Our daughter will be 1 1/2 this summer and we love to travel but haven't so much since she's been born (we did do a cruise when she was 6mo with my parents though who helped us watch her). She's not a fan of riding in the car for more than 1-2 hours but we'd love to go to a Nat'l Park, possibly Yellowstone or Grand Tetons (fly up there then rent a car?) We've been to most in CA and want to stay out of the heat of the southern Nat'l Parks with a little one. Does anyone have any suggestions? We're used to hiking and being pretty active but we haven't really since our daughter was born.
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