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Seriously FUN Things to do in Telluride in Summer

Most people know Telluride, Colorado for its world-class skiing. After all, there are 1,700 acres of powder that entice visitors every winter. That, coupled with the fact that Telluride sees the sun for 300 days, and gets 300+ inches of snow, make it a skier’s paradise. However, there are so many seriously fun things to …

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Incredible fishing and camping adventures…in the state of New York?!?

By Iben Ayad, Founder of Outdoor Times When people think of New York many automatically think of skyscrapers and crowded city streets. There is a lot more to New York including some of the most beautiful and wide open spaces. That is the very reason why so many visit this states many campgrounds each year …

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Packing Strategies Every Traveler Should Know…and Use

Packing is essential to any trip you’re planning. Pack too much and you’re left with heavy bags to lug around and possibly extra baggage fees. Don’t bring enough and you’re left uncomfortable or worse, trying to find the nearest store to buy items you already own…not the best use of your vacation budget. As we …

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Family Fun in Pittsburgh: 10 Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh with Kids

This post was created in collaboration with Hotel Planner. Pittsburgh is regularly considered one of the most livable cities in the world, given its active communities, parks, museums, economy, rich history, and everything else it has to offer. With this, one would assume that Pittsburgh is also one of the cities people should most visit. …

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Things to do in Denver with Kids (and without): GameWorks

It’s summer and we’re back in Colorado for the next few months. As the summer temperatures continue to rise, finding activities to beat the heat is key. Yes, the pool, white water rafting, paddle boarding and escaping to the high country top my list but they’re not always do-able, especially on a Thursday afternoon. Enter …

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Theatre Hikes at Chautauqua Park Boulder

This post has been updated since its original posting on August, 2014. Do you like to hike? What about see live theatre performances? Did you know you can do both at the same time? Arts in the Open, formally known as Colorado Theatre-Hikes combines the two – an outdoor hike with amazing views paired with …

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Green Travel Trash Talk: 10 Simple (and fun) Beach Clean-up Ideas

It’s summer! Well, at least according to the school calendar here in Colorado. While it may not be beach weather – yet – we are gearing up for a spending a few weeks in Florida. For millions of Americans, summer is synonymous with the beach. For our family it’s more like November through February since …

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Grand Canyon Fun Facts…Clark Griswold Style

Welcome to the second article in Carpe Travel’s Grand Canyon series by Janalee Card Chmel. Over the next few months Janalee will be sharing a series of articles covering everything from booking campsites in the Grand Canyon to family friendly activities to Grand Canyon fun facts, to packing lists and more. Grand Canyon Fun Facts…Clark …

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Have Food Allergies. Will Travel: Tips for Traveling with Food Allergies

It was a quick stop into Panera Bread, a turkey sandwich for me, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for Princess One. Three bites into her PB&J my then three-year-old began screaming. Not the tantrum type of screams but the blood curdling, something is seriously wrong kind of scream. That was the day we …

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Great Times in Grapevine: Things to do in Grapevine, TX with Kids

As part of our National Lampoons Family Road Trip we headed back to my now, not so small hometown of Grapevine, TX. When I was growing up there were not very many things to do in Grapevine besides fishing at Grapevine Lake, which I did a lot of, swimming at Dove Pool and feeding the …

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Nine of the Best Medical Apps for Travelers

What happens when you’re in the middle of the mountains and your daughter has a 104-degree temperature. Or your mother-in-law falls off her bike and hurts her hip? Better yet, you’re in Mexico and you need to call an ambulance? When you travel you have to keep in mind the realities of life – accidents …

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12 Tips for a Stress Free Family Vacation

Ok, having a stress free family vacation might be a stretch but reducing the stress is definitely possible. I’ve made my share of rookie mistakes when traveling with my kids but I’ve learned a lot along the way. Things that have helped make traveling easier and allow for an almost stress free family vacation. I …

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Fun Things to Do in Phoenix

Phoenix sits within the Sonoran Desert, the hottest desert in North American but also the wettest based on its annual rainfall. The combo creates a haven for year-around outdoor activities and things to do in Phoenix. I would suggest if you’re planning on visiting you plan for November through April as the weather is generally …

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Italy with Kids: Five Family Friendly Cities

Darren Ashley, contributing writer With a number of things to consider when looking to live in Italy with kids – be it for the summers or full-time – decisions aren’t made quickly and locations need to be researched meticulously. Having some useful insider information can therefore be vital when searching for a location which appeals …

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25 Travel Hacks Every Parent Should Know (& use)

How do you pack for two kids and yourself in one carry-on? And should you take a stroller and a car seat? Traveling with kids can be hard. Ok, it can be exhausting and expensive but, it’s worth it…especially when you have a few travel hacks up your sleeve. Over the last six years I’ve …

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11 Things to do in Steamboat Springs…Besides Skiing

There’s more to Steamboat Springs than being a winter destination for skiing, although that is a top activity on my list… But activities thrive year round and you only need to take stock in order to see all the things there are to experience in Steamboat Springs. Following is a list of the top things …

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I want to be in an Octopuses Garden…at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Earlier this month I was invited to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium to preview the new Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefish exhibit before it opened to the public. This exhibit is the largest open exhibit of the cephalopod family anywhere in the world AND is the first of its kind. It …

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Things to do in Beaumont TX: Gator Country

Imagine a teacher looking outside the window at the playground before recess to check the weather and instead of seeing cumulonimbus or cirrus clouds she sees an alligator. A REALLY BIG GATOR. Who’s she gonna call? Gator 911. Yes, it’s not a joke, there really is a Gator 911 and this really happened, or so …

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Best Family Friendly Music Festivals Around The World

By Marcela De Vivo, Contributing Writer The summer months play host to hundreds of music festivals, many of which make great family outings, with entertainment that’s enjoyable for kids and parents alike. While you might be tempted to assume that you would have to stay closer to home to find a family-friendly summer music festival, …

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