Kate Loweth

Kate Loweth

Travel, food + family writer/editor

Freelance writer with a passion for travel, food, outdoor adventure and family fun. Grammar is my obsession. Chat: kateloweth@gmail.com IG: k8loweth

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Red Tricycle

We Planned Your Labor Day Weekend So You Don’t Have To

The long weekend is on the horizon and everyone’s looking to keep the summer vibes going. We’ve got some fun days planned so that all you have to do is play! Our weekend guide has easy eats for the busy days and loads of activities to get you out and about.

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Buggin’ Out: Places to Take Your Little Bug Lover

From noshing on a wax moth larvae taco to exploring a tiny house completely covered in butterflies, if your little one loves creepy crawlies of all shapes and sizes, then this list is for you!

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Spotlight on the Sun: Get Geared Up for the August 21 Solar Eclipse

Time to get geeked out! A total solar eclipse will be passing over the U.S. on Monday, August 21, and it is the perfect opportunity to get the kids excited about science.

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Amazing Vacation Spots for the Whole Family

If your idea of a family vacation includes more thrill than chill, we’ve got some spots you need to check out ASAP. From canyoneering in Zion National Park to canoeing through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, there’s an adventure waiting for every family. Read on and plan your next excursion!

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10 Reasons Why You Should Try RV Camping with Kids

Are you feeling a little tied down by your tent and looking to step up your camping game this summer? How about adding an RV into the mix and hitting the open road? RV-ing has become all the rage with families across the U.S., and you need to get in on the fun ASAP. Read on to find out why!

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Experience Artist-Designed Playgrounds and Musical Magic at SFMOMA

If your summer needs a little injection of art, head to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, pronto! SFMOMA just opened two exhibits that are totally kid-friendly and will inspire some out-of-the-box thinking from your little art-lover.

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Livin’ the Lake Life: Six Shores to Explore This Summer

If your idea of an idyllic summer day involves lounging on a giant floatie with no waves in sight, then the lake life is definitely for you. With everyone and their brother heading to Lake Tahoe these days, now is the perfect time to check out some of the other local lakes nearby.

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Fun for Everyone: Special Needs Play Resources in the Bay Area

As we learn more about how kids develop and play, it has become evident that one-size-fits-all is not something that works for kids. We live in a very inclusive area with many services and play spaces devoted to getting all kids playing together whether they are typically developing or those with special needs.

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Summer 2017: 50 Must-Do Activities for Your Summer Bucket List

Looking to kick off the best summer ever but don’t know where to start? We picked 50 of our faves to get you started. Our ultimate list includes new eateries to make dinner time a dream, lazy day activities like picnics and fishing, as well as nearby destinations that you need to program into your GPS ASAP. Get going, the adventure awaits!

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Creative Inspiration: Drop-In Art Classes Around the Bay

Looking for a little creative inspiration this summer? Add some hands-on art to your must-do list with these museum classes that encourage the little ones to let their creative juices flow.

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What’s New on the Row: Farmers’ Market, Amazing Eats, Music and More at Santana Row

Summer’s the perfect time to walk the streets of San Jose’s Santana Row. This outdoor shopping mecca right near the 280/17 intersection is the essence of California living—trendy shopping, tons of spots to grab some eats under the palm trees and even activities just for kids.

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Outdoor Ovations: Summer Music Festivals for the Whole Family

Sway, spin and definitely sing along at one of these celebrations of summer! Music festivals all over the Bay are just ramping up so now is a great time to get some of your favorites on the calendar. Bring some bites or buy them on-site, pack the blankets and sunscreen and head out. Let the good vibrations carry you through the warm summer days.

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Farm Dreams: 9 Farms Where You Can Stay the Night

Slow down, breathe the fresh air and unplug. If that sounds like what you need in your life pronto, then book some time at one of these Bay Area farms where your kids can play with kids of the goat variety and you can recharge your personal batteries.

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Cotton Candy and Carnival Rides: 7 County Fairs to Visit This Summer

If the summer just doesn’t seem complete without a trip to the county fair, then mark your calendars as we’ve got seven for you to choose from. Sign the kids up for some mutton busting (where the wee ones ride sheep rodeo-style) and then grab some grub like garlic fries, turkey legs and deep-fried Oreos.

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Farmers’ Market Fresh: Where to Get the Green Goods in Your ‘Hood

With all the rain we’ve had this year, everything is growing like gangbusters. That means that this is the perfect time to head to your nearby farmers’ market with the kids. With samples galore you just might score some major parent points by getting them to try a fruit or veggie that they’ve never had before.