If you read my post last week, you are excited to plan your trip to Death Valley, but what should you do? Death Valley is huge (the largest National Park in the lower 48) and you can spend days exploring if you want to see everything. If you want to see just the top highlights you need at least 2-3 days (assuming you are staying in the park, so have less driving). Here is an ideal itinerary for Death Valley With (or Without) Kids (all distances are round trip):
Day 1: Badwater Area
Day 2: StovePipe Wells
Day 3: Northern Death Valley
I recently became obsessed with Death Valley; I had seen a few pictures on pinterest and was stunned by how beautiful it was. Despite only living 8 hours away for the last 30 years, I had never been, so it was time to plan a trip. So here is everything you need to know to know before you plan your trip to Death Valley National Park and why it is a great destination for kids.
If you haven’t been to Yosemite yet, add it to your wish list. Yosemite is hands down one of the most beautiful places in the USA! And if you haven’t been there in the winter, think about adding it to your seasonal list. Yosemite in winter, in the snow, is stunning. Not only is it beautiful, but there are no crowds!!! Here are a few pics to inspire you from a trip we took with big D when he was just 9 months old.
It is so easy to get comfortable, to do the same thing. As a busy family there is a ton of value in routine and ritual, but there is also so much reward when you break out and try something different. One of the best parts of starting a blog has been that it has inspired our family to try new things, to not rely on “what we have always done”. We do this in small ways like going on an after-dinner sunset walk in a new place or eating new foods, and most recently in bigger ways by visiting Lassen National Park.
We love hiking with our little ones and one of the best parts of San Francisco is its easy access to beautiful hikes. Hiking post-kids is not quite the same as hiking pre-kids, but still can be a lot of fun. Here are my top tips for hiking with kids: