I know it's summer time but I thought I would put in a mention for anyone wanting their 3-6 y/o kids to learn how to ski I have found Tahoe Donner in Truckee, CA to be excellent. For $60 your child gets a 2.5 hour lesson including equipment. They really did a great job with our 3 y/o son last winter. He had a blast and was actually skiing the first day.
For families who live in and around Chicago, there's a wealth of fun to be had year-round, from outdoor explorations at Lincoln Zoo to indoor interactions at Kohl Children's Museum. When a change of scenery is in order, however, these destinations -- located less than four hours from the Windy City ... read more
When summer comes to an end and the kids are back in school, there are still ways to get away and enhance their education (and yours) at the same time. One way to do this is by showing kids what they are learning in school. For example, if your child is learning about the Revolutionary War, a trip t... read more
Whether you live in the big city on the Mississippi River or you're in a neighboring state, there are so many choices for weekend getaways. Highlights include Meramec Caverns, just south of the city, where you can learn about Jesse James and his gang, who used the caverns as a hideout (this is one o... read more