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Weekend Getaways

  • Ye Olde Weekend in Mystic, Connecticut

    Tall ships, lobster rolls, white whales & craft beer

  • Big Bird Watching in Central California

    A winter extravaganza starring millions of geese, cranes and more!

  • Living Coastside in Dillon Beach

    Getaway to a vintage California beach village in "Far West" Marin

  • A Winter Zoomcation in Sunny Florida

    Crane’s Beach House is the perfect antidote the winter blahs

  • ROAM’s Guide to Family Skiing in California

    Ski, board, or just play in the powder? We've got your mountain.

  • The Best-Ever Time to See NYC

    All the masterpieces, views and deliciousness - none of the crowds

  • Parent Escape: 5 Luxury Stays for Valentines

    Grab your sweetheart for a getaway - or plan one!

  • SF in the Outdoors

    No Pier 39, Union Square or Crooked Street from this local mom.

  • An Insider’s Guide to San Diego with Kids

    Native daughters dish on Covid-safe beaches, scenes & dishes

  • 21 Covid-Safe Family Adventures for 2021

    Oh, the places you can REALLY go - without quarantines, vaccinations or worries

  • 19 New Outings Around San Francisco Under Lockdown

    Time for locals to do these COVID-safe, outdoor parks, hikes and rides

  • How to Move through The Mission

    A local's guide to the best of SF's sunniest corner

  • A Yosemite Winter Gamble

    Whether its a “snow globe” or “flip flop” weekend, you can’t lose.

  • Alcatraz: San Francisco’s Most Dramatic Outdoor Adventure

    Go for the prison. Stay for the unique natural environment.

  • Hiking through History on Angel Island

    A day - or night - of spectacular views from the center of SF Bay

  • Escaping to Sea Ranch

    Unplug from the crazy. Plug into nature.

  • COVID Camping in Big Bear

    A fun budget getaway to the mountains near LA

  • South Africa Reopens to Families

    The joy of returning to the wild and the thrill of a memorable tinkle.

  • A Local’s Guide to Whidbey Island

    Days - or weeks - of beaches, trails, farms and sunsets near Seattle

  • Parent Escape – The Surfrider Malibu

    Mid-century classic sands, surf & style

  • Parent Escape – Carmel & Big Sur Getaway

    A perfect wild coast itinerary with hIkes, beach time, and fabulous food

  • Tips for Family Hiking Near San Francisco

    Families reconnect and recharge on the trails.

  • California’s Great Lakes that Aren’t Tahoe

    Locals' favorite family-friendly lakefront destinations

  • Local Families’ Favorite California Beaches

    Same coast. More value. Fewer crowds.

  • A Once-in-a-Lifetime Yosemite Summer

    See California's crown jewel with a fraction of normal crowds

  • Best Road Trips in the West

    25 unique & classic must-drive vacations for families

  • 10 Best Fall Foliage Road Trips in the West

    Incredible golds, oranges and reds of the coast, high desert and mountains.

  • Planning Summertime in Lake Tahoe

    Your complete guide to the family-friendliest shores

  • Go Ashore in Long Beach

    Getaway for a Queen Mary stay in a cool corner of LA.

  • Microplastics: A Not-So-Tiny Problem

    5 ways to help keep micro trash out of our oceans

  • U-Pick California Fruit

    An hour from San Francisco, a u-pick summer fruit paradise awaits.

  • How to Be “Microtravelers”

    Sharing small scenes and small stories from small trips near home.

  • The Grand-est Canyon Weekend

    A Route 66 getaway to America’s biggest vistas and friendliest donkeys

  • Chicago’s 10 Best Outdoor Adventures

    First-rate recreational activities to tackle in the Second City

  • Aliens Land in Kecksburg

    A small-town UFO festival is a little weird, a lot hokey & pretty wonderful

  • A New & Refreshing Water Park near NYC

    The luxury Kartrite Resort has wet AND dry fun for everyone

  • 5 Back-to-school Breakaways

    From European glamping to Maine kayaking, check out these last-chance summer escapes

  • Rollin’ on the Russian River

    ... and more splashy, summery times in Forestville and Guerneville.

  • Near the Island of the Blue Dolphins

    Hike and kayak the unspoiled beauty of the Channel Islands.

  • Father-Daughter Bigfooting in Pennsylvania

    Nothing like camping and bonding over a cryptozoological legend, right?

  • The Beauty of Fallingwater

    See an architectural masterpiece and underground caverns in the forest of Pennsylvania

  • Oregon by Airstream

    Three weeks of Oregon’s diverse wilderness and hipster towns

  • Memories of a Small Town Memorial Day

    Sometimes the biggest memories are the small town ones.

  • Pedal Power in Bicycle Heaven

    Marvel at Pittsburgh’s mecca for bike fans

  • Barcelona: 3 Gaudis in 1 Day

    Short on time? Here's how to see Sagrada, Batllo & Guell - fast!

  • Going Deep on Catalina

    Offseason stays have all the action & more “Old” California

  • 3 Days of the Good Life in Vancouver

    You can’t afford to stay, but after three days, you’ll want to

  • Autumn Leaf-Peeping in Woodstock, NY

    Long before the Hudson River hamlet lent its name to the hippie hordes, the area was known for its beautiful…

  • A “Bohemian” Boardwalk Empire on the Jersey Shore

    Autumn still rocks & rolls in the artists' enclave of Asbury Park

  • The Fastest Way from SF to LA

    One mom’s insider tips for driving I-5

  • A Hostel Stay in Half Moon Bay

    Getaway to the coast - for less.

  • Cheap & Cozy Cabins Outside San Francisco

    Kidnap your kids and unplug for a few days.

  • Yosemite & Sequoia: Snow Amazing!

    A winter getaway offers all of the glory but none of the crowds.

  • Cruzing the Boardwalk

    South of the San Francisco fog, Santa Cruz beckons with sun and fun.

  • A Cottage in the Sonoma Woods

    Follow the fresh bread crumbs to a swimming hole in Cazadero.

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