles

  • October 21, 2015

A struggle many parents have when living in a large metropolis is getting their kids outdoors more than just at the local playground. We are so blessed in Los Angeles to have beautiful weather most of the year and an…

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Family Camping Packing List

  • June 18, 2015

I am the yearly organizer of my son's class camping trip. I have been organizing our class trips since preschool and have gotten better and better at planning it and packing for it each year! The more you camp with…

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Switzer Falls Hike with Kids

  • May 12, 2015

We have tried the Switzer Falls hike a few times with friends, but have never made it very far (due to those pesky kids playing in the creek!). We were jonesing for a hike and decided to give it another go.  I…

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5 Easy Hikes for Toddlers Los Angeles

  • February 10, 2015

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…

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Vasquez Rocks with Kids

  • January 25, 2015

My son woke up saying he wanted to go on a hike and I knew immediately where we should go. Vasquez Rocks.  It has been on our to do list forever. All I knew about Vasquez Rocks was that it's great for kids who like to…

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Sand Sledding: Winter fun for the whole family

  • December 1, 2014

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…

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Malibu Lagoon Bird Watching with Kids

  • November 24, 2014

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…

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