Outaouais zipline, Quebec with kids

An Action-Packed Family Holiday … Canada Style

There are numerous family vacation destinations around the world that are synonymous with adventure. Families trek around volcanoes in Costa Rica, go on safari in Africa and go snorkeling along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Would it surprise you if I added the Outaouais Region of Canada to the list? It surprised me.

Where is Outaouais?

If I asked you to show me the Outaouais Region …

Costa Rica Zip Line Canopy Tour in Arenal

Choosing Between Arenal Zip Line Canopy Tours in Costa Rica with Kids

A zip line canopy tour is a must for thrill-seeking families vacationing in Costa Rica. In our case, we decided to divide and conquer as I’m not a heights fan, but the joy that comes with gliding down these cables in the jungle is priceless and is more often than not a trip highlight. Costa Rica has unbelievable Adventure Family Travel infrastructure and the challenge is choosing between all the the options.

Per my recent Best Itinerary for a Costa Rica Family Vacation article, Arenal, 90 km northwest of San Jose …


A Crowd-Pleasing California Zipline Tour

A few hours on a zipline is practically a guaranteed family vacation crowd-pleaser. We experienced a zipline tour in Central California near Paso Robles that is as fun as it is unusual. The tour takes place on the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, a vast private estate the size of Manhattan encompassing acres of vineyards and stunning wilderness.

The Margarita Adventures zipline tour offers families the opportunity to learn about California history and geology as the 2.5 hour experience includes a local guide …

Omni Mount Washington Resort Activities

Top Family Activities in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s White Mountain range provides a natural escape from summer’s heavy heat. With the cooler nights and an abundance of outdoor family-friendly activities, it is the perfect backdrop for an active family vacation. Within the area, Bretton Woods, is known for its creative use of the mountain landscape to provide all-season entertainment for every age. Once you are used to the somewhat remote area, there’s no need to venture out as you are in one of the prettiest and fun-filled family destinations in the Northeast.

stowe vermont alpine slide

All-Family Summer Playgrounds at Vermont Ski Resorts

There is no doubt that ski resorts are designed for winter fun. But when the snow melts and the spring flowers appear, there’s a magical transition from winter wonderlands to summer playgrounds.

Ski trails turn into hiking and biking trails. Meadows become ideal settings for summer fairs and festivals. Ice-skating rinks become fishing ponds and ski programs become summer camps. Best of all, lodging usually is discounted with great off-season rates.

posing for photo with zipline gear in ca

Zipping Through the California Wine Country

The Northern California Wine Country has a reputation for many fabulous things, but being family-friendly isn’t one of them. Wine tasting with kids is do-able, but different. And though wine is obviously the toast of the town, kids have a new, fast-flying reason to celebrate when they visit.

Move over grapevines, some towering Redwoods have a new view of wine country to share. Ziplining is a favorite activity in family vacation spots like Cabo San Lucas and Costa Rica. Now, the California wine country …