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Best Nine 2017

Best Nine 2017

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Best Nine of Rad Family Travel 2017

In celebration of wrapping up my first full year of blogging, I thought it would be fun to share our most popular posts on the blog this year. 

Thank you for joining me on the ride, and I can't wait to see what 2018 brings!

Without further ado, here are Rad Family Travel's most loved, most read posts in 2017.

Just click on the photographs or the headlines to read each related article. 


1. Nine Reasons to love Big Cedar Lodge

This luxurious family resort nestled on Table Rock Lake in the Ozark Mountains was our favorite escape when we lived just south of Kansas City. 


2. Family hiking trip to Havasu Falls

Learn how one adventurous family planned ahead for their arduous hike down into the Havasupai Reservation. Waterfalls in the Grand Canyon? Yes!


3. California road trip through 5 national parks

Joshua Tree, Channel Islands, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, and Yosemite national parks offer super diverse experiences for all being in the same state. Embark on a two week plus road trip through California with your kids and you'll never regret it. Add in Los Angeles, a drive along the coast, and a tour through San Francisco, and you'll talk about this trip for decades.

4. Eleven expert tips for cruising with kids

This family took a 10 day cruise around the Caribbean and they share all the best tips to help you plan your family cruise. Includes talk about involving your kids and how to save money. Cha-ching!


5. Arches & Canyonlands

Moab, Utah is a great base for these two  national parks. Pack your hiking boots and water bottles for family hikes and grand vistas. ATV rides, climbing, rafting, and biking options too!

6. Best sleeping bags, pads, and tents

Our favorite gear for adults, teens, and kids. Camping scores major points with the fam when everyone's warm and comfy at night. Sleeping on the ground never looked so good!

7. Holiday gift ideas for travelers

These items are practical gifts year-round. Bless your favorite wanderer with any of these gifts ranging from $25 to priceless. Perfect for Christmas, birthdays, or those just-because moments.


8. Road trip through Utah's Mighty Five

Road trip through Utah's Mighty Five national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Zion. We are ready to go back and do them again!

9. Super, adventurous family vacations for 2018

It seems odd that a post looking towards 2018 made it on the list for top 2017 posts, but Google doesn't lie! So many of our readers are planning ahead means this article earned the number nine slot.

Go ahead. Make your dreams reality when it comes time for a super, adventurous family vacation with your kids and teens in the U.S. and abroad.

What family getaways are you already busy planning? We'd love to know! Sometimes we even like to feature other family's travel stories. Please comment below.

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Staying involved with our busy teenagers

Staying involved with our busy teenagers

Super, adventurous family vacations 2018

Super, adventurous family vacations 2018