Science Shows How A Trip To The Beach Actually Changes Your Brain

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. by Rebecca Jane Stokes Get there, ASAP. The ocean. A lake. A babbling creek.  Each body of water conjures a feeling inside of us even as we read the words.  You don't have to be an outdoor girl to acknowledge that spending t... Read More

Best Camping Gear + Gifts For Families

By Erin Oltmanns

Camping is my happy place. I camped as a child with my parents, with friends in college, with my husband, and now as a family with our kids, and often our extended family. We’ve got tricks and hacks GALORE, but sometimes it comes down to having the right gear for your trip. We've rounded up the... Read More

10 Ways to Connect With Your Family on Vacation

By Erin Oltmanns

Our kids are at that magical age where they can DO THINGS on vacation. They can carry their own bag, dining with them is a pleasure (usually), and best of all...THEY REMEMBER IT. Come on, don’t tell me I’m the only parent that lamented the effort and expense of trips with a babe in arms becau... Read More

How to Have an Epic Vail Adventure Without Snow

By Judiaann Woo

Vail, Colorado is well known for being a world-class winter destination for snow lovers but you don’t have to wait until the powder hits before experiencing some high-flying adventure on the mountai... Read More

Iceland Packing List {+ 4 Things I Couldn’t Live Without!}

By Rachael Herrscher

Traveling to Iceland? Want to know what to pack? We've got you covered. Like, literally covered . . . from head to toe.  You're going to want to be. We traveled to Iceland in March (with Animal Jam and Visit Iceland) and while we had a great stretch of weather (30's and 40's F) we were glad ... Read More

15 Reasons to Travel More with the Kids

By MiniTime

By being a little organized, utilizing practical gear and gadgets, and making the most of all the services available now, traveling with kids has never been easier. ... Read More

Pregnancy Time Lapse Video {2000+ Photos in 217 Seconds!}

By Rachael Herrscher

Mark and Brittany Sherman are living in Tanzania, Africa and documenting every step of their journey, including their recent pregnancy and the birth of their daughter on October 19th. Little Gracie has been in the NICU but was just approved to go home TODAY! Congratulations to this cute f... Read More

Nicaragua with Kids: 10 Exciting Things to Do for Families

By MiniTime

Granada, Nicaragua (Flickr: nickelstar) Emerald waters, lush forests, pristine beaches and towering volcanoes, some of which are still active, await visitors in the incredible hideaway that is Nicaragua, a legendary place that’s only starting to emerge as a favorite vacation spot not just for bac... Read More

Magical Summer Fun: Sizzling Savings at Disney World

By MiniTime

Walt Disney World Resort is offering five cool summer packages wrapped with magical entertainment for families of all ages. Stay cool all summer long with “FROZEN” Summer Fun LIVE and Star War Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, four thrilling theme parks, two water parks, and new rest... Read More

Great Portland Attractions for Family Fun, Rain or Shine

By MiniTime

Portland, Oregon is an excellent place to take a family vacation thanks to the many kid-friendly attractions found throughout the city. From children’s museums and roller coasters to indoor parks and science playgrounds, Portland has a little bit of everything when it comes to things to do. ... Read More