Northgate Peaks Trail – Zion National Park

Easy Zion National Park hikes

If you are looking to escape the crowds and the hot Zion Canyon National Park weather, the Northgate Peaks Trail is a perfect choice. Located in a remote area northwest of the main Zion National Park area, this easy hike is a pleasant stroll through a mature Ponderosa Pine forest. The payoff is great views of the Northgate Peaks and the Zion Canyon in the distance.

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11 Things to do on the Isle of Skye with Kids

image of landscape on Brother's Point walk on Isle of Skye Scotland. Includes grass covered hills next to the ocean.

When planning our family vacation to Scotland, the Isle of Skye was at the very top of our list of places to see. With just over 3 weeks to see Scotland with kids, we knew we wanted to spend a big chunk of it exploring as much of the Isle of Skye with kids as possible.

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5 Easy Walks in Budapest

Budapest Family Friendly Walks

We love to explore the great cities of Europe on foot. Walking is a wonderful way to experience all that makes a city great, and Budapest is no exception. With these five easy walks in Budapest, you can smell the food, hear the locals chatting in a sidewalk café, enjoy the architecture and the beautiful green spaces. 

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The Korcula to Kocje Hike

Korcula Hiking with Kids to Kocje Korcula

After the amazing hiking we did on Hvar with kids, we knew we wanted to try more hiking in Croatia. We got the opportunity to do an amazing Korcula hike during our two days in Korcula with kids. In fact, the Korcula to Kocje hike was some of the best hiking on our entire family trip to Croatia!

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Top 10 Podcasts for Family Road Trips

Greeking Out - Road trip podcast for kids

When we travel, we inevitably find ourselves spending a lot of time in the car. Like many families we enjoy a family road trip! We’ve always tried to avoid giving our kids the iPad as soon as they get in the car, but we know they still require some entertainment.

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The 6 Best Public Beaches in Playa del Carmen

Best Public Beaches in Playa del Carmen

Our recent family trip to Playa del Carmen was our first time staying outside of an all-inclusive resort in Mexico. We were excited about a more authentic Mexico trip, but we worried about the quality of the public beaches in Playa del Carmen. I’m happy to report that this concern was unfounded and we enjoyed our time at many of the best public beaches in Playa del Carmen. 

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Ireland with Kids – Road Trip Itinerary

image of cliffs of moher ireland

The land of leprechauns, four leaf clovers and rainbows, you’ll never forget a family trip to Ireland. Unfortunately, we didn’t find any leprechauns or four leaf clovers and by the end of our 3 week road trip around Ireland with kids, we had only seen one rainbow. While we expected the first two, the third one was a bit of a surprise, but regardless, we still found visiting Ireland with kids to be a phenomenal experience.

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Zion National Park with Kids

zion national park - vista from angels landing zion

We spent 5 days in Zion National Park with kids (who were 3 & 5 years old at the time) in mid-April. We love to go on family hikes to enjoy the beauty of nature, so a visit to Zion Canyon with kids was ideal for us. A lot of people visit Zion in a single day, but Zion Canyon is one of the best national parks for families in the USA, so if you have time, we encourage you to stay longer and enjoy the many great things to do in Zion with kids.  

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7 Days in Kyoto with Kids

A toddler feeds a monkey at Kyoto's Monkey Park Iwatayama

When we first began planning our 12-day Japan family vacation, we had originally planned to split our time equally between Tokyo and Kyoto. As we did more research, we were surprised to learn how incredible the Kyoto hiking is, so we eagerly decided to create a 7-day itinerary for Kyoto with kids.

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