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Oregon – High Desert Museum

Fun and games at the 1904 Miller Family Ranch - High Desert Museum

A must-see on any trip to Bend, Oregon, is the High Desert Museum. This is one of those museums that has a little bit of everything, and is perfect for families.

The museum is a combination of a history museum, art museum, zoo, living history museum, and park. That may sound chaotic, but all the exhibits are tied together with a common theme: the High Desert, a region that covers parts of eight states and British Columbia. The museum is both fun and educational. Many thanks to the museum for providing us complimentary admission so that I could research […]

Hawaii – The Big Island with Kids

Hawaii beach

Hawaii is one of our most vacation-friendly states, and it makes a great break for families as much as honeymooners or couples. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained and you don’t even have to leave the Big Island – meaning fewer flights and more vacation time! This post about Hawaii was provided and sponsored by Lebara.

 

Aside from the obvious adventures, like playing on the beach, here are some activities to try out when the kids have tired of the sun and sea:

 

Hiking

For active families, volcanic, mountainous Hawaii is a dream. On the Big […]

DC – National Zoo

National Zoo entrance

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park, more commonly known as just the National Zoo, in Washington, D.C. has been in the news recently with excitement of the birth of a panda cub, and subsequently the tragic news of the cub’s death. In fact, when I started writing this article, the cub was alive, so I’ve had to rewrite parts of it. My daughter and I were both very excited about the cub and were distraught to read of her death.

Nevertheless, despite the disappointment of not having a panda cub, the opportunity to view the adult pandas is still an excellent […]