Category: United States

Five Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas​​

All around Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children the easy opportunity to explore unspoiled wilderness without traveling great distances. To compose this list, I tapped the memories of three experts: my children, who spent much of their childhoods hiking Southwestern trails with me. These came up as the five places they most enjoyed when they were small. Badwater, Death Valley National Park, Calif. One of the most popular places in the park, this salt flat will have you walking on the lowest terrain in North America, 282 feet below sea level. It is...

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Santa Claus Land of Lights Opens for 7th Season on Thanksgiving Night

The 7th annual Santa Claus Land of Lights Family Christmas Light Adventure opens for the season on Thanksgiving night, November 26. Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, this custom drive-through outdoor light show tells the Shining Story of Rudolph with thousands of bright, energy-efficient LEDs and dozens of storyboards. At 1.2 miles long, it is one of the largest holiday light shows in North America. Each vehicle receives a free photo with Rudolph. Discount coupons ($4 off per vehicle) are offered at 39 McDonald’s locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. A complete list of coupon locations may...

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Mount Snow Gets Family Camping Right

Each summer parents across the country label clothing, pack bags and kiss their children goodbye before sending them off to camp. For children this means they are escaping to a place full of friends, fun activities, great meals and evening campfires. For parents it means back to life as usual, albeit in a quieter house. Meals still need to be prepared, laundry must still be washed and all the while they are checking the mail obsessively for that coveted letter from camp. So when do parents get their escape? Surely it’s not on the two hour drive to the...

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Things to do when travelling with the family in Las Vegas

Although Las Vegas is famed for its casino gambling, there is a lot more to the resort than that and, despite the nickname ‘Sin City’, some of it is actually family friendly. One good option if you have the kids in tow with you on your Vegas trip is to sample the Fremont Street Experience. It offers everything from shopping to live music concerts. It has become one of the top tourist attractions in Vegas because it is a place that has something to offer all members of the family – whatever age they are. If your family would...

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Ten Reasons to Vacation at Disney World #DisneySMMoms

There are a lot of great places to visit in the world, but Disney World will always hold a special place in my heart. It is a magical place like no other, and that is not a coincidence. Disney goes above and beyond in their customer service, inclusion and remembering that everyone is special and we all deserve to be treated as such. Here are the top ten reasons that I feel Disney is the perfect place to vacation: Accessibility: The Disney Parks and resorts are all accessible to those in wheelchairs or requiring scooters (or even strollers!). The...

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North America’s Top Amusement Parks

I love amusement parks and roller coasters, and I am blessed with at least one child who loves them too. Avery is a bit of a daredevil. She’s not quite 9 years old yet and she will ride any roller coaster that she is tall enough to get on…and she puts her hands up in the air when she’s on them! She’s such a thin little thing that I always worry she’s going to fly right out of the ride, so I wish she would at least hold on! Canada’s Wonderland is the closest amusement park to us, and...

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