There's a reason fairytales and fantasy books are set in nature. Leafy woods, rolling hills, twisted trees, and clear waterways take on a magical dimension when the day ends and long shadows create fanciful shapes around us. With the right story to tell, a few treats to savor .... read more
When days are getting shorter and you need a sweater in the morning, forests turn crimson red, chestnut brown and golden yellow. It's time to plan a family trip to your favorite spot! While fall foliage in New England takes the cake in terms of spectacular displays, fall colo.... read more
Robin Hood or Merida? Percy Jackson or Katniss Everdeen? Archery may be one of the oldest hunting skills on the planet, but thanks to popular heroes kids love to identify with, it hasn't aged one bit. In fact it's become one hot activity for kids who love roaming outside, and .... read more
If ever a boy embodied America's vision of childhood and wild nature exploration, Tom Sawyer would be the one. Curious, impulsive, bold and adventurous—Tom Sawyer can pack a day with so many activities we'd need cart-fulls of energy bars to keep up. Swimming, pirating, explo.... read more
So you've checked all the boxes. Playdates... check. Organized activities... check. Homework... check. Healthy snacks... check. Good job, right? Wait! What about the outdoors? Oh, we're not talking commando backpacking trips in remote wilderness areas, here. Just simpl.... read more
Camping is fun business whatever your age. Whether your children are outdoor newbies or seasoned little wilderness experts, camping is always exciting. You get to sleep under the stars, wake up with nature, and play outside freely. However for many children, the best part is p.... read more
How does it feel to be in the shoes of Lewis and Clark? Floating down a river and navigating a few gentle rapids, your family is sure to have the adventure of the summer while rafting. Whether the young ones dare to take a plunge in slower waters or whether they are willing to.... read more
We are a huge musical family. We just love peppering conversation with songs or singing on the road. The sillier, the better, and off-key is fine for the less musical-minded in our family. Of all the places we like to sing, our favorite place is on the trail because we're usua.... read more
Looking to fill long summer days in the countryside or at home? All you need is ten busy fingers and a knack for crafts. Knitting is super fun for kids, teaches them a useful skill for life, and enhances their fine motor skills. If they get the hang of it by the time they get .... read more
Once school is over, how do you make the best of your summer vacations with children? Since kids are officially excused from sitting in a classroom all day, summer is the best time of the year to have some rock-n-rollin' time outside. Here comes the active vacations idea!Three.... read more
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