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Updated by Maggie Powell on Jan 17, 2014
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Family Vacation Ideas

Take a look at these great family vacation ideas!

Traveling to Germany with Kids

Turns out, to Traveling to Germany with your kids is fairly easy. I've done it a few times now. with kids of all ages. There have never been problems getting around, the food is not so strange that your picky eaters will starve, and there are a lot of...

Castles on the Mosel River

The Mosel River... also known as the Moselle River... is lined with small towns and fabulous Castles. This beautiful River is a tributary of the Rhine River, running from the Lorraine Region of France, along the border of Luxembourg, and then into Germany, meeting the Rhine at Koblenz.

Fossil Hunting as a Family

My family and I love to go Fossil Hunting! I've always been a collector of interesting bits and pieces. and so are my kids. Pretty Rocks, Sea Glass, drift wood in interesting shapes all seem to find their way into our pockets or backpacks and into our...

Central California Coast

The beautiful Central Coast of California, from Pismo Beach north to San Simeon is LOADED with things to do (or not do) and see. You can beach comb on Moonstone Beach, ride a dune buggy on the sandy dunes of Grover Beach, go Deep Sea fishing off of Morro B...

Family Adventure- RV Trip through National Parks

My family spent 2 weeks on an RV Trip to National Parks last summer, and we saw much more than we thought possible. Starting with Crater Lake in Oregon, we then traveled north and east to Glacier National Park, south to Yellowstone National Park, and finally, Fossil Butte National Monument.

Flying with a Baby or Small Children

by MaggiePowell Air Travel, especially international travel, may seem daunting for anyone travelling with a baby or small children, but with some advance preparation and planning, it can go very well. I've travelled with my kids since they were babies... often alone with the kids. Along the way I learned how to fly with kids.

National Park Campground

by MaggiePowell Camping in the National Parks is a great way to experience the best of America. Defined as a reserve for the preservation of the natural land, the Parks are islands of wilderness. The best way to see the National Parks is by staying in one of the many campgrounds.

Family Cruise 411

We've cruised a few times, both in large groups, and as a couple. For a large group, with different ages, you need to take a few things into account.- Kid Programs-Swimming Pools-Entertainment suitable for all ages-Restaurants/ Food We've been on Carnival, Royal Carribean, and Princess...

Use Expanding File Folders to Organize Your Vacation

One of the many hats I wear? Vacation Planner and Organizer. I found that the best way to keep track of all of the reservations, maps, confirmation numbers and other stray bits of vital information is an Expanding File. It may be a bit old fashioned, but f...

Family Adventure- Our Vacation through the National Parks and Monuments of the Southwest

The biggest challenge of this trip was getting the then 3 kids into the mini van with all their stuff. I had to plan it carefully, and I had to stick with a strict plan. Everyone was issued a packing list, and their own travel bag for clothes that would be stored on top of the car in the carrier.

Lassen National Park Camping

by MaggiePowell Camping ia a great way to experience Lassen National Park. Here are some great reviews the campgrounds in and around Lassen. I love camping at Lassen National Park in Northern California. Lassen is one of the smallest Parks (only 165 square miles) in the National Park system, and gets far fewer (only about 400,000 a year) visitors than the other parks.

Where is Glacier National Park?

by MaggiePowell Glacier National Park is simply fabulous. The Park is loaded with wildlife, and not so loaded with people. You will find Glacier National Park in the state of Montana, but it extends up to the border of the United States, where it joins Waterton National Park in Canada.

Tips for a River Cruise- European Destinations on a River Cruise Ship

What is it like to take a River Cruise? Imagine yourself on the deck of a cruise ship.... slowly passing by some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. Whether you choose to travel on the Rhine, the Danube, the Seine, or the Elba, you will travel in luxury and comfort on a River Cruise.