The closest national park to where we live is also the most popular one! With no admission fee and easy access from several sizable cities, it's no surprise that Great Smoky Mountains National Park is visited often! I've pulled together a list of kid friendly hikes in smoky mountain national park from the ones we've hiked ourselves and the ones on our "to hike" list, including two stroller friendly trails that are perfect for stops if you're on a road trip through the area or have itty bitty ... Read More about 8+ kid friendly hikes in smoky mountain national park
We love spending time outside but whether it's challenging weather or exhaustion, it's not always an option to get all their gross motor needs met outdoors! I made a list with a bunch of energy busting indoor toys both that we have and that we'd love to have; some other resources are Cosmic Kids Yoga on youtube and GoNoodle videos on youtube. If you know of any others I should share or toys I ought to add, leave a comment and I will check it out! I have this post separated into 4 & under and ... Read More about 32+ indoor energy burning toys
I've been meaning to finish this post for ages; a master list of things to do in Asheville with kids! It seems like all the sites Google loves on this topic recycled the same ideas between each other, but there are so many other options! I have a separate chunk of free kid activities in Asheville, NC for budget travelers, day trip suggestions, kid friendly hotels in Asheville, and our favorite restaurants in the area with special stuff for kids. If you're planning a trip here and have a ... Read More about 40+ things to do in Asheville with kids – tips from a local!