Summer Getaways

  By Nora Heston Tarte Cure your wanderlust with a summer vacation for the whole family. Science suggests that spending money on travel is a positive investment, and experiences have been linked to higher levels of happiness. There’s a slew of positives that go...

Our Great State

Compiled by Michelle Talsma Everson Fall in Arizona – the perfect time of year. It’s the reason so many of us in the Valley of the Sun power through months of triple digit temperatures. With the temps just right – and fall and holiday breaks just around the corner –...

Summer Camping

Outdoor Fun as a Family By Diane Turner Maller I knew I was doing something right when my eight year old daughter exclaimed, “I love camping!” Grinning wide through a mouthful of pancakes, she was the most contented camper who ever dined at the tiny table of our...

Destination Vacation!

By Kim Heitzmann School is out for the summer, so now is the perfect time to get away and enjoy quality family time! Living in Arizona gives us a lot of options for a quick or long getaway. We can head north for a reprieve from the heat; make a drive over to sunny...

Reclaiming Nature

By Richard Louv Now that the weather is cooling down, it’s time to head outdoors, so we’ve collected great tips on how to reclaim nature for your children. Many of the activities presented here are adult-supervised, but it’s important to remember that one of the most...

Hit the Road!

Don’t get tripped up when on a family road adventure By Haley Shapley   Ah, the great American road trip—it’s a handy way to get from here to there, and it’s practically guaranteed to create the kind of stories your family will tell again and again. But if the thought...

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